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Sept/Arte (Firm)

Works: 1,484 works in 2,170 publications in 5 languages and 17,784 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Internet videos  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational television programs 
Roles: Producer, prn, pre, 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 )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Israeli-Israeli conflict beginning with the 1947 UN decision to partition Palestine and Israel's struggle for statehood and continuing to 1998. Includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Traces the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 618 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and held by 463 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in French and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank's dad, a laborer, 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."--Container
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 371 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." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MÉLIÈS MAGIC SHOW : The 15 presented demonstrate the breath of Méliès' command of different genres, including trick film, spectacle, burlesque, and fantasy film
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stage production of the Ring cycle as performed by the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mar.-May 1990
The art of violin : a film( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 351 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
Daresalam by Issa Serge Coelo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 350 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
La vie sur terre = Life on earth by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in French and held by 343 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 338 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
La commune : (Paris 1871) by Peter Watkins( Visual )

15 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 and Jeannette = Marius et Jeannette by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 271 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
Woubi Cheri( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary shows a few days in the life of various members of Abdijan, Ivory Coast's gay and transgendered community. We get to meet a variety of woubis, yossis, etc. The hero/heroine of the film is a statuesque young man named Barbara who is organizing the annual year-end party of the Ivory Coast Tranvestite Association, to be held December 27, 1997"--Internet movie database summary written by Tim Horrigan, as viewed on July 10, 2007. One of the first films to deal with homosexuality in Africa in a positive light
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 238 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 )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 234 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
The colors of passion : Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) : The Crucifixion (February 7, 1930), Picasso Museum, Paris( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucifixion is a rather surprising painting coming from Picasso, a man who had little interest in religion or religious themes. This program explores the reasons why he might have placed a number of strange, indecipherable figures within this classical representation of Calvary. Many allusions found in the work's enigmatic composition seem to indicate that the painting may have been created during a personal crisis
West Beyrouth by Ziad Doueiri( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in Arabic and held by 211 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
Pictures beneath the cobblestones : July 28, 1830, Liberty leading the people (1830) : Eugène Delacroix (Charenton 1798-Paris 1863) : the Louvre Museum, Paris( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Jaubert flushes out the details, interprets the symbols, and analyzes the composition of Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. Why such polemics when the painting was unveiled in 1831? Was it the nudity of the armed woman? Or was it the triumphant people in this realistic setting? Since the painting did not come to the Louvre until well after Delacroix's death, we will never know for certain. But this program makes some educated guesses from a firm, artistic standpoint
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La 7 France

La Sept-Arte

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Société d'édition de programmes de télévision

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La vie sur terre = Life on earthMarius and Jeannette = Marius et Jeannette