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FIT Production (Firm)

Overview
Works: 54 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 2,721 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Drama  Historical films  Educational films  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Classifications: DS36.85, 909.0974927
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Most widely held works by FIT Production (Firm)
L'oeil de Vichy = The eye of Vichy by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in French and English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Les Égarés = Strayed by André Techiné( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in French and English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the German occupation of Paris during World War II, a young widow flees the war-torn city with her two children and must rely on a mysterious young stranger in order to survive
Total eclipse by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1871, Paul Verlaine, a poet, young but already established in Paris, received a letter from the provinces containing eight extraordinary poems by one Arthur Rimbaud. He wrote back at once, saying: "My dear great soul, come to us, you are summoned, you are expected." What follows is their story directly taken from their letters and poetry. While Verlaine was a great poet, Rimbaud was a genius, a revolutionary. His poems from age sixteen to the age of nineteen forever changed the face of modern poetry. Together, these two men feed each other's insatiable hunger for life and love, trying desperately to straddle the lines between knowledge and self-destruction, creativity and delusion
The Andalusian Epic: Islamic Spain( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. The introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula are all discussed. Special attention is given to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
L'éveil de l'Europe. Europe awakes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As dissension mounted between the rival Arab dynasties in Baghdad, Cordoba, and Cairo, Christendom rallied to oppose the Muslims in Spain and Jerusalem. This program plots out the decline of the Caliphate and the acquisition of Arab knowledge by Europeans starved for Islam's intellectual riches. The rise of feudalism and papal authority, the gradual defeat of the Muslim rulers in Spain, the Seljuk ursurpation of Abbisid power in the Near East, and the Crudades are explained, along with the concerted efforts of Catholic authorities to translate the vast libraries of Arab scientific and philosophical texts"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
An art of living = Un art de vivre( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music and perfecting the lute and other instruments, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
They surveyed the world = Les arpenteurs du monde( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the 10th century, people routinely journeyed from one end of the huge Arab empire to the other--and even into non-Islamic lands far into the north and east. Who were these travelers, what did they seek? This program captures what it was like to be a pilgrim in a caravan bound for Mecca, an official carrying out the Caliph's orders, a scholar seeking knowledge, a merchant in search of new markets, and an explorer charting the seas. Some of the era's most memorable personalities--mathematician al-Khuwarizmi, the chronicler Abul Hasan Ali al Mas'udi, the cartographer al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Hawqal--are profiled"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
The Muslim town = La ville musulmane( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the first towns the Arabs founded during the expansion of Arabia were only vast campsites, it was not long before their temporary dwellings gave way to the magnificent signature architecture of Arabian culture. What was it like to live in the Arab cities of the Abbasid dynasty, grand oases of refinement and innovation? This program describes key centers of the Muslim town, inluding the mosque and the souk; technical achievements such as the waterwheel; and the roles of the prince, the doctors of the law, and the leaders of the various social groups in keeping order within the bustling community"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Embrasser tous les savoirs. Embracing all knowledge( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picking up mathematics and astronomy from where the ancient Greeks left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program reveals the development in the Islamic Empire of the Indo-Arabic decimal system, algebra, algorithms and the refinement of the science of optics and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to sacred ends, such as accurately fixing the time for prayers, the direction of Mecca, and the start of Ramadan, is also considered
Forgetting arabic = Oublier l'arabe( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why was Islamic philosophy, once the epitome of learning, eventually rejected by Muslims? And why, after assimilating it, did Europeans distance themselves from its formulators? This program seeks to understand the religious climate of the late Middle Ages, in which universities and madrassas became centers of power and models for evolving sociopolitical systems. The potentially heretical nature of philosophy is also analyzed--in Islamic lands the djinni of intellectuality was put back in the bottle, but in Christendom it escaped the control of those who used it, paving the way for Renaissance humanism"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Once upon a time : Baghdad during the Abbasid dynasty( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents the Abbasid Caliphate at its peak, enthroned in its prestigious capital city: Baghdad. The translation by an army of clerks of all the ancient writings his emissaries could procure, is spotlighted as an achievement that set the stage for an eventual showdown between religious and secular scholars. -- from distributor's website
