WorldCat Identities

Michel, Eric

Works: 38 works in 195 publications in 4 languages and 1,989 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Science films  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Composer, Author, Lyricist
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Michel
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 337 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
Miracle planet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A five-part series recounting the earth's 4 billion-year evolution and the origin and evolution of life
Cinéma vérité : defining the moment by Peter Wintonick( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 221 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 140 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 49 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
Miracle planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was a moment in Earth's history, about 250 million years ago, when all life nearly disappeared from the planet. Scientists now believe the cause was an eruption of the Earth's molten core that triggered the climate change
Miracle planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth was born out of chaos and disaster - and completely by chance. Episode 1 transports us to this breathtaking genesis, The Violent Past that created the fragile conditions for life itself. Featuring astounding high-definition visuals and interviews with pre-eminent scientists in the field, The Violent Past reveals the startling earliest history of life on Earth - its microscopic manifestations and the unimaginable challenges to its survival
In the shadow of Hollywood( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After decades in exile, Guzmán has returned home to Chile with a copy of The Battle of Chile, his landmark trilogy of films on the Allende years - banned by the Pinochet regime and never seen in Chile. These films are shown to the people, with many conflicting emotions, as they recognized themselves in the footage, and the faces of many who have "disappeared". Now they know there is no forgetting - no ignoring the past. They must build a new Chile
Clone Inc.( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the controversies surrounding the modern reproductive technology of cloning
An Ecology of Hope( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 31 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
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

"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
Alias Will James by Jacques Godbout( 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
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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

English (74)

French (34)

Spanish (13)

Arabic (4)