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1 2 - McNabb Connolly
NOT TO BE MISSED!
From the BBC - Season 2 of the wildy popular All About Animals!
All About Animals - Season 2 (13)
leaves no stone unturned to bring you all sorts of amazing facts and
incredible information about your favourite animals. But this is no
ordinary wildlife series…
See page 30 for full details.
K-3
From Common Ground Media and Bullfrog Films, everything you wanted to know about Dirt!
Dirt! The Movie
proves that times are changing. More than 25 renowned global
visionaries in countries around the world are discovering new ways
of thinking as they come together to repair this natural resource
with practical, viable solutions.
See page 7 for full details.
JrH-A
From Panacea Productions, a dramatic series based on a Tlingit legend
Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock (13)
the compelling tale of young Anash’s mission as he tries to reunite
all parts of the mystical Sun-Rock in order to fulfill a prophecy to
attain peace and protect a fragile land...
See page 26 for full details.
Gr4-6
From Magic Green Productions and The Video Project, a hopeful and positive film
So Right, So Smart
profiles companies on the cutting edge of sustainable business
practices who are proving that being environmentally friendly is both
good for the earth and good for business...inspiring stories of
leadership and innovative change
See page 61 for full details.
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From The People’s Picture Company, all about the cancer and our toxic environment
Living Downstream
part scientific exploration, part personal journey, this eloquent film
follows one pivotal year in cancer survivor and author Dr. Sandra
Steingraber’s life as she travels across North America, working to
break the silence about cancer and its environmental connections.
See page 60 for full details.
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McNABB CONNOLLY NEWS!
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We are thrilled to announce our newest feature!
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• Click on NEW RELEASES button on the home page and you will see the most
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CONTENTS AND INFORMATION
Activism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
African Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Agriculture and Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
American Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Animal Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Anthropology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Architecture and Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
The Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Drama, Literature and Performing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Art and Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Poetry and Performing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Asian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
At Risk Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Autism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Business Studies - In the Internet Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Canadian Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Alberta Tar Sands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Our History, Our Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Character Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Child Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Children’s Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Language Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Language Arts, Native Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
All About Food and Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Science, Wetlands and More! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Kids + Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
New Experiences, New Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Consumer Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Crime, Policing, Prison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Drug & Alcohol Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Family Studies and Parenting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Fashion Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Finance, Economics and the Global Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Forests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
En Français . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Genocide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Geography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Gun Trafficking - The Small Arms Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Alzheimer’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Gender Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Care in a Multicultural Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Welcome to McNabb Connolly’s
Fall/Winter 2010/2011 New Releases.....
History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
The Human Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
The Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
International Relations and Conflicts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Internet Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Mathematics and Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Media Literacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Mental Health and Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Middle Eastern Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Multicultural and Interfaith Studies, Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Native Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
The Ocean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Fisheries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Personal Finances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Population Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
The Rainforest - A Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Saving the Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Cleaning Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
The Environment and Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Hope and Sustainability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
It’s all About Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
All About Viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
The Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Forensics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Genetics, Evolution and Darwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
The History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Nanotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Plants, Animals and Survival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
The Space Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Stars and the Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Terrorism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Women’s Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
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ACTIVISM
NEW!
MEGAMALL
NEW!
The Yes Men Fix the World
Bullfrog 2010
81 mins SrH-A
PPR $350
The construction of a huge mall 18 miles
north of Manhattan reveals the role of money,
power and politics in the age of sprawl.
Bullfrog 2009
87 mins SrH-A
PPR $350
The Yes Men Fix the World is a screwball true
story that follows two daring and imaginative
political activists - Andy Bichlbaum and Mike
Bonanno - as they infiltrate the world of big
business and pull off outrageous pranks that
highlight how corporate greed is destroying
the planet.
MEGAMALL is a gripping story of ordinary
Americans who confront the forces that are
changing the face of our nation. It is designed
to give students and communities around the
country the tools they need to understand
the forces propelling growth. It encourages
people to think of themselves as citizens--not
consumers--and to take action in their own
communities.
One day Andy, purporting to be a Dow
Chemical spokesperson, gets on the biggest
TV news program in the world (BBC World
News) and announces that Dow will finally
clean up the site of the largest industrial
accident in history, the Bhopal catastrophe.
MEGAMALL turns out to be a local saga of
epic proportions. We see big money overwhelm local governments, zoning and planning
boards to impose a massive development
project on a community, extract millions, and
move on -- leaving the local community to
bear the costs of road maintenance, increased
crime, and shuttered stores downtown.
Featured throughout the film is provocative
commentary from leading urban critics and
writers, who give viewers the real story
behind the mall-building business and
challenge Americans to think about the
consequences of our obsession with shopping.
Nominee - Social Justice Award for
Documentary Film, Santa Barbara
International Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the
Nation's Capital
The result: as people worldwide celebrate,
Dow's stock value loses two billion dollars.
People want Dow to do the right thing, but
the market decides that it can't.The reality
hits Andy and Mike like a ton of bricks: we
have created a market system that makes
doing the right thing impossible, and the
people who appear to be leading are actually
following its pathological dictates.
On their journey, as the Yes Men try to wake
up their corporate audiences to this
frightening prospect, they delve deep into the
question of why we have given the market
more power than any other institution to
determine our direction as a society.
Audience Award at Panorama Selection,
Berlin International Film Festival
Audience Award, Planete Doc Film Fest.
Audience Award, Berkshires Ind. Film Fest.
Screened at the Sundance Film Festival
Screened at Hot Docs, Toronto
www.bigboxtoolkit.com/
Study Guide
http://theyesmenfixtheworld.com/
See also:
Burning the Future: Coal in America . .pg 9
Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars . . . .pg 9
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AFRICAN STUDIES
Addicted to Aid
BBC 2008
30 mins SrH-A
PPR $199
S Sch $129
Over the last 50 years, Africa has received
US$592 billion dollars in aid yet all of the
bottom 20 countries in the UN’s Human
Development Index are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This film presents a reasoned critique of the
formulaic thinking and policy triumphalism of
the development aid community that have
given us this result. With wide-ranging and rich
evidence it brings an illuminating critical
perspective on how and why things often go
wrong in the global efforts to help Africa's
poor, sets up its own NGO and asks if there's
a credible alternative to aid.
Unknown Africa (3)
BBC 2008
3x30 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $499, $249 each
S Sch the series $349, $149 each
You might think that you know Africa - the
great plains of lions and wildebeest which
have become so familiar. But Big Cat Diary
presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton knows
better than anyone else that there is much,
much more to this vast continent.
#1 - Comoros
#2 - Central African Republic
#3 - Angola
Milking the Rhino
Today the Hawk Takes One Chick
DER 2008
72 mins Coll-A
PPR $295
Amidst the highest prevalence of HIV in the
world and the lowest life expectancy, three
grandmothers in Swaziland, a small, landlocked
country in southern Africa between South
Africa and Mozambique, cope in this critical
moment in time.The generation between the
grandmothers and their grandchildren has
been severely effected by HIV.Today the
Hawk Takes One Chick moves delicately
between the lives of the grandmothers, whose
experiences highlight a rural community at the
threshold of simultaneous collapse and
reinvention.The events in the film occur in a
rural area within a 15-mile radius. In
Swaziland, nearly 40% of people are HIV
positive and life expectancy has dropped to
32-years.The lives of the three grandmothers
have been consumed by addressing the needs
of their community while at the same time
retaining the threads of the fraying traditional
life.
Planet in Focus Environmental Film
Festival, Canada, 2008
ReFrame Peterborough International
Film Festival, Canada, 2008
http://www.der.org/films/hawk-takes-onechick.html
Bullfrog 2008
54&83 mins JrH-A
PPR $395
A ferocious kill on the Serengeti...dire
warnings about endangered species...These
clichés of nature documentaries ignore a key
feature of the landscape: villagers just offcamera, who navigate the dangers and costs
of living with wildlife on a daily basis. When
seen at all, rural Africans are often depicted as
the problem - they poach animals and
encroach on habitat, they spoil our myth of
wild Africa. MILKING THE RHINO tells a
more nuanced tale of human-wildlife
coexistence in post-colonial Africa.The Maasai
tribe of Kenya and Namibia's Himba - two of
Earth's oldest cattle cultures - are in the midst
of upheaval. Emerging from a century of
"white man conservation," which turned their
lands into game reserves and fueled resentment towards wildlife, Himba and Maasai
communities are now vying for a piece of the
wildlife-tourism pie. Community-based
conservation, which tries to balance the needs
of wildlife and people, has been touted by
environmentalists as "win-win." The reality is
more complex. "We never used to benefit
from these animals," a Maasai host of a
community eco-lodge explains. "Now we milk
them like cattle!" His neighbor disagrees: "A
rhino means nothing to me! I can't kill it for
meat like a cow." And when drought
decimates the grass shared by livestock and
wildlife, the community's commitment to
conservation is sorely tested.
http://milkingtherhino.org/
See also:
NEW!
An African Journey with
Jonathan Dimbleby (3)
BBC 2010
3x60 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
Africa is the most culturally and ethnically
diverse continent on the planet. But the
peoples of Africa are widely regarded as
victims of hunger, disease, poverty and conflict
and the vast continent in which they live as
one unmitigated disaster.
To view Africa exclusively through that narrow
prism is to short-change the truth and to miss
the point. In this series, Jonathan Dimbleby
reveals Africa as it is: vibrant with energy,
imagination, innovation, and populated by a
wide range of individuals and communities
who face great challenges but approach them
with optimism and resolve.
Challenging a host of prevailing misconceptions and with the insight of one of the
UK's most respected journalists, An African
Journey paints the continent in an entirely
new and refreshing light.
Episode #1, #2, #3
NEW!
Judith - Going Back to Congo
BBC 2010
60 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
23-year-old Judith Wanga grew up in London
but was born thousands of miles away in the
Democratic Republic of Congo. She was sent
away by her parents when she was just three
years old to escape the fighting.
Twenty years later, Judith is going back to
Congo to meet her parents for the first time.
She wants to understand the childhood she
missed and find the missing piece in the jigsaw
puzzle of her life.
After being reunited with her parents, Judith
visits an area of the country devastated by the
conflict, where rape has become a weapon of
war. She meets survivors, women and children
as well as perpetrators, and finds out what is
driving this brutality.
They Turned our Desert into Fire . . . .pg 40
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AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Good Food
Bullfrog 2008 57&73 mins JrH-A
PPR $350
Something remarkable is happening in the
fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest.
After leaving the land for decades, family
farmers are making a comeback.They are
growing much healthier food, and more food
per acre, while using less energy and water
than factory farms. And most of this food is
organic. For decades Northwest agriculture
was focused on a few big crops for export.
But climate change and the end of cheap
energy mean that each region needs to
produce more of its own food and to grow it
more sustainably. Good Food visits farmers,
farmers' markets, distributors, stores,
restaurants and public officials who are
developing a more sustainable food system for
all.
NOTE: The DVD includes two versions of the
film, the full 73-minute version and a shorter
57-minute version as well as scene selection.
NEW!
Future of Food (2)
BBC 2009
2x50 mins SrH-A
PPR $399
S Sch $269
We take our food for granted. Supermarket
shelves groan with an incredible variety of
produce - produce of all seasons, and from all
over the world. Recently it has become
apparent that the international food system is
not as stable as it looks. Is this just the
beginning of a new era of food - an era when
the old certainties are radically overturned?
Travelling to America, Latin America, India,
Africa and Europe, this series unravels the
complicated web of links that binds the world
together, bringing food from farm to table and
asks what needs to happen to avert a major
global food crisis.This series offers a
remarkable journey through the world's food
system and uncovers the hidden dangers that
threaten its survival.
DID YOU KNOW?
Seattle International Film Festival
United Nations Association Film Festival,
Stanford
Black Bear Film Festival
At present the planet produces enough food
to feed 2.5 billion people on a meat-heavy,
Western diet.The UN estimates the world
population will exceed 9 billion by 2050.
http://goodfoodthemovie.org/
Episode #1, Episode #2
NEW!
Food Super Highway
NEW!
Jimmy's Food Factory (6)
BBC 2009
6x30 mins JrH-A
PPR the series $899, $249 each
S Sch the series $599, $149 each
BBC 2010
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Ever wondered how fresh food gets across
the globe to the supermarkets every day?
Food Super Highway looks at the astonishing
journey and the technology needed to get
food onto our shelves.
How much do you really know about the
food you eat?
Looking at the techniques used to ship
different perishables over long distances, this
programme shows the important role
technology plays in food import and export,
and the environmental cost of shipping food
around the world, compared with growing the
food more locally - with surprising results.
DID YOU KNOW?
• $602 billion worth of food was transported
around the world in 2008.
• Salmon caught in Scotland are shipped to
China to have 36 pin bones removed before
travelling all the way back to the supermarkets
in England.
• In one year alone, trucks transporting food
around Britain cover the same number of
miles that it would take to travel to the Sun
and back three times.
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Instant coffee, processed cheese, square sandwich ham - behind every supermarket
product is a process and behind every
process is a scientific breakthrough. In this
entertaining and thought-provoking
programme, farmer and host Jimmy Doherty
unpacks the science behind the food items we
buy every day - from stay-fresh bread to soft
scoop ice cream.
Working from a makeshift science lab inside
a barn, Jimmy carries out experiments to
uncover the secrets of food technology.
Exploding myths and revealing the little-known
processes of food production, Jimmy's Food
Factory will change the way you think about
food.
"an unusually intelligent show ... we were
invited to make our own minds up, presented
with contrary points of view and also reasonably entertained along the way ... a strange
hybrid of Top Gear-meets-Heston Blumenthal"
- Daily Express
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– What’s in My Sandwich?
– From the Fridge
– Preserving
– Snack Food
– Who’s Fooling with our Food?
NEW!
Jimmy's Global Harvest (4)
BBC 2010
4x50 mins JrH-A
PPR the series $799, $249 each
S Sch the series $499, $149 each
Host Jimmy Doherty sets out to discover how
the world’s farmers plan to keep the world
fed. Demand for food is expected to double
within the next 40 years – but the climate is
changing and resources like water and fuel are
under threat.
From the new farming frontier of Brazil, to the
parched wheat-belt of Australia; from the
hi-tech mega-farms of America, to the
subsistence plots of Africa, Jimmy wants to
meet the men and women who believe they
can find new techniques and new
technologies to help meet these challenges.
Along the way he reveals the sometimes
uncomfortable truths about what it may take
to keep providing the food that people
expect. But his journey also reveals the
remarkable achievements and inspiring stories
of the farmers who are committed to getting
the best from the planet’s fragile farming
lands.
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– Australia
– USA
– Kenya
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
FRESH
Video Project 2009 70 mins JrH-A
PPR $350
FRESH is a fresh look at the problems and
consequences of our current industrialized
food system — something that affects us all.
But more than just a critique of the ills that
accompany mass production on the farm and
mass marketing in the food chain, FRESH
focuses on the farmers, thinkers, and business
people across America who are re-inventing
food production. People of vision with an eye
for sustainability are already at work changing
how farms are run, how food is distributed,
and how the land is cared for.Their success is
proof that a new paradigm where sustainable
practices and profits are not incompatible is
not only possible, it’s inevitable . . . if people
make the choices to support it.
The movie features individuals who are
creating new approaches to address
environmental, health, and economic
challenges throughout the food chain. It
highlights the innovative work by
agriculturalists that generate efficiencies and
synergies to make farming profitable again on
a more modest and sustainable scale through
modeling nature. It illustrates how farmers are
eschewing artificial inputs like chemical
fertilizers, antibiotics, and pesticides to grow
healthier livestock and produce for
consumers, and create a better way of life for
themselves.
NEW!
Dirt! The Movie
Bullfrog 2009
40 mins JrH-A
PPR $350
Dirt! The Movie introduces viewers to dirt's
fascinating history. Four billion years of
evolution have created the dirt that recycles
our water, gives us food, provides us shelter,
and that can be used as a source of medicine,
beauty and culture.
Dirt! The Movie proves that times are
changing. More than 25 renowned global
visionaries in countries around the world are
discovering new ways of thinking as they
come together to repair this natural resource
with practical, viable solutions.
On their journey, the filmmakers found:
• farmers and agronomists re-discovering
sustainable agriculture
• tiny villages standing up for their right to
feed their families
• scientists discovering connections with soil
that can help reduce global warming including
ways to generate electricity from soils and
sediments
• inmates finding inner peace and job skills in
a prison horticulture program
• children uncovering the secrets of soil
fertility and eating from edible schoolyards.
NOTE: The DVD includes the full 80-minute
version and a shorter 40-minute version
designed primarily for educational use. There
are also 120 minutes of extras including
extended. Also included are scene selection
and English subtitles.
Nourish
WorldLink 2009 30 mins Gr6-A
PPR $180
Do you ever stop and wonder: What's the
story of my food? Where did it come from,
and how did it get to me? Food connects us
to some of the most important questions of
our time.The food choices we make —
individually and as a society — create a ripple
that is felt around the world. The purpose of
Nourish is to open a broad public
conversation about our food system that
encourages citizen engagement, particularly
among young people and families.To inform
and inspire, Nourish combines television
programming, short films, web content, and
learning tools. With a distinctly positive vision,
Nourish celebrates both food and community.
"Food is not just fuel. Food is about family,
food is about community, food is about
identity. And we nourish all those things when
we eat well."
- Michael Pollan from Nourish the film
NOTE: The DVD contains the half hour
program and 11 short films.
Official Selection, Wild & Scenic
Environmental Film Festival
Official Selection,
Niagara Better World Film Festival
Official Selection, Eat Real Festival
Featured Film, Food and Society Conference
Study Guide
Best Film for Our Future,
Mendocino Film Festival
Best Green Documentary, Maui Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
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AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Jimmy’s GM Food Fight
A Growing Season
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Around the world a food crisis is looming.
Global demand for crops is exceeding supply.
Even the most conservative estimates suggest
that we will need to double food production
over the next 50 years - still using the same
amount of land and dwindling supplies of
water.
W.E. Productions 2007
27&51 mins
JrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
A Growing Season follows vegetable farmer
John Gorzo Jr. and his family over eight
months on his farm in the Holland Marsh,
located north of Toronto.
Many plant scientists believe genetic modification is the answer. Jimmy Doherty - pig farmer,
environmentalist and former entomologist
(insect specialist) - is on a mission to find out
if GM really can save the world.
This growing season gets off to a cold, wet
start in April, which means the planting season
is delayed. By late May things are looking up.
He has crops in the ground and some of his
acreage has plants well on their way. But it’s
already getting dry and John is forced to get
out the irrigation to keep things moist. By July,
the temperature is getting hotter and irrigation day and night has become crucial to keep
the crops alive. By early August, the entire
Gorzo operation is into full harvest mode. A
number of crops are being harvested daily for
delivery to markets in Toronto and beyond. In
early September, John is beginning to harvest
his onion crop.Things continue to be tight
money wise and he wonders how things are
gong to end up this season. A few week later
he continues to struggle to get the crop off as
the colder fall weather begins in early
November.
The family has only managed to cover their
bills this year after selling some land John had
purchased years earlier. As the documentary
concludes, John admits that he’ll likely need to
get a job because he’s made so little over the
past year. A growing season is over but it
looks as though John is unsure if he wants to
endure another.
“Most grade 8 students go about their day
unconcerned with the decisions they make
and how they affect those around them. A
Growing Season is a film that teaches the
student connections beyond themselves ...”
- Tracey McColl, (Teacher Grade 8 English),
Burlington Central High School, Ontario.
http://www.agrowingseason.com
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Jimmy starts his investigation in a GM-free
Europe. He discovers that GM agriculture and
organic farming have one similar aim - to
reduce the amount of chemical pesticides and
fertilizer. But whilst tests are taking place in
some European countries, crops are under the
constant threat of destruction. Across the
world in the Americas, GM foods have been
embraced. Using herbicide resistant soy beans
in Argentina has made the crop cheaper to
produce and savings in carbon emissions have
been the equivalent to taking 4 million cars off
the road.
Across in the developing world, particularly
Africa, concerns over the safety of GM food
can seem remote. With no money for
fertiliser, little water and few wellbred plant
varieties, any innovations that can increase
food production are desperately needed. But
many African countries are banning the use of
GM crops. If they can't sell their crops to
Europe, then they'll lose what little export
market they have.
NEW!
Big River
Bullfrog 2009
27 mins SrH-A
PPR $350
Following up on their Peabody Awardwinning documentary King Corn, Ian Cheney
and Curt Ellis have returned to Iowa with a
new mission: to investigate the
environmental impact their acre of corn has
had on the people and places downstream.
In a journey that spans from the heartland to
the Gulf of Mexico, Ian and Curt trade their
combine for a canoe, and set out to see the
big world their little acre of corn has touched.
On their trip, flashbacks to the pesticides they
sprayed, the fertilizers they injected,
and the soil they plowed now lead to new
questions, explored by new experts in new
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places. Half of Iowa's topsoil, they learn, has
been washed out to sea. Fertilizer runoff has
spawned a hypoxic 'dead zone' in the Gulf.
And back at their acre, the herbicides they
used are blamed for a cancer cluster that
reaches all too close to home.
A lively investigation and a worthy follow-up,
BIG RIVER grows to ask is industrial
agriculture worth its hidden costs?
Note: This DVD also includes the new closed
captioned, classroom version of KING CORN
www.bigriverfilm.com/
NEW!
Rebecca’s Wild Farm
BBC 2009
50 mins JrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Although Rebecca wishes to continue her
father's work preserving the biodiversity of
the family farm – it is also clear that if the
farm is to be passed down to any future
Hosking generations – it must start making a
profit.
But Rebecca faces stiff competition in the
form of larger farms, where use of agrichemicals and high yield crops means it is
much easier to be profitable – how can she
compete?
50% of the food in our supermarkets is
imported, and so reliant on oil. If oil prices
continue to rise, this will have an effect on
both the availability and price of food.This
would mean that domestic production would
have to increase to manage the shortfall.
Could Britain, in a future without oil, be forced
to look to more traditional, diverse farming
methods in a bid to feed the population?
Could a farm from the past be the farm of
the future?
See also:
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AMERICAN STUDIES
The American Future - A History
by Simon Schama (4)
BBC 2008
4x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $799, $249 each
S Sch the series $499, $149 each
The 2008 US Presidential election is unique
in many ways. After 9/11, after Katrina, Enron
and Baghdad, the robustness of American
optimism is struggling to reassert itself against
the sobering reality of military frustration and
domestic anxieties.This is an America
grappling with an un-American sense of its
own limits.Voters are feeling uncertain about
military outcomes and anxious about sudden
shaky prosperity, leading to a weakened faith
in governance that has not been felt this
painfully since Watergate. In his travels through
America, Schama takes the long perspective,
looking at four of the critical issues facing the
country: war, moral fervour, immigration and
the increasingly difficult relationship between
expectations of prosperity and the reality of
economic and environmental limits.
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- American Plenty
- American War
- American Fervour
- What is an American?
Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars
Video Project 2008 34 mins SrH-A
PPR $125
Narrated by Robert Redford, Fighting Goliath:
Texas Coal Wars follows the story of Texans
fighting against the construction of 19 coalfired power plants slated to be built in Eastern
and Central Texas.This short film examines a
microcosmic example of the modern struggle
between the coal industry and the individuals
who are standing up for the environment and
the people that it affects everyday.The eyeopening story centers on the leadership of 17
Texas mayors and the unlikely partners who
have come together to oppose the coal
plants, setting a national example and changing
public policy throughout the state.
Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary,
Short Indie; Red Rock Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Documentary Short;
Santa Barbara Film Festival
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
Bullfrog 2007
83 mins SrH-A
PPR $395
With its unprecedented access into the
worlds of active gangs, Crips and Bloods:
Made in America offers a compelling,
character-driven documentary narrative which
chronicles the decades-long cycle of
destruction and despair that defines modern
gang culture.
From the genesis of LA's gang culture to the
shocking, war-zone reality of daily life in the
South L.A., the film chronicles the rise of the
Crips and Bloods, tracing the origins of their
bloody four-decades long feud. Contemporary
and former gang members offer their streetlevel testimony that provides the film with a
stark portrait of modern-day gang life: the turf
wars and territorialism, the inter-gang hierarchy and family structure, the rules of behavior,
the culture of guns, death and dishonor.
Throughout the film ex-gang members, gang
intervention experts, writers, activists and academics analyze many of the issues that contribute to South LA's malaise: the erosion of
identity that fuels the self-perpetuating legacy
of black self-hatred, the disappearance of the
African-American father and an almost
pervasive prison culture in which today one
out of every four black men will be
imprisoned at some point in his life. Finally the
gang members themselves articulate their
enduring dream of a better life.
