WorldCat Identities

Michel, Eric

Works: 37 works in 158 publications in 4 languages and 1,898 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Science films  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Producer, Composer, Lyricist, Author
Classifications: QE501, 551
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Michel
Miracle planet( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 414 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 in 2009 in Spanish and held by 319 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
Four women of Egypt by Tahani Rached( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 198 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
Beef, Inc. : fat profits and lean standards( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a struggle for control of the world food market and the battle only promises to escalate in the 21st century. As traditional farming falls victim to agribusiness, small producers and consumers are sadly paying the price. What has been a way of life for generations is now solely a moneymaking venture for big business. In the beef industry, a strategy of "intense livestock production" has been implemented to boost profit margins. Cattle are housed and fattened in overcrowded - and sometimes diseased - feed lots. To combat this, animals are systematically vaccinated, given antibiotics, and pumped with growth hormones with little regard for the potential health risks to consumers or the quality of the end product. Beef Inc. examines a handful of companies that dominate beef production and distribution in North America. This film gives a voice to the independent cattle producer who is often unable to compete with big corporations
Cinéma vérité : defining the moment( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 176 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
Emergency! : a critical situation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 113 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
For man must work, or, The end of work( Visual )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20th century has seen the creation of colossal wealth and exploding economies. But the days of industry providing mass employment are over. In the global economy, human resources are being replaced more and more by technology. We are moving from a mass labour force to an elite corps concentrated in the knowledge sector. Will this change result in a sort of economic apartheid in which a third of humanity is made redundant? Will this revolution mean the end of work as we know it? 'For Man Must Work' raises crucial questions and suggests rethinking the future
Miracle planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For billions of years, life existed only in the Earth's oceans. But about 350 million years ago, some of those earliest life forms began to explore new frontiers on land. They could breath oxygen from the air and were able to support weight on land. Over the next hundred million years, these life forms would spread across the globe
Dead in the water by Neil Docherty( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One in four people on earth don't have access to clean drinking water. Many governments lack either the resources or the will to provide this essential commodity to their citizens. In recent years, a number of powerful companies have spotted this crisis and seen a business opportunity. And from the deserts of California to the streets of Soweto, and several thousand other cities and towns throughout the world, often with the involvement of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, they have attempted to privatize what many consider a public trust ... Investigates the results of these efforts at privatization in several key locations and chronicles what many see as the first in a wave of battles in the years to come"--Container
Chile, obstinate memory by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 35 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
Clone Inc.( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the controversies surrounding the modern reproductive technology of cloning
Liberty street blues( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in French and English and held by 29 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
Jack Kerouac's road : a Franco-American odyssey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 27 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
Alias Will James by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and English and held by 22 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
An Ecology of Hope( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the environment may be threatened by man, it will also be saved by man. So believes Pierre Dansereau, ecologist, visionary and inveterate optimist. Brimming with an amazing vitality at age 90, the internationally renowned scientist has a wide-ranging knowledge and a passionate commitment to humanity. In retracing the highlights of his long and fruitful life, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this mini world tour, we witness landscapes of breathtaking beauty. All things are interrelated and the harmony of the whole is essential to our very survival
Ceci n'est pas Einstein by Catherine Fol( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Albert Einstein disait ne pas avoir eu de talent particulier, mais avoir tout simplement conservé intacts, depuis l'enfance, le pouvoir de l'imagination et la faculté de s'étonner devant les phénomènes de la nature. Guidé par les réflexions du grand physicien sur les sources et les limites de la connaissance, le film nous invite à renouer avec ce sentiment de curiosité et d'admiration pour les mystères de l'univers. Les grandes théories, comme les lois de la gravité, commencent souvent par la remise en question des choses les plus simples. Au fil des démonstrations rappelant l'étendue de l'univers au-delà des capacités de notre Ėil, ainsi que des rencontres avec d'éminents scientifiques, l'explication de l'univers se présente comme une entreprise jamais achevée. Einstein disait que le mystère est ce que nous pouvons connaître de plus beau. C'est ce mystère, bien plus que les découvertes, qui motivera toujours les esprits curieux et persévérants. " -- site de l'ONF
Miracle planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back to two billion years ago, to this first ice age that gripped the earth for what scientists believe was millions of years. Reveals the startling secrets of how life survived this devastating cold and how this extreme climate shift forever changed the development of life on earth
The cosmic link( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All life on earth shares some of the same genetic code, forming a kind of evolutionary tree. Could that tree have its deepest roots in the stars? This fascinating program looks at how the research of scientists into the origin of life points towards the cosmos, as in the panspermia theory which posits the "seeding" of earth with organic compounds by comet or asteroid collisions."--Container
The Fate of America( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Jacques Godbout joins playwright René-Daniel Dubois in an examination of the single defining event which determined the fate of New France, the battle of the Plains of Abraham. Godbout brings together two direct descendants of Generals Montcalm and Wolfe, both of whom died in the Battle which would give birth to the country of Canada and the Province of Québec
L'art n'est point sans Soucy by Bruno Carrière( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charriage allégorique, prismacolor politique et bricolage engagé: voici comment l'artiste Jean-Jules Soucy qualifie sa production. Sculpteur de la démesure, virtuose du multiple, poète provocant et ludique, il manie tout aussi bien les mots que les matériaux. Transgressant allègrement les frontières "officielles" de l'art contemporain, il opère les transformations les plus singulières pour offrir à son public une panoplie d'oeuvres inattendues, signifiantes et colorées
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Alternative Names
Éric Michel Frans kunstenaar

Eric Michel französischer Künstler

Éric Michel French artist

English (63)

French (38)

Spanish (10)

Arabic (3)