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Dominant 7 (Firm)

Works: 19 works in 98 publications in 8 languages and 1,915 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  Case studies  Internet videos  Drama  Educational films  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dominant 7 (Firm)
The life and times of Sara Baartman : "The Hottentot Venus" by Zola Maseko( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, French-based and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film of the life a Khoikhoi woman who was taken from South Africa in 1810 and exhibited as a freak across Britain. The image and ideas for "The Hottentot Venus" (particularly the interest in her sexual anatomy) swept through British popular culture. A court battle waged by abolitionists to free her from her exhibitors failed. In 1814, a year before her death, she was taken to France and became the object of scientific research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality
Woubi Cheri( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 290 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. The film introduces us to a cross-section of Abidjan's woubi community. Vincent, an immigrant from Burkina Faso, is a traditional griot and sage. Laurent defied his father's wishes that he become an auto mechanic to open a patisserie in Abidjan. Bibiche and Tatiana are cross-dressing prostitutes. Barbara, a glamorous more mature transvestite, is the leader of the tight-knit group and President of the Ivory Coast Transvestites Association. Laurent recalls this community was like a new family. "Your real family was the one you created. Nobody had to hide anything."
Gacaca, Living Together Again In Rwanda?( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Kinyarwanda and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, decades of politically motivated ethnic scapegoating culminated in a wholesale slaughter of the Rwanda's Tutsi minority, along with many Hutu moderates. Today, Rwanda is rebuilding, but its most difficult task is addressing the emotional trauma and fostering reconciliation between the Hutu and Tutsi. This film follows the first steps in one of the world's boldest experiments in reconciliation: the Gacaca Tribunals. These are a form of citizen-based justice based on ancient traditions of judgement, aimed at unifying this scarred nation
The price of aid by Jihan El-Tahri( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video discusses U.S. donations of food for famine relief in foreign countries through a case-study in Zamibia, and the complex relationships between international aid, international media, American business and politics, and the impact on local agriculture, public health and international trade relations
In Rwanda we say ... the family that does not speak dies( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Kinyarwanda and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the problem of reconcilliation in a post-genocidal society as killers are returned to their homes to live and work alongside the survivors of their genocide
It's my life by Brian Tilley( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zackie Achmat is an AIDS activist who refuses to take anti-retrovirals until they are available in public hospitals and clinics. He leads the court battle against the multi-national drug companies and takes on the South African government for its confusing policies around HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the campaign for affordable treatment, Zackie's provocative position is not one all his friends and colleagues support. When Zackie gets ill, everyone wants to know why he refuses to take the medicines that would let him lead a healthier life. Shot over 5 months, personal and public images are interwoven to provide an intimate look at an internationally profiled defiance campaign and the complexities of its leading figure
The perfumed garden by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with men and women of all ages and classes this film explores the myths and realities of sensuality and sexuality in Arab society, a world of taboos, of erotic literature and films. It begins looking at a more permissive history, and ends with the experiences of contemporary lovers from mixed backgrounds. The film discusses pre-marital sex, courtship and marriage, familial pressures, social taboos and issues of language. It also demonstrates how the rich legacy of fantasy in the A Thousand and One Arabian Nights still permeates contemporary Arab culture
6000 a day : an account of a catastrophe foretold( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the failure of key individuals, prominent NGO's, and governments to act allowed a catastrophe to fester - a catastrophe that undoubtedly could have been avoided. Since it appeared 20 years ago, AIDS has left behind it a trail of destruction. This film answers the question 'why did the world wait so long to react', and dissects the key moments in the global response to the epidemic. By examining this human catastrophe, the film reveals a global rift that helped the disease to spread
Drowning by bullets( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 17, 1961, about 30,000 Algerians, ostensibly French citizens, took to the streets of central Paris to protest an 8:30 curfew, put in place in response to repeated terrorist attacks by Algerian nationalists. The protesters were met by a police force determined to break up the demonstration and were beaten, shot, even drowned in the Seine. This film exposes the massacre and the cover-up
Madame Satã by Karim Ainouz( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Portuguese and Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to slaves in Northern Brazil and sold at the age of 7 by his mother for the price of a mule, João Francisco dos Santos battled all sterotypes on the mean streets of Lapa, Rio de Janeíro. Jailed for 27 of his 76 years, dos Santos was an explosive figure prone to excessive bouts of violence and moments of extreme tenderness the next. His world was filled with violence and raw desire, while desperate dreams spring from poverty and squalor. João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, is one of the most famous drag queen of 1930s
Arranged marriages by Carol Equer-Hamy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores attitudes among educated Indian couples, asking them how they met and married their spouses. In India marriages are a family matter often arranged to improve the social standing of the family. This documentary makes a visit to a marriage bureau, where earnest parents look over the qualifications of potential mates for their children; education, caste, religion, profession and physical attribues all figure in the equation
Royal bonbon by Charles Najman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story of a crazed man who imagines himself to be the reincarnation of King Christoph (the first "king" of Haiti, a former slave who headed the world's first ever black republic after the world's only successful slave revolt), it stands as an allegory of the island's own history of heroic glory followed by dismal poverty"
Cien horas con Fidel : el documental : conversaciones con Ignacio Ramonet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segments from Ignacio Ramonet's interviews of Fidel Castro
A Pig's tale( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the fall-out from the US backed slaughter of Haiti's Creole pig population in the early 1980s
The notebooks of memory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a lush green Rwandan hillside, more than a decade after the 1994 genocide to wipe out the Tutsi population, the small rural community of Gafumba finally gathers on the grass over and over again for the Gacaca (ga-TCHA- tcha) trials, a unique experiment in justice meant to bring unity back to this nation. In The Notebooks of Memory, the third film of the trilogy, Anne Aghion spends four years following the process, as a tribunal of local citizen-judges weighs survivor accounts of the massacres against the testimony of perpetrators who barter confessions for reduced prison sentences. Survivors and perpetrators have been living together for several years now, and the beginning of the trials mark the end of a long wait for justice and reconciliation
The hacktivists( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programme looks at the rise of computer hackers in society who use the Internet to promote political and social causes. Also discusses those law enforcement agencies who try to stop Internet hackers
The Gacaca trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gacaca, which literally means "justice on the grass," is a form of citizen-based justice which Rwandans decided to put into place in an attempt to deal with the crimes of the 1994 genocide. Filming for over a decade in a tiny rural hamlet, director Anne Aghion has charted the impact this experiment in transitional justice has had on survivors and perpetrators alike.Through their fear and anger, accusations and defenses, blurry truths, inconsolable sadness, and hope for life renewed, she captures the emotional journey to coexistence."--Publisher's website
The foreigner by Panola College( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short film tracing the relationship which develops between an immigrant street vendor and a young homeless boy, despite the hostility and aggression directed at the foreigner. It is a chilling indictment of xenophobia
House of love( Visual )

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

Wa n'wina: Filmmaker Dumisani Phakathi returns to his old neighborhood in Phiri, Soweto and engages with friends to discuss relationships, sex, love, and AIDS. They talk intimately about the realities of the street and choices they have been forced to make. Reveals the gaps between everyday life and the AIDS campaigns that often talk past the very people they are supposed to address
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