DVD also includes:
The Making of Crips and Bloods (27 mins)
7 short films (37 mins total):
Slavery
Conditioning
The Penal System
Thoughts on Fatherhood
Thoughts on Shame and Self-Hatred,
Thoughts on Violence
Gangsta Rap and the Spread of Gangs
Burning the Future:
Coal in America
Video Project 2008 89 mins JrH-A
PPR $175
Burning the Future: Coal in America examines
the explosive forces that have set in motion a
groundswell of conflict between the coal
industry and residents of West Virginia.
Confronted by an emerging coal-based US
energy policy, local activists watch the nation
praise coal without regard to the devastation
caused by its extraction. Faced with toxic
ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million
acres of mountains, and a government that
appeases industry, our heroes demonstrate a
strength of purpose and character in their
improbable fight to arouse the nation’s help in
protecting their mountains, saving their
families, and preserving their way of life.
American Outrage
Bullfrog 2008 33&56 mins SrH-A
PPR $395
Carrie and Mary Dann are feisty Western
Shoshone sisters who have endured five
terrifying livestock roundups by armed federal
marshals in which more than a thousand of
their horses and cattle were confiscated -- for
grazing their livestock on the open range outside their private ranch. That range is part of
60 million acres recognized as Western
Shoshone land by the United States in the
1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley, but in 1974 the
U.S. sued the Dann sisters for trespassing on
that land, without a permit.That set off a
dispute between the Dann sisters and the U.
S. government that swept to the United States
Supreme Court and eventually to the
Organization of American States and the
United Nations.
NOTE: DVD version includes original
56-minute version and 33-minute version, plus
3 short extra scenes, and scene selection.
"I could not pull myself away from Stacy
Peralta's riveting, revelatory, exhaustive
examination of the 40-year history of gang
warfare in South Central L.A."
- Rob Salem, The Toronto Star
Short-Listed for Best Documentary Feature,
Academy Awards®
Sundance Film Festival
National PBS Broadcast
on "Independent Lens"
Los Angeles Film Festival
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AMERICAN STUDIES
Secrecy
Torturing Democracy
Bullfrog 2008 56&80 mins SrH-A
PPR $395
In a single recent year the U.S. classified about
five times the number of pages added to the
Library of Congress. We live in a world where
the production of secret knowledge dwarfs
the production of open knowledge.
Bullfrog 2008
90 mins SrH-A
PPR $395
In a riveting and dramatic narrative,
TORTURING DEMOCRACY tells the inside
story of how the U.S. government adopted
torture as official policy in the aftermath of
9/11.
Depending on who you ask, government
secrecy is either the key to victory in our
struggle against terrorism, or our Achilles heel.
But is so much secrecy a bad thing? Secrecy
saves: counter-terrorist intelligence officers
recall with fury how a newspaper article
describing National Security Agency abilities
directly led to the loss of information that
could have avoided the terrorist killing of 241
soldiers in Beirut late in October 1983.
With exclusive interviews, explosive
documents and rare archival footage, the
documentary has been called the definitive
broadcast account of a deeply troubling
chapter in recent American history.The
documentary traces how the secret U.S.
military training program - "Survival, Evasion,
Resistance and Escape" or SERE - became the
basis for many of the harshest interrogation
methods employed first by the CIA and
subsequently by interrogators at Guantanamo
and in Iraq.The tactics designed to "inoculate"
elite American troops mirror tactics used by
"a totalitarian, evil nation with complete
disregard for human rights and the Geneva
Conventions," according to Malcolm Nance,
former SERE master trainer for the U.S. Navy.
Secrecy guards against wanton nuclear
proliferation, against the spread of biological
and chemical weapons. Secrecy is central to
our ability to wage an effective war against
terrorism.
Secrecy explores the tensions between the
safety of a nation, and the American’s ability to
function as a democracy.
http://www.torturingdemocracy.org/
NOTE: The shorter 58 minute version is a
slightly pared down and simplified version
meant for classroom use.
A Child Shall Lead Them
DVD contains includes the 80 minute and 56
minute versions plus 19 interview outtakes.
Sundance Film Festival
Special Jury Award, Independent Film Festival
of Boston
Best Documentary, Newport International
Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
http://www.secrecyfilm.com
Filmakers Library 2008
23 mins
SrH-A PPR $295
Eleven African-American first-grade children
initiated the desegregation of previously allwhite elementary schools in Nashville,
Tennessee on Sept. 9 and 10, 1957. Nashville
was one of the first cities in the South to act
on the Supreme Court 1954 decision, Brown
vs.The Board of Education.The film compares
the Nashville story with events that took
place the same week at Little Rock High
School. Some of their parents discuss the
events of those first two days, including the
bombing of one of the schools, and the
courage required to respond to the Court's
landmark decision.The story is told through
the use of first-person narratives, and archival
photos and footage.
New Orleans Film Festival, 2008
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Virtual JFK Vietnam if Kennedy had Lived
Bullfrog 2008
80 mins SrH-A
PPR $350
At the heart of Virtual JFK is the critical
question: Does it matter who is President of
the United States when it comes to issues of
war and peace? It explores this question by
investigating one of the most debated "what
if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign
policy: What would President John F. Kennedy
have done in Vietnam if he had not been
assassinated in 1963, and had he been
re-elected in 1964?
The film employs what Harvard historian Niall
Ferguson calls "virtual history," assessing the
plausibility of counterfactuals -- "what ifs" -and the outcomes they might have produced.
Drawing on unusual archival footage from
presidential libraries and the National
Archives, along with newly deciphered audio
tapes and other documentary evidence, the
film draws our attention to six highly charged
crises Kennedy faced in which many, or most,
of his advisers counseled war:The Bay of Pigs,
The Laos Crisis, the Berlin Crisis, the
Showdown over Vietnam,The Cuban Missile
Crisis,The Withdrawal from Vietnam.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
The Secret Life of Primates (4)
BBC 2009
4x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $799, $249 each
S Sch the series $499, $149 each
In a spellbinding journey of discovery,
renowned zoologist Charlotte Uhlenbroek
undertakes a unique animal experience as she
travels to the planet's jungles and mountains
and infiltrates some of the greatest wild
primate groups, attempting to get physically
closer to them than anyone has tried before.
Using her skills, knowledge and expertise,
Charlotte unravels the complex social and
sexual dynamics of mountain gorillas,
orang-utans, chimpanzees and baboons and
pushes the boundaries of traditional camera
techniques to bring viewers every detail of
these magnificent animals' existence.
Charlotte's adventure is not without its risks
but the rewards are more than worth it,
bringing the opportunity to witness rare
moments of acceptance and kindness
between human and primate.
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Baboons
Orangutans
Gorillas
NEW!
Division Street
Video Project 2009 63 mins SrH-A
PPR $225
S Sch $99
Roads are the largest human artifact on the
planet; they have fragmented wild landscapes
and the wildlife that lives within them, ushered
in the 'age of urban sprawl,' and challenged
our sense of community. As the transportation
crisis grows, a new generation of ecologists,
engineers, planners and citizens are working to
transform the future of the American road.
Shot in stunning locations throughout North
America - including Banff National Park,
Glacier National Park,Yellowstone, and the
Everglades - Division Street takes us on a
road-trip that looks at the promise of wildlife
corridors, the potential for 'greening' our highway system, and the fusion of high-tech engineering with the best and brightest environmental research happening today.
"Highly recommended. The scope of the video
is huge. Can the gray of the highways and the
green of wildlife habitat coexist? We hope so."
- Educational Media Reviews Online
Official Selection:
2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
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Life in the Canopy (3)
NEW!
Nature's Great Events The Great Salmon Run
BBC 2009
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
BBC 2009
50 mins JrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
The return of the Pacific salmon every year to
the rivers from which they were born is one
of the greatest natural events on the planet.
More than half a billion salmon travel up to
20,000 miles to return to the exact patch of
gravel in the river from which they were born,
to spawn and die.
A look at the world, 120 feet up!
The vast African rainforest is one of the least
unexplored places on Earth.Very little is
known about the amazing creatures that live
here.
A zoologist, a wildlife filmmaker and an
adventurer set out uncover the jungle’s
secrets.Their home for the six-week
expedition is a huge treehouse, a safe haven
from the dangers of elephants and buffaloes
on the forest floor.
Nature’s Great Events travels to the west
coast of Canada and Alaska to capture the
salmons’ return, along with the predators who
eagerly await their plentiful prey.
Using high speed cameras and specially
designed digital underwater kit, the crew is
able to record how the salmon swim
upstream against powerful torrents. Filming at
100 times normal speed reveals how the
salmon are able to leap over waterfalls
equivalent to a human jumping over a four
storey building. But despite their monumental
struggles, the salmon face a greater challenge
upriver – dozens of hungry bears.
From their treetop base, the team goes in
search of a rare group of monkeys – the redcapped mangabey – one of the least-studied
primates in Africa.
Every bit of monkey behaviour that they
observe is a scientific revelation.They learn
new things about the way the monkeys live:
the food they eat, their social behaviour and
the growing threats to their survival as
hunters and loggers draw near.
Living alongside the monkeys is a host of
other wildlife.The team leaves their treehouse
base to explore remote rivers and lagoons in
search of hippos.They trek along coastal
savannah looking for herds of forest elephants
and buffaloes roaming along the beach, and
they cross swamps and marshland on a
mission to film the elusive lowland gorilla.
Their treehouse base also enables them to
look at the bugs and other beasts that live in
the trees.They film new behaviour, look for
species new to science, and use state-of-theart climbing techniques to explore the forest
canopy.
Slow-motion shots of the bears reveal their
hunting techniques, while the underwater
cameras record another TV first to show how
they use their ingenuity and some fancy footwork to collect dead salmon from the bottom
of deep pools.
Time-lapse cameras demonstrate that the
dead fish also sustain the forest itself.They
release stored nutrients – collected during
their life in the sea – to feed the great
temperate rainforest of coastal Canada.
DID YOU KNOW?
The crew used a thermal imaging camera to
get the first ever footage of redcapped
mangabeys sleeping in the wild.
Elephants can be left or right ‘trunked’ much
like humans are left or right handed. When
looking at older elephants, you can tell which
they are as one tusk will be worn shorter
than the other – this is the tusk they favour to
dig up roots.
Episode #1, #2, #3
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ANTHROPOLOGY
Feasts (3)
The New Metropolis
BBC 2009
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
Festivals are the one time of the year when
families, communities and whole countries
come together to celebrate. But what do
these ritual festivals tell us about people and
their cultures? Food writer and presenter
Stefan Gates immerses himself in some of the
most extraordinary feasts and festivals on
Earth. By joining ordinary people in these
strange and wonderful distillations of their
ulture and beliefs, he hopes to gain a
revelatory insight into how the world thinks
and feels.
Bullfrog 2009
53 mins JrH-A
PPR $350
America's "first" suburbs, those suburban
communities built next to America's urban
centers, were once the birthplace of the
American Dream. Driven by a desire to
escape the smokestacks of the central cities,
and a housing shortage following World War
II, thousands of suburban homes were rapidly
constructed and middle class families flocked
to fill them. Sixty years later, many of these
original suburbs are facing a crisis: a dwindling
tax base, population and business loss,
decaying infrastructure, increased racial
tensions and white flight. Lacking policies to
help reverse these trends, many towns are
looking for strategies for revitalization.
#1 - India
#2 - Japan
#3 - Mexico
Included on the DVD are two new half-hour
documentaries that use compelling, personal
stories to highlight these important issues.
• A Crack In The Pavement,
narrated by Peter Coyote,
Doormat
Great Five Lakes
2008
47 mins SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
An ordinary doormat is an object that exists
in order to get stepped on - what could it
possibly tell us about ourselves? The word
'doormat' is used to describe someone who
submits to whatever life throws at them. We
all struggle in our own way to avoid passively
letting life happen to us in a way that is
beyond our control. Do our efforts really
change anything? Is it fate or selfdetermination that governs the direction of
our lives? In Kerala, India, where 85% of the
worlds' doormats are made by hand, a
coconut tree climber, spinner, factory owner
and worker debate different philosophies
about what makes a meaningful life, and
struggle to maintain their dignity in the face of
personal demons, betrayal and the mysteries
of fate.
features two first suburban officials struggling
to fix their crumbling infrastructure and argues
for regional cooperation.
• The New Neighbors, narrated by Ruby Dee,
tells the inspiring story of two ordinary
people, one black and one white, who have
successfully made racial integration the
centerpiece of revitalizing Pennsauken, NJ.
See also:
Crips and Bloods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 9
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NEW!
Human Journey (5)
BBC 2009
5x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $999, $249 each
S Sch the series $599, $149 each
When Homo Sapiens set out from East Africa
on a treacherous journey to populate the
world, they weren't the only human species
on the planet, but they were the only one,
ultimately, that would survive. Why is that?
And how did we change, over the course of
the greatest ever journey to become the
people we are today?
This fascinating series undertakes five epic
journeys across the globe, tracing the ancient
routes of our early ancestors to reveal the
extraordinary and brutal
challenges they faced.
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- Out of Africa
- Australia
- Asia
- Europe
- The Americas
ANTHROPOLOGY
NEW!
Inside the Medieval Mind (4)
BBC 2008
4x60 mins
SrH-A
PPR the series $799, $249 each
S Sch the series $499, $149 each
In ‘Inside the Medieval Mind’ one of the
world’s greatest authorities on the Middle
Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett of St Andrews
University, investigates the intellectual landscape of the medieval world.
In this series he opens up the often surprising
discontinuities and similarities between the
medieval age and our own as he remarks:
“In many ways these were people very much
like us, in terms of family, ambitions for
children and the world of emotions. On the
other hand, they inhabited a very different
world, in which it was believed the dead
visited the living, and where somewhere there
lived a race of people with the heads of
dogs.”
www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/medieval/mind.shtml
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Power
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Wonderful World
of Albert Kahn (9)
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BBC 2007
9x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $1799, $249 each
S Sch the series $1199, $149 each
From the early 1900s to the onset of the
Great Depression, French financier Albert
Kahn and a squad of intrepid photographers
sought out the world’s vanishing cultures and
societies.
– A Vision of the World
– Men of the World
– Europe on the Brink
– The Soldier’s Story
– The Civilian’s Story
– Europe after the Fire
– Middle Eeast: The Birth of Nations
– Far East: Expeditions to Empires
– The End of a World
Using the new technologies of cinema and
autochrome photography, Kahn’s team
depicted the varied, far-flung faces of
humanity—and, in the process, created a
massive historical, anthropological, and
sociological record.
This nine-part series takes viewers inside the
making of the Archive of the Planet, displaying
hundreds of its films and images and
highlighting Kahn’s compassionate, global
sensibility. Newly recorded footage draws
comparisons with archival views while
present-day historians and photography
experts add commentary.
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
The Greening of Southie
Bullfrog 2007 72&46 mins JrH-A
PPR $325
In the traditionally Irish-American workingclass neighborhood of South Boston, MA, a
new kind of building has taken shape. From
wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel,
bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, the
Macallen building is some-thing different: a
leader in the emerging field of environmentally
friendly design. But Boston's steel-toed union
workers aren't sure they like it. And when
things on the building start to go wrong, the
young developer has to keep the project from
unraveling. Building Boston's first LEED Goldcertified building turns out to be harder than
anyone thought.Yet among the I-beams and
brickwork emerges a small cadre of unlikely
environmentalists who come to connect their
work with the future of their children.
DVD version: includes 2 versions of the film.
Both are closed captioned and include
chapters. Both include optional "bleeped"
versions for classroom use.
http://www.greeningofsouthie.com/
The Last Wright: Frank Lloyd
Wright and the Rebirth of an
American City
Bullfrog 2008
52 mins SrH-A
PPR $350
By 1908, Frank Lloyd Wright was considered
the most innovative architect in Chicago. He
traveled to Mason City, Iowa, to design a
unique business block- a bank and an adjoining hotel, facing a park. Soon, scandal and
tragedy would ruin his career, but The Park Inn
Hotel would remain, one of his last Prairie
style structures.This unique film traces the life,
death, and possible rebirth of a Midwest
downtown through the prism of The Park Inn.
From 1926 to the present,The Park Inn witnessed alterations and downgrading, while
Mason City dealt with an economic downturn
in the 1960s and a decaying reputation in the
1970s. While the city struggled to fund renovations of the Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in the
1990s in an effort at heritage tourism, it also
attempted an economic revival with a $20
million tribute to the musical comedy "The
Music Man," which was set there. As a last
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resort, the city decided to place the Park Inn
on Ebay. Which vision of Mason City will
prevail? Through a blend of rare archival
footage, period music and a comparative look
at stunning Wright masterpieces in the
Midwest and Japan,The Last Wright raises
issues of the sustainability of landmark
structures and offers a provocative, ironic
tapestry of a century in an American city.
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THE ARTS - Drama, Literature and Performing
NEW!
Hamlet (2009)
NEW!
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
BBC 2009
180 mins
JrH-A
PPR $399
S Sch $249
In 2008, the UK’s eminent Royal Shakespeare
Company brought Hamlet back to the stage,
spoken in verse but with contemporary dress
and David Tennant in the eponymous role. No
recent stage production in Britain has
attracted either the level of interest or the
near-unanimously positive reviews. Director
Gregory Doran’s modern-dress production
was also seen as a brilliant ensemble
presentation that was thrilling, fast-moving,
immediately accessible, supremely intelligent
and – perhaps remarkably – in parts at least,
very funny.
BBC 2009
59 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Poet Simon Armitage goes on the trail of one
of the jewels in the crown of British poetry,
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written
about 600 years ago by an unknown author.
The poem has got just about everything - it is
an action-packed adventure, a ghost story, a
steamy romance, a morality tale and the
world's first eco-poem.
This program is a specially-shot screen
version of the stage play (filmed on location
rather than in the theatre). Wholly faithful to
the stage production and its performances;
dynamic, exciting and contemporary, it brings
Shakespeare’s greatest play to a far wider
audience than ever before.
“A superb reworking…David Tennant is a
revelation”
- Guardian
A Taste of Shakespeare - Love
Eugenia Educational Fdn.
2008
40 mins
SrH-A
PPR $195
S Sch $75
HUO $49.95
The eighth production in the award-winning
series, “A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE: LOVE”
explores what Shakespeare says about love, in
an effort to find out whether he is essentially
cynical, romantic, or somewhere in between.
The setting: a rehearsal hall.
Four actors – two men and two women –
and the stagemanager wait for their tardy
director to arrive so they can begin rehearsal
on a play about Shakespeare’s views on love.
While they wait, they continue to probe
Shakespeare’s texts for more evidence. And
they don’t agree with each other. As they
speak lines from various plays to prove their
opposing views on what they believe
Shakespeare is saying, we weave in clips from
other productions of A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE to illustrate the many faces of love.
Armitage follows in the footsteps of the
poem's hero, Gawain, through some of
Britain's most beautiful and mystical landscapes and reveals why an absurd tale of a
knight beheading a green giant is as relevant
and compelling today as when it was
written.
Canterbury Tales (6)
BBC 2003
6x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $729, $199 each
S Sch the series $429, $129 each
These are the same tales we know and love
but now they’re being retold for a modern
audience by some of Britain’s best known
contemporary writers, and starring a cast
that’s as diverse as the tales themselves. Each
of the tales is set on the pilgrims’ route to
Canterbury.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/canterburytales/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1054027
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/woman
shour/03_03_03/monday/info3.shtml
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– The Knight’s Tale
– The Miller’s Tale
– The Sea Captain’s Tale
– The Wife of Bath
– The Man of Law’s Tale
– The Pardoner’s Tale
http://www.atasteofshakespeare.com
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BBC 2005
4x50 mins JrH-A
PPR the series $499, $199 each
S Sch the series $299, $129 each
Shakespeare ReTold is a series of four
television adaptations of William Shakespeare's
plays. Each play is adapted by a different
writer, and relocated to the present day.
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- Much Ado About Nothing
- Macbeth
- The Taming of the Shrew,
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
NEW!
For the Love of Movies
Bullfrog 2009
80 mins JrH-A
PPR $350
For the Love of Movies:The Story of
American Film Criticism is the first
documentary to dramatize the rich saga of
American movie reviewing.
Directed by Boston Phoenix critic, Gerald
Peary, For the Love of Movies offers an
insider's view of the critics' profession, with
commentary from America's best-regarded
reviewers, Roger Ebert (The Chicago
Sun-Times), A.O. Scott (The New York Times),
Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly),
and Kenneth Turan (The Los Angeles Times).
We also hear from young, articulate, Internet
voices, including Harry Knowles
(ainitcoolnews.com) and Karina Longworth
(spout.com).
Their stories are entertaining, humorous, and
personal.Those who hear them may gain new
respect for the film critic profession, knowing
the faces and voices, and also the history.
From the raw beginnings of criticism before
The Birth of a Nation to the incendiary
Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the
1960s and 70s to the battle today between
youthful on-liners and the print establishment,
this documentary illuminates the role that film
criticism has played in the evolution of
American film.
DVD version includes 40 minutes of extras.
English and Spanish language subtitles; and
scene selection.
But there are also love secrets between these
actors – some of the same complications
dramatized by Shakespeare – which come to
the surface and will have to
be faced.
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THE ARTS - Art and Artists
The Private Life of a Masterpiece:
Caravaggio’s the Taking of Christ
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Caravaggio's painting The Taking of Christ,
which represents Jesus Christ being captured
in the Garden of Gethsemane, was wellknown from copies. But the original painting
of the treachery of Judas had been lost from
view for over 200 years.
The painting had been commissioned from
Caravaggio in 1602 by the Roman nobleman,
Ciricaco Mattei - a man who had previously
commissioned two other paintings from the
artist. Initially the painting was famous.
Guidebooks of Rome from the 17th century
mention it and describe it hanging in the
Mattei Palace. Mattei accounts from the 18th
century confirm that the Caravaggio was still
in their collection. But by the early 19th century it had disappeared from view and by the
20th century descriptions and copies by other
artists provided the only clue to what the
Caravaggio looked like.
In 1990 the Jesuit fathers at St Ignatius, Dublin
called on the National Gallery of Ireland to
clean a painting that had been hanging in their
residence for nearly 60 years.The restorer
immediately recognised the composition - but
what convinced the experts that this painting
wasn't just another copy? How had it got to
Ireland? And what happened over the years to
cause its disappearance? This fascinating
programme takes a closer look at the painting
itself, reveals the details that identify the
painting as a Caravaggio and unearths how
and why the painting remained undiscovered
for so long.
NEW!
Water, Light and Chaos:
Art by Juan Geuer
NEW!
Pretend Not to See Me
Edward Folger/Judith Parker
2009
20 mins
SrH-A
PPR $150 S Sch $55 HUO $39.95
This intimate portrait of 92-year-old Canadian
artist Juan Geuer (1917-2009) was recorded
the year preceding his death. Geuer eloquently presents his passionate beliefs about the
purpose of art and science and humanity’s
inherent molecular connection to the natural
world by discussing his most acclaimed installation WiS (Water in Suspense) - where a single water droplet illuminated and enlarged by
a red laser beam creates astounding, shifting
light-patterns.
“I try to connect people with the primeval
sources of our existence; where we come
from.” – Juan Geuer.
“We [artists/technicians] really don’t make
things new. We make choices that show our
connections to the outer world.” … “The
water is the artist. That’s the problem with
these things; there is no glory to be had for the
technician.” – Juan Geuer.
Official Selection, Lighthouse Film Festival
www.juangeuer.com/index.html
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Site Media 2009 50 mins SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
Newfoundland’s spectacular, coastal landscape
and an isolated farm become the living gallery
for thirteen avant-garde performances by
renowned visual artist Colette Urban. Colette
uses her own body as an almost kinetic
sculpture to explore themes of identity and
social convention.
Colette Urban has performed her works
across Canada and she has performed and
exhibited around the world.
Traditional Newfoundland songs are
reinterpreted and act as a chorus for Colette’s
intimate bond with Newfoundland. Halifax
singer songwriter,Tanya Davis’s song Art
makes an evocative statement about the price
of artistic excellence. Sam Shalabi’s contemporary score echoes Colette’s humour, melancholy and inventiveness.
"I am timid in the real world. Performance
and this idea of disguise are a real comfort to
me. I’m not me. I’m someone else once I am
in that role of the performer."
- Colette Urban
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THE ARTS - Poetry and Performing
NEW!
