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Symansky, Adam

Works: 7 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 118 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: HF5438.3, 381.1420954792
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Most widely held works by Adam Symansky
Bombay calling life on the other end of the line ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kas Lalani's flight touches down in Bombay. His cell phone is ringing off the hook. The CEO of a small British outsourcing firm, he is working hard to cash in on the global gold rush of telemarketing jobs from the West. Bombay provides him with access to well-educated, English-speaking youths eager to get ahead and willing to sacrifice almost anything to do it. For their efforts, they are paid more money than their parents ever dreamed of earning. And they spend it, frequenting a new brand of all-night discos that cater to their unusual office hours. In Bombay Calling, filmmakers Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal dive into this bustling world of late nights, long hours and hard partying. The result is a compelling insider's look at youth culture in India, and a growing number of young people who choose to follow the American dream ... Indian style"--NFB web site
Un certain souvenir ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Que peut bien signifier la devise "Je me souviens" sur les plaques d'immatriculation du Québec? Maladivement curieux. Le Brun, un nouveau venu dans La Belle Province, cherche la réponse en interrogeant aussi bien Monsieur et Madame Tout-le-Monde
Referendum take two = prise 2 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the Quebec referendum on sovereignty of Oct. 30, 1995. 23 filmmakers from the NFB's French and English documentary studios take their cameras into the streets and homes of Quebecers, both famous and ordinary- from leading figures in the Yes and No campaigns to a philosophical Montreal cabbie who empathizes with both sides
Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines archival footage with excerpts from "The King Chronicles," a dramatic film series written and directed by Donald Brittain
Traître ou Patriote ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comment peut-on disparaître de la mémoire collective et même de celle des historiens quand on a été premier ministre du Québec de 1939 à 1944? Voilà pourtant le sort de Adélard Godbout, grand-oncle de Jacques Godbout, qui, à travers le destin historique de son héros d'enfance pose, sur la mémoire collective et le nationalisme québécois, des questions inquiétantes auxquelles on ne saurait se soustraire. Le cas de Adélard Godbout est particulièrement troublant. Voilà le précurseur de la révolution tranquille, celui qui donne au Québec l'instruction gratuite et obligatoire, le droit de vote des femmes, Hydro-Québec et des lois du travail, mais qui aussi, chrétien et humaniste convaincu, est pour la guerre contre la barbarie nazie. Les ultranationalistes auront sa peau, puis sa mémoire. Comme toujours, dans ce film, Jacques Godbout nous force à reconsidérer avec lucidité les idées reçues
Traitor or patriot ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hero or villain? Traitor or patriot? Free-thinker or dupe? Adélard Godbout was premier of Quebec from 1939 to 1944, and during his office he helped lay the groundwork for the Quiet Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s: instituting compulsory education, giving women the vote, creating Hydro-Québec and trying to free the province from domination by the clergy. But instead of being celebrated, he was written out of the history books. Why? While most Quebec nationalists saw participation in the Second World War as subjugation to the British Crown and were opposed to conscription, Premier Adélard Godbout recognized that failure to oppose Hitler was a greater evil than conscription. He threw his support behind the war effort - and earned the scorn of his province's intelligentsia. Forty-five years after Godbout's death, his great-nephew--poet, essayist, novelist and filmmaker Jacques Godbout--launches an investigation into Quebec during the Second World War. A film about the writing of history and our views of the past, Traitor or Patriot asks uneasy questions about history: who is remembered, who is forgotten and why?
Traître ou patriote un film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.35 for Traitor or ... to 0.66 for Referendum ...)
French (24)
English (16)