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New Yorker Video (Firm)

Works: 431 works in 1,255 publications in 10 languages and 67,733 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Historical films  History  Biography  Interviews  Short films 
Roles: Publisher, fds, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by New Yorker Video (Firm)
Life and Debt by Stephanie Black( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,305 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 )

6 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nafas an Afghan-born Canadian journalist, returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to reach her sister, who, overcome with grief after being injured by a landmine and her despair over the Taliban's oppression of women, has vowed that she will commit suicide at the time of the next solar eclipse, only three days away
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 915 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 880 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 )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set during the partition of Pakistan from India
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 854 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 )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 769 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 767 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 764 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 by Jessica Sanders( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 705 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 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Djerisso, women tend to their work and children, while men debate in the mosque and make the rules. One day, four little girls appear on Collé's doorstep seeking sanctuary from their coming 'purification' ceremony. Years ago, Collé refused to allow her daughter to undergo the procedure. She takes them in and declares a moolaadé, a protective spirit, or safe zone that will bring a terrible curse upon anyone who breaks it. Thus begins a standoff that escalates into a bloody showdown between tradition and modernization, men and women, and progress and stagnation. Confronting the village elders and red-robed priestesses who perform the ritual, Collé has eyes saddened by experience, but made righteously fiery with the hope that she can reduce the misery of future generations. At 81, Mr. Sembene has made a masterpiece, both a critique of traditional forms of authority and a celebration of the warmth and dynamism of African village life
Tibet : cry of the snow lion( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A snow lion is a mythic beast of Tibetan legend. As a protector of the nation, the snow lion is emblazoned on the Tibetan flag. Today the Tibetan flag is outlawed in its own homeland. Ten years in the making, filmed during a remarkable nine journeys throughout Tibet, India and Nepal. The dark secrets of Tibet's recent past are powerfully chronicled through riveting personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover and archival images never before assembled in one film
Promises by Justine Shapiro( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the lives of seven Palestinian Arabic and Israeli Jewish children, who live in completely different worlds despite being only 20 miles apart geographically
Jazz on a summer's day by Bert Stern( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 627 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 )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 612 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 593 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
Wandafuru raifu = After life by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of 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
Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar cane alley by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in French and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teenage life and adventures of young José, who lives in a shanty-town on Martinique in the mid-1930s. 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
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 578 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
La noire de = Black girl by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borom Sarret follows a cart driver as he meets an unfortunate array of people in Dakar
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Être et avoir = To be and to have
ShoahMoolaadéPromisesJazz on a summer's dayPoint of orderBad ma ra khahad bord = The wind will carry us
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