Words Aloud
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Never Saw It
Elizabeth Zetlin 2009
53 mins SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
Canada's best poets and storytellers electrify
audiences, revealing spoken word's power to
delight, inspire and transform.This
documentary takes you on a journey through
the many forms of spoken word, including
dub, slam and lyric poetry, performance
poetry, and storytelling.The film addresses
issues of immigrant experience, inner city
issues, and cultural identity, including black and
aboriginal points of view.
You’ll get an insider’s look at the Words Aloud
Festival – performances, interviews, and the
story of Adam, an 18-year-old student who
begins to find his own voice.You’ll discover
what makes a poet, what drives them to
create, what’s most difficult about the writing
life, and what compels them to continue.You’ll
see how a small town creates a vibrant poetic
community. Canada’s 2010 Olympic poet,
Shane Koyczan, demonstrates why our own
voices are so important and why poetry is
truly the shortest distance between two
hearts.
“Words Aloud – the festival that brings a small
town . . . to its feet!”
Some language and mature themes.
www.wordsaloud.ca/studyguide
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Edward Folger 2008 19 mins SrH-A
PPR $150 S Sch $55 HUO $39.95
A young Inuk man’s poetic take on his place in
the history of his people.Mosha Folger, born in
Iqaluit, Nunavut, with roots in Vancouver, is the
product of an Inuit mother and a Brooklynite
father. A writer and performer, he has
performed at slams and open mics in Ottawa
and Vancouver since December of 2005.
Mosha draws a narrative arc with spoken
word and song; from his Inuit ancestors
hunting seals to leaving his Arctic home to the
glimmer of hope he sees for the future of his
people. Mosha’s unique perspective reveals a
culture and way of life far removed from the
romantic notions of igloos and naked men
running across the sea ice.
Never Saw It is part poetry and music, part
biography, and part polemic. It is a brief history of an Inuk lifetime.
Official Selection - Winnipeg Aboriginal
Film Festival
Mosha Folger (aka M.O.) is up for two
Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards:
Best Rap / Hip Hop CD and Best New
Artist. 2010
http://www.mcnabbconnolly.ca/titles
/4421/never_saw_it
to view some of Mosha’s poems.
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ASIAN STUDIES
NEW!
Returned: Child Soldiers
of Nepal's Maoist Army
DER 2008
30 mins SrH-A
PPR $175
Imagine being forced to leave your family and
fight in war you don't understand - and you
are only eleven years old. Sadly, for many of
these child soldiers in Nepal this is a reality
and the peace process has not solved their
problems.These children quickly discovered
that the return home is even more painful
than the experience of war.
Returned follows several Nepali child soldiers
including Asha, a young Nepali girl, who was
sent home from the Maoists' People's
Liberation Army after the ceasefire. Asha
joined the Maoist army when she was 14years-old. For this young low caste girl, joining
the Maoists was a pathway to a future with
education and employment. Despite two years
of being on the frontlines, her biggest concern
was what would await her when she returned
home. Would she turn to commercial sex
work, become a domestic slave, or would she
be banished from her home and forced into
marriage?
Returned weaves the voices of Nepal's child
soldiers, organizations working to help them,
and military leader's from Nepal's opposing
forces, who answer challenging questions
about their use of childen as warriors.
Best Short, Children's Advocacy 5th Annual
Artivist Film Fest., Hollywood, CA, 2008
Best Student Work, Society for Visual
Anthropology Film, Video and Interactive
Media Festival, 2008
Best Documentary Short 2008 Atlanta
Underground Film Festival, 2008
CARE Film Festival, Johannesburg, 2008
Himalayan Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2009
Anthropology Film Festival at UBC,
Vancouver, Canada, 2010
nepaldocumentary.com/Main.aspx
China’s Capitalist Revolution (2)
Pollution in China
BBC 2009
2x50 mins SrH-A
PPR $449
S Sch $269
When Chairman Mao died in 1976, hardliners
were determined to continue the Cultural
Revolution, driving the middle classes out to
work in primitive agriculture. But party
member Deng Xiaoping - a former key ally of
Mao, but later a critic - thought their policy
was mad. China's food production had
collapsed and its industry was on its knees.
Filmakers Library 2008
30 mins
SrH-A PPR $325
Since the economic reforms of the 1980s,
runaway economic growth has turned China
into a major creator of pollution. While the
Chinese government ineffectually tries to
grapple with its growing environmental
problems, rising discontent among the masses
augurs political changes.
With the help of Politburo colleagues, Deng
encouraged the peasants to take back their
plots from the communes. He set up New
Economic Zones which brought in Western
technology and investment and allowed China
to produce goods for export.This set the
country on course to become one of the
fastest growing economies in the world.
A decade after the reforms, Deng's legacy was
damaged by the brutality of Tiananmen
Square. Unemployment, corruption and
profiteering provoked demonstrations. Deng
did not give up. Right up into his late 80s and
early 90s, he kept campaigning for economic
reform, declaring that without foreign
investment and private enterprise, the Chinese
communist state would collapse.
The film shows the city of Chongqing on the
Yangzte River, to be one of the most
industrialized and polluted areas in China.
Drinking water for the local population is
precarious at best. Some 360 million Chinese
find themselves in similar circumstances.
One entrepreneur lost 450 tons of fish -- and
his business -- as the result of illegal dumping.
Six years of legal action against the polluting
industry have come to nothing. He complains
that during the case, the corrupt authorities
made his life hell. Hu Jia, a dissident currently
under house arrest, says "Environmental officials are either bribed or have shares in the
factories."
He died in 1997 - but not before seeing his
country firmly established as the fastest
growing economy and the principal challenger
to the United States.
China Upside Down
Filmakers Library 2008
52 mins
SrH-A PPR $325
Since 1992 China’s “socialism” has adapted to
the entrepreneurial spirit. Success stories
abound, but in the Chinese cultural tradition, it
is often the family, rather than the individual,
which achieves success. This film profiles
several families who rose from subsistence
incomes to fabled luxury through the
inventiveness and ambition of the extended
family. Through the stories of several families
portrayed in this film, a Westerner gains insight
into the unique fusion of capitalism and
communism that is becoming present day
China.
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AT RISK YOUTH
Running Against Crime
Cooper Rock Pictures 2007
48 mins
JrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
North Central Regina, SK while rich in culture
had become a community in crisis, where
poverty, drugs, crime and youth violence had
become the norm. But the people who
volunteer at the North Central Community
centre are changing that.
On June 6, 2006 a meeting was held at the
North Central Family Centre. Sandy Wankel,
Executive Director of the Centre and Ben
Hernando, the marketing director, proposed a
plan to about 15 kids. If they would commit
to Ben for the next six months, he would train
them to run a marathon, and take them to
Las Vegas.
For Ben, it wasn’t unusual – he is a 21 times
marathon runner. What was amazing is that
many of these kids that Ben proposed to
train, were high risk kids, with many having
criminal records.
It would be an unbelievable feat to keep these
kids on track, but the Centre was determined.
Running Against Crime is a testament to what
can be accomplished with shared
determination and belief in each other.
Dogz Lyfe:
Burdens of a Gangsta Rapper
Cooper Rock Pictures 2008
48 mins
SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
Dogz Lyfe: Burdens of a Gangsta Rapper is a
one-hour documentary that takes viewers
inside the world of First Nation's rap artist
Robin Favel.
For many, Favel is seen as an inspiration; a rap
artist with enough talent to make it in to the
big time. “If you have ever seen him perform
or write a song, you know that his music is
what makes him whole,” says Preston
LeCaine, Robin's agent.
But, Robin's journey is not as easy as it
sounds. His music is also the core of his healing process. For most of his life, Robin Favel
has lived a life of crime, has been a member
of one of the most notorious gangs in
Saskatchewan,The Native Syndicate, and has
been in and out of jail numerous times. The
authorities feel that Robin is trapped in that
world and cannot escape.
This documentary follows Favel after a twoyear incarceration in the Federal Penitentiary;
back into society and back to his music. The
underlying question is: Can Robin beat the
odds and turn his life around?
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AUTISM
Finding the Words
Two Worlds - One Planet
Video Project 2007 60 mins
SrH-A PPR $150
Finding the Words is a film following the
stories of eight children in their struggle to
recover from autistic spectrum disorder
(ASD).
Fanlight Productions 2008 62 mins
SrH-A PPR $325
The incidence of Asperger syndrome and
other forms of autism in the United States
appear to be increasing dramatically.This
powerful, eye-opening documentary brings the
issue out of the shadows, stressing that young
people with these developmental disabilities
can learn and grow, if their individual needs,
styles, and abilities are respected.
Autism, historically defined as a neurological
condition that impairs communication and
socialization skills in varying degrees of
severity, is stealing away children in frightening
numbers. An estimated 1 in 150 children is
being diagnosed with this serious medical
condition that the American Academy of
Pediatrics now considers “epidemic”.
In Finding the Words, we watch parents of
children once considered hopeless describe
the amazing journeys they’ve taken to bring
their sons and daughters back - fighting the
prevailing view of autism as a disorder that is
“incurable and untreatable”; battling the effects
of what they describe as a “complex,
multifactorial illness”.
What is most important is that many
thousands of them are winning this war. And
children who could not speak, who could not
make eye contact, who spinned and flapped
and looked so utterly lost and unreachable,
are now cogent and happy and communicable. And in a crowd of regular kids in a regular
school, they look like every other kid - talking,
playing - “indistinguishable from peers”.
The film also captures the unfolding drama of
scientific discovery as doctors, pushed along
by relentless parents, search for answers.The
synergy we see between these determined
families and the doctors who have been called
to lead this struggle to uncover better
therapies for ASD is fascinating. We see a
paradigm shift in the doctor/patient model,
and a great example of how treatments can
be discovered in the presence of urgent need.
Two Worlds — One Planet takes an upbeat
look at students attending Gateway Academy,
a private K-12 day school specializing in youth
with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning
Autism and Pervasive Developmental
Disorder.
The film offers a rare opportunity to enter
the world of children with Asperger’s and
Autism, and to see it through their own eyes
and the eyes of their families.Their parents
show remarkable and sometimes painful
candor in revealing autism’s impact on the
entire family.
NEW!
Life with Autism Their Private Struggle
Badlands Productions
2010
45 mins
SrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
This documentary illustrates the private
struggle that families with autistic children
endure on a daily basis. We meet several
families whose children suffer from different
severities of autism. At one end of the
spectrum is the highly functioning young man
with Asperger’s Syndrome. He speaks, goes
to school and has a real understanding of his
disease and can describe it eloquently. At the
other end of the spectrum is a young boy
who will never speak and who needs constant
and very attentive care.
What is the impact on the family and on a
marriage when a child is afflicted with this
disorder? How are their lives affected?
These students perceive the world differently,
and they learn differently as well.The school
offers them an academic curriculum that is
challenging and structured, and nurturing in its
approach to fostering growth, responsibility
and independence. Students, faculty, and
families work collaboratively to help students
discover and develop their individual gifts and
strengths.
Autism will afflict these children always - there
is no cure. Of particular concern to their
parents is who will look after them when they
are no longer able to.
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
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BIOGRAPHIES
Radical Dreamer: The Passionate
Journey of Graham Spry
White Pine Pictures 2008
58 mins SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 S Sch $59.95
Graham Spry (1900-1983) played a central
role in the creation of modern Canada. He
was far ahead of his time, and paid a huge
price for advocating his vision for Canada. His
vision has now become part of the character
of this nation and includes the two defining
realities in Canada; the struggle to retain a
culture distinct from that of the United States,
and the attempt to create a bi-cultural, now
multi-cultural state in Canada.
A young Graham Spry, Oxford graduate and
League of Nations translator, dreamt of a
Canada with “middle power status” on the
world stage. Canada, Spry wrote, should be a
“bicultural state”, with unemployment
insurance, universal medical care, a national
publicly owned radio network and other
social and political benefits that have since
come to define the country. “Canada can
become a model for other nations,” said Spry.
Spry helped found a new political party in the
depth of the depression (the CCF, now NDP).
He organized Canadian clubs across the
country and published several influential
magazines; Canadian Nation, Canadian
Frontier, Canadian Forum, Arts In Canada,
Farmers Sun, and New Commonwealth.They
were full of the vision of a vibrant Canadian
culture and of a unique democracy.
Spry championed the new medium of radio,
calling it a “central nervous system” for
Canada, a force for education and culture. He
would eventually earn the unofficial title of the
“Father of Public Broadcasting”.
“With this biography of a visionary, filmmakers Peter Raymont and Bruce Steele have
created essential viewing for anyone...”
- Henrietta Walmark, Globe and Mail
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A Sense of Wonder
Bullfrog 2008
55 mins SrH-A
PPR $300
When pioneering environmentalist Rachel
Carson published "Silent Spring" in 1962, the
backlash from her critics thrust her into the
center of a political maelstrom. Despite her
private persona, her convictions about the
risks posed by chemical pesticides forced her
into the role of controversial public figure.
Using many of Miss Carson's own words,
actress Kaiulani Lee embodies this
extraordinary woman in a documentary style
film which depicts Carson in the final year of
her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson
recounts with both humor and anger the
attacks by the chemical industry, the
government and the press as she focuses her
limited energy to get her message to
Congress and the American people.
This DVD includes many bonus features
including LESSONS FROM CARSON,
a 28-minute film, in which contemporary
environmental leaders reflect on Carson's life
and the challenges ahead.
Featuring geneticist and "Nature of Things"
host, Dr. David Suzuki; leading expert on the
health effects of pollution Dr. Theo Colborn;
"Last Child in the Woods" author, Richard
Louv; the Center for Food Safety's Andrew
Kimbrell; Jay Feldman of Beyond Pesticides;
and NRDC co-founder and Dean of the Yale
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies,
Gus Speth.
NEW!
James Houston: The Most
Interesting Group of People
You'll Ever Meet
drumsong communications 2008
49 mins
SrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
Canadian publisher and long-time friend of
James Houston, Douglas Gibson, describe him
as; 'the most interesting group of people you'll
ever meet.' This quote inspired James' son
filmmaker John Houston to film a tribute to
his father that consisted of stories told by the
people who knew him best. Out of this group
of highly articulate storytellers, a portrait
would emerge of the group that was James
Houston.
The story of James Houston - a spirit for our
times. One who recognized no boundaries.
One who walked with Inuit and First Nations
friends to the rhythms of nature, and also
somehow understood the business of it all.
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He received knowledge, he gave
empowerment.
His historic collaboration with the Inuit of
Cape Dorset, which sparked world awareness
of Inuit art, is cross-cultural communication at
its best.
A Promise to the Dead The Exile Journey of
Ariel Dorfman
White Pine Pictures 2007
90 mins SrH-A
PPR $295 S Sch $115 HUO $69.95
A Promise to the Dead:The Exile Journey of
Ariel Dorfman is an exploration of exile,
memory, longing and democracy, as seen
through the experiences of the worldrenowned writer, Ariel Dorfman - author of
numerous works of fiction, plays and essays in
Spanish and English.
Born in Argentina, but raised in New York,
until his family was exiled to Chile during the
Red Scare, Dorfman became Cultural Advisor
to the Staff of Chile's socialist president
Salvador Allende.
When the democratically elected government
was toppled in the military coup of
September 11, 1973, Dorfman was among a
handful of Allende's inner circle to survive.
Years later, he was told that his life was spared
because "someone had to live to tell the
story".
A Promise to the Dead was filmed in the
USA, Argentina and Chile in late 2006,
coinciding with the death of former Chilean
dictator, Augusto Pinochet.The film is based, in
part, on Dorfman's best-selling memoir,
Heading South, Looking North.
“A life changing experience...A profile in
courage coloured with the anxiety of a human
rights activist faced with painful moral
choices.”
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“A powerful, at times unforgettable
documentary...it’s a must see because you
soon learn that it’s about more than Chile.
It’s about how the world works.”
- John Doyle, The Toronto Globe and Mail
2008 Gemini Winner for
best Social / Political Documentary
http://www.promisetothedead.com;
http://www.adorfman.duke.edu
BUSINESS STUDIES - In the Internet Age
The King of Calls
Filmakers Library 2008
29 mins
SrH-A PPR $395
Seventy-five young sales agents in India embark upon a daunting task.They are an outsourced telemarketing team, newly
trained in "American" English, that is charged with selling over-priced yellow pages advertising space.Their supervisor
maximizes their frustrations as he exhorts these global economy combatants to sell, sell, sell!
Their "cold calling" is met with rejection and abuse. We watch as they struggle to explain the supposed advantages of
their product over that of the competition. Some lose their jobs as they fail to make even one sale.This poignant but
often humorous film reveals the reality behind phone calls we all too often receive with less than enthusiasm. It shows
there is a striving, intelligent and appealing person who is at the other end of that accented voice.
CANADIAN STORIES - Alberta Tar Sands
Tar Sands: The Selling of Alberta
White Pine Pictures 2008
52 mins SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
Tar Sands:The Selling of Alberta captures the
intersecting storylines of a remarkable cast of
characters eager to cash in on the oil boom in
Fort McMurray, Alberta. Washington lobbyists,
pipefitters from Newfoundland, Chinese
investors and Norwegian industrialists descend
on tar-soaked "Fort McMoney", a modern-day
Eldorado, where rents are sky rocketing and
cocaine abuse is four times the provincial
average.
Up for grabs - a stake in a $100 billion energy
bonanza and Canada's economic sovereignty.
This documentary tracks the growth of the
world's largest reserve of 'unconventional' oil.
This Florida-sized "environmental sacrifice
zone" has become Canada's contribution to
U.S. energy security in the post-9/11 world.
Yet, for many, the tar sands are a global
warming disaster. As Fort McMurray bursts at
the seams, children from Thunder Bay to Cape
Breton are made tar-sands orphans by their
migrant-worker parents.
Canada's petrodollar breaks the back of the
manufacturing economy in the East. Cancer
rates skyrocket downstream of Fort
McMurray while Rocky Mountain glaciers melt
and disappear.
And all the while, Alberta crude goes south to
U.S. markets while Eastern Canada pays ever
more for insecure Middle East oil.
In an isolated region of the north, Canada's
future is being carved out of the forest at a
breakneck pace.Tar Sands:The Selling of
Alberta questions how much Canada is willing
to sacrifice for a stake in this century's
greatest energy bonanza.
http://www.oilsandswatch.org
http://www.oilsandsdiscovery.com
http://www.tarsandswatch.org
http://www.capp.ca/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=688
http://www.oilsandsreview.com
http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en
/recent/tarsandsfaq
http://oilsandstruth.org
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CANADIAN STORIES - Our History, Our Culture
The Remembrance Day DVD
Random Walk Production 2008
10 mins - plus extras JrH-A
PPR $95
S Sch/ HUO $35
The First World War was a war in which
airplanes and mounted cavalry fought to
defend the same front. It was a war that saw
mud-filled, rat-infested trenches stretch in a
more-or-less solid line from Switzerland to the
English Channel. It came to be known as the
War to End All Wars, and, ever since it ended
on November 11th 1918, we have called that
day Remembrance Day to honour the
soldiers who took part, many thousands of
whom made the ultimate sacrifice.
This DVD contains materials to help make the
observation of Remembrance Day a rich and
meaningful experience.
Included on the disk:
• I Think of You Often ©1983 - An award
winning program that captures the feelings
and experiences of as Canadian soldier fighting
from the trenches through letters written to
his girlfriend.
• 12 printable archival
photographs
• 12 printable posters
• Printable copies of the
letters
• Printable activities
"10 minute masterpiece."
- Cinema Canada
Will the Real Alberta
Please Stand Up?
Reel Girls Media 2008
47 mins
PPR $250 S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
This documentary follows the quest of
Alberta filmmaker Geo Takach as he discovers
both the expected and highly unexpected
sides of Wild Rose Country.
In this fast-paced, funny and eye-opening case
study in cultural identity, we meet icons like
architect Douglas Cardinal, (former) premier
Ralph Klein, world-champion curlers the
Ferbey Four, environmentalist Martha Kostuch,
Reform Party founder Preston Manning, cowboy poet Doris Daley, journalist Ted Byfield,
actor Tantoo Cardinal,Yuk Yuk’s founder Mark
Breslin, visual artist Jane Ash Poitras, musician
Corb Lund and many more— along with
opinionated pedestrians from the wharves of
Vancouver to the wilds of northern
Newfoundland.
In trying to untangle Alberta’s most enduring
myths, Geo poses tough questions.
• Are Albertans mavericks or sheep?
• Rednecks or radicals?
• Down-to-earth or destroying it?
• Holy rollers or high rollers?
The answers that he gets reveal a province
that manages to both embrace and reject its
stereotypes. “It’s a paradox,” declares singersongwriter Bill Bourne, “but it’s amazing, man.”
See also:
The Nanny Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 47
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CHARACTER EDUCATION
NEW!
The Storytelling Class
NEW!
Suck it Up Princess
Sedna Pictures Inc. 2009 60 mins JrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
Located in Winnipeg's downtown core,
Gordon Bell High School is probably the most
culturally varied school in the city. One recent
survey found 58 different languages spoken by
the student body.
Hop to it Productions 2008
48 mins
JrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
This film is a powerful exploration of courage
and strength. A musically enhanced one hour
view into the world of Renee Rodrigues, a
young website designer, moderator, reporter,
charity organizer and victim of congenital
muscular dystrophy. Renee has a 500lb wheel
chair, a tracheotomy and feels constant pain
but that doesn’t stop her for a second. She is
very popular and has a thriving on-line. Renee
makes the most of every second, loves life
and is an inspiration to us all.
A large percentage of this diverse population
is made up of children who have arrived as
refugees from various war torn areas of the
world.Traumatized by violence and
displacement and experiencing culture shock
in Canada these immigrant children face
challenges that are not easily understood by
their Canadian classmates.
In an effort to build bridges of friendship and
belonging across cultures and histories, Marc
Kuly, a dynamic young teacher at Gordon Bell,
initiated an after-school storytelling project
whereby the immigrant students would share
stories with their Canadian peers.
The catalyst for this cross-cultural interaction
was the students’ reading of A Long Way
Gone by Ishmael Beah.The book is a memoir
of Beah’s horrific time as a child soldier in
Sierra Leone’s civil war and how difficult it was
for him and similarly traumatized children to
be rehabilitated after the war ended.
One week, during the course of Marc Kuly’s
storytelling project, Beah and his American
adoptive mother, Laura Simms who is a
renowned professional storyteller, were both
in Winnipeg and they agreed to meet with the
students to talk about the healing power of
storytelling. With their help the students learn
to listen to each other and find the
commonality that had so long eluded them.
Renee's motto "Suck It Up Princess" is a
perfect reflection of her no-nonsense
approach to life, best summed up in her own
words:
"Life is full of ups and downs, so suck it up
and move on! We can't always have what we
want ... if that were the case I would not have
a disability and neither would anyone else in
this world. So take life and enjoy it because
one minute it's there and the next it's gone."
Special Jury Remi Award at Worldfest Houston
International Film Festival, 2010
Nominated for Best Documentary POV
(Point of View) film at the Golden Sheaf
Awards, 2010.
Winner, Short Film International at The
International Youth Film Festival, 2010
www.superstarrenee.com/
By turns poignant, uplifting, angry and
humourous,The Storytelling Class is a
remarkable testament to the resilience of the
human heart and it’s infinite capacity for
forgiveness and redemption.
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT
NEW!
Early Life - Life Series 7 (3)
Bullfrog 2009
3x25 mins
SrH-A
PPR the series $475, $250 each
How irrevocably are we shaped by the first few years of our lives?
Recent developments in behavioral and neuroscience have led to new insights into how children think. But some now
claim we're not acting on these discoveries - and risk wasting the potential of a quarter of a billion young lives worldwide.
#1 - The Mayor’s Dream
http://www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1956
#2 - Kibera Kids
http://www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1960
#3 - My First Day at School
http://www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1965
CHILDREN’S FILMS - Language Arts
NEW!
The Dinosaurs of
Waterhouse Hawkins
NEW!
The North Star
NEW!
That Book Woman
Weston Woods 2010 20 mins Gr4-6
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by Barbara Kerley,
ill. by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
There was a time when few knew what
dinosaurs looked like.This is the story of how
Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-sized
dinosaur models and stunned the world with
his awe-inspiring creations.
Narrated by Jonathan Pryce. Music by Ernest
V.Troost.Includes interviews with author
Barbara Kerley & illustrator Brian Selznick.
