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New Yorker Video (Firm)

Works: 424 works in 1,147 publications in 10 languages and 68,204 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Historical films  History  Biography  Interviews  Social problem films 
Roles: Publisher, fds, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by New Yorker Video (Firm)
Life and Debt by Stephanie Black( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the effects of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund loans on the infrastructure Jamaica established in the wake of independence from the UK in 1962. Seven billion in debt (circa 2000), Jamaica has seen its agricultural industries laid to waste by the impossibility of competing with subsidized, multi-national American based companies. The poverty of an 'average' Jamaican in a shantytown near Kingston is in stark contrast to the luxurious tropical fantasy paradise experienced by tourists in posh Montego Bay. In a dog-eat-dog global economy, the US and its multinational corporate clients have all the advantages, while Jamaica has no agriculture, no industry, and no tax base--only ever-growing debt
Safar-i Qandahār = Kandahar by Muḥsin Makhmalbāf( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas is a young Afghan journalist who has taken refuge in Canada. When she receives a desperate letter from her little sister, who was forced to stay behind after being crippled by a land mine, Nafas immediately returns. Having grown deeply depressed by the situation for herself and all women living under the Taliban regime, Nafas' sister has decided to end her own life before the imminently approaching eclipse of the sun. With only three days left, Nafas must make the dangerous journey across the Iran-Afghanistan border to save her. DVD
Être et avoir = To be and to have by Nicolas Philibert( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Lopez is a remarkbly devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11 in all their school subjects and life's lessons. This film demonstrates how a teacher, if well trained, dedicated and sensitive to a child's educational and emotional needs can hugely influence a generation of children at their most critical time of development. The children in an isolated village in the heart of Auvergne made their schoolteacher an international celebrity
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widescreen. In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage and [falls] into the supple embrace of Radha."--Container
Earth by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic drama set in 1947 in Lahore before India and Pakistan became independent, where Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, and Muslim share a peaceful co-existence. Events are seen from the point of view of eight-year-old Lenny, a girl from an affluent Parsee family. Lenny's nanny, Shantya, is involved with the Muslim Masseur. When a train of Muslims arrives at the local depot and all the passengers are found murdered, the various sects turn against each other, and the city is soon aflame
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this romantic comedy from the directors of Strawberry and Chocolate, Yoyita, now a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings. As the cortège wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage." -- Back of container
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life, career, and assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person elected to public office in San Francisco. Milk was shot to death, along with mayor George Moscone, by city supervisor Dan White on Nov. 22, 1978; White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and was paroled in 1985. Examines Milk's life leading up to his assassination, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations through extensive news footage and personal recollections
Shoah by Claude Lanzmann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The number of people that lived through the Second World War and the Holocaust dwindles significantly every day. Shoah--a Hebrew word variously translated as annihilation, cataclysm, chaos, or catastrophe--approached the tragedy of the Holocaust in a new and novel way: no archival footage, no newsreels, no black and white still photographs. There are instead interviews with ordinary people speaking in ordinary voices of days that had become ordinary to them: Jewish survivors, former Nazis, Polish peasants, American scholars, and others. Each person describes details which are woven together to present a Holocaust much larger and much more complicated than a viewer could begin to imagine. It is not a documentary, not journalism, not propaganda, not political. It is an act of witness
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer of sheep: An African-American slaughterhouse worker searches for tiny moments of beauty in his predominantly bleak life
After innocence( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of seven men who were wrongly convicted for crimes that they did not commit, whose innocence was conclusively proven years later by DNA evidence
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Dyula and French and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small village, four young girls who face ritual "purification" decide to flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from the mutilation. Collé invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Collé against village traditionalists. This endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne
Tibet : cry of the snow lion( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally riveting journey into a land of exotic mysteries and hidden secrets. Ten years in the making, this feature-length documentary was filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal
Promises by Justine Shapiro( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot between 1997 and the summer of 2000 in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Tells the stories of seven children from different backgrounds who exist in completely separate worlds, divided by physical, historical and emotional boundaries
Jazz on a summer's day by Bert Stern( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enshrined in the National Film Registry in 1999, Bert Stern's 1959 film offers precisely what its title promises. Along with a wealth of great music, the film subtly conveys the economic differences between the music's origins and Newport's wealthy citizens, and highlights the concentration and playfulness of great musicians by photographing them as intimately as possible. Despite the title, this concert film's performances--captured over the course of a weekend during the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival--really shine when night falls. As a documentary, it stylishly immortalizes transcendently beautiful music played on a glorious day, suggesting in the process that film might have no higher purpose
My dog Tulip by Paul Fierlinger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished British man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip, a beautiful yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the 'ideal friend' he had been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip's sassy, often erratic behavior
Point of order( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of TV coverage of the 1954 McCarthy-Army hearings, where the Army accuses Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special treatment of one of the senator's aides
Bad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us by Abbas Kiarostami( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Persian and Chinese and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village
Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar cane alley by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in French and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s, comprises the body of this film. José lives with his grandmother and is well aware of the French colonial presence. He gets into mischief, learns valuable lessons on living from an old former slave, drinks too much one time, and even sets fire to one of the run-down shanties. Regardless of his pranks, José never neglects his education
Wandafuru raifu = After life by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Koreeda's thought-provoking vision, the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task
Trembling before G-d by Sandi Simcha Dubowski( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary built around personal stories of gay and lesbian Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. Portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passion for Judaism with the biblical prohibitions against homosexuality. Includes interviews with closeted and out gay Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, including the first openly gay Orthodox rabbis, Steven Greenberg
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Être et avoir = To be and to have
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ShoahMoolaadéPromisesJazz on a summer's dayPoint of orderBad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us