NEW VIDEO ABOUT RUSSIA
THE COLD WAR IS OVER! SEE RUSSIA TODAY ON VIDEO.
Notes from Russia: A Young Womans Video Journal (1999) 28 min.
See Russia today as it exists at the end of the 20th century. This is the worlds most current video about Russia as seen from a young American womans point of view of the sights and sounds of contemporary Russia. Shot in cinema verite style, you will see places that most Americans will not be able to visit : inside a Russian home, the overnight train to St. Petersburg, the bus and subway system, Gorky Park, Moscows TV tower Ostenkino, Chemical Lyceum and Moscow University. This is not a video of a tour, but a video journal of a ten day visit with Russian nationals.
A major production company would never have been able to make this video! Russian officials would have taken the cameras away. The producer was able to get these shots because of her small digital camera.
View such traditional sites as: St. Basils Cathedral, the Kremlin, Red Square, Lenins Crypt (outside view), the Bolshoi Theater (outside view), the Russian Circus, and pictures of the real Russian people, both rich and poor.
But theres more! You will also see the legendary St. Petersburg, home of the Winter Palace of the Czars and the world-famous Hermitage art museum, and a special sequence of high school science students singing an Elvis Presley song in English.
This video was written, videotaped, edited, and directed by Sarah McConnell, a young Special Interest Video Producer who has produced a six volume series on the real France. Sarahs goal is to show the world from the point of view of realism and cinema verite. Her videos have no sets or created scenes. Everything happened as she shows it.
The Cold War is over. See Russia as it exists today. Public performance rights included. Purchase orders accepted. VISA/MC/AMEX.
Robert McConnell Productions
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$49.95 + $10 S & H = $59.95 total.
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VIDEOS ABOUT FRANCE
Presenting a triumvirate of videos: The Real France, Christmas in France and Noel en France. These three videos were produced by an American student of French with the help of native French students and are indispensible to every French teachers classroom. Plus now theres a new video, Dining in France, which shows and tells all about French dining habits and table manners. And the newest videos of all are Richard's School Day and its French twin , Un Jour d'Ecole avec Richard. These two videos follow a real French student through his day at school.
THE REAL FRANCE (30 min)
The first video, The Real France, was produced by Sarah McConnell, an Honors Graduate in French & English who spent Junior Year abroad in a French University. While there, she shot video of what she saw and what she did as an American Student in a French University. Her video follows the venerable French tradition of Realism and Cinema Verite, both respected literary and cinematic genres invented by the French. This video is not inspired by either Hollywood or the French Tourist Bureau. Rather it is the honest and true record of a real American student's view of France for a year. The finished video is 30 minutes long and includes scenes from Paris, the French countryside, the French Alps, St. Etienne and the Provincial French University where she studied. Hickman High School Teacher Annie Wetzel said, The kids enjoyed it and our French foreign exchange student put his stamp of approval on it as The Real France.
$39.95 + $10 S & H $49.95 TOTAL
CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE (18 min)
Christmas in France is a collaboration between Sarah McConnell, and Christophe Andre, a student the University of Jean-Monnet, located in St Etienne, France. Also involved was Albane Nouailhac, a Parisian student and holder of a French Masters degree. The video shows and tells how the French celebrate Christmas and how their traditions differ from the American way of celebrating the holiday. The video includes many original pictures from Christmas in both the big city of Paris and the small village of St. Bonnet le Chateau near Lyon. It includes actual interviews with French students talking about what Christmas means to them. The English version Christmas in France is translated with sub-titles in English.
$29.95 + $10 S & H $39.95 TOTAL
NOEL EN FRANCE (18 min)
The French version, Noel en France is left entirely in French. This version is hosted and narrated by a native French speaker Christophe Andre.
Mooresville High School Teacher Kim Peters writes, The music in the video is absolutely beautiful...My students loved seeing the windows of Parisian shops decorated for Christmas.
$29.95 + $10 S & H $39.95 TOTAL
We are giving you the option of either purchasing one or all three of these videos outright with a 30 day money-back guarantee. You can preview one, two or three of the videos for a small shipping and handling charge of $10 for each video payable in advance. If you decide to purchase one, two or all three of these videos, we will give you credit for the preview fee already paid.
The price of these two exciting and new Christmas in France videos is $29.95 + $10 S & H for each or $49.95 + $10 S & H for both, $39.95 + $10 S & H for The Real France, or get all three for the Special Sale Price of $89.95 + $10 S & H. $99.95 total.
The videos also come with FREE video viewsheets in English and French by French Teacher LoAnna Chance. These viewsheets will help your students pay attention and learn something from the videos. And the video Noel en France comes with a script in French for the Advanced students to follow.
These videos will appeal to both children and adults. Students will benefit by seeing and hearing real French students talking in their native French, what it's like to be a student there, about what Christmas means to them and how they celebrate it. They will see both the similarities and the differences between Christmas in the US and France. So don't delay. Order one, two or all three of these exciting, new videos made by a young woman especially for the young people of today. Sarah McConnell has been awarded a combined Masters Degree in Romantic Literature, philosophy, history and art history from the University of York, England.
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DINING IN FRANCE (35 min)
Dining is France was produced by Sarah McConnell, the producer of the 3 successful videos Christmas in France, Noel en France and The Real France. The video was shot on location in the sidewalk cafes of Paris, in a village near St. Etienne in Southern France, and at the actual French homes of some real French people. Some of the information presented in Dining in France is based on an actual reference book about French table manners Simple Etiquette in France by Marie Therese Byram. The rest of the video shows documentary style how the French prepare a meal and how they actually eat. Included in the video are a French Barbecue, a French Sunday lunch and a French formal dinner. There is also a segment about the sidewalk cafes of Paris and their colorful literary history. Finally, there is a short French cooking show at the end which demonstrates how to prepare a French meal. The video also comes with a printed booklet of French recipes that you can prepare for yourself..
This video is shot and edited in cinema verite style, appropriately so because cinema verite was invented in France.. There are no actors, no sets, no props, nothing artificial. This shows the reality of how Dining in France is actually done by the real Frenchmen.
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