Weston Woods 2010 13 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the 10th ANNIVERSARY
EDITION of the book by Peter H. Reynolds
(Candlewick)
It is often said that life is a journey. In this
beautifully illustrated book, Reynolds inspires
readers to observe, to wonder, and to
consider diverging from the well-worn path –
to follow their dreams. Narrated by Tim Curry
with music by David Mansfield. Includes a
bonus interview with author Peter H.
Reynolds.
Weston Woods 2010 12 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by Heather Henson, ill.
by David Small (Atheneum)
Cal is not the reading type, but that Book
Woman keeps visiting.This is the moving story
of the Pack Horse Librarians, whose bravery
and commitment helped rural
children find something wonderful in books.
Narrated by Walker Harrison. Music by Jack
Sundrud and Rusty Young. Includes bonus
interviews with author Heather Henson and
illustrator David Small.
Iconographic
Animated.
Iconographic.
NEW!
The Pigeon Finds
a Hot Dog!
NEW!
Spoon
NEW!
Splat the Cat
Weston Woods 2010 7 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by Amy Krouse
Rosenthal and Scott Magoon (Hyperion)
Spoon has always been a happy little utensil.
But lately he feels like life is just not cutting it.
Fork, Knife and Chopsticks all have it so much
better than Spoon. But do they? This book celebrates what makes each of us
special. Narrated by author Amy Krouse
Rosenthal with music by Jack Sundrud and
Rusty Young. Includes a bonus interview with
Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Weston Woods 2010
7 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by Rob Scotton
(HarperCollins)
Splat is concerned his first day at cat school
will not go well, so he takes along his mouse
pal, Seymour. All is fine – until Seymour
escapes and Splat learns that cats are
supposed to chase mice! Narrated by Tim
Curry. Music is by Robert Reynolds and Scotty
Huff. Includes a bonus interview with author
Rob Scotton.
Weston Woods 2010
6 mins
K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book
by Mo Willems (Hyperion)
When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he
can’t wait to devour it. But then along comes
a sly duckling who wants a bite. Who will be
the more clever bird? Narrated by Mo and
Trixie Willems with music by Scotty Huff and
Robert Reynolds. Includes a bonus interview
with author Mo Willems.
Animated.
Animated.
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Animated.
CHILDREN’S FILMS - Language Arts
NEW!
Chicken Little
Weston Woods 2010
8 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by
Rebecca and Ed Emberley
(Roaring Brook)
A bold and colorful retelling of the classic tale
of the not-so-bright little chicken’s encounter
with an acorn and gravity. Children will be
delighted as crazy-eyed Chicken and his
panicked friends run from the sky and right
into an eye-catching surprise. With delicious
illustrations, wacky text and a spectacular
finale, this Chicken Little is a comic
extravaganza.
NEW!
Katie Loves Kittens
NEW!
What to do About Alice?
Weston Woods 2010
8 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by by John Himmelman
(Henry Holt)
Weston Woods 2010 16 mins Gr4-6
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by Barbara Kerley, ill. by
Edward Fotheringham (Scholastic)
★ BANK STREET BEST CHILDREN’S
BOOK OF THE YEAR
★ ROBERT F. SIBERT INFORMATIONAL
AWARD HONOUR BOOK
Katie, a little dog, is so excited when Sara Ann
brings home three little kittens that she can’t
stop herself from howling and trying to run
after them. But her enthusiasm frightens the
kitties, and she’s sad when they run away from
her. Don’t they know that she just wants to
play?
Theodore Roosevelt had a small problem
…his daughter Alice! Alice Lee Roosevelt was
hungry to go places, meet people, do things.
Father called it running riot. Alice called it
eating up the world. Brimming with affection
and wit, this spirited biography gives readers a
peek into family life inside the White House.
Animated.
Iconographic.
Animated.
NEW!
The Curious Garden
NEW!
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Weston Woods 2010
10 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by Peter Brown
(Little, Brown)
Weston Woods 2010
9 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by by Mo Willems
(Hyperion)
Wilbur is different from the other Naked
Mole Rats in his Colony, because
he wears clothes (and he likes it!). But what
will happen when Grand-pah, the oldest,
wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever,
discovers Wilbur’s secret? A gentle story
about not quite fitting in and expressing one’s
own individuality.
★ ALA NOTABLE BOOK
One boy's quest for a greener world... one
garden at a time. A little boy named Liam
discovers a struggling garden and decides to
take care of it. As time passes, the garden
spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. An
enchanting tale with environmental themes
and breathtaking illustrations.
Animated.
Animated.
NEW!
The Lion and the Mouse
Weston Woods 2010
10 mins K-Gr3
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by by Jerry Pinkney
(Little, Brown)
★ CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK
In this wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's
most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that
no act of kindness is ever wasted. With vivid
depictions of the landscape of the African
Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters,
Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and
his stunning pictures speak volumes.
Iconographic.
NEW!
Crow Call
Weston Woods 2010 18 mins Gr4-6
PPR $95
S Sch/HUO $45
Based on the book by Lois Lowry, ill. by
Bagram Ibatoulline (Scholastic)
★ PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR 2009
The story of young Liz and her father who
has been away at WWII for longer than she
can remember. They begin their journey of
reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry
pie, tender conversation, and the crow call.
This allegorical story shows how, like the birds
gathering above, the relationship between the
girl and her father is graced with the chance
to fly.
Iconographic.
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CHILDREN’S FILMS - Language Arts, Native Studies
NEW!
Anash and the Legacy
of the Sun-Rock (13)
Sun-Rock Productions 2010
13x24 mins Gr4-6
PPR the series $1995, $195 each
S Sch the series $795, $75 each
HUO the series $495, $49.59 each
This series is at the cutting edge of new
production technologies. It places live actors
with a stunning digitally-created world. The
actors are then treated to match the painted
backgrounds, creating an “animated
watercolor” effect.
#1 - An Unseen Enemy
#2 - Through the Blue Tunnel
#3 - Exile from Suskan Inlet
#4 - A Face in the Forest
#5 - Upon the Words of Elders
#6 - The Will of the North Wind
#7 - The Deer Captive
#8 - Into the Valley of the Frost
#9 - The Challenge of Dukakawu
#10 - Pathfinders
#11 - Darkest of Waters
#12 - The World is as Sharp as a Knife
#13 - Death and Peace
A 13 part, half-hour youth quest series, Anash
and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock tells the
compelling tale of young Anash’s mission as
he tries to reunite all parts of the mystical
Sun-Rock in order to fulfill a prophecy to
attain peace and protect a fragile land. Aided
by his servant Kole, Anash’s underlying motive
is to discover his true identity.
Based on classic myths from the Tlingit
Nation's oral history, Anash and the Legacy
of the Sun-Rock takes place in the mid-1800s
on the archipelago of islands and inlets that
currently make up the Pacific Northwest
Coast of Canada. At that time, despite being
home to thousands of Tlingit, the land was
considered by outsiders to be a “no-man’s
land” and therefore ripe for plunder by any
who came along.
Each episode advances Anash’s internal and
external journey. In navigating a dangerous
world, Anash encounters many challenges that
test his abilities as a young warrior and aid in
his development and growth.
Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock
appeals to the young and young-at-heart who
believe in the magic reality of fairy tales and
for whom… the journey is everything.
ANASH INTERACTIVE WEBSITE:
Visit the multi-award winning interactive
website (links below) that is a comprehensive
companion to the Anash series. On the site
you will find many varied and fun activities to
further enrich the Anash learning experience.
There is a special teacher page that features
an in depth guide and curriculum correlations.
www.anashinteractive.com
www.anashinteractive.com/parents.html
Teacher Page
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CHILDREN’S FILMS - All About Food and Nutrition
Taste Buds Season 1 & 2 (26)
marblemedia 2008, 2009
13x23 mins
Gr 4-6
PPR a set of 13 $1995, $195 each
S Sch a set of 13 $795, $75 each
HUO a set of 13 $495, $49.95 each
Food, fun and friends are the main ingredients
in this dynamic, innovative food series and
engaging website which encourages kids to be
food explorers and seek out new taste
discoveries!
Taste Buds and TastebudsTV.com aim to:
• Fuel kids as they make healthy food
choices.
• Encourage kids to learn about different
cultures through taste adventures.
• Communicate kitchen safety and fun food
facts to kids.
• Encourage kids to practice environmental
savvy.
NEW!
What’s on Your Plate?
Bullfrog 2009
76 mins Gr4-6
PPR $350
What's On Your Plate is a witty and
provocative documentary about kids and food
politics. Over the course of one year, the film
follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city
kids as they explore their place in the food
chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists,
farmers, and storekeepers, as they address
questions regarding the origin of the food
they eat, how it's cultivated, and how many
miles it travels from farm to fork.
Sadie and Safiyah visit supermarkets, fast food
chains, and school lunchrooms. But they also
check out innovative sustainable food system
practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and
community supported agriculture (CSA)
programs.They discover that these options
have a number of positive effects: they are
good for the environment, help struggling
farmers survive, and provide affordable, locally
grown food to communities, especially lowerincome urban families.
Taste Buds' creators believe that by by
fostering an open attitude to new
experiences, expanding cooking vocabulary,
and increasing food knowledge, the show and
site extend the cooking experience beyond
the couch and into the home kitchen.
www.tastebudstv.com/home.php
tastebudstv.com/parents/ - Extra Resources
Season 1 - © 2008
#1 - Foods that Smell
#2 - Foods that Melt
#3 - Foods that Grow
#4 - Foods that Stick
#5 - Foods that Fuel
#6 - Foods that Crunch
#7 - Foods that are Flat
#8 - Foods that are Sweet
#9 - Foods that are Purple
#10 - Foods that Sizzle
#11 - Foods that Rise
#12 - Foods that Stretch
#13 - Foods that Crack
NEW!
Season 2 - © 2009
#1 - Foods that Flow
#2 - Foods that Ooze
#3 - Foods that are Hot
#4 - Foods that Make You Pucker
#5 - Foods that Make You Smile
#6 - Foods that are Super-Powerful
#7 - Foods that are Wrapped
#8 - Foods that Start with Q
#9 - Foods for the Brain
#10 - Foods that are Fancy
#11 - Foods that are Raw
#12 - Foods that are Ooey-Gooey
#13 - Foods for Dudes
The film culminates with a delicious local meal
cooked by the girls and friends they have
made along the way. Sadie and Safiyah
formulate sophisticated and compassionate
opinions about urban sustainability, and by
doing so inspire hope and active
engagement in others.
This DVD comes with a thorough 64-page
curriculum guide that is matched to the three
20-minute study modules on the DVD, which
are entitled
School Food
Health and Access
Local Food.
www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/
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CHILDREN’S FILMS - Science, Wetlands and More!
Our Incredible World (6)
Pinegrove Productions 2007
6x10.5 mins
Gr 4-JrH
PPR the series $725, $150 each
S Sch the series $275, $55 each
HUO the series $199, $39.95 each
Our Incredible World is a multimedia
educational resource on biodiversity and
wetlands, featuring a six part dramatic TV
series (in English and French), an interactive
web site and a comprehensive study guide.
The content is based on Canadian science
curriculum.
In Our Incredible World Jesse and Seka,
two cool tweens, must do a science project
on biodiversity. In the company of two
scientist-mentors they discover that the slimy
green world of leeches, algae, turtles, frogs
and bugs in their high-rise backyard is actually
a really cool neighborhood -- home to
thousands of different species. When they
learn that the wetland may be destroyed to
make way for a housing development they
decide to help try to save it. By collecting,
analyzing and presenting biological data, they
manage to fulfill their assignment and help
convince authorities to protect the wetland.
Incredible World Investigators
#1 - Discovering the World of Biodiversity
#2 - Sampling the Life Forms
in an Urban Wetland
#3 - Identification Practice and
Understanding Classification Systems
#4 - Classification Practice and
Learning About Microorganisms
#5 - Understanding Adaptation
to Specific Habitats
#6 - Presentation of Findings Understanding Human Impact
EN FRANÇAIS :
Les enquêteurs de la planète incroyable
- pg 38
Pinegrove Productions 2009
26 mins Gr4-JrH
PPR $195
S Sch $75
HUO $49.95
Picking up where the Our Incredible World
group left off, SAM and JASMINE are budding
scientists and partners in the Incredible World
investigative team. In each program the team
receives a clue that leads them to a new
scientific “case” to be studied - from
endangered species to alien invasive species.
#1 - Mission Possible:
#2 - Alien Invaders:
http://www.incredibleworld.ca/
EN FRANÇAIS :
Une incroyable planète - pg 38
CHILDREN’S FILMS - Kids and Money
kids + money
Bullfrog 2007
33 mins Gr 6-A
PPR $275
An original short film by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield,
kids + money is a conversation with young
people from diverse Los Angeles communities
about the role of money in their lives.
From rich to poor, Pacific Palisades to East
L.A., kids address how they are shaped by a
culture of consumerism. In kids + money,
Greenfield takes the cultural temperature of a
generation imprinted by commercial values.
Born of the extremes of poverty and wealth
that define the Los Angeles landscape, kids tell
their stories in a series of interview-based
"portraits."
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Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
Best Documentary, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Audience Award, AFI Int’l Shorts Competition
Gold Hugo, Chicago Int’l TV Awards
Best Short Film, Newport Int’l Film Festival
Best Documentary Short,
Kid’s First! Film Festival
CHILDREN’S FILMS - Social Studies
#3 - FRANCE
Medieval Fair
Amusement Park
Eiffel Tower
#2 - ICELAND
Vikings
Natural Wonders
Puffins
#4 - CANADA
Polar Bear Spotting
Canada Day in Ottawa
Algonquin Animal Rescue
#3 - RUSSIA
Winter
Father Frost
Ballet
#5 - GERMANY
Downhill Skiing
Christmas Market
Fairytale Castle
#4 - CANADA - Part 2
Winterlude
Ice Fun
Water Falls
#6 - U.S.A.
United Nations
Old West
New York Museum
#5 - CHINA
Great Wall
Opera
New Years
#7 - KENYA
Rhino
Samburu Tribe in Kenya
Giraffes
#6 – NEW ZEALAND
Maori
Kiwi
Boats
#8 - KENYA & CANADA
UN School
Elephants
Dog Sledding
#7 - EGYPT
Mummies
Pyramids
Animals
#9 - PERU
Land of the Llamas
Festival
Machu Picchu
#8 - SWEDEN
Vasa Museum
Sailboat Race
Troubadour
#10 - COSTA RICA
Animal Rescue
Zip Line
Rafting
#9 - ITALY
Sculptures
Gladiators
Gondola
Partnered with National Geographic, Are We
There Yet? turns the real world into an
exciting playground full of opportunities for
exploration and adventure.
#11 - INDIA
Taj Mahal
Safari
Holi
#10 - TURKEY
Sugar Festival
Blue Mosque
Turkish Bath
NOTE: each episode consists of 3x7 minute
segments.
#12 - THAILAND
Bangkok
Songkran
Tigers
#11 – ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD
Pandas
Glowworms
Seals
SEASON 1 - © 2007
#1 - MEXICO
Pyramid
Mexican Town
Animals
#13 - UKRAINE & CANADA
Dancing and Puppets
Easter Eggs
Halloween (Montreal)
#12 – CANADA AND TURKEY
Canada: Maple Syrup
Canada: Stampede
Turkey: Hot Air Balloon
#2 - ENGLAND
Animal Park
Big Ben
Garden Maze
SEASON 2 - © 2008
#1 - HAWAII
Volcano
Submarine
Surfing
#13 – ITALY AND EGYPT
Egypt: Nile River
Italy: Leaning Tower
Italy: Soccer
Are We There Yet?
World Adventure
Sinking Ship Entertainment
2007, 2008 26x21 mins K-Gr.3
PPR the series (13) $1,825, $175 each
S Sch/HUO the series (13) $465, $44.95 ea
NOTE: SERIES PRICE APPLIES
FOR ANY 13 EPISODES
From the producers of Roll Play and the coproducers of This is Daniel Cook and This is
Emily Yeung, comes a new series - Are We
There Yet? - a kids' global adventure series
hosted by real sister and brother duos who
share their explorations through journal
writing, marker drawn travel logs and onlocation chatter.
From making piñatas in Mexico and skiing in
Germany, to riding elephants in India and
going on safari in Africa – our young hosts
take us on their unscripted tour of the world,
sharing amazing sights and incredible
experiences.
http://www.arewethereyet.tv
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CHILDREN’S FILMS - Animals
NEW!
All About Animals Season 2 (13)
BBC 2009
13x22 mins
K-Gr3
PPR the series $1799, $169 each
S Sch the series $529, $49.95 each
All About Animals leaves no stone unturned to bring you all sorts of amazing facts and incredible information about your
favourite animals. But this is no ordinary wildlife series…
Each episode of All About Animals is an investigative quest into the life of an individual animal, revealing the world
through their eyes – introducing family and friends, threats and dangers, where it lives and what it does.
From a young sea otter, to a baby black bear, a hammerhead shark to a wolf cub, discover when each animal is hungry,
when they wake up, whether they like playing or if they like being on their own.
And throughout the series, discover that although some might be bigger, stronger or smarter, each animal is unique and
exceptional in its own right.
#1 - Dolphin
#2 – Red Fox
#3 – Sea Otter
#4 – Wolf
#5 – Alligator
#6 – Black Bear
#7 – Humpback Whale
#8 – Ground Squirrel
#9 – Puffin
#10 – Moose
#11 – Osprey
#12 – Grey Seal
#13 – Hammerhead Shark
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CHILDREN’S FILMS - New Experiences, New Friends
NEW!
The Ocean Room (13)
Sinking Ship 2009
13x22 mins
K-Gr3
PPR the series $1995, $195 each
S Sch / HUO the series $495, $49.95 each
“The Ocean Room” – the second installment
of the highly-rated preschool reality series
“The Jungle Room” – follows the unpredictable and real preschool adventures of
seven new charismatic kids aged three to six.
From having fun belting out songs to dealing
with real-life issues like the death
of the classroom goldfish and going to the
dentist, each episode takes kids and parents at
home into the unscripted world of preschoolers.
NOTE: Each 22 minute episode is made up of
two 11 minute segments.
#1 - All Kinds of Fun
• Pirates of the Ocean Room
• Pep & Pep & Pep & Salt
#8 - Field Trips!
• Taking Care of Business
• L’il Jaws
#2 - The Power of One
• This is How We Druid
• There Will Be Mud
#9 - Crazy Science
• I am a Scientist
• Episode Inventing, Patent Pending
#3 - Animals on the Move
• Ocean Room Kids Like Turtles
• Birds of Play
#10 - Special Pets
• Must Love Portugal Waterloo Dogs
• How Much is That Pufferfish in the
Window?
#4 - New Friends
• Red Fan Rising
• Remembrances of Waffles Future
#5 - Let Us Help!
• Hands Across the Water
• Cat Snack Fever
#6 - All About Safety
• I Don’t Know Karate
But I Do Know Safety
• Boats, Actually
#11 - Imagination Days
• Shorter Circuits
• SOS, Save our Seal
#12 - Handmade Toys
• Being for the Benefit of Flying Kites
• Little Blue Peep
#13 - Can You Feel It?
• Drum Machine Maker
• Me and Ukulele
#7 - Gravity Defying Guests
• The Incredible Uncle Steve
• Cirque du Ocean
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CONSUMER STUDIES
Professor Regan’s Supermarket
Addicted to Cheap Shopping
BBC 2007
60 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
We are living in strange times.The laws of
inflation dictate prices should go up. Instead
the cost of things is actually going down. In the
last 10 years the price of clothes has fallen by
36%, electronics by 56% and computers by
90%.
This is the Age of Cheap. And we love it. But
while there's much to celebrate, there are
some intriguing questions that need to be
asked: why are things so cheap. What are the
hidden costs? And is it all going to come to an
end soon?
The film looks into the world economic
effects of the Wal Mart way of doing business;
at the Ikea philosophy and at the emerging
power of the economy of China.
NEW!
Professor Regan's Beauty Parlour
BBC 2007
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Women all over the world buy cosmetics in
the hope of attaining a more beautiful face,
figure and hair.They put their hope in the
complicated scientific information advertised
as miracle cures - but are they right to do so?
The cosmetics industry faces a strange paradox. If a cosmetic product works too well, it
might be classified as a drug - requiring it to
pass a far greater number of tests and regulations. On the other hand, if it doesn't do what
it says on the package, they could be subject
to claims of false advertising.
The fine lines and grey areas of our Professor
aren't the only ones under scrutiny... we look
at the issues.
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BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Professor Leslie Regan is suspicious.There are
loads of big products out there with even
bigger claims – often backed up by ‘science’.
But can they really do what they say? The
feisty, clued-up scientist, armed with her
supermarket basket, seeks out the products
and puts them to the test.
Professor Regan starts with ‘organic’ foods. As
a label it evokes a natural country idyll where
chickens are fed by hand and oranges are
personally tended. But what does it really
mean… and is it worth the extra cash?
Farmers claim organic has no artificial
hormones or pesticide residues so it must be
crucial for healthy eating. What’s the truth?
How about a closer look at the so-called
‘superfoods’? Goji berries, pomegranates, bee
pollen – all have been labelled superfoods. But
is it just superhype? The most controversial
items are the ones that turn food into
medicine.These ‘nutraceuticals’ are part of a
billion dollar industry, but which ones are
based on good science?
Health-food enthusiast Adam Pinkerfield challenges Professor Regan to a proper scientific
test of a range of exotic foods. Using top
independent scientists and her own forensic
attitude to the truth, Professor Regan guides
us through the jungle of product labelling and
advertising that tempt us with their promises.
See also:
Addicted to Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 62
Bottled Water: Who Needs it? . . . . . .pg 62
Kids and Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 28
Tapped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 47
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CRIME, POLICING, PRISON
How to Kill a Human Being
100 Days of Freedom
The Dhamma Brothers
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Capital punishment is in crisis. After a series
of high-profile botched procedures, influential
pressure groups worldwide are calling out for
a humane and infallible method. But does one
exist? Former British politician Michael Portillo
investigates.
Cooper Rock Pictures 2006
45 mins
Coll-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
100 Days of Freedom is a documentary
following three federal inmates, who are being
released back into society after serving long
term incarcerations.
Bullfrog 2007
76 mins SrH-A
PPR $295
Behind the high security towers and double
row of barbed wire and electrical fence at
Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of
convicts who will never see the light of day.
But for some of these men, a spark is ignited
when it becomes the first maximum-security
prison in North America to hold an extended
Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and
physically demanding course of silent
meditation lasting ten days.
His journey takes him across Britain and
America, meeting experts in the business of
death, from retired executioners to
toxicologists, biomechanics specialist and
trauma surgeons as well as witnesses of
botched procedures. Michael sets up
experiments to find out why hangings are so
easily botched, why poison gas is so cruel and
the many flaws of lethal injections.
And after exploring the science and history
behind current methods of execution, Michael
investigates some alternatives. With a strong
and important journalistic story at its heart,
firmly rooted in the scientific world, this is an
original take on a difficult scientific issue.
We meet David, a former thousand-dollar-aday cocaine addict who fuelled his addiction
with a string of robberies. He struggles to
locate his ex-wife and two young children
who he has not seen or heard from since he
was locked-up; Gloria, a former prostitute and
drug addict convicted of a violent gang-ongang home invasion. She longs for a normal
life and to earn an honest day’s pay; and
Wayne, a former drug dealer and gang banger,
who has only seen 3 years months of freedom in the last 30 years. Inside, he discovered
his aboriginal culture and hopes his native
spirituality can keep him on the high road on
an outside world that fills him with low
temptations..
The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of
human potential and transformation as it
closely follows and documents the stories of
the prison inmates who enter into this
arduous and intensive program.This film, with
the power to dismantle stereotypes about
men behind prison bars also, in the words of
Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking),
"gives you hope for the human race."
"One of the most sensitive expressions of
hope...that I have seen in my career in
criminal justice." - Scott Harshbarger, former
Attorney General of Massachusetts
http://www.dhammabrothers.com/
http://www.prison.dhamma.org/
See also:
Crips and Bloods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 9
Devil’s Bargain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 41
The Man Who Armed the World . . . .pg 41
Givin’ it Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 51
Closing Down Guantanamo Bay . . . . .pg 69
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DISABILITIES
Lest We Forget: Silent Voices
Song of our Children
Fanlight Productions 2007 42 mins
SrH-A PPR $325
Lest We Forget is a powerful and empowering
journey through the first-person stories of
people with developmental disabilities —
once labeled “mentally defective” — who
were sent away to state institutions.
