WorldCat Identities

Michel, Eric

Overview
Works: 36 works in 187 publications in 4 languages and 1,979 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Science films  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Composer, Author, Lyricist
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Michel
Miracle planet( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 409 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 )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chile, obstinate memory: "Long banned in Chile after Pinochet's coup, only in 1997 could Guzmán return to show The Battle of Chile there for the first time. [This film] is the ... record of that homecoming," and acts as a conclusion to the documentary -- From container
Cinéma vérité : defining the moment by Peter Wintonick( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 218 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 by Tahani Rached( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 202 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
Emergency! : a critical situation by Tahani Rached( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 145 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and English and held by 85 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. : fat profits and lean standards( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the practices of North American agribusiness giants related to livestock production
Dead in the water by Neil Docherty( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 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
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."--Container
In the shadow of Hollywood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and French and held by 35 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
Chile, obstinate memory by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 33 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
An Ecology of Hope( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary portrait of ecologist Pierre Dansereau, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this world tour, we hear his story and witness landscapes of breathtaking beauty."--Website
Clone Inc.( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 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 )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and French and held by 28 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
Black sugar : slavery from the African perspective( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 25 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.)
Ceci n'est pas Einstein by Catherine Fol( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In This Is Not Einstein, Catherine Fol's latest film, Pascale Montpetit portrays a young woman with a curious mind who embarks on a quest for discovery with Albert Einstein's writings as her guide. This documentary invites us to rediscover the wonder of childhood and our fascination with the riddles of the universe. Through amusing demonstrations and interviews with eminent scientists, the film shows the difficulty of explaining the universe with theories that only partially represent reality. Though our insight into nature is constantly growing, we can never hope for a total understanding. Astronomer Trinh Xuan Thuan reminds us that by questioning the most elemental things, inquisitive minds have made momentous discoveries."--NFB website (www.onf.ca)
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
The last trapper by Nicolas Vanier( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 19 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
The cosmic link( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where do we come from? The award-winning The Cosmic Link takes us on a fascinating odyssey, in the company of some world-reknowned scientists whose discoveries into the natural world are providing some clues to this age-old question. Could the first life forms, which appeared some four billion years ago, have originated in organic cosmic dust? One thing is certain: all life on our planet shares some of the same genetic code and developed from the same evolutionary tree. But could life have evolved in a completely different way? What if there were living organisms with a genetic structure entirely unlike ours? The key to this mystery may be found in space"--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Éric Michel artista francés

Eric Michel artiste français

Éric Michel Frans kunstenaar

Eric Michel französischer Künstler

Éric Michel French artist

Эрик Мишель

أريك ميشيل فنان فرنسي

Languages
English (82)

French (36)

Spanish (13)

Arabic (4)