Les Arabes entrent en scène = The Arabs make their entrance : un film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Multiple languages and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the shadow of the Dark Ages fell across Europe, the scene for the advancement of Western civilization shifted to the Near East. This program charts the rise of the Arab empire from its roots in the long-standing rivalry between the Byzantines and the Sassanids. Nodes along that timeline include the dual role of Mecca as a place of worship and as a center for trade, the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, the rapid expansion of Arabia at the expense of Byzantium and the Sassanid kingdom, and the internecine struggle between Arab factions that led to the founding of the Umayyad dynasty"--Publisher's website
Croire, imaginer, penser. Believe, imagine, dream( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing fairy tales, romances, legends, fables, parables, and anecdotes, "The thousand and one nights" is a composite of popular oral stories that developed over several centuries, mainly during the Empire of the Caliphate. This program scrutinizes the wonderfully audacious tale of Scheherezade and what it tells the attentive reader about the dreams of Arab men and women during the empire's golden age. Recurring themes such as hunger for adventure and a desire to be free from tradition are explored, as well as a conception of power that glorifies self-control and disparages violence
Everything under the sun = Le ciel à livres ouverts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picking up mathematics and astronomy from where the ancient Greeks left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program reveals the Empire of the Caliphate's role in developing the Indo-Arabic decimal system, algebra, and algorithms and in refining the science of optics and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to sacred ends, such as accurately fixing the time for prayers, the direction of Mecca, and the start of Ramadan, is also considered"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Un empire surgi des sables. An empire rises from the sands( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The victory of the Abbasids over the Umayyads signified much more than the replacement of one dynasty with another. With it, Islam saw the birth of a multiethnic concept of power, in which both Arab and non-Arab Muslims could share authority. This program presents the Abbasid Caliphate at its peak, enthroned in its prestigious capital city: Baghdad. The defining project of Caliph al-Ma'amun, the translation by an army of clerks of all the ancient writings his emissaries could procure, is spotlighted-an achievement that set the stage for an eventual showdown between religious and secular scholars."
Le public et le privé. Public and private life( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the first towns the Arabs founded during the expansion of Arabia were only vast campsites, it was not long before their temporary dwellings gave way to the magnificent signature architecture of Arabian culture. What was it like to live in the Arab cities of the Abbasid dynasty, grand oases of refinement and innovation? This program describes key centers of the Muslim town, including the mosque and the souk, and the roles of the prince, the doctors of the law, and the leaders of the various social groups in keeping order within the community
The Thousand and one nights : historical perspective( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encompassing fairy tales, romances, legends, fables, parables, and anecdotes, "The thousand and one nights" is a composite of popular oral stories that develops over several centuries, mainly during the Empire of the Caliphate. This program scrutinizes the wonderfully audacious tale of Scheherezade and what it tells the attentive reader about the dreams of Arab men and women during the empire's golden age. Recurring themes such as hunger for adventure and a desire to be free from tradition are explored, as well as a conception of power that glorifies self-control and disparages violence"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Ulema and philosophers = Les Ulemas et les philosophes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By replacing paganism with monotheism and tribal life with empire-building, the Arabs of the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties effected a complete paradigm shift in their worldview. This program studies the codification of Islamic law and assimilation of non-Arab texts--and the ensuing competition between the ulema, or doctors of the law, and the philosophers, who saw reason as an equal to divine enlightenment. The contributions of key figures, including the Caliph al-Ma₂amun, Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, Abu al-Nasr al-Farabi, Avicenna, Muhammad ibn Tufayl, and Averroes, are also examined"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Once upon a time Baghdad = Il était une fois Bagdad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The victory of the Abbisids over the Umayyads signified much more than the replacement of one dynasty with another. With it, Islam saw the birth if a multiethnic concept of power, in which both Arab and non-Arab Muslims could share authority. This program presents the Abbasid Caliphate at its peak, enthroned in its prestigious capital city: Baghdad. The defining project of Caliph al-Ma'amun, the translation by an army of clerks of all the ancient writings his emissaries could procure is spotlighted--an achievement that set the stage for an eventual showdown between religious and secular scholars"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
The Arabs Make Their Entrance: Islam and Empire( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program charts the rise of the Arab empire from its roots in the long-standing rivalry between the Byzantines and the Sassanids. Nodes along that timeline include the dual role of Mecca as a place of worship and as a center for trade, the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, the rapid expansion of Arabia at the expense of Byzantium and the Sassanid kingdom, and the internecine struggle between Arab factions that led to the founding of the Umayyad dynasty. -- from distributor's website
 
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