Fanlight Productions 2005
58 mins SrH-A PPR $275
In Song of Our Children, we meet teachers,
administrators, parents, and students whose
daily struggles and triumphs exemplify what
“educational inclusion” means and what it
takes to make it work.The film journeys from
a past when children with disabilities were
institutionalized or, at best, taught in “special”
classrooms, to a present full of innovation and
experimentation.Teachers have discovered
new ways of teaching, parents have learned
new ways of thinking, and children have
discovered that they all have something to
teach one another.
The life-long impact of institutionalization was
experienced not only by those who spent
decades in these human warehouses.
The story is also told through the voices of
the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters
who were left behind, as well as the
pioneering professionals and advocates who
put their own lives and careers in jeopardy to
bring about change.
2008 Inclusion Network Leadership Award
Sprout Film Festival
Ohio Public Images, Award of Excellence
CINE Golden Eagle
TASH Annual Conference Insight Award for Excellence
Social Justice Film of the Year,
Community Shares
Honorable Mention, Picture This Film Festiva
No Bigger Than a Minute
Bullfrog 2006
53 mins JrH-A
PPR $275
"My name is Steven. I am 48 years old and I'm
a dwarf." So begins Steven Delano's unusual
new documentary, NO BIGGER THAN A
MINUTE. What follows is neither an academic
discourse on the life and times of America's
"little people," nor a project in self-affirmation
in the face of social discrimination -- though
the film includes healthy doses of both of
these.
"No Bigger Than a Minute" has tongue-incheek re-enactments, a music score structured
after Delano's own mutated DNA sequence,
short-statured Hollywood stars such as Peter
Dinklage ("The Station Agent") and Meredith
Eaton ("Family Law") and musicians, rappers,
comedians, novelists, doctors and ordinary
folk.
Scientists have isolated the genetic mutations
for the majority of dwarf cases, and, most
astoundingly, have developed tests that detect
these mutations in the earliest stages of a
fetus's development.The question is
inescapable: Is dwarfism a chronic handicap to
be eliminated? Or is it valuable human
diversity?
"Size matters. Bodies matter. But in "No
Bigger Than a Minute," character matters
most." - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
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"Recommended. A solid discussion starter on
the controversial issue of inclusion for specialneeds children." - Video Librarian
http://landlockedfilms.com/Song%20online%2
0study%20guide.html
The Madness of Daniel Dancing
BBC 2008
40 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
The story of 30 year-old Daniel: eccentric,
funny, charming, with a compulsion to dance,
an obsession with hygiene, a love of London
and a diagnosis of "personality disorder".
Any attempt Daniel has made to build an
independent life for himself have foundered
and, having been blacklisted by all the care
homes in London, he looks set to be
confirmed to a mental institution for the rest
of his life.
But there is hope: Professor Tyrer, a
psychiatrist specialising in "personality
disorders" has found one home willing to take
Daniel.There's only one problem: it's in
Plymouth, 314km away from London. Can he
persuade Daniel to go?
See also:
Autism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 19
Suck it Up Princess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 23
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DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
Drug Class (26)
Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. 2008, 2009
26x23 mins
JrH-A
PPR the series $1,995, $195 each
S Sch the series $795, $75 each
HUO the series $495, $49.95 each
NOTE: SERIES PRICE APPLIES
FOR ANY 13 EPISODES
http://www.drugclass.ca
Season 1
DRUG CLASS follows six kids struggling with
varying levels of drug and alcohol
consumption. Their stories are interwoven
with Rand Teed's drug classes, his counselling
sessions with them, their everyday lives and
their personal diary cams. The interviews
with both the kids and their families are
candid. While some clean up their act using
his method and guidance, not everyone is so
lucky.You will find out what happens to each
of the six kids in this 13-part series.
#1 - Welcome to DRUG CLASS
#2 - Just Say Know
#3 - Kristie’s Story
#4 - What You Don’t Know about Marijuana
#5 - Kirsten’s Story
#6 - Denial
#7 - Travis’ Story
#8 - Normal? Brain Chemistry
#9 - Cyara’s Story
#10 – The Four Horsemen of the Drug ....
#11 - Recovery / Relapse
#12 - Let’s Make it to Graduation
#13 - Where do We Go from Here?
Countdown to Delirium
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Hitting the drugs debate head on, this film sets
out to analyze the short- and long-term
effects of narcotic chart busters – from how
the brain and body react to each stimulant to
the pros and cons of the current classification
system.
With the help of the Institute of Psychiatry
and National Addiction Centre – leading
centres in drug addiction research – we
examine the real effect of some of the world’s
most addictive substances.
Recent research analyzing the harmful effects
of drugs has suggested that alcohol, solvents
and tobacco (all unclassified drugs) currently
rate as more dangerous than ecstasy, 4-MTA
and LSD (all class A drugs). And research on
the recently downgraded drug, cannabis,
suggests it can damage mental health – from
loss of concentration to paranoia,
aggressiveness to outright psychosis.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/
horizon/broadband/index.shtml
NEW!
Do I Drink Too Much?
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
How much alcohol can we safely drink?
Should we drink at all? And what turns
someone who likes a few glasses into an
alcoholic? Psychologist Dr John Marsden tracks
down the truth about alcohol.
The investigation starts at his own institute,
the Institute of Psychiatry in London.
Hundreds of teenagers are being brain
scanned, genetically tested and
psychologically profiled providing information
that will help scientists predict what turns a
drinker into an addict. It will also get them
closer to the holy grail of alcohol research:
how much are our drinking lives determined
by our genetic inheritance?
JJohn then visits the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – in Maryland,
USA. He meets scientists who have defined a
genetic marker that connects to a type of
alcoholism and investigates a different
approach for a different sort of alcoholic – the
damaged anxiety obsessed alcoholic. Scientists
have found a way of rebalancing their brain
chemistry – a treatment that could be on the
market in months.
John is also prepared to ask the unthinkable.
What if we can drink and get away with it?
Get drunk, pop a pill and be sober again? Due
to one scientists’ research this is a real
possibility. But what would be the
consequences for society if we could avoid
nature’s way of stopping us drinking?
Season 2
DRUG CLASS Season 2 introduces us to
another group of kids struggling with varying
levels of drug and alcohol consumption.
Kristie and Lauren, both of whom we met in
Season 1 are back to update on us on what
has happened with each of them. Season 2
really focuses on the side effects of drinking
such as driving drunk, spirituality as a source
of hope during recovery, and taking a look at
addiction as a family problem.
#1 - Welcome Back to Drug Class
#2 - Emotional Growth
#3 - Nolan
#4 - Addiction is a Family Disease
#5 - Carly and Zoë
#6 - Impairment- Part 1
#7 - Curtis
#8 - Chelsie
#9 - Impairment - Part 2
#10 - Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
#11 - Spirituality
#12 - Lauren
#13 - Looking Back
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FAMILY STUDIES AND PARENTING
Gorilla Parenting (9)
Sinking Ship Entertainment 2008
9x20 mins
SrH-A
PPR the series $999, $150 each
S Sch the series $399, $55 each
HUO the series $299, $39.95 each
Gorilla Parenting poses engaging practical
questions as well as tough philosophical ones
on topical issues. Using real-life situations,
emotionally engaging subjects and a dollop of
humour, parents and professionals debate just
what is best for our children.
#1 - Ready Set - Grow!
Winning and Losing
Making Peace
#2 - I’m Okay and So Are You!
Leaders and Followers
Addressing Differences
#6 - I’m a Girl and You Are a Boy
Gender
The Sex Talk
#3 - Pardon Me - What Did You Say?
Language
Humour
#7 - Go for it!
Rough and Tumble Play
Risk Taking
#4 - BUT......I Don’t Want To!
Discipline
Tantrums
#8 - I Can Do This and I Know it’s Right
Ethics
Dealing with Death
#5 - God, I Feel for You
Spirituality
Empathy
#9 - Open Your Mind!
Nature vs Nuture
Food
FASHION STUDIES
The Secret World of Haute Couture
BBC 2006
60 mins
SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
The world of haute couture is like a private club. Members are very rich, extremely discreet and their clothes are the
most expensive in the entire world.
In a journey which takes her from Paris to New York and Los Angeles, filmmaker Margy Kinmonth meets millionaire
customers and world famous designers as she explores this anachronistic but little explained pocket of the fashion
industry.
Since its heyday after World War II the number of fashion houses showing haute couture in Paris has fallen from over a
hundred to barely a dozen today. For the remaining fashion houses, custom clothing is no longer the main source of
income, often costing much more than it earns through direct sales. Related luxury products such as shoes, perfumes, and
licensing ventures make the real money.
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FINANCE, ECONOMICS AND THE GLOBAL MARKET
NEW!
Warren Buffett - The World’s
Greatest Money Maker
BBC 2009
PPR $249
50 mins SrH-A
S Sch $149
The man with the golden touch.....
Meet Warren Buffett, his friends, family and
long-term colleagues.This is the amazing story
of the modern Midas.
Every $1,000 given to Buffett to invest in the
late 1950s would now be worth tens of
millions of dollars. His own share of the gains
made Buffett the richest man in the world,
with assets worth up to $60 billion. Many
have been trying - without success - to repeat
the Buffett formula, but only the Sage of
Omaha himself seems able to execute his
deceptively simple strategy.
NEW!
What’s the Economy for, Anyway?
Bullfrog 2009
40 mins SrH-A
PPR $350
Ecological economist Dave Batker presents
a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and
highly-visual monologue about the American
economy today, challenging the ways we
measure economic success--especially the
Gross Domestic Product--and offering an
answer to the question: What's the Economy
for, Anyway?
Using Gifford Pinchot's idea that the
economy's purpose is "the greatest good for
the greatest number over the longest run,"
Batker compares the performance of the U.S.
economy with that of other industrial
countries in terms of providing a high quality
of life, fairness and ecological sustainability,
concluding that when you do the numbers,
we come out near the bottom in nearly every
category.
Batker shines a humorous light on such
economic buzzwords as "productivity," and
"consumer sovereignty," while offering ideas
for "capitalism with a human face," a new
economic paradigm that meets the real needs
of people and the planet.
NEW!
Love of Money (3)
BBC 2009
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR for the series $599, $249 each
S Sch for the series $399, $149 each
In September 2008, capitalism looked like it
was on the brink of collapse.This is the
story of how the crash was caused, how it
developed and what the long-term
consequences will be.
Featuring exclusive interviews with many of
the major players, key commentators,
international leaders and finance ministers, this
series places the crash in its social context,
analysing how it was reported by the media
and how it has changed the lives of so many.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/business/
2007/creditcrunch/default.stm
#1 - The Bank that Bust the World
#2 - The Age of Risk
#3 - Back from the Brink
The Ascent of Money (6)
BBC 2008
6x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $1,199, $249 each
S Sch the series $729, $149 each
Professor Niall Ferguson tells the story of
money and the rise of global finance.
Examining the origins of the pillars of the
world’s financial system from the 14th
Century right up to the present day, he
reveals how behind every great historical
phenomenon – empires and republics, wars
and revolutions – there lies a financial secret.
But are you in on the secret? Do you really
understand what causes a bank run, an
inflationary meltdown or a stock market
crash? Can you tell a sub-prime from a prime
loan? Only with this historical perspective can
you understand the essential truth about
finance.
Bringing context and understanding to the
current economic crisis, this timely series
explains how the history of finance has been
punctuated by gut-wrenching crashes.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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Dreams of Avarice
Human Bondage
Blowing Bubbles
Risky Business
Safe as Houses
Chimerica
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YOU CAN DO IT The Story of the
Antigonish Movement
The Tompkins / Coady Multi-Media Project
and Seabright Productions
2009
60 mins
SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
In a village in West Africa a woman draws
water from a village well and brings it home
to her family. In Afghanistan a young women
borrows 100 dollars to build an oven and
create a bakery, while in India a young man
borrows two hundred dollars from a
community credit union and opens a
vegetable stall in a nearby town. In a café in
Nova Scotia, friends enjoy a good cup of Fair
Trade coffee imported from a producer co-op
in Columbia.
These events may seem to be rather ordinary,
but they are a vital part of a process of
community development. In fact, these simple
acts are part of a movement that has
overtaken the affairs and the lives of people
all over the world that stretches back across
space and time to Nova Scotia—The
Antigonish Movement.
The Antigonish Movement evolved from the
pioneering work of Rev. Dr. Moses Coady and
Rev.Jimmy Tompkins in the 1920s.The local
community development movement
originated as a response to the poverty
afflicting farmers, fishers, miners and other
disadvantaged groups in Eastern Canada.
Dr. Coady and his associates used a practical
and successful strategy of adult education and
group action that began with the immediate
economic needs of the local people.
http://antigonishmovement.com/
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FORESTS
NEW!
The Teakettle Experiment Fire and Forest Health
deciding which method for doing so remained
controversial.
Video Project 2007 27 mins SrH-A
PPR $175 S Sch $115
This DVD is both a film and a deep resource
tool.
The film documents The Teakettle
Experiment, a ten-year collaboration of forest
managers and scientists from diverse
disciplines that investigated the effects of
prescribed fire and forest thinning on restoring
forest health.
Experts agree that reducing fuel loads in our
forests lessen the chances of forest
devastation. But until the Teakettle Experiment,
With a multi-disciplinary team to study the
relative effects of prescribed fire and thinning,
the Teakettle Experiment collected invaluable
information on the benefits and detriments of
each option.The result is documented in this
DVD, which also contains multiple videos,
resources, reference materials, instructional
materials, and website links.
The principal feature on the DVD is the film,
“Fire and Forest Health,” which outlines the
problems in our forests, and then reveals how
the experiment was conducted over ten
years.
In addition to the principle video, there are
five short videos on related topics:
• Small mammals and forest ecology
• Climate change and forest management
• Science and forest management
• Pest, pathogens and drought
• Forest restoration
This comprehensive resource tool is an
excellent introduction to forest management,
scientific inquiry, interdisciplinary investigation,
ecosystem functions, species interdependence,
and more. It is interactive, with on-screen
messages that directly link the video content
to printable research papers and weblinks
related to the topic. A Resource Guide
expands upon the content in the videos with
information and tools for instructors.
EN FRANÇAIS
NOUVEAU!
Galapagos (3)
BBC 2006
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $299, $149 each
S Sch the series $299, $149 each
Explorez le monde fascinant dont Darwin s’est
inspiré pour sa théorie de l’évolution, avec ce
documentaire de la BBC aux images époustouflantes. Les îles isolées des Galápagos,
créées par des volcans et situées à environ
1 000 kilomètres à l’ouest de l’Équateur,
forment un environnement présentant une
diversité de vie unique sur la planète.
Apprenez tout sur l’histoire de la région, sur
les créatures extraordinaires qui y vivent ainsi
que sur les expériences vécues par Darwin
dans cet archipel.
Également en anglais ''Galapagos” pg 40
#1 - Nées du feu
#2 - Les îles qui ont change le monde
#3 - Les forces du changement
NOUVEAU!
Une guerre contre la science
BBC 2006
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Dieu contre Darwin ? Aux États-Unis, certains
scientifiques défendent la théorie du “dessein
intelligent”, qui veut que l’univers ait été créé
par un être supérieur. Le film confronte leurs
points de vue avec ceux des défenseurs de la
théorie de l’évolution.
Près d’un siècle et demi après la publication
de L’origine des espèces de Charles Darwin,
des scientifiques et des universitaires
américains opposés à la théorie de l’évolution
pensent pouvoir démontrer que le monde
résulte d’un “dessein intelligent” (“intelligent
design”), et par conséquent prouver
l’existence de Dieu.
Selon eux, l’univers et la vie sur terre ne
peuvent qu’avoir été conçus que par un être
supérieur. À Harrisburg, en Pennsylvanie, les
responsables de l’instance scolaire locale ont
tenté d’introduire cette théorie dans le cursus
de la Dover District School, provoquant la
colère d’une partie des parents et des
enseignants qui ont porté l’affaire devant la
justice. Une bataille juridique a alors enflammé
l’Amérique. Les médias du monde entier ont
convergé vers la petite ville, et même le
président des Etats-Unis s’est penché sur la
question. Car toute référence à Dieu ou à la
religion est contraire au premier amendement
de la Constitution, qui stipule la séparation de
l’Église et de l’État.
Le film confronte les points de vue des deux
parties : d’un côté les partisans du "dessein
intelligent", au premier rang desquels Philip E.
Johnson, considéré comme le père de cette
"théorie" controversée, le biochimiste Michael
Behe et le mathématicien William Dembski ;
de l’autre les défenseurs de l’évolution,
notamment le biologiste "néodarwinien"
Richard Dawkins et David Attenborough, le
pionnier anglais du documentaire animalier.
Également en anglais ''A War on Science”
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NOUVEAU!
Terre : la grande aventure de la vie
(10)
BBC 2010
10x50 mins JrH-A
PPR the series $1999, $249 each
S Sch the series $499, $149 each
Découvrer les différentes variétés de vie sur la
Terre ainsi que les différentes tactiques, toutes
aussi spectaculaires et extraordinaires les unes
que les autres, que les animaux et les plantes
ont développé pour survivre.
C’est une évolution continue, de créatures
individuelles sous fortes pressions, faisant face
aux défis de leurs adversaires et de
l’environnement, poussez les frontières afin de
se maintenir en vie.
Également en anglais ''Life” pg 67
#1 - Luttes pour la survie
#2 - Les reptiles et les amphibiens
#3 - Les mammifères
#4 - Les poissons
#5 - Les oiseaux
#6 - Les insectes
#7 - Proies et prédateurs
#8 - Créatures des profondeurs
#9 - Les plantes
#10 - Les primates
EN FRANÇAIS
NOUVEAU!
L’esprit humain
BBC 2004
3x60 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
Cette série de 3 émissions nous fait découvrir
ce qui se trouve à l’intérieur de notre cerveau.
Démontre comment la personnalité se forme
pendant toute notre vie et comment notre
esprit travaille pour se faire des amis et
influencer son entourage. En explorant la
science de l’esprit humain, le programme
révèle que chacun de nous peut maximiser
ces remarquables habilités, incluant la façon de
penser plus vite et même controller les
émotions les plus fortes.
Également en anglais : ''Human Mind”
#1 - Apprendre
#2 - La personalité
#3 - Se faire des amis
NOUVEAU!
Le monde en images (5)
BBC 2009
5x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $999, $249 each
S Sch the series $599, $149 each
Les images ont le pouvoir d'influencer nos
pensées, nos émotions et nos façons d'agir.
Pourquoi ont-elles tant d'emprise sur nous?
Cette série interroge le rôle de l'art dans
l'histoire de l'humanité, des civilisations
anciennes jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Elle permet de
mieux comprendre l'importance des symboles
artistiques dans la représentation que l'être
humain s'est faite du monde qui l'entourait, à
travers les siècles. Une occasion de parcourir
le monde en compagnie d'archéologues et
d'explorateurs pour revisiter certains lieux
chargés d'histoire… et d'images.
Également en anglais :
''How Art Made the World”
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
- Un idéal de beauté
- Aux origines de la création
- L'art de la persuasion
- Entre fiction et réalité
- Aux frontières de l'au-delà
Une incroyable planète (6)
Pinegrove Productions 2007
6x10.5 mins
Gr 4-JrH
PPR the series $725, $250 each
S Sch the series $275, $55 each
HUO the series $199, $39.95 each
Une incroyable planète est une ressource
éducative multimédia sur la biodiversité et les
marais, comprenant une série dramatique
télévisée de six épisodes (en anglais et en
français), un site Web interactif et un guide
d'étude détaillé. Dans Une incroyable planète,
Benoit et Zoey, deux préados, doivent
préparer un projet scolaire au sujet de la
biodiversité. Avec l'aide de deux scientifiques
qui agissent comme mentors, ils découvrent
que ce monde visqueux et verdâtre qui se
trouve derrière leur gratte-ciel, peuplé de
sangsues, d'algues, de tortues, de grenouilles et
d'insectes, est un environnement fascinant qui
accueille des milliers d'espèces différentes.
Lorsqu'on leur annonce que le marais
pourrait être détruit pour faire place à un
complexe résidentiel, ils décident d'agir. En
recueillant, analysant et présentant des
données biologiques, ils font d'une pierre
deux coups : ils terminent leur projet scolaire
tout en persuadant les autorités de protéger
le marais.
Également en anglais : Our Incredible World,
pg 28
#1 - À la découverte d'un monde
de biodiversité
#2 - Échantillonner les formes de
vie dans un marais urbain)
#3 - Pratique de l'identification
et compréhension des systèmes
de classification
#4 - Les pratiques de la classification
et la découverte des micro-organismes
#5 - Comprendre l'adaptation à
divers habitats
#6 - La présentation des conclusions Comprendre l'impact de la présence
humaine
Les enquêteurs de la
planète incroyable
Pinegrove Productions 2009
26 mins
Gr4-JrH
PPR $195 S Sch $75
HUO $49.95
Dans cette série de courts-métrages éducatifs
qui reprennent le fil des aventures de Une
incroyable planète, SAM et JASMINE sont les
apprentis scientifiques de la brigade
d’enquêteurs de la planète incroyable. Ils
reçoivent un indice qui les mène à une
nouvelle enquête scientifique, qu’il s’agisse
d’espèces menacées ou d’espèces
envahissantes étrangères.
Également en anglais : Incredible World
Investigators, pg 28
#1 - Mission Possible
#2 - Les envahisseurs
NOUVEAU!
Introduction pour animer
la Règle d’Or
Visionary Media Inc. 2009
23 mins JrH-A
PPR $195 S Sch $75 HUO $49.95
Introduction pour animer la Règle d’Or est un
film des Scarboro Missions, produit sous la
direction du producteur de films Torontoise,
Tina Petrova. Ce film porte sur les adolescents
qui abordent les différentes facettes de la
Règle d’Or : « Faites pour d’autres ce que
vous souhaitez que l’on fasse pour vous » par
l’entremise de l’art, de la musique, du rap et
de sketches dramatiques.
Il y a près de dix ans, Scarboro a produit une
affiche, qui a connu un grand succès, sur
laquelle était présentée la Règle d’Or, telle
qu’on la retrouve dans les textes sacrés de
quelques 13 religions universelles.
Cette affiche est également utilisée comme
ressource dans les travaux des Missions
Scarboro auprès des jeunes étudiants des
écoles secondaires dans le cadre du
curriculum scolaire des études sur les religions
universelles. Le film Introduction pour animer
la Règle d’Or présente les expériences vécues
par un groupe d’étudiants de la retraite sur la
Règle d’Or qui s’est déroulée au Centre des
Missions Scarboro.
Disponible en anglais, avec sous-titrage
français. Contient de nombreux « extras »
appropriés pour l’utilisation en classe et un
guide complet. pg 52
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GENOCIDE
They Turned our Desert into Fire
DER 2008
88 mins
SrH-A PPR $250
Reporting the devastation, forced displacement, and genocide in Darfur should be a story with daily coverage. Mere
mention of the word "Darfur" should set off a passionate exchange, or at least the question, "What can be done?"
Unfortunately, the people of Darfur struggle with a problem common to so many victimized by geo-political realities:
how to overcome the willful indifference of powerful government and media interests who find their story
unimportant or merely inconvenient.
With images and first-hand accounts, filmmaker Mark Brecke shares his experience of the Darfur crisis with Amtrak train
passengers journeying eastward on a three day trip to Washington D.C.Their reactions, interwoven with hard facts and
expert opinion, raise the central question in They Turned Our Desert Into Fire - Why does the public not understand
the severity of this crisis and how can the world continue to do nothing?
In addition to the film and a slideshow of Brecke's photographs, this DVD also contains the short film War as a Second
Language (27 min., 2002). Mark Brecke culled from 15 years of newsreels, documentaries, and raw footage of the Vietnam
War to create an audio track which he then juxtaposed with moving and still images he shot in Vietnam and Cambodia in
1995. Tourists replace soldiers and the audio design becomes a haunting and evocative narrative about history and the
legacies of war.
“One of the best films I have seen all year.”
- Sara Carden, Producer, CNN International / Inside Africa
“The most sincere film on Darfur today.” - Jennifer Clibbon, Producer, CBC News, Our World
GEOGRAPHY
Galapagos (3)
BBC 2006
3x50 mins JrH-A PPR the series $299, $149 each S Sch the series $299, $149 each
The inspiration behind Darwin's theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory - a geological conveyor
belt that has given birth to and seen the death of many species of plants and animals.
Presented in a pioneering new visual style combined with exhilarating cinematography, this series examines the
spectacular variety of wildlife and evokes the different characters of the islands.
