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New Yorker Video (Firm)

Works: 524 works in 1,352 publications in 9 languages and 66,269 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Interviews  Social problem films  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: fds, Publisher, 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 )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica - land of sea, sand and sun. And a prime example of the complexities of economic globalization on the world`s developing countries. Using conventional and non-conventional documentary techniques, this searing film dissects the "mechanism of debt" that is destroying local agriculture and industry in Third World countries while substituting sweat-shops and cheap imports. With a voice-over narration written by Jamaica Kincaid, adapted from her non-fiction book "A Small Place", LIFE AND DEBT is an unapologetic look at the "new world order," from the point of view of Jamaican workers, farmers, government and policy officials who see the reality of globalization from the ground up
Être et avoir = To be and to have by Nicolas Philibert( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film chronicles a year in the life of a one-room schoolhouse in rural France, presided over by Georges Lopez, a devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11. The film sees the teacher as artist, and presents teaching as a form of love. Because along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, the children learn about what we think of as the basic values of civilization: reason, tolerance, learning, cooperation, and comradeship. In one year, one dedicated teacher, sensitive to children's educational and emotional needs, exemplifies the importance of an abiding faith in children, and in education as a vocation
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in India, this film was the first to confront lesbianism in that country
Safar-i Qandahār = Kandahar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 860 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
After innocence by Jessica Sanders( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of seven men who were exonerated after being imprisoned for decades and released after DNA evidence proved their innocence
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Dyula and French and held by 681 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
Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 669 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
Tibet : cry of the snow lion( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 641 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
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 632 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
Promises by Justine Shapiro( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 621 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
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 603 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
Jazz on a summer's day by Bert Stern( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 601 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 589 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
Rue Cases-Nègres = Sugar cane alley by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in French and held by 587 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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 576 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
Point of order( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 575 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
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life
Paragraph 175 by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, with personal accounts of men and women who lived through it
Trembling before G-d by Sandi Simcha Dubowski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around intimately told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate love for Judaism and the Divine with the drastic biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality
Sanxia hao ren = Still life by Zhangke Jia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life: "In Still life, great changes have come to the town of Fengjie due to the construction of the Three Gorges hydro project on the Yangtze River. Countless families that had lived there for many generations have had to relocate to other cities. Fengjie's old town, which has a 2000-year history, has been torn down and submerged forever." -- Container
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Être et avoir = To be and to have
MoolaadéPromisesJazz on a summer's dayPoint of order
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