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Sept/Arte (Firm)

Works: 1,403 works in 2,082 publications in 5 languages and 16,711 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Documentary films  Short films  Filmed operas  Biographical television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Distributor, Other, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Sept/Arte (Firm)
The 50 years war Israel and the Arabs by Norma Percy( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,087 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 by Charles Burnett( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 621 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
Merce Cunningham a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 416 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."
Ressources humaines Human resources by Laurent Cantet( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franck takes an internship in Human Resources at a factory where his father works. When Franck's efforts to better the company lead to the firing of many employees, including his father, a furious confrontation ensues
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une séance Méliès: 15 short films of George Méliès, introduced by his granddaughter in front of an audience
The art of violin a film( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 359 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
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Der Ring des Nibelungen, Siegmund's shattered sword is forged once again and kills the dragon that guards the ring. Filmed at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu, this production numbers among the greatest of modern times
La vie sur terre Life on earth by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in French and held by 349 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
La batalla de Chile la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 327 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
Woubi chéri( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 321 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"--California Newsreel Web site
Marius et Jeannette by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 279 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( 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
West Beyrouth by Ziad Doueiri( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in Arabic and held by 213 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."
Don Carlos an opera in five acts by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in French and English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 16th century, with the aftermath of war between Spain and France, Don Carlo, the heir to the Spanish throne, comes to France to meet with his beloved Elizabeth de Valois. Inevitably politics divide the lovers, and while Rodrigue falls in with Flemish rebels, the Inquisition is determined to be the power behind the peace
Death by design by Peter Friedman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life & Times of Life & Times is an engaging and educational film addressing the biology of aging. Why do we age? It seems to contradict the basic tenant of natural selection: keeping that which works. Evolutionarily, life is centered on reproduction. Once that has been accomplished, nature has no interest in why, how, or if anything follows. Biologists tackling the problem are learning how genetically alterations can lead to extended lifespans, altering the way that cells respond to time--or perhaps only the perception that time passes, rather than being the driving force of individuation and growth. The insights are provocative, and the subject itself should be of interest to anyone interested in why we live and die
Ella Fitzgerald something to live for by Charlotte Zwerin( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles Ella's entire career, from her amateur night appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York to her unparalleled success on the stage and screen. The film includes never-before-seen performance footage and interviews with many of the great musicians who worked with and admired [Ella Fitzgerald]"--Container
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 173 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
La commune (Paris 1871) by Peter Watkins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores that famous, brief, romantic, and tragic period when poor and working-class Parisians rose up against the "bourgeois" French national government, which fled the capital and re-established itself in Versailles. As the historical drama unfolds, it is also "covered" by two television news crews - one from "National TV Versailles" which broadcasts the official version and the other from "Commune TV," giving voice to the rebellious Communards
Telenovelas love, TV, and power( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If TV is the opiate of today's masses, then the Latin American telenovela-broadcast six days a week in prime time to more than 120 countries-is the leading genre. This program examines the cultural impact of the telenovela and its influence on Latin American power politics. Interviews with sociologist Joan Luis von Tilburg; media moguls Emilio Azcarrage and Roberto Marinho; and others are included, along with generous clips from the sensational By These Streets, which closely parallels Venezuelan news events, and the mega-popular Brazilian romantic melodrama Body and Soul. (59 minutes)
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La vie sur terre Life on earthMarius et Jeannette