As the western islands rise up from the sea offering a chance of life, the eastern islands sink back beneath the waves
guaranteeing only death. Between the two are the middle islands; fertile, lush land in its prime that contains an incredible
diversity of life. Nowhere else on the Earth are the twin processes of creation and extinction of species so starkly
apparent... see it all unfold before your eyes.
Also available in French - “Galapagos” pg 38
#1 - Born of Fire
#2 – The Islands that Changed the World
#3 - Forces of Nature
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GUN TRAFFICKING - The Small Arms Trade
Devil’s Bargain - A Journey into
the Small Arms Trade
Canada, Devil's Bargain examines the ways in
which guns slip from legal to illicit markets.
The Man Who Armed the World
(aka Running Guns)
Bishari Films 2008
SrH-A
88 minute version:
PPR $295 S Sch $115 HUO $69.95
55 minute version:
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
Small arms are the real weapons of mass
destruction, killing more than half a million
people a year, spreading like a disease and
destablizing entire regions.
From dealers, to pilots, to end-users, to the
victims, we discover a largely unregulated
trade in what has become the globalization of
death. When 200,000 AK-47s go missing from
Bosnia, activists call for an International Treaty
to curb the trade. But it's blocked by the
super powers, and loopholes "big enough for
an Antonov to fly through" continue to allow
the flow of guns that destabilize our world.
Beginning in the gun markets of Somalia, we
witness their horrific impact. But no guns are
made in Somalia. From France to South Africa,
Bosnia, Moldova, the United States and
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Victor Bout was a dynamic entrepreneur
ruthlessly exploiting the opportunities offered
by globalisation who built his multinational
business empire on conflict, corruption and
chaos.The American Drug Enforcement
Administration says that he is the world’s
most effective international arms dealer, the
man who created a one-stop shop for state of
the art weapons and who made it possible for
terrorists and tyrants to wage war in every
corner of the world.The film charts the
decade long quest to bring Bout to justice,
using the first hand testimony of investigators
around the world.
HEALTH
Allergy Planet
Gail Porter Laid Bare
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Historically allergies barely registered on the
health agenda, but today with 1.2 billion
allergy sufferers around the world, it is a
phenomenon that is impossible to ignore. Not
only are the number of allergy sufferers
increasing year on year, but the allergies
doctors are treating are getting more severe.
The western world is in the grips of a growing
epidemic.
BBC 2006
40 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Gail Porter became a household name in the
1990s in the UK. She was the host of a
television show and she modelled. But in
2005, things took a very different turn when
she lost all her hair.The cause of the dramatic
change in her appearance was a condition
called alopecia.
Allergy Planet uncovers the facts behind this
terrifying phenomenon.The programme finds
out how allergies are influenced by our genes;
witnesses first hand the potential damage
caused by the environment in which we live;
and finds out the extent to which some
allergies may be all in the mind.
The film delves into cutting edge research
which suggests that the way we treat our skin
barrier may be more important than we ever
realised, and discovers the protective effect of
the unique microbial ecosystem that lives on
us and in us.
Finally, by going back to our ancient past
Allergy Planet explores the evolutionary
reasons allergies exist. Have we have created
a world mismatched to our biology, and are
allergies the price we have to pay for the
privileged lifestyle we have chosen?
why she and so many others are on a
seemingly insatiable quest to conform to the
media's image of perfection.
Whether disfigured, 'normal' or already
'beautiful', is surgery the key to being
accepted for the way you look? Through the
people she meets, Jess begins to challenge
society's definition of beauty and gains an
insight into her own decisions to change her
face.
Gail is bemused to find that people take her
more seriously since she lost her hair but finds
it difficult to deal with other aspects of being
bald. Her boyfriend, James, met her when she
had her famous blond locks and she worries
whether he still finds her attractive.
Meanwhile, her family find it hard to get used
to a very different looking Gail. A new
treatment leaves Gail feeling excited that her
hair might grow back, but a visit to a
consultant dermatologist changes everything.
We follow Gail as she is forced to face up to
life as a bald woman.
Jess - My New Face
BBC 2008
60 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
We'd like to think looks are purely superficial,
but we judge people by their appearance,
even though we're taught that 'it's what's
inside that counts'.
In this moving documentary, Jess, a 17 year old
with a facial disfigurement who has undergone
numerous facial reconstructions, questions
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Super Doctors (3)
BBC 2008
3x50 mins
SrH-A
PPR the series $649, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
This flagship medical series examines the lifeand-death decisions made every day at the
cutting edge of medicine. Far from the safety
of known procedures, this series follows the
lives of patients and medics making the
impossible decision to jump into the
unknown. What are their reasons? How do
loved ones manage the calculated gamble, and
what of the professionals who must place all
faith in their skills? Professor Robert Winston
guides viewers through the maze of emotion
and science. His insightful perceptions make
this a thought-provoking and entertaining
guide into a world where courageous
individuals are paving the way for everyone’s
future health.
#1 - Robot Surgeons
#2 - Miracle Cures
#3 - One Small Step
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HEALTH - Alzheimer’s
Forgetful Not Forgotten
Curran Lake Films 2008
58 mins
SrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
Forgetful Not Forgotten is an intimate portrait
of a family coming to grips with the realities of
early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
When John Wynn is diagnosed with the disease at the relatively young age of 57, his son,
Chris, decides to chronicle his family’s journey
to John’s final days.
An honest, moving, and at times heartbreaking
film, Forgetful Not Forgotten weaves past and
present to both celebrate the man who was
and mourn his painfully slow and steady
disappearance. As much as this is a film about
the changes Alzheimer’s brings to a patient’s
life, it is even more about how this impacts on
family and friends.
Forgetful Not Forgotten walks us through
Chris and his family’s experiences as they are
forced to recreate themselves over the course
of John’s disease – changing from a wife and
children to increasingly challenged caregivers.
"An invaluable insight into how to cope with
Alzheimer's. With Forgetful Not Forgotten,
Chris Wynn honours both what is lost and
what remains."
- Globe & Mail, Henrietta Walmark
Chris also takes us inside the medical world of
Alzheimer’s diagnostics and prevention as he
tends to his own concerns about this
potentially hereditary disease, and the
ramifications for his own future.
“What Wynn has achieved, though, is to bring
a little dignity to a disease that generally has
no dignity. A remarkable achievement in light
of the fact this is his first film.”
- Montreal Gazette
As a tribute, a personal journey, and a
documentary on the broad-reaching effects of
an increasingly common disease, Forgetful Not
Forgotten succeeds on all levels, delivering an
empathetic message of hope and encouragement to anyone touched by Alzheimer’s.
Broadcast on TVO,
Knowledge Network, and SCN
http://www.forgetfulnotforgotten.com
HEALTH - Cancer
Facing Ovarian Cancer:
A Woman’s Guide
Fanlight Productions 2008
120 mins
Coll-A
PPR $395
Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common
cause of cancer death in women. Roughly one
in every hundred women will develop the
disease, which usually occurs in women over
the age of 45, though it can occur in younger
women as well. Known as a “silent killer”
because its symptoms may be vague and
non-specific, it is often not diagnosed until it’s
too late for effective treatment. At present
there are no reliable tests for the disease —
the best defense is awareness, and that’s
where this film comes in.This ground-breaking
program is designed for women who have just
been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, for their
families and friends, and for the physicians and
nurses who work with them. It will also be
invaluable for everyone who wants
information about the disease and its course
and symptoms. It includes candid interviews
with leading gynecological oncologists, nurses,
psychologists, and social workers, as well as a
range of women who are living with ovarian
cancer and tell it like it is.The program’s highly
practical chapters include an overview of
ovarian cancer, recognizing the symptoms,
seeking a diagnosis, prognosis of the illness,
treatment options, surgery, coping with
chemo, hair loss and self-image, care and
support, follow-up care and recurrence, and
getting on with life.
NOTE: DVD is fully chaptered.
Silver and Bronze Medals,
Summit International Awards
New York Festivals, Bronze World Metal
and Finalist Certificate
HEALTH - Gender Studies
One in 2000
Fanlight Productions 2006
26 mins
SrH-A PPR $295
Each year an estimated one in two thousand
babies are born with anatomy that doesn't
clearly mark them as either male or female —
with what is known as an intersex condition.
It's a situation that's hard to talk about; it
challenges our preconceptions about how
things are "supposed" to be.
This provocative documentary demystifies the
issue of sexual difference. At a time when five
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babies a day in the United States are having
"gender reassignment" surgery, it argues that
there is little evidence that such surgery is
beneficial to the child.
The program profiles several people born
with ambiguous sexual anatomy, who have
managed to deal with some very difficult
family and social issues, but today are living
"ordinary" and productive lives. It also includes
a young mother who is matter-of-factly
creating the conditions for her intersex baby
to do the same.
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Cine Golden Eagle Award
Director's Citation, Honorable Mention,
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
Bronze Award, Columbus International
Film/Video Festival
Platinum Remi Award, WORLDFEST
Programmer's Choice Award, Cinematexas
Best Documentary,
University Film & Video Association
Silver Award, Patient Education,
National Health Information Awards
HEALTH - Care in a Multicultural Society
Worlds Apart - A Four-Part Series
on Cross-Cultural Healthcare
Fanlight Productions 2003
47 mins SrH-A PPR $399
These unique trigger films follow patients and
families faced with critical medical decisions, as
they navigate their way through the health
care system. Filmed in patients' homes,
neighborhoods and places of worship, as well
as hospital wards and community clinics,
Worlds Apart provides a balanced yet
penetrating look at both the patients' cultures
and the culture of medicine.This series is an
invaluable tool for raising awareness about the
role socio-cultural barriers play in patientprovider communication and in the provision
of healthcare services for culturally and
ethnically diverse patients.
• Mohammad Kochi, a devout Muslim from
Afghanistan, had surgery for stomach cancer,
but is now refusing the chemotherapy
recommended by his physician. His daughter
thinks he may fear that the kind of
chemotherapy offered will prevent him from
observing daily prayer, and wonders if a
professional translator might have avoided
misunderstandings. 14 minutes
• Alicia Mercado, a Puerto Rican immigrant,
has strong beliefs about using natural home
remedies rather than prescription medications.
Her diabetes, hypertension, asthma and
depression have been aggravated by her
recent eviction from her apartment of
eighteen years, which has also disrupted the
continuity of her care. Her son worries about
the "assembly line" care he feels she is
receiving. 13 Minutes
• Justine Chitsena needs surgery for a
congenital heart defect, but her mother and
grandmother, refugees from Laos, worry that
the scar left by the operation will damage her
in her next reincarnation.They want to seek
advice from the local Buddhist temple.
11 minutes
The interactions between these patients and
their healthcare providers reveal a great deal
about both problems and opportunities in
cross-cultural healthcare.
The study guide for this documentary series
was designed by cross-cultural medicine
educators Drs. Alexander Green, Joseph
Betancourt, and Emilio Carrillo.
• Robert Phillips, a health policy analyst who
is African-American, believes he's likely to
wait twice as long as a white patient for the
kidney transplant he needs. He's looking for a
new nephrologist — someone who will be
more sensitive to his concerns. 10 minutes
Silver Hugo, INTERCOM Chicago
HISTORY
NEW!
Racism: A History
(3)
BBC 2007
3x50 mins
SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man - the
maximum of hatred for a minimum of
reason.”
- Abraham Heschel
“If I can send the flower of the German nation
into the hell of war without the smallest pity
for the shedding of precious German blood,
then surely I have the right to remove millions
of an inferior race that breeds like vermin.”
- Adolf Hitler
This series chronicles the shifts in the meaning
and significance of the ideas of “race” and
“racism” in Britain, Europe and North
America. It shows how ideas of racial
difference evolved in response to historical
events - notably Europe’s imperial conquests
and the process of colonisation - adapting to
the social-political forces that were unleashed
by these events. It also gives a detailed
reconsideration of the concept of racism, and
identifies the impact that the idea of “race”,
and the fact of racism, has had on science,
culture, society and history around the world.
NEW!
Gandhi (3)
BBC 2009
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
An in-depth look at the life of the
'Father of a Nation'
The first definitive series on the life of Gandhi,
examining his relationship with his wife, his
controversial views on race and his role on
the path to Indian independence. On the
world stage, Martin Luther King, the Dalai
Lama and a myriad of peace movements have
marched in Gandhi's footsteps. But while he
remains, unquestionably, India's revered father,
the 'Father of a Nation', there is another and
less well known side to him.This series charts
Gandhi's Establishment beginnings, his move
into politics and his campaign to bring
independence to India.
#1 – The Early Years
#2 – The Rise to Fame
#3 – The Road to Freedom
#1 - The Colour of Money
#2 - Fatal Impacts
#3 - A Savage Legacy
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HISTORY
NEW!
How the Beatles
Rocked the Kremlin
NEW!
The Last Day of World War One
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
The Great War had taken the lives of nine
million soldiers by the time it ended at 11am
on 11th November 1918. Michael Palin
discovers what happened during those final
hours.
BBC 2009
SrH-A 60 mins
PPR $249
S Sch $149
This documentary tells the extraordinary
story of a secret revolution, fuelled by the
music of the Beatles, which helped to wash
away the foundations of Soviet communism.
During the 60s the ‘fab four’ were sweeping
the world – with the exception of the Soviet
Union.The Beatles were banned from the
USSR, and were never allowed to play there.
Yet they still managed to have a huge impact
on the lives of generations of youngsters living
under the Soviet regime.
In St Petersburg, at his ‘John Lennon Temple
of Peace and Love’ we meet Beatles Superfan
Kolya Vasin who tells of his years of struggle
with authority.
In Moscow, Putin’s deputy prime minister,
Sergei Ivanov tells how he learned his
impeccable English from smuggled Beatles
records in the 1960s, while Russian rock gods
Boris Grebenshikov and Andrei Makarevich of
the bands Mashina Vremeni and Aquarium
describe how and why the Beatles were their
inspiration, and how they defied the
authorities to make their own guitars, risking
arrest to play secret concerts.
Travelling to the battlefields in France and
Belgium, Michael Palin visits the places where
American, British, French, Canadian and
German troops were fighting as the war came
to an end.
Over 11,000 casualties occurred during those
final hours – many after the Armistice had
actually been signed. Palin tells the stories of
the last soldiers of each nationality to be killed
in the final minutes leading up to the 11
o’clock cease-fire.
Using newly discovered photographs and
original research never seen before on
television, contemporary film archive,
newspapers and state of the art graphics, this
film tells the explosive and emotional story of
one of the most important days in history.
Moving, funny and revealing, this
documentary depicts the power of music to
shift the world, and hears how many in the
former Soviet Union insist the Cold War was
won with music from four boys from
Liverpool, as much as with Nuclear missiles.
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THE HUMAN BODY
NEW!
Why are Thin People Not Fat?
NEW!
Heartbreak Science
NEW!
Don't Die Young (8)
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
More people are now at risk from obesity
than from starvation. Eating too much is killing
us. But there are some people seemingly
unaffected by the food they eat.
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Is the heart more than just a muscle for
pumping blood? The latest research and
incredible stories from around the world
suggest that the heart is a far more complex
and mysterious organ than was ever thought.
With heart disease now the number one killer
in the world today, this programme looks at
the body's most important muscle in a
revolutionary new way.
BBC 2008
8x30 mins
SrH-A
PPR the series $1299, $199 each
S Sch the series $849, $129 each
We meet Dr Alice Roberts and her user’s
guide to the body, revealing how to take care
of ourselves with the appliance of
science.This is a straight-talking, evidence
based series. Alice, a medical doctor and
expert in anatomy, combines intelligence,
youth and a real ability to communicate in this
no-nonsense guide to the human body. Each
episode is packed with takeaway
information featuring Alice’s trademark
dissections in the lab, experiments she
conducts on herself and compelling personal
stories.
A group of medical students agree to eat
double their normal intake of calories for four
weeks. Will they all become overweight?
Swedish scientist Fredrik Nystrom tries to find
out what’s happening to the extra calories
they’re taking on board.
Meanwhile Dr Carel le Roux explodes some
of the common misconceptions about weight.
Is it all about self-control and exercise? Or do
we have a natural weight which our bodies
strive to maintain despite our fluctuating levels
of calorie intake and exercise? Could trying to
lose weight trick some people’s bodies into
thinking they’re being starved, slowing their
metabolism and hanging on to the fat?
From incredible connections between the
heart and the mind to an intriguing system of
neurons dubbed 'the little heart in the brain',
this is the secret life of the human heart.
Turning the tables on accepted medical
opinion, Heartbreak Science explores whether
people can die of a broken heart, whether
our minds can cause heart disease and
whether the heart could share some of the
brain's crucial functions.
Busting myths and exposing facts this
programme goes in search of the truth about
weight gain and finds out whether there could
be more to blame for those extra pounds
than just too much food and too little
exercise.
“Dr Alice has a good bedside manner and the
programmes do contain some fascinating
information.”
- Independent
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- The Male Reproductive Organs
- The Female Reproductive Organs
- The Liver
- The Stomach and Intestines
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- The Immune System
- The Bones, Muscles, and Joints
- The Whole Body
NEW!
10 Things You Need to
Know about Sleep
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Sleeping should be easy.You get tired, go to
bed and wake up feeling refreshed and ready
to face the day. But sometimes, regardless of
how much you try, you just cannot keep your
eyes closed.
With revelatory stories of extreme sleeping
problems along with genuine methods to help
those desperate to get some shut-eye, this
programme offers ten top tips to trick your
body into falling asleep more easily.
Can food stop you from sleeping? How do
solo yachtsmen combat the lack of sleep?
Does having a late night tipple help you get to
sleep? These and many other questions are
answered in this timely, informative and
entertaining guide.
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THE HUMAN BODY - The Brain
Human Senses (6)
BBC 2003
6x30 mins JrH-A
PPR the series $899, $199 each
S Sch the series $649, $129 each
This sensory romp around the globe goes in
search of the biological roots of our senses to
uncover the reasons why particular sights,
sounds, smells and tastes have such powerful
effects on us.
How do we manage to block out intense
pain? How does our sense of
balance keep working under the most
extreme conditions? Prepare to experience
your senses put to the test. Fibre optic
cameras inside the body capture our senses in
action.
Live action combined with special effects creates incredible imagery to convey the ‘feeling’
of how our senses work. For example, as an
alarm bell goes off, we ‘see’ the noise, slowed
down thousands of times. Ripples of sound
roll towards us; we spin around and follow a
sound wave as it travels into the dark outer
ear canal.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
- Smell
- Vision
- Taste
- Touch
- Hearing
- Balance
BBC 2000
6x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $1,199, $249 each
S Sch the series $799, $149 each
Why do we think and feel as we do? For
years man has sought to understand the
workings of the mind. Now, with advances in
modern-day technology and developments in
neuroscience, a whole new world of brain
research is opening up. Understanding our
minds is becoming a reality. Guided by top
neuroscientist Susan Greenfield, Brain Story
attempts to answer the question "What is my
mind and who am I?" We talk to philosophers,
clinicians, neurosurgeons and their patients to
discover quite what a finely balanced and
complex machine the brain is.
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– All in the Mind
– In the Heat of the Moment
– The Mind’s Eye
– First Among Equals
– Growing the Mind
– The Final Mystery
NEW!
Why Do We Dream?
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Nightmares, recurring dreams, lucid visions…
What do they mean? Are they a window into
a hidden realm within us? Science is only just
beginning to understand.
How Does Your Memory Work?
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Taking a remarkable journey through memory,
this film travels from the womb, when
amazingly first memories start to form as a
child learns to recognize its mother, through
to birth and childhood as genes drive the
memory system to develop (and determine
how well it will function); and into adulthood
when, all too soon, memories start to dissolve
away.
Throughout the film, real-life reminiscences,
from the experience of wartime through to
the loss of a family pet, show how memory is
our most precious possession. But they also
reveal something else: memory is not an
ordered factual record but a chaotic web, one
that is utterly warped and riddled with flaws.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/
horizon/broadband/index.shtml
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Brain Story (6)
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We join the leading dream researchers and
witness the extraordinary experiments they
use to investigate the world of sleep. From
human narcoleptics to sleepwalking cats, from
recurrent nightmares to lucid dreamers, each
contains a vital clue to the question these
scientists are pursuing: why do we dream?
Professor Antonio Zadra at the University of
Montreal is convinced dreams have a huge
importance.To him, they are reflections of our
waking selves, which can give insight into our
minds. He has recorded hundreds of dreams
across North America and categorised them
by content, emotional intensity and
recurrence. Extraordinarily there are universal
elements to all our dreams.
Whatever dreams are or mean, scientists
are beginning to unravel the mystery. Is it
possible that one day we could use this
knowledge, harness our dreams and improve
our memory, learning and emotional
wellbeing?
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NEW!
Why Do We Talk?
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
A new generation of linguists is unlocking the
secrets of how and why we developed our
remarkable ability for language. We find out
why we are born to talk.
Across the world, 6,000 different languages
are spoken and the average human speaks
370 million words in their lifetime. But where
did language come from? And how and why
did we learn to speak?
We meet Dr Simon Kirby from Edinburgh
University who, using a style of Chinese
whispers, has shown that if you make people
adopt a made-up ‘alien' language, you can
begin to understand where language comes
from and how it changes as it is passed down
the generations.
Getting to the heart of where our talking
ability comes from has inspired one scientist
to take radical action. We meet Deb Roy who
has taken a normal detached house in a
Boston suburb and turned it into a
language laboratory, filming every second of
the first three years of his son’s life. By
studying the minutia of how his son has
learned language, Roy hopes to gain a
deeper understanding of how we acquire
language.
So if we use language to assert our identity,
then can it influence our thoughts and
personalities? The very latest research
suggests that language can change the way we
think and perceive ourselves and others.
This fascinating film explores a skill and need
we often take for granted – getting our
thoughts out into the world.
HUMAN RIGHTS
NEW!
The Nanny Business
Bishari Films 2010
44 mins SrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
These are stories of hope and courage,
disappointment and sorrow.They are the ones
you never hear about - the invisible ones.
In Spanish with English sub-titles.
NEW from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker
Shelley Saywell (Crimes of Honour)
Note: Contains scenes with children smoking.
The Nanny Business explores the domestic
labour market that brings over 5,000 women
to Canada every year to serve as caregivers.
These women, mostly escaping poverty in the
Philippines, need to support the families they
have left behind.
Nominated for Best Documentary Feature,
Academy Awards®
Hot Docs
Tribeca Film Festival
One World International Film Festival, Prague
The nannies arrive in Canada under the
government’s ‘Live-In Caregiver Program’ that
gives them temporary visas, but stipulates that
they must spend a minimum of two-years
working and living in the homes of Canadian
families before they can qualify for residency
status. For many of these women that twoyear period becomes a nightmare of long and
gruelling workdays, below minimum wages
and verbal or physical abuse.
Several nannies were brave enough to go
public about their experiences in the hope of
forcing change.Their stories are put into wider
context by journalist Susan McClelland, whose
own search for a nanny led her to this story,
and whose subsequent article “Nanny Abuse”
for Walrus Magazine won an Amnesty Award.
NEW!
Which Way Home
Bullfrog 2009 63&83 mins SrH-A
PPR $325
As the United States continues to build a wall
between itself and Mexico, WHICH WAY
HOME shows the personal side of
immigration through the eyes of children who
face harrowing dangers with enormous
courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor
to make it to the United States.
The film follows several unaccompanied child
migrants as they journey through Mexico en
route to the U.S. on a freight train they call
"The Beast."
The film tracks the stories of children like
Olga and Freddy, nine-year old Hondurans
who are desperately trying to reach their
families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old
El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by
smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican
detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a
canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran,
fleeing an abusive stepfather, and whose
mother hopes that he will reach New York
City and send money back to his family.
towards disaster. Why have neither Union
Carbide nor the Indian authorities provided
Bhopal’s citizens with adequate compensation?
Why has no one been brought to justice for
the neglect that killed thousands? And, in
today’s global economy, could it happen again?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/
2211974.stm
NEW!
Tapped
Bullfrog 2009
PPR $350
Through the Negev
DER 2007 18 mins Coll-A PPR $195
Told through interwoven first-person accounts
by the few women and children who have
made the journey by walking from Egypt to
Israel,Through the Negev is a short
documentary that encapsulates the refugees'
struggle for home and safety.The documentary gives voice to women and children not
often represented in stories about Sudan. We
speak to 10-year old Naka and her mother
Natalina, who escaped religious persecution in
Southern Sudan. We meet 'Ahmul', an Arab
Muslim student activist who fled Sudan after
being tortured for attempting to start a
student union. We speak to Affaf from Darfur,
who misses her husband. And we meet Ida, a
powerful orator who convinces us that home
is a universal human right. Caught in
complicated geographic, religious and political
webs, the simplicity of their message becomes
even more powerful.
