WorldCat Identities

Michel, Eric

Works: 38 works in 157 publications in 4 languages and 1,906 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Science films  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Producer, Composer, Author, Lyricist
Classifications: QE501, 551
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Michel
Miracle planet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 374 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 321 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 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we get along with eachother when our views collide? These four Egyptian women have the same goals--human diginity and social justice--but each adopts an approach radically different from the others. Muslim, Christian, Jewish or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. But these friends refuse to demonize one another or treat each other with disdain. Deeply committed, these women argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them
Beef, Inc. : fat profits and lean standards( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the practices of North American agribusiness giants related to livestock production
Cinéma vérité : defining the moment( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 173 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcrowding. Budget cuts. Massive layoffs and early retirement. After years of cutbacks and restructuring, how is our health-care system holding up? To find out, director Tahani Rached takes us to the emergency room for an inside look at the working lives of men and women who deal with the fallout every single day: the ER nurses. Shot at the Pierre Boucher Hospital in suburban Montreal, QC, this powerful film takes us into the emergency room. Emergency! A Critical Situation is a powerful indictment of management that sees only the bottom line. An orderly squirrels away snacks for ER patients to supplement the meagre two cartons of juice and five small packs of cookies the hospital doles out; nurses try to keep patients calm as waiting times stretch to six hours; tension mounts as staff try to determine who to see first--knowing that errors can prove fatal. While the nurses are bitter about being forced to work under such intolerable conditions, none would give up the profession. All are passionate about saving lives and doing their best to bring dignity to the chaos of the ER. In French with English subtitles
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

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."
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
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
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
Chile, obstinate memory by Patricio Guzmán( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 31 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

Explores the ethical, moral and socio-economic considerations involved in genetic manipulation and the potential cloning of human beings, canvassing the views of people from a range of professions on the human quest for immortality
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
An Ecology of Hope( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 23 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
Ceci n'est pas Einstein by Catherine Fol( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and English and held by 22 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 (
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
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
Derrière le visible : rencontre Le Corbusier-Eric Michel, regard contemporain Franck Christen à La Tourette by Franck Christen( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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Alternative Names
Éric Michel Frans kunstenaar

Eric Michel französischer Künstler

Éric Michel French artist

English (56)

French (33)

Spanish (10)

Arabic (3)