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Michel, Eric

Overview
Works: 187 works in 472 publications in 4 languages and 2,350 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives  Drama  Pictorial works  Music  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: F3100, 551
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Michel
Miracle planet ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A five-part series recounting the earth's 4 billion-year evolution and the origin and evolution of life
La batalla de Chile la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container
Cinéma vérité defining the moment by Peter Wintonick ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams
Four women of Egypt ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This feature documentary invites you to partake in a discussion between 4 Egyptian women of different political and religious stripe. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad are Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, but they are first and foremost friends. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them. How do we get along with each other when our views collide? A timely question, and a universal one. Four Women of Egypt takes on this challenge, and their confrontation redefines tolerance. These four friends have the same goals--human dignity and social justice. They are inspired by love of country, but each adopts an approch radically different from the others'. Muslim, Christian, or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. But these four women won't demonize one another or treat one another with disdain. They listen to one another's views and argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them--and they laugh through it all. Deeply committed, these four women, together, are the living antithesis of political correctness. Amina, Safynaz, Shahenda and Wedad have not accomplished all their political goals; they are not complacent in their self-assessment. At the stage in life when one tries to make sense of it all, these four Egyptian women are not triumphant--they're joyful. In French with English subtitles
The peacekeepers Le prix de la paix ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the United Nations peacekeeping efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Contains footage from meetings at UN headquarters, as well as footage gathered while with UN troops in northeast Congo
For man must work, or, The end of work ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concentrating on situations in Canada, France and Mexico, this film shows how, as human resources are replaced more and more by technology, living and working conditions are deteriorating for many people. Features personal stories from people in Canada, France and Mexico whose work situations have been changed or replaced by technology; including commentary by various experts including such Vivianne Forrester, author of "The economic horror" and Jeremy Rifkin, American economist and author of "The end of work."
Beef Inc ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines the practices of North American meat multinationals, which raise livestock on huge feedlots. Genetic engineering, growth hormones, antibiotics, the monopolization of world markets, and other issues are addressed, along with concerns that these beefed-up cattle pose risks both to consumer health and to the world's economy - and do not taste very good either"--Container
Emergency! A critical situation ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot at Pierre Boucher Hospital in Montreal, this takes us to the emergency room for an inside look at the working lives of ER nurses. Also reveals the mismanagement of a health-care system in the face of cutbacks and restructuring
Dead in the water ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the growing trend to privatize water resources in response to water shortages throughout the world
In the shadow of Hollywood ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the transformation of the world of cinema into huge entertainment complexes that overwhelm and overload our senses. Also addresses the dominance and motivations of the American film industry
Clone Inc ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the controversies surrounding the modern reproductive technology of cloning
Jack Kerouac's road a Franco-American odyssey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part documentary, part drama, this film presents the life and work of Jack Kerouac, an American writer with Québec roots who became one of the most important spokesmen for his generation. Intercut with archival footage, photographs, interviews and a careful reconstruction of the period, this film takes apart the heroic myth and even returns to the childhood of the author whose life and work contributed greatly to the cultural, sexual and social revolution of the 1960s
Anne Hébert 1916-2000 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Le cinéaste Jacques Godbout nous invite à découvrir Anne Hébert dans ce documentaire émouvant, qui évoque les lieux déterminants de son parcours exceptionnel ... Ponctué d'entrevues d'archives et d'extraits de ses oeuvres, cet hommage tendre et respectueux souligne aussi l'influence de son cousin, le poète Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau ..."--Conteneur
Liberty street blues ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrates the rhythms of a unique cultural and musical tradition. On this tour of New Orleans, the birthplace of modern jazz, meet Michael White, university professor and clarinet player, as he takes his band through it paces and shares with us the soul of jazz
Doctors with Heart ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at AIDS through the eyes of some compassionate doctors. Explores the legal and ethical problems facing the medical profession when treating AIDS patients
L'erreur boréale by Richard Desjardins ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mouches noires: Une lutte infernale entre l'homme et cet insecte sanguinaire, qui lui dispute sans cesse le droit d'occuper le même territoire. Film d'animation gagnant de six prix internationaux, dont une nomination à Hollywood pour un Oscar. --Conteneur
Chile, obstinate memory ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patricio Guzmán, former bodyguard of Salvador Allende and creator of the documentary film of the 1973 Chilean coup, The battle of Chile, returns to his homeland and shows his film to a group of students who have grown up with no knowledge of the event
Alias Will James by National Film Board of Canada ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told through the books and letters of Will James, together with the accounts of two modern Canadian cowboys who have followed a similar path, the film traces young Dufault's journey from Quebec to the American West in the early years of the twentieth century, his huge success as an illustrator and novelist, and finally his tragic demise
Black sugar ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A shocking look at the living and working conditions of Haitian agricultural laborers in the Dominican Republic. Each year, some 20 000 workers cross the border to cut sugar cane, lured by promises of good money. Instead, they toil up to fourteen hours per day and live in unhealthy, cramped camps without running water, electricity, medical or educational facilities. (Awards: Montréal; Havana; Columbus.)
The last trapper by Nicolas Vanier ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mix of documentary and fiction, Norman Winther is one of the last trappers to live in harmony with the majestic Rocky Mountains. With his wife, Nebraska, a Nahanni Indian, and his faithful sled dogs, Norman takes us on a discovery of another world ruled by the seasons. Hikes through frozen winter, travels down stormy rivers, and attacks by grizzlies and wolves are all part of a trapper's daily life
 
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Languages
English (60)
French (45)
Spanish (6)
Arabic (3)