75 mins
SrH-A
An unflinching examination of the big
business of bottled water.
Is access to clean drinking water a basic
human right, or a commodity that should be
bought and sold like any other article of
commerce? This timely documentary is a
behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated
and unseen world of the bottled water
industry - an industry that aims to privatize
and sell back the one resource that ought
never to become a commodity: our water.
From the plastic production to the ocean in
which so many of these bottles end up, this
inspiring documentary trails the path of the
bottled water industry and the communities
which were the unwitting chips on the table.
A powerful portrait of the lives affected by
the bottled water industry, this revelatory film
features those caught at the intersection of
big business and the public's right to water.
http://www.throughthenegev.org/
NOTE: The DVD includes two versions of the
film: the full 75-minute version and a shorter
54-minute version as well as scene selection
and subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
One Night in Bhopal
www.tappedthemovie.com/
BBC 2004
60 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
When Union Carbide, one of America’s most
powerful corporations, opened its chemical
plant in Bhopal, there was an atmosphere of
hope and celebration.The plant was designed
to manufacture a pesticide that would help
Indian farmers fight crop disease, feed the
poor, and make millions of dollars.This film
exposes the financial pressures and costcutting decisions that sacrificed the safe
operation of the plant. And it tells the story
of the world’s worst industrial disaster
through the eyes of those who lived through
it. At the heart of the film is a vivid
reconstruction of the night disaster struck,
including a detailed breakdown of the
sequence of events that propelled the city
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Crips and Bloods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 9
A Child Shall Lead Them . . . . . . . . . . .pg 10
Torturing Democracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 10
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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CONFLICTS
The Tipping Point:
Global Warming at the Arctic Circle
Filmakers Library 2008
45 mins SrH-A PPR $395
The Arctic Ice Sea, a plate of ice roughly the
size of Europe, is disappearing.This film takes
us on an ice breaker, in the company of
scientists, through the fabled Northwest
Passage.
With our own eyes we see how polar bears,
seals and arctic birds are struggling to adapt
to the rising temperature and their shrinking
terrain.
But beyond our concern for the wildlife, there
are very worrisome concerns about the effect
on human life of the melting ice cap.The
thawing permafrost will release methane into
the atmosphere which, an expert tells us, is
like a bomb that will explode.
Also, the carbon released from the permafrost
will further heat the atmosphere, advancing
global warming.The immediate worry is that
the melting sea ice will intensify the extreme
weather caused, bringing more violent storms
and cyclones to some regions and longer
droughts to others.
The Canadian Coast Guard predicts that it
will not be long before the infamous
Northwest Passage will be completely ice
free.The political and economic implications
of that are dramatic.
The business world is eyeing the vast oil and
mineral reserves locked beneath the melting
ice. Several Arctic shipping routes, including
one across the North Pole, are being seriously
considered. It does seem like the five Arctic
powers – Norway, Russian, Canada, Denmark
and the United States- will be scrambling for
strategic advantage in an area that could, at
some point, provoke war.
UN Mission Impossible
BBC 2008
30 mins SrH-A
PPR $199
S Sch $129
It’s an organisation with 100,000 troops at its
command. It has peacekeepers in 17
countries. But how safe is the world in the
United Nations hands? Over the past decade
the United Nations has become as well
known for corruption and sleaze as it is for
the good work it does around the world.
In a journey that takes us to the blood-soaked
goldfields of the Democratic Republic of
Congo to the corridors of UN power in New
York, the film investigates how much
corruption is being unearthed by the UN’s
anti-corruption taskforce and asks whether
the UN is up to policing itself.
NEW!
Closing Down Guantanamo
BBC 2010
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Michael Portillo, British Defence Secretary in
the 1990s, travels to Kuwait and Yemen to find
out - as definitively as possible - what actually
happened at the controversial prison.
Transcripts and reports of the extraordinary
proceedings, and interviews of the guards, the
camp commander, US military defenders, and
prosecutors paint a picture of some of the
most dangerous men in the world.
Alongside these men, Portillo discovers prisoners who appear to pose absolutely no
threat to the West at all.
See also:
Devil’s Bargain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 41
The Man Who Armed the World . . . . .pg 41
INTERNET SAFETY
One Click from Danger
BBC 2008
30 mins
JrH-A
PPR $199
S Sch $129
Social networking sites are still relatively new but for teenagers, they have rapidly risen to become the digital equivalent
of hanging out at the shopping mall, a place to “meet” and swap gossip and music. But beneath the fun façade of these
sites lays a sinister threat: with teens increasingly giving out their personal details, they make themselves easy targets for
sexual predators.
Having heard firsthand how teenagers Ellie and Olivia were contacted by paedophile Ian Huntley on Myspace, who
posed as a 26 year old woman wanting to be their virtual friend, the film goes undercover as 14 year old “Jane” and
exposes the murky underworld of online sexual predators, and the alarming ease with which they operate.
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MATHEMATICS AND MEASUREMENT
NEW!
Do You Know What Time it is?
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Time gives rhythm to the world around us.
But how do we really know what time it is?
Professor Brian Cox goes in search of the
answer to a question you wouldn’t give a
passing thought.
Physicist Professor Brian Cox unlocks the
secrets of time in this entertaining
programme. His journey starts with a look at
the Sun – our historical dictator of time.The
Babylonians gave us the hours, minutes and
seconds with which we track the passing of a
day. But Brian discovers that the world doesn’t
always spin like clockwork – in fact it flutters,
like an irregular heartbeat.
In his search for a more reliable way to tell
the time, Brian experiences the physical
definition of a second with a caesium atomic
clock.These clocks are so accurate that to
maintain meaningful time on Earth, they need
to be occasionally re-syncronised with the
passing of a solar day.
A flight across the Atlantic reveals everyone
to have their own unique time. Brian discovers
that on landing, his time is now different to
universal time by 49 nanoseconds. Can speed
really up or slow down depending on how
fast you are travelling or how near you are to
a strong gravitational field?
And Brian explores just why we need to
know what time it is so very accurately.
Without correct time signals, aircraft,
telecommunications systems, the world’s
global financial systems, global positioning and
many other systems we use and rely on
everyday wouldn’t work.They all depend on
knowing the time. Exactly.
NEW!
High Anxieties The Mathematics of Chaos
NEW!
Why Maths Doesn’t Add Up
BBC 2008
60 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
This film looks at how developments in
mathematics over the last century have
completely changed our understanding of the
fundamental nature of the world we live in.
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Mathematics has made its presence felt in
every walk of life.Through mathematics
humans have built the modern world.They
have been able to pose the greatest
questions – and to answer them.
The film begins with Henri Poincaré who in
1889 discovered that the solar system itself
was not stable. He had discovered the maths
of what we now call the butterfly effect – that
a tiny disturbance can grow until it creates an
unstoppable storm.
But most of us have a problem with maths.
Alan Davies is one such person. Awardwinning comedian and actor, Alan spends his
weekends watching football and going to bars.
For him maths is intimidating, dull, and
populated by men with poor social skills.
At the same time, in Russia, Alexander
Lyapunov was looking at the mathematics of
stability and instability. His work opened the
door to the modern idea of the Tipping Point.
Poincaré was horrified by his discovery and
never took his work further, while Lyapunov,
who was trying to study stability and instability
during the upheavals of the Russian revolution,
took his own life. His work was forgotten.
For Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of
Mathematics at Oxford University, maths is
the most exciting, creative subject under the
sun. And he has a passion for sharing his love
of the subject with the public.
Between them, Poincaré and Lyapunov could
have set us on the road to a new and
revolutionary understanding of the true
nature of the instabilities, the butterfly effects
and tipping points of the world we live in.
Instead we continued to believe in the
Newtonian world of stability and order until
the turmoil and economic instabilities of late
60s and 70s made us question all over again.
Only this time, mathematicians, armed with
the power of the computer rediscovered
what Poincaré and Lyapunov had seen.
The new mathematics of chaos began to tell
us that systems have in-built instabilities.That
those instabilities will grow if a system is
pumped faster and faster, or if systems are
connected together. But still we did not
listen.
The very machine that was allowing us to
understand instability, was also allowing us to
create the conditions for it. In 1987
computers connected the world’s economies
together into one interlinked global economy
and global free trade was born… and the
rest, as they say, is history.
Their journey starts back at Alan’s school. He
shows Marcus what little he can remember of
his maths education. It doesn’t bode well. But
Marcus is undaunted.
Alan is introduced to the biggest questions in
mathematics, including the holy grail of maths
– proving the brain bending Riemann
Hypothesis. It’s so complicated that even a
million dollar prize has not induced a proof.
Their journey takes them deep into
mathematics’ more mysterious realms.They
take part in an experiment that suggests there
is a spooky relationship between the abstract
world of the Riemann Hypothesis and the
physical world of atoms and crystals. Is maths
on the verge of discovering a universal theory
of everything?
At the home of time itself, Marcus and Alan
explore the greatest, grandest question of all:
what shape is our universe? It’s a question that
foxed everyone from Aristotle to Einstein. But
they discover the proposed solution is typical
of mathematics: audacious, brilliant, beautiful
and a little bit weird.
As we approach tipping points in both the
economy and the climate, the film examines
the mathematics we have been reluctant to
face up to and asks if, even now, we would
rather bury our heads in the sand rather than
face harsh truths.
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MATHEMATICS AND MEASUREMENT
NEW!
How Long is a Piece of String?
BBC 2009
50 mins JrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
It sounds like a simple question. But finding
the answer involves a journey through maths,
physics and quantum mechanics via the
fundamental nature of the universe.
Measurement is something we take for
granted. But imagine a world without it. No
distance, no time, no weight, no mass. It would
be impossible to describe what something
looks like, where it is or how it relates to
anything. Creating a system of measurement
has allowed us to understand how the Earth
revolves around the Sun, how time advances.
In our attempt to find out how long a piece
of string is, we encounters both the history
and current understanding of measurement –
a journey that takes us from the maths used
to measure the extent of the visible universe
right down to the physics of the smallest
particles of matter – the quantum world.
We meet three leading scientists.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist
Seth Loyd guides us through the disturbing
world of the sub-atomic; Oxford University
maths professor Marcus du Sautoy gives us
the mathematical tools to make his
measurements; and high school physics
teacher Dr Becky Parker opens our eyes to
the bizarre and counter-intuitive world of the
atom.
As young children, we learn to count. Once
we know how, it seems as if there would be
nothing to stop us counting forever. For most
people, this is our first and most extensive
encounter with infinity.There’s something
about it that captures the imagination, the
notion of something going on and on beyond
our comprehension and never quite reached.
At this atomic level we discover that a piece
of string is fractal – made up of endless chains
of self repeating patterns – and is therefore
infinitely long. We discover that time travels
forwards and backwards and that thanks to
such things as the uncertainty principle, the
very act of measuring affects the nature of
reality.
But, while infinity might seem like an perfectly
innocent idea, keep counting and it gets more
complicated.You enter a paradoxical world
where nothing is as it seems.
NEW!
To Infinity and Beyond
BBC 2010
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
To Infinity and Beyond takes viewers on a
mind-bending journey through a concept that
throws up more riddles the closer we get to
grasping it.
Mathematicians have discovered there are infinitely many infinities, each one infinitely bigger
than the last. If the universe goes on forever,
the consequences are even more bizarre.The
programme shows that, if you follow the logical conclusion, then in an infinite universe,
there are infinitely many copies of the Earth
and infinite many copies of you.
This is the story of infinity.
MEDIA LITERACY
Juror Number Six
Filmakers Library 2008
42 mins SrH-A
PPR $275
This short film explores the symbiotic
relationship between the media, crime and the
judicial system.Through interviews with legal
and communications experts, it shows how
today's 24/7 news culture and television
dramas create a climate of fear that effects
judicial process. Watching TV news, ‘reality’
cop-shows, rap music videos, and TV series
such as "CSI," we find minorities presented as
potentially dangerous criminals, reinforcing
perceptions that white, middle-class people
are at risk of being attacked by people of
color.
JUROR #6 is packaged with:
RACE TO EXECUTION (new 30 min. version)
- a gripping documentary that offers a
compelling investigation of America’s death
penalty, probing how race discrimination
infects our capital punishment system. The
film neither advocates nor repudiates the
death penalty; instead, it enlarges the
conversation regarding capital punishment,
focusing attention on race-of-jury as well as
race-of-victim.
"You might not think media-influenced
perceptions matter that much. But when you
bring those perceptions into a jury room, it
does matter. …Do you really want decisions
like that to be influenced by what a juror saw
on cable TV last night?"
- NBC’s Renee Ferguson
12 min. A study guide is available.
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Sedition
The Taxi Project (PEN Canada) 2008
15 mins SrH-A
PPR $150
S Sch $55
HUO $39.95
Sedition is a very provocative 15-minute
documentary that explores issues around
media and bias, and sensitive issues in the
classroom. Sedition profiles two young
spoken-word artists who grapple with issues
of racism and censorship, and offer their
thoughts on the power of poetry to effect
social change.The featured artists, Boonaa
Mohammed and Rafeef Ziadah, perform their
poetry, tell their stories, and artfully challenge
viewers' thinking about education, bias and
freedom of expression.
Pre-viewing questions included.
MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY
Total Isolation
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Our senses are critical to maintaining the
normal functioning of the brain.The effect of
cutting off sensations for a period of time can
cause some surprising mental changes.
Truck drivers navigating through fog often
report hallucinations. Pilots flying at altitude
have reduced reaction times and anybody
stuck in snow for a short time will develop
perceptual problems.
Through a series of experiments, this film
examines how the brain works, how it
deteriorates and how it compensates for life
in a harsh, dull environment.
The film’s volunteers experience different
levels of sensory deprivation. From being left
alone in a sound- proofed room, lying on a
bed, bathed in constant light and without
human contact to being exposed to an
unchanging environment – white noise in their
ears, gloves on their arms and goggles over
their eyes. A final group of volunteers will
endure being immersed in a tank of warm
water, with only an oxygen mask over their
face.
Cut Up Kids
BBC 2007
60 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Escaping the vicious cycle of self-harm....An
unspoken, terrifying cult is sweeping through
our youth. Largely unreported, self-harm is
turning into an epidemic with around 500
young people ending up at emergency each
week.This film explores the stories of Beth,
Tor and Gary - three young people trying to
confront the violence they inflict upon themselves. Shocking, revealing and intimate, the
film reflects a growing reality, but it also shows
how there are ways to escape as the young
people talk, listen, grow and change.
Givin’ it Up
Fanlight Productions 2005
29 mins
Coll-A
PPR $295
This disturbing documentary enters the world
of juvenile sex offenders whose victims are
younger children. It explores the lives of three
convicted teens between the ages of 15 and
17 (two male, one female), all of whom were
themselves sexually abused when they were
younger.Their victims were as young as four.
NEW!
The Truth About Violence
The program offers a rare glimpse into the
reality of adolescent sex offenders, as well as
the experiences of professionals who are
working to end the cycle of sexual
exploitation.
In graphic detail, participants in a treatment
program discuss their evolution from sexual
prey to sexual predators, from victims to
victimizers.
Made in collaboration with a southeastern
Pennsylvania outpatient treatment facility, the
film explores the experiences, motivations, and
aspirations of adolescent sex offenders and
examines some strategies being used to
rehabilitate them. This is an excellent
introduction to this issue, and to one
cognitive-behavioral approach to the
treatment of sexual offenders.
Director’s Citation, Black Maria Film Festival
Honorable Mention, New York International
Independent Film & Video Festival
Translation Possible
Bullfrog 2006
11 mins
JrH-A
PPR $175
A European tourist arrives in Shanghai, and
finds herself totally disoriented in a different
culture. In Translation Possible we see the
process of overcoming cultural and language
barriers rendered in a surprising way,
illustrated visually, without words. We marvel
at the filmmaker's clever technique that so
effectively illustrates people out-of-sync with
their surroundings. It is sympathetic and
instructive both to the person who finds
themselves in a new situation that seems
incoherent, and to a person who wants to
help someone seemingly overwhelmed by
their new environment. From the wonderfully
creative mind of German animator/filmmaker
Susanne Horizon Fränzel, maker of Flight of
the Stone.
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
We think of ourselves as calm, peaceful,
law-abiding creatures. But could we ever be
driven to kill another person? To pull the
trigger and end a life? The film discovers the
terrifying violence that lies within us
all.Violence is part of our everyday lives –
from knife and gun crime to war. But surely
ordinary people could never be capable of a
heinous crime?
The brain chemical serotonin plays a key part
in our ability to control our aggression. Low
levels can cause individuals to become violent,
and it’s surprisingly easy for this to happen.
Sleeplessness, for example, lowers our levels
of serotonin and impairs our brain’s ability to
function properly, leading us to potentially
commit sudden acts of violence. Brain damage
from mild concussion routinely received in
contact sports is also a significant cause of
aggression.
While serotonin controls our violent
impulses, a chemical housed in another part of
the brain impels us to be violent: dopamine.
Engaging in violent acts triggers the same
pleasure-inducing hormone as sex. So the
truth is – we love violence. We think it’s fun.
We share a system of social control consisting
of codes of conduct and moral values. But are
our morals and actions dictated by those of
the group we feel we belong to, rather than
society in general?
See also:
Jess My New Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 41
One in 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 42
Forgetful not Forgotten . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 42
"An interesting interpretation of what it
means to be an outsider in a community."
- Dr. June Y. Chu, Director,
Pan Asian American Community House,
University of Pennsylvania
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MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
Welcome to Tehran
BBC 2007
2x45 mins
SrH-A
PPR $449
S Sch $269
Rageh Omaar is the only BBC journalist to have been inside Kabul with the Taliban and in Baghdad with the Iraqis during
the War on Terror, and has built up an awareness and sensitivity in reporting from ‘the other side’. In this series he
conveys the context and diversity of Iran in an unprecedented manner.
This is Rageh’s opportunity to present the hidden and fascinating faces of Iran. With intimate access and authorship
Rageh reveals a nation full of anomalies and bizarre contradictions; beards and burkhas set against BMW showrooms and
ads for mobile phones. Astonishing modernity contrasting a rich and ancient culture, equally at ease with Mullahs as with
international pop stars.
On the eve of what could be the world’s next diplomatic and military crisis, this intelligent and warm documentary
discovers the stories, personalities, histories and cultures of this unexplored land and presents a nation full of colour, wit
and surprise.
MULTICULTURAL & INTERFAITH STUDIES, TOLERANCE
Sound of Soul
Video Project 2007
PPR $175
70 mins
Animating the Golden Rule...
An Introduction
JrH-A
Sound of the Soul is a compelling portrait of
an Arab country where Muslims, Christians
and Jews have lived together in relative peace
for centuries.
Beautifully photographed during the Fez
Festival of World Sacred Music, the film
presents unforgettable performances from
groups from Morocco, Ireland, Russia,
Afghnistan, Mauritania, the USA, Portugal and
France, which carry viewers into what the
film’s Moroccan Sufi guide calls ‘the healing of
the heart’ - the essential oneness at the core
of all religions and faiths.
An ideal tool for any classroom or study
group looking to further explore the modern
issues of globalization, comparitive cultures or
religious tolerance, Sound of the Soul presents
an important message about the importance
of togetherness and the value of diversity.
Also a valuable addition to any library, this
comprehensive product can also be used to
supplement coursework on topics ranging
from world music to sociology to African
studies.
This new Special Edition DVD includes
additional music performances, interviews
with political and spiritual leaders on
globalization, and interfaith discussions from
Fez and the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Visionary Media Inc. 2009
23 mins
JrH-A
PPR $195
S Sch $75
HUO $49.95
"Do unto others as you would have them do
to you..." is part of our planet's common
language.
Also available in French:
Introduction pour animer la Règle d’Or - pg 39
The DVD (including valuable DVD extras for
in-class use) was created as a learning tool to
match curriculum with World Religion
courses.
http://www.thegoldenrulemovie.com;
http://www.scarboromissions.ca
This Golden Rule, also known as The Ethic
of Reciprocity, is considered by many to be
the most consistent, prevalent and universal
ethical principle in history. It is found worldwide throughout cultures,
religions, secular philosophies and indigenous
traditions.
Why does it deserve renewed attention
today? The Golden Rule has tremendous
capacity for promoting social justice, nonviolence, unity, the teaching of compassion and
ethics, multicultural and multifaith
cooperation.
Long thought of as a rule for individuals, our
changing world invites us to broaden this rule
to include groups of people and society as a
whole.
Filmmaker Tina Petrova propels the viewer on
a journey of discovery, as teenage youth
embody the teachings of the Golden Rule
through self-directed explorations in art, music
rap and drama skits.The core values of this
ethic of reciprocity are brought to life by
these young people, commentated by
educators and interfaith leaders.
www.mcnabbconnolly.ca
See also:
Will the Real Alberta Please . . . . . . . .pg 22
World’s Apart...
Cross-Cultural Health Care . . . . .pg 43
Sedition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 50
NATIVE STUDIES
NEW!
Staking the Claim Dreams, Democracy
and Canadian Inuit
EnTheos Films and Nunavut Sivuniksavut
2008
90 mins JrH-A
PPR $295 S Sch $115 HUO $24.95
To know who you are, you must first know
where you came from.
In the early 1970s, a small group of men and
women from Canada’s north sparked a movement for change that would end by changing
the course of Canadian history.
Over the next thirty years, the settlement of
Inuit Land Claims Agreements throughout the
Inuit regions would set precedents, change
mindsets and – in Nunavut – redraw the map
of Canada.
But what drove the ‘claim seekers’ and at what
cost? If they knew then where their actions
would lead, would they have done what they
did?
Those questions compelled Stacey,Tommy,
Pauloosie and David to journey across the
Canadian Arctic to meet the people who have
shaped their past. Staking The Claim captures
those experiences on film; there are no
scripts, no outside interpretations – simply the
voices of those who have played a part in
shaping a legacy conversing with those who
will inherit it.
The documentaries, interviews and
supporting resources in Staking the Claim
reveal a part of Canada’s history that is largely
unknown. It is the story of one of our first
peoples’ efforts to seek a new relationship
with their country. It is the story of a
democratic nation willing to negotiate new
approaches to governance. It is a story that
will shape the future for Inuit and Canada for
years to come.
The Staking the Claim package consists of
two DVDs.
Disc One contains the three 30 minute
programs that make up The Staking the Claim
story:
• The Strength Within
• Standing Together
• A New Era
Disc Two contains a comprehensive
collection of bonus material including:
• Teacher’s Guide (Canada-wide Edition)
• A Window on Our World (links to
organizations involved in Staking The Claim)
• The Story Gallery (collection of rare archival
articles)
• In Our Own Words (over 10 hours of
additional interview footage)
NEW!
Belly Up Salmon in Peril
NOTE: The program is fully chaptered, closed
captioned and selectable for playing in
English, French, and Inuktitut.
Unsustainable practices such as salmon
farming and logging are putting salmon and,
ultimately, a rich and venerable culture in peril.
Belly Up - Salmon in Peril shares personal
aboriginal perspectives on the dire
environmental issues threatening wild salmon,
with the goal of illuminating unsustainable
practices.
The Home Video version of Staking the Claim
contains Disc One only.
NEW!
The Experimental
Eskimos
Andrew Deiters 2009 22 mins JrH-A
PPR $195 S Sch $75 HUO $49.95
The Heiltsuk and Nuxalk First Nations'
communities of Bella Bella and Bella Coola
on British Columbia’s central coast, consider
themselves to be The Salmon People.
The Heiltsuk have declared, even protested,
that they are unanimously opposed to the
controversial practices of salmon farming.The
Nuxalk have protested clear-cut logging
operations and salmon farming in their
ancestral territory, even to the point of arrest.
Understanding why they fight to protect the
land will help foster activism both nationally
and internationally.
White Pine Pictures 2009
42 mins
SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
"I don't regret the experience, but I have
never recovered from it."
- Zebedee Nungak
The Experimental Eskimos documents an
extraordinary attempt at social engineering.
The film follows Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee
Nungak and Eric Tagoona, who, as 12-year-old
boys, were shipped South in the early 1960s
from their homes in the Canadian Arctic to
attend public schools in Ottawa.
By examining these First Nations’ relationships
with the land, Belly Up will educate and
motivate audiences to consider the
environmental consequences of their actions.
