Series of the week: “Years and years”, by Simon Cellan Jones and Lisa Mulcahy

As we will very soon start a new decade, it may be time to have a look at the coming challenges.

“Years and Years follows the Lyons, a busy Manchester family. Daniel’s getting married to Ralph. Stephen and Celeste worry about their kids. Rosie’s chasing a new fella. Edith hasn’t been home for years. All presided over by Gran, the imperial Muriel. But when their lives all converge on one crucial night in 2019, the story accelerates into the future, following the lives and loves of the Lyons over the next 15 years.

And what a world! Everything we fear, and everything we hope for, happening around this tight-knit family. Society gets hotter, faster, madder, with the turmoil of politics, technology and distant wars affecting the Lyons in their day-to-day lives. Set against this, the Lyons have to navigate their everyday hopes and fears, knowing that one ordinary family could never change the world. Or could they?”

Season 1, 6 episodes of 59 mns, 2019
Call number: 942 YEA HEIDVD 3656

Sous les compactus, la plage ?

A première vue, l’ordre et la méthode semblent régner en maîtres dans les rayonnages des bibliothèques, mais cette impression est trompeuse : des ouvrages disparaissent régulièrement de nos étagères, et plus mystérieusement encore, nous découvrons parfois des publications qui se sont glissées dans nos fonds inopinément.

Nous avons ainsi récemment (re-)découvert dans nos compactus un portfolio de photographies de mai 68. Si nous ignorons d’où vient cette publication qui a échappé à la vigilance des bibliothécaires malgré deux déménagements, elle a maintenant rejoint notre collection après avoir été dûment cataloguée et indexée.

L’ensemble du portfolio peut être consulté à la bibliothèque sous la cote 944.083, HEIA 121756 (format spécial, exclu du prêt).

Film of the Week: “I am not your negro” by Raoul Peck

“Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.”

“I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.”

Publisher: Black Out, 2017
Call Number: 973 IAM

Book of the Week: “Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff

“With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.

The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous – and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself.”

Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2018

Call Number: 973 HEIA 121049