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Sept/Arte (Firm)

Works: 1,346 works in 2,091 publications in 3 languages and 16,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Distributor, Other, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sept/Arte (Firm)
The 50 years war : Israel and the Arabs by Norma Percy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with the 1947 U.N. decision to partition Palestine and charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiations. Includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Episodes on the first disc cover Israel's struggle for statehood, including the victories against Arab armies in 1948 and 1967, and the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The concluding program looks at the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Camp David peace accord in 1978, the start of the Palestinian "Intifada" uprising in 1987, the Oslo agreement in 1993, and the current attempts to consolidate a shaky reconciliation
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life
Beau travail by Claire Denis( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men in the French Foreign Legion, escaping some personal or legal entanglement, can leave their lives behind and take on a new identity. In an outpost in Djibouti, the men of the Legion yield to the rigid discipline and unvarying routine of life within it. When new recruit Sentain saves the life of a fellow soldier, brooding taskmaster Sgt. Galoup sets out to destroy him. The film observes how power functions among men, and considers the consequences of remaining a stranger, even as the Legionnaires must always remain strangers
Ressources humaines Human resources by Laurent Cantet( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank's dad, a labourer, saved his whole life to give Frank a good education. Now back home with a college degree and a management job at his dad's company, Frank is torn between his old life and new responsibilities. Thinking he understands both sides, he gets in the middle of a union dispute that risks his reputation and his father's future
Merce Cunningham a lifetime of dance by Charles Atlas( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense."
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La magie Méliès: documentary film about the life and work of film pioneer Georges Méliès. Includes archival footage, interviews, film excerpts, reconstructions and interviews
The art of violin a film( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features archival performance footage and interviews, this film profiles the world of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. ... some silent, and later resynchronised, film footage ..."--Container
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in French and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about the significance of the start of the 21st Century for people still struggling to enter the 20th. Abderrahmane Sissako's solution was to improvise a 'fictional documentary' out of daily life in Sokolo, his father's village in Mali near the southeastern corner of Mauritania. He then overlaid these vignettes with readings from Aimé Césaire ... Behind all of this, he weaves the melancholy tones ["Folon"] of the great Malian tenor, Salif Keita and music by other artists
Woubi chéri( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Woubi Chéri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality."--Distributor's abstract
La commune : (Paris 1871) by Peter Watkins( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in French and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel back in time to 1871. On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the Commune, voicing their own thoughts and feelings about the social and political reforms
Marius et Jeannette by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small port outside of Marseilles, an animated circle of friends and neighbors join to share in the funny, colorful and off-beat love story of Marius and Jeannette. The vivacious, loud-mouthed Jeannette first meets Marius when he catches her trying to steal paint from the grounds of the cement factory he was hired to guard. Although it's a precarious beginning, the two quickly turn their initial attraction into a budding romance. However, just as their relationship begins to flourish, the warm-hearted Marius retreats with no explanation. Troubled with Marius' mysterious withdrawal, Jeannette's spirited neighbors decide to intervene with hopes of helping the two unlikely lovers save their romance."--Container
Daresalam by Issa Serge Coelo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on two young men caught up in the Civil War in Chad. It begins in the 1970s with the story of Koni and Djimi as the central government invades their village and insists on buying the farmer's millet at below market and then browbeats the villagers into paying taxes to help fight the war. When they resist the government burns the village and massacres the inhabitants. Djimi, wounded, remains behind with the hard-liners, while Koni joins a faction which supports compromise with the government
Contacts by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and French and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's greatest photographers reveal the secrets behind their images in this collection of short, personal films. Using images (contact prints, proofs, prints, or slides) with commentary by the artists themselves to uncover the artistic processes of the greatest contemporary photographers from an original perspective. The viewer is thrust into the secret universe of creativity and into the heart and method of the evolution of a photographic body of work
Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Rudolf Nureyev's interpretation of Shakespeare's tale of ill-fated young love
West Beyrouth by Ziad Doueiri( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in Arabic and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Tarek and Omar, two teenagers living in Lebanon, the simple day-to-day pleasures of their world consist of biking, making home movies and contemplating life. But as their city splits following the first stirrings of war, school is shut down and the two friends suddenly find themselves on a permanent vacation in a dangerous playground. When Tarek meets May, a girl from the neighborhood, falling in love creates more of a challenge than expected, as religious division threatens their romance."--Container
Don Carlos an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in French and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original French version of Verdi's opera in 5 acts
Miracle in the loggia Madonna with Chancellor Rolin (circa 1435) : Jan van Eyck (Bruges, circa 1376-1441) : the Louvre Museum, Paris( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting of a Roman gallery brings together four characters in van Eyck's The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin. Nicolas Rolin, the Duke of Burgundy's minister of finance, is on his knees before the Madonna, who is being crowned by an angel. Rolin is being blessed by the infant Jesus. Outside, a rich landscape is peopled with a number of unknown characters. The work is analyzed as a complex painting, difficult to decipher
Spiral time Nude descending a staircase (1912) ; Marcel Duchamp (Blainville 1887 - Neuilly sun Seine 1968), Philadelphia Museum of Art.( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase is, with Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon, an essential step in the 20th-century artistic revolution. But in spite of its worldwide reputation, the painting has never been commented on in-depth. This program is the first to completely dedicate itself to Duchamp's masterpiece. It asks what exactly the painting represents, and to what extent it is possible to analyze the work and dissect its symbolism
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La 7 France

La Sept-Arte

La Sept France

Société d'édition de programmes de télévision

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