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Quartier Latin (Firm)

Overview
Works: 18 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 45 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Biography  Ethnographic films 
Classifications: D839.7.H3, 951
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Most widely held works by Quartier Latin (Firm)
Murder in New York : Malcolm X and the birth of Afro-Americanism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the assassination of Malcolm X on January 21, 1965 in New York City as well as his career. The film considers other people who could have been behind the shooting besides supporters of Elijah Muhammad
Three strings for two storytellers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient tradition of storytelling, going from one valley to the next and spreading news from the outside world, is in decline. A couple, Gai Ying Mu and Gai Ming He, with great experience of this street art perform only on demand. Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more difficult to make a living from this art
The new shelter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrible flood destroys the home of the AH family in a small village in China's Southern Guangdong province. Life has been a constant struggle for them, but this disaster turns their existence into a nightmare. Fortunately, AH Liang, his wife Xiang, their two children and dog find shelter in a neighbour's unused shack. They know this is only a temporary situation. As they hesitantly embark on the almost insurmountable task of building a new house (their crop had also been destroyed and they don't have any source of income left) they will experience what solidarity, or the lack of it, can mean when disaster strikes
Death in Memphis : the mysterious assassination of Martin Luther King( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King was at the height of his popularity. He had mobilised the black masses of America against apartheid and won civil rights concessions which made Blacks and Whites equal in the eyes of the law. But J. Edgar Hoover, the head of the FBI, had an obsessional hatred of King and was determined to silence him. With the assassination of President Kennedy, King lost a vital ally and by taking a stand against America's intervention in Vietnam, he finally lost all sympathy at the White House, turning Kennedy's successor Lyndon B. Johnson into an enemy. On the afternoon of April 4th 1968, at his Memphis hotel, the crossed sights of a sharpshooter were centred on his head. He was assassinated with a perfect shot. The search immediately centred on James Earl Ray, an escaped prisoner convicted for armed robbery in a supermarket. His rifle and some personal effects had been found in a bag outside a building just opposite the hotel. But there are many who insist that Ray was just the fall-guy, and believe that the FBI set him up. Despite of disturbing evidence, the case has never been opened for re-investigation
Fratricide in Burkina Faso : Thomas Sankara and French Africa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Sankara came to office as a result of a coup in 1983. While many of his compatriots were in it for their private gain, Thomas Sankara tried to share power and economic development with the people of his country. He and many in his government were assassinated on October 15, 1987. Was it an internal power struggle or did France have any involvement?
Death colonial style : the execution of Patrice Lumumba( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrice Lumumba was the first elected prime minister of the former Belgian Congo. While popular with the Congolese, he alienated many in Europe and the United States. A few months after becoming prime minister, he was overthrown by a military coup and then killed. Nobody has been charged with the crime
A death for peace : Mahatma Gandhi and the impossible quest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi was a prominent civil rights leader during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer and perfector of the resistance of tyranny through civil disobedience, based upon total non-violence. His actions led India to independence, and have inspired movements for civil rights freedom across the world. Gandhi also famously led Indians in the civil disbedience campaign against the salt tax with the 400 kilometre Salt March in 1930, and led the Quit India movement which called for the cessation of British rule. After India's independence in 1947, Gandhi focussed on Hindu-Muslim peace and unity
Duel in Pakistan : Benazir Bhutto between the mosque and the military( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life, career and assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman to govern an Islamic country. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first freely elected prime minister of Pakistan
The end of an American dream : the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968 after the California primary. With interviews of eyewitnesses and others, the film explores the belief that Sirhan Sirhan committed the crime and that others were involved
Murder in Stockholm : who killed Olof Palme?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the 28 February 1986, Olof Palme, Sweden's social democratic Prime Minister, was shot dead as he was walking home from the cinema which he had attended with his wife. 20 years on and still there are no answers, only theories. Although there seem to have been several witnesses who saw men with walkie-talkies in the vicinity on the night in question, the Swedish police force seems to have closed ranks. According to the chief investigator on the case, no further questioning was carried out, stating that the accusations against the force had no basis. Some witnesses, even today, are still afraid to speak out. The official conclusion is that a lone perpetrator shot Palme, and from 2011 that's how it will remain, as further lines of inquiry will then close
Night flight to death : the violent end of Dag Hammarskjöld( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961, met his death in a mysterious plane crash while on a mission in Katanga. Although officially seen as an accident, the circumstances in which the plane crashed, the general hostility against the UN at the time in the region, and the many financial and political interests at stake in that part of Africa during the Cold War, all seem to point now to the fact that his death could have suited many and that he was actually assassinated
The assassination of God's banker : Roberto Calvi and the Vatican( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A look at the death of Roberto Calvi in London on June 18, 1982. While it was made to look like a suicide, many believe he was killed to silence him from telling Italian authorities that the money missing from Banco ambrosiano was given to the Vatican to help fund the Polish Solidarity movement and the fall of Communism
Death in Rome : the case of Aldo Moro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After twenty years, the search continues for the definitive explanations of the Aldo Moro murder case. The key ring leader during the 1960s and 1970s of Italy's Christian Democratic Party and generally regarded as the next president of Italy, Moro died in 1978 at the hands of the Red Brigades, a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group. Armed with new facts and witness statements, this program provides clear proof of state complicity in Moro's assassination
Death of a pharaoh : Anwar Al Sadat and the holy warriors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Egypt's President Sadat signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1977. Islamic fundamentalists, considering him a traitor, called for his death. Traces the events leading up to his assassination in 1981, revealing the final days of Sadat's mission for peace. Features interviews with his widow Jehan al-Sadat, former Israeli president Ezer Weizmann and U.S. president Jimmy Carter
The Cradock murders : Matthew Goniwe & the demise of apartheid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On June 27, 1985, Matthew Goniwe, a teacher and anti-apartheid activist was killed by the South African security police along with 3 others, Fort Calata, Sparrow Mkonto, and Sicelo Mhlauli. This film tells of the career of Matthew Goniwe as well as the history of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa
The end of a Colombian dream : denying the assassination of Jorge Gaitán( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores the career and death of Colombian Liberal Party leader, Jorge Gaitan and how Colombian politics are still divided across the sames lines today as they were on April 9, 1948
Death of a populist : Pim Fortuyn and the Dutch consensus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pim Fortuyn was a political outsider and was poised to become the Netherlands' next prime minister, when on May 6, 2002 he was gunned down in the street. The film examines the events leading up to Fortuyn's assassination and considers whether it was the work of a lone gunman or if it could have been orchestrated by the Dutch establishment
Carbombing in Beirut : who killed Rafic Hariri?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rafic Hariri was a self-made billionaire who returned to Lebanon to help improve his native country. He was killed by a car bomb close to the time when many thought he would again be prime minister. The ongoing UN investigation has no final answers, but many think the Syrians were involved
 
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