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Symansky, Adam

Overview
Works: 22 works in 69 publications in 2 languages and 379 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: E99.M8, 362.708997554209714
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adam Symansky
Mohawk girls ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life on the rez has never been easy, and for girls at the beginning of the 21st century, some issues seem further from resolution than ever. Mohawk Girls captures the lives of three exuberant and insightful Mohawk teenagers as they face their future. The unwritten rules of their close-knit community decree that those who move away risk their credibility, or worse, their rights as Mohawks. Those who stay give up the possibilities offered by the "outside world." A decade ago, filmmaker Tracey Deer faced the same questions. Now she returns to document two critical years in the lives of these young women, as they tackle the same issues of identity, culture, and family she faced earlier
Labour of love five stories of caregiving ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes five intimate profiles of caregivers and their families. Over the course of a year, the caregivers tell first-hand accounts of the day-to-day demands of looking after an elderly relative
Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program is a candid portrait of a year in the life of Luke Melchior, a young man who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Caregivers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five case studies of the challenges of providing home care to elderly family members
Bearing witness Jocelyn Morton ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jocelyn Morton's life wasn't supposed to go this way. At age 44, she had been battling cancer for a decade. This film follows Jocelyn over the last four months of her life. In an intimate powerful and unvarnished way, it introduces us to a woman struggling to balance her life as a cancer patient with her need to live as ordinary a life as possible
Referendum take two = prise 2 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
October, 1995. The most important political event in recent Canadian history, the Quebec vote on sovereignty is about to unfold During the tense days leading up to the October 30 referendum, 23 filmmakers from the NFB's French and English documentary studios take their cameras into the streets and homes of Quebecers. Filmed on street corners and in corner stores, in newsrooms and in homes, REFERENDUM... reveals the people behind the politics, talking to people from all walks of life and from both sides of the question
Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the beginning of the Second World War in 1939, Mackenzie King tried to avoid conscription, lest civil war break out in Canada. Most English Canadians thought young men should be sent to fight. Most French Canadians vehemently disagreed. This same division had nearly torn the country apart during the First World War. Now a similar pressure was building. Should conscription be imposed? In spite of delaying tactics, King had to make a decision in the final year of the war. Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis combines archival footage with excerpts from The King Chronicles, a dramatic film series written and directed by Donald Brittain. Some scenes contain graphic language
Un certain souvenir ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 19 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
Traître ou Patriote ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and held by 13 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
Bombay calling life on the other end of the line ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bombay Calling nous plonge dans l'univers trépidant des soirées tardives, des longues heures et des fêtes bruyantes afin d'illustrer la montée d'une nouvelle force de la société indienne, les télévendeurs. Rapide, cru et amusant, le film jette un regard fascinant sur la culture de la jeunesse indienne. Contenu : Version originale anglaise (sous-titres français en option); Commentaires des réalisateurs; Biographies des réalisateurs; Court métrage Heavy Metal India"--Site Web de L'Office national du film
Bearing witness ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Coley-Donohue has ALS, a fatal degenerative neuro-muscular disease that strikes two in 100,000 people. ALS--also known as Lou Gehrig's disease--struck the Coley-Donohue family twice, taking the lives of both Robert and his wife, Barbara. Bearing Witness: Robert Coley-Donohue follows Robert over the last three years of his life. A retired machinist, he is determined to make the most of his time. With his faithful dog Brandy usually at his side, he lives independently for as long as possible, going out for coffee with his best friend, taking care of his garden and walking on the beach
A place in the world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We follow Martin Langlois, who is autistic, as he adapts to being at Maison Emmanuel, a remarkable alternative community in Quebec's Laurentian mountains, which will be Martin's new home. Through this moving and intimate portrait of a remarkable community, we become involved in the daily experience of love, struggle, joy and ritual that recognizes each member of the household as a citizen of the world, unique and valuable
Labour of love ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers a year in the lives of five caregivers who look after elderly family members: a son who looks after his mother with Alzheimer's in her own house, a daughter who cares for her mother who has had a stroke, a wife who looks after her husband disabled by a stroke, a daughter who tends her mother who is 95 and bed-ridden, and a son who looks after his mother in a nursing home because of her Alzheimers
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?
Bearing witness ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jocelyn Morton's life wasn't supposed to go this way. At age 44, she had been battling cancer for a decade. This film follows Jocelyn over the last four months of her life. In an intimate powerful and unvarnished way, it introduces us to a woman struggling to balance her life as a cancer patient with her need to live as ordinary a life as possible
Acting blind ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a touching film about the making of the play Dancing to Beethoven. The film takes us deep into the lives of the actors, most of whom are either blind or visually impaired. They tell the moving story of how this play is itself a victory, a type of salvation, for each of them
The Champions a three-part series = Les Champions : une série en trois parties ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the lives and ideologies of René Lévesque and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, two of Canada's chief poltical protagonists
Working like crazy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Working like crazy takes a unique and compelling look at the daily struggles and victories of psychiatric survivor-run businesses. Although labeled as crazy and unemployable, they have refused to accept these barriers and have created a safe space in a community of their peers - a place where they can earn an income and begin to rebuild their lives...". Container back cover
Témoignage Luke Melchior ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Déjà à 26 ans, Luke Melchior a vécu plus longtemps que la moyenne des personnes atteintes de la dystrophie musculaire progressive de Duchenne. Conscient du peu de temps qui lui reste, Luke sent le besoin d'apporter une contribution durable dans son entourage. Avec l'aide de travailleurs de soins à domicile, il assume son autonomie. Il dirige une entreprise de vente d'équipement de plein air par Internet et préside le conseil du Centre de ressources pour personnes handicapées de Victoria en Colombie-Britannique
Bombay calling [life on the other end of the line] = Ici Bombay : [la vie à l'autre bout du fil] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Documentaire sur l'univers trépidant des soirées tardives, des longues heures et des fêtes bruyantes afin d'illustrer la montée d'une nouvelle force de la société indienne, les télévendeurs. Le film jette un regard sur la culture de la jeunesse indienne
 
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Languages
English (46)
French (21)