All three went on to become activists and
leaders, paving the way for aboriginal rights in
Canada and around the world. Peter Ittinuar
became Canada's first Inuk Member of
Parliament, Zebedee Nungak became
president of the major economic and political
organization, Makivik, and Eric Tagoona
became president of the Inuit Tapirisat of
Canada – the first Inuit political lobbying
organization. But the experiment also
deprived them of their parents, their language,
and their culture.
Honorable Mention BLUE Ocean Film Festival
Monterey, California
Planet in Focus, Toronto, 2010
This film is the untold story of how an
experiment in social engineering not only
changed the boys, but changed a nation.
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NATIVE STUDIES
Kitohcikew One Who Makes Music
Jim Settee - The Way Home
Atoshkewin Productions Inc. 2008
52 mins JrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
Kitohcikew is a one-hour biographical
documentary that will take the viewer inside a
culture that has been mentally, physically and
spiritually tainted by the effects of Canadian
colonization. Winston Wuttunee, an award
winning Cree entertainer, has made it his life’s
mission to improve the well being of Native
individuals and communities across Canada.
Drawing upon the holistic principles that have
guided his people throughout history, Winston
has harnessed the transformative powers of
music and comedic performance. He has also
initiated education and healthy living programs
to mend a devastated collective identity. The
documentary will chronicle Winston’s life as a
leader, healer and role model over the past
thirty years with interviews, archival footage
and photos.
http://www.winstonwuttunee.ca/
For Our Street Family
DER 2008 34 mins SrH-A PPR $175
Revolving around a teen drop-in center called
Planet Youth, the film explores the pain of
stereotypes, the importance of peer support,
and the ambivalence towards identity
experience by a group of First Nations teens
in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Begun as a
participatory photography group self-portrait,
the film expands to capture the youths'
difficult challenges with racism, abuse, and
foster care, while exploring the teens' resilient
playfulness and why they are a "street family."
For Our Street Family provides the
opportunity to finally listen to a group
parented by bureaucracy and ignored by the
public.
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Inner Nature Productions Inc.
2009
48 mins SrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $95
HUO $59.95
On a summer day in the late 1950s, after
three days of combing the bush for a lost boy,
a desperate search team in Prince Albert
National Park called in Jim Settee. In just two
hours, tracking over six miles of muskeg, Jim
found the boy alive. Fifty years later, the filmmaker’s search for how Jim brought that boy
home leads her into our universal search for
home, and into her own personal
homecoming.
Jim Settee touched people’s lives across
central Saskatchewan, throughout an area
including Montreal Lake, Big River and
Sturgeon, Emma, Anglin and Waskesiu Lakes.
He helped individuals and communities ‘come
home’ - working to create the Fish Lake Métis
Settlement north of Prince Albert; keeping the
oral history of First Nation and Métis
communities alive; connecting people of
diverse cultures through stories of their own
heritage.
At 86, Jim came home to his own lifelong
calling to become the oldest man to be
ordained in the history of the Anglican Church
- continuing a rich family legacy, and renewing
the church his father lead at Little Red River
Reserve.
The Way Home is the story of Jim’s
remarkable life, deeply rooted in spirit, and in
the land.The film is also a story of
transformation, for the filmmaker and many
others who were guided through Jim’s
wisdom and kindness. Settee’s life and
teachings, and his final message before leaving
this world, are a gentle legacy for all people.
www.mcnabbconnolly.ca
I, Nuligak - An Inuvialuit
History of First Contact
White Pine Pictures 2006
70 mins SrH- Adult
PPR $295 S Sch $115 HUO $69.95
It is easy to overlook Herschel Island - a tiny
speck of land just off the Yukon coast - where
the Inuvialuit hunter Nuligak once followed
the great journeys of caribou, polar bears, and
whales.The island lays silently on the margins
of geography, entrapped in the footnotes of
history, a forgotten place frozen in time. And
yet just over a century ago Herschel Island
was a frontier boomtown, branded "the
Sodom of the Arctic " by some visitors at the
time.
A place cohabited by whalers, Inuit,
missionaries, and police; a place of contact and
conflict; a place where worlds collided and
lives were changed forever.
It was on Herschel Island that a young
Inuvialuit boy, Nuligak (later named Bob
Cockney by the missionaries) came of age-fascinated by Herschel, but equally repelled by
the excess of so-called civilization.
Through Nuligak's touching yet tragic life-story
expressed through his writings and echoed by
his grandchildren's poignant return to the
Island --we are offered a unique view into an
often troubling past and a potentially hopeful
future.
The DVD includes also includes a 46 minute
edited version entitled Worlds Collide: The Saga of Herschel Island.
See also:
American Outrage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 9
The Tipping Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 48
THE OCEAN
A Sea Change
NEW!
Oceans (8)
BBC 2008
50 mins JrH-A
PPR the series $1599, $249 each
S Sch the series $999, $149 each
From the striking but gentle turquoise seas of
the Caribbean to the icy-cold Arctic, our
oceans hold secrets and stories, the likes of
which we have barely even begun to know. A
team of intrepid adventurers – explorer and
expedition leader Paul Rose, maritime
archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue, marine biologist
Tooni Mahto and conservationist Philippe
Cousteau Jr, grandson of Jacques Cousteau –
undertake a journey to discover the world
beneath the waves.
These are programmes based in the real
world, reflecting our impact and our changing
relationship with the oceans. And as the team
travel the world, they meet with local people
whose lives and livelihood depend on the sea
and they weave together the worlds of underwater archaeology, geology, marine biology
and anthropology.
“…stunningly photographed and
informative…”
- Independent
“Once you’ve seen them attempt to catch
a sperm whale’s breath using a remotecontrolled helicopter, you’ll be hooked...”
- Mail on Sunday
- The Sea of Cortez
- The Southern Ocean
- The Red Sea
- The Atlantic Ocean
- The Indian Ocean
- The Indian Ocean - Coastal Waters
- The Mediterranean Sea
- The Arctic Ocean
See also:
Addicted to Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 62
Tapped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 47
The presentation covers:
• The Importance of Coral Reefs
• Climate Change and Coral Bleaching
• Ocean Acidification
• How Much CO2 is Too Much For Coral
Reefs?
• Conclusion: What Do We Do About It?
NOTE: The DVD includes: the fully chaptered
program plus four learning modules, a
teacher's guide, and other educational
resources to help students conduct their own
science investigations and develop their own
presentations.
A Sea Change broadens the discussion about
the dramatic changes we are seeing in the
chemistry of the oceans, and conveys the
urgent threat those changes pose to our
survival, while surveying the steps we can take
to reduce the severity of climate change.
NEW!
Coral Sea Dreaming - Awaken
The film's protagonist Sven Huseby asks how
will he explain to his oldest grandchild, Elias,
what is happening to the oceans and their
eco-systems? A Sea Change is both a personal
journey and a scientifically rigorous, sometimes
humorous, unflinchingly honest look at reality.
It offers positive examples of new
technologies and effective changes in human
behavior that we all must choose before the
oceans are lost..
Video Project 2009 84 mins JrH-A
PPR $225 S Sch $99
Coral Sea Dreaming - Awaken is a vivid
exploration of one of the planet's great
natural wonders – coral reefs – which harbor
the greatest biodiversity of any ecosystem on
earth.The story of coral reefs spans 500
million years and stars some of the most
exotic and wondrous creatures on earth.
"Sounds the alarm about ocean acidification
while offering hope for the future."
- Chuleenan Svetvilas,
San Francisco Int’l Film Festival Program
www.bbc.co.uk/oceans/
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Host Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg shows how
increased CO2 emissions have led to warming
of the seas and ocean acidification, both of
which have already caused the death of many
coral reefs and may cause their mass
extinction in the next few decades.
Bullfrog 2009
83 mins
JrH-A
PPR $350
A Sea Change documents how the pH
balance of the oceans has changed
dramatically since the beginning of the
Industrial Revolution: a 30% increase in
acidification. With near unanimity, scientists
now agree that the burning of fossil fuels is
fundamentally reshaping ocean chemistry.
Experts predict that over the next century,
steady increases in carbon dioxide emissions
and the continued rise in the acidity of the
oceans will cause most of the world's fisheries
to experience a total bottom-up collapse--a
state that could last for millions of years.
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer David
Hannan filmed for 7 years on three great
coral reef ecosystems to create this testimony
to our extraordinary undersea world, set to
an original score. We meet thousands of reef
inhabitants, from ancient turtles to feeding
sharks, adorable pygmy seahorses and savage
sea slugs, witness a manta ray ballet and
courting octopus.
Coral Sea Dreaming - Awaken is an
informative celebration of the world’s coral
reefs, now under threat from a variety of
human challenges, including ocean warming
and acidification caused by climate change.
NEW!
Climate Change:
Coral Reefs on the Edge
Video Project 2009 28 mins SrH-A
PPR $99
Coral reefs are the largest living structures on
earth, home to 25% of all marine species, and
a primary source of food and income for over
500 million people.They are a sensitive and
vital indicator of the negative impact climate
change is having on the world's oceans.
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The DVD includes three viewing options:
• Documentary with a narration track
• Video with pop-up text with creature
identification or facts about ocean issues
• Video and music only
Also on the DVD are two short behind the
scenes films with producer David Hannan and
composer Tania Rose.
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THE OCEAN - Fisheries
Weather the Storm - The Fight to Stay Local in the Global Fishery
Bullfrog 2008
36 mins
SrH-A
PPR $295
In today's global economy, the world's ocean resources are being hit hard. Enormous industrial "floating factories" follow
the fish wherever they are abundant, and move on when they have plundered the fish stocks. In the process, they
squeeze the life out of small and local fishing communities. The fishing communities of the Bigouden, on France's rugged
Western coast, are determined to fight back. From the Paris fish riots of 1999, to the newly formed World Forum for
Fish Harvesters, these small town fishermen have launched a sophisticated and multi-faceted strategy to stay small and
successful in the face of global competition.
Filmed in ports from Western Canada to France, from Scotland to Senegal, Weather The Storm introduces viewers to
the logic underlying both industrial and artisanal fishing economies. It provides compelling evidence for the environmental
and socio-economic benefits of staying small and local. Although the battle to save the oceans is often publicly waged
between environmentalists and corporations, this film gives voice to an important group who just may have the solutions
we need: the small-scale artisanal fishers.
NOTE: DVD version includes separate version in French and scene selection.
http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/
See also:
Belly Up - Salmon in Peril . . . . . . . . . .pg 53
PERSONAL FINANCES
The Debt Trap
Red Ink Productions 2008
44 mins SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
DEBT TRAP examines why the average
Canadian is sinking deeper in hock, by looking
at the stories of several individuals and families who are struggling with debt.
• Dominic and Pauline have turned to credit
cards and credit lines to survive after Dominic
was laid off from his job.
• Denise is trying to finish a PhD degree
while facing the prospect of paying back
$100,000 in student loans.
• Shawn and Cheryl are trapped in a cycle
of payday loan debt, in which lenders are
charging as much as 3000% interest.
DEBT TRAP looks beyond blaming individual
consumers, to examine the roles of lending
institutions, the corporate sector, and
governments in understanding the current
debt crisis and what we can do to correct it.
• Jennifer and Somxay, both recent graduates,
are maxed out with credit cards. Joel and
Melany are house poor, despite the fact that
their salaries total in the six figures.
• Rich is approaching retirement with
$150,000 in personal debt.
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The film includes analysis from a wide variety
of experts including a banking executive, a
credit counselor, an author who has written
on the topic, an economist from a Canadian
thinktank, a student federation leader, and a
community activist.
Sobering, ironic, and enlightening, the film
probes the reasons more and more of us are
struggling to keep afloat, and what needs to
be done to turn this trend around.
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Follow the Money
Filmakers Library 2007
75 mins
SrH-A PPR $395
Introducing himself as a middle aged, middle
income man,Timo Harakka is a Finnish
Michael Moore, though less abrasive. He sets
out to track a small investment he made in a
Far East Fund. He travels to Copenhagen to
meet with the portfolio manager who acts as
his amused guide through the morass of
global investment. He learns he is invested in
55 companies in the “digital universe’.
Timo decides to discover where his money
has gone and what effect it has made in
different areas of the world. When all the
manufacturing is done in the ”underdeveloped
countries,” what will the West contribute, he
wonders? The answer that is offered is
“research and development” and intellectual
property rights.
Timo’s tour around the globe leads him to
conclude “money is managing us…the global
financial system is beyond control; everything
has a price.”
POPULATION ISSUES
Housing the Future A BBC World Debate
TVE 2009
47 mins SrH-A
PPR $250 S Sch $95 HUO $59.95
Sprawling slums. Panic on the trading floor.
They seem a world away. But in fact both
have been caused by a continuing failure to
provide adequate and affordable housing.
"We have to take a position that this is really
an indictment on all of us... This is adequate
shelter for all, so we need solutions and institutions which cater for various sections of
society. This romantic idea of (solutions for)
just the very bottom, that is not what this
business is about."
- Anna Tibaijuka,
Executive Director, UN-Habitat
The world’s population is increasing by 80
million a year – and we are now, for the first
time in human history, a majority urban world.
We face a chronic – and growing – shortage
of adequate and affordable housing in our
urban centres.This debate addresses the
problem – and offers some solutions.
NEW!
How Many People Can Live on
Planet Earth?
In the developing world people are still
moving to the cities in large numbers. When
they can’t find accommodation they simply
improvise their own shelter.The result is
slums. One billion people currently live in
slums and a staggering 25 million people a
year are set to join them.
In a BBC World Debate, supported by
UN-Habitat, Lyse Doucet explores the subject
with a panel of experts from around the
world.
The panel:
Somsook Boonyabancha – Secretary General,
Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
Gary R Garrabrant – CEO Equity
International, private sector housing
developer
Raquel Rolnik – Professor of Urban Planning,
São Paulo, Brazil
David A Smith – Founder, Affordable Housing
Institute
Anna Tibaijuka – Executive Director,
UN-Habitat
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
The world's population is growing and
could exceed 9 billion within the next four
decades. In this fascinating programme,
esteemed naturalist and broadcaster Sir David
Attenborough takes a look at the problems
we face as a continuously growing species.
From Mexico to Spain, China to Rwanda,
ecologists, demographers, farmers, engineers
and family planning clinicians report on the
enormous challenges of dealing with humans
in ever increasing numbers.
With 400,000 people born every day, David
Attenborough asks how many people can live
on planet Earth? And should population
control be the duty of each one of us?
The recent worldwide credit crisis was
triggered by the collapse of the high-risk
mortgage market in the US – the fallout from
badly secured home loans. In the West the
shockwaves went deep: property prices
crashed, jobs were lost and homes
repossessed.
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THE RAINFOREST - A RESOURCE
Expedition Guyana (3)
NOTE: Also known as “Lost Land of the
Jaguar: An Expedition to the Jungles of
Guyana”
BBC 2008
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $649, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
Hidden on the northern coast of South
America, the forgotten country of Guyana
holds some of the most extraordinary jungle
on the planet. Much of it is so remote that
even today it lies unexplored – its animals
totally naive to the presence of man.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/
programmes/jaguar/
Episode #1
Episode #2
Episode #3
Now this unique forest is under threat from
the chainsaw as the loggers set their sights on
this impoverished country.
In a bid to help Guyana protect its
environment, the Expeditions team venture
into this untouched land. Living rough in a
jungle camp, tracking down the animals from
high in the canopy to deep within the rivers,
the team search for the giants of Guyana:
anaconda, jaguar, giant anteaters, giant turtles
and the enormous Harpy Eagle. Guyana is one
of the toughest challenges the team have ever
faced, and the cameras are with them every
single step of the way.
Can Money Grow on Trees?
BBC 2008
28 mins SrH-A
PPR $199
S Sch $129
The riches of the world’s largest forest are
obvious – spread across eight South American
countries and French Guyana, it is the one of
the most biologically diverse places on Earth.
It produces vapour which falls as rain within
the region, and is estimated to hold 60-90
billion tonnes of carbon in its vegetation,
helping to combat climate change. However,
the rainforest is being cut down at the fastest
rate for three years, because the fact remains
that the trees are worth more dead than
alive.
In fact, just one truckload of their rare hardwood can be worth about £40,000, and the
land they sit upon is much more valuable as
farmland, used to graze cattle and grow crops.
Traditional green campaigns to save the rainforest have run up against these realities,
making it difficult to achieve a real breakthrough.
But now there’s a new plan. It takes the
principles of economics and applies them to
the standing trees, calculating an exact
monetary value for the eco-sytem services
they provide. So is it time to let capitalism
take over and redesign the economy so that
services the rainforest provides are reflected
in the money in the economy? Or, as the film
asks, can money really be made to grow on
trees?
See also:
LIfe in the Canopy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg 11
RUSSIA
Should We Be Scared of Russia?
BBC 2008
28 mins
SrH-A
PPR $199
S Sch $129
The sight in August 2008 of old people and children cramming onto tractors and into carts to flee from Russian tanks
has rekindled notions of Russia as aggressor and oppressor.The short war between Russia and Georgia began when
Georgia invaded its Moscow-backed breakaway republic of South Ossetia last summer. Russian troops stationed there
were killed and Russia retaliated by invading Georgia. Hundreds of deaths and widespread destruction followed and
relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated to levels not seen since the Cold War. But Russia views everything entirely differently.
Russia’s new President, Dmitry Medvedev, says he does not want a new Cold War, but is not afraid of one either. So how
concerned should we be? Could the current tensions really escalate into a new Cold War or even violent confrontation?
Correspondent Mark Franchetti tries to answer those questions.The key to understanding whether the former superpower really is a threat is understanding how its inhabitants see themselves now, years after the collapse of the Soviet
Union.
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SAVING THE PLANET
NEW!
Earth Report - Season 2 (7)
TVE
7x25 mins
JrH-A
PPR the series $995, $195 each
S Sch the series $450, $75 each
HUO the series $325, $49.95 each
Earth Report roams the globe offering
coverage of issues related to the
environment and sustainable development.
#1 - Plight of the Humble Bee - 2008
www.tve.org/earthreport/archive/doc.cfm
#2 - Is Green the New Black? - 2008
www.tve.org/earthreport/archive/doc.cfm
Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives
Planet Earth - The Future
Video Project 2008 56 mins JrH-A
PPR $175
This compelling documentary explores the
under-reported issue of the environmental
impacts of war. In all its stages, from the
production of weapons through combat to
cleanup and restoration, war is comprised of
elements that pollute land, air, and water,
destroy biodiversity and entire ecosystems,
and drain our limited natural resources.Yet the
environmental damage occasioned even by
preparation for war, not to mention war itself,
is routinely underestimated, underreported,
and even ignored.
BBC 2006
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $649, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
#3 - Blue Sky Dreaming - 2008
#4 - Go with the Flow - 2009
Power Paths
www.tve.org/earthreport/archive/doc.cfm
Video Project 2008 56 mins SrH-A
PPR $175
Can America truly achieve energy
independence? Power Paths is an inspiring
documentary about how Native American
communities are creating new ways to
produce clean power as the Tribes attempt to
restore lands devastated from the impacts of
coal mining. Working together, Hopi, Navajo
and environmental organizations force the
closure of a major polluting coal plant in
Nevada. Many Tribes are now taking the lead
by constructing large wind turbine projects on
their own lands. What we find is that their
traditional values toward conservation and the
earth are also solutions for the rest of
America’s energy dilemma.
#5 - Down to Earth - 2009
www.tve.org/earthreport/archive/doc.cfm
#6 - REDD Alert - 2009
www.tve.org/earthreport/archive/doc.cfm
#7 - Hope in a Changing Climate - 2009
www.tve.org/earthreport/index.cfm
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A companion to the series Planet Earth, this
three part series looks at what the future
may hold for endangered animals, places and
- ultimately - ourselves.
Telling the stories behind the images of the
groundbreaking series, this programme
examines the important environmental issues
that everybody needs to know about. Why
are so many species dwindling in their
hundreds and how can they be protected in
future? It also examines the expanses of
wilderness which are under threat, the
valuable resources which could be lost forever
as a result and how eco-tourism and
governments can help in the race to save the
environment.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/
planetearth/
#1 - Saving Species
#2 - Into the Wilderness
#3 - Living Together
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SAVING THE PLANET - Cleaning Up
The Return of the Cuyahoga
Arid Lands
River of Renewal
Bullfrog 2008
57 mins SrH-A
PPR $275
The Return of the Cuyahoga is a one-hour
documentary about the death and rebirth of
one of America's most emblematic waterways.
In its history we see the end of the American
frontier, the growth of industry, the scourge of
pollution and the advent of a political movement that sought to end pollution. The
Cuyahoga's story is a particularly apt example
for future environmental efforts, because the
once burning river can't just be cleaned up
and "set aside" as a pristine wilderness park it runs right through Cleveland, and like most
American rivers, the Cuyahoga has to serve
widely varying needs - aesthetic and
economic, practical and natural, human and
animal.
Bullfrog 2007
96 mins SrH-A
PPR $325
Arid Lands is a documentary feature about
the land and people of the Columbia Basin in
southeastern Washington state. Sixty years
ago, the Hanford nuclear site produced
plutonium for the atomic bomb dropped on
Nagasaki, and today the area is the focus of
the largest environmental cleanup in history.
It is a landscape of incredible contradictions:
coyotes roam among decommissioned nuclear
reactors, salmon spawn in the middle of golf
courses, wine grapes grow in the sagebrush,
and federal cleanup dollars spur rapid urban
expansion.
Video Project 2008 55 mins SrH-A
PPR $175
Eight years in the making, River of Renewal
chronicles the ongoing battle over the
resources of Northern California’s and
Oregon’s Klamath Basin. For its American
Indian filmmaker, it is a journey of selfdiscovery as he uncovers the elemental bond
between California native tribes, the river, and
its most legendary denizen, the salmon.The
film reveals how different dominant groups
and generations have extracted resources
from the Klamath Basin, with disastrous
consequences including the collapse of wild
salmon populations.
Arid Lands takes us into a world
of sports fishermen, tattoo artists, housing
developers, ecologists, and radiation scientists
living and working in the area. It tells the story
of how people changed the landscape over
time, and how the landscape affected their
lives.
River of Renewal is an illustration of the
collision between sustainability and
exploitation of our precious and diminishing
resources.The outcome may be the largest
dam removal project in history and the
restoration of a once vital river.
The challenge: how to maintain
industrial uses of the river near Lake Erie,
encourage recreation and entertainment, and
yet preserve the nature in and around the
river. It's the same challenge that much of our
riparian nation is facing today.
DVD includes 16-page study guide, scene
selection and trailer.
Best Documentary Feature American Indian Film Festival
http://www.returnofthecuyahoga.com/
SAVING THE PLANET - The Environment and Cancer
NEW!
Living Downstream
The People’s Picture Company
2010
85 mins
SrH-A
PPR $295 S Sch $115 HUO $69.95
. There once was a village overlooking a river.
The people who lived there were very kind.
These residents, according to parable, began
noticing increasing numbers of drowning
people caught in the river’s swift current.
And so they went to work devising ever more
elaborate technologies to resuscitate them.
So preoccupied were these heroic villagers
with rescue and treatment that they never
thought to look upstream to see who was
pushing the victims in.
Living Downstream is a walk up that river.
The river of human cancer.
Based on the acclaimed book Living
Downstream by ecologist and cancer survivor
Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. Part scientific
exploration, part personal journey, this
eloquent film follows one pivotal year in
Sandra’s life as she travels across North
America, working to break the silence about
cancer and its environmental links.
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Living Downstream tells a story of the
beauties and complexities of our environment
and our bodies. We follow invisible toxins
from the places where they were released
into the environment. We watch as they
migrate to some of the most beautiful places
in North America, embedding themselves into
those things necessary for all life – our air,
food and water. Through scenes with other
scientists, we see how these toxins enter our
bodies and how, once inside, researchers
believe they may be working to cause cancer.
A dire warning made hopeful by the
incredible determination of one woman, Living
Downstream is a powerful reminder of the
intimate connection between the health of
our bodies and the health of our air, land and
water. Our environment is within us.
The Educational DVD includes the following
elements:
• Full Film (85 minutes)
• Short Film (55 minutes)
• Chapter Selection
• Time & Subject-Specific Viewing Programs –
options of collections of scenes to meet time
or topical viewing needs.
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• Mini Docs – five-minute documentaries
using additional scenes, extended interviews
and previously unseen footage to explain
social principles and scientific processes.
• Commentary Tracks
• Living Downstream ~ In the Classroom –
a guide for educators who wish to use the
film in their teaching. Filled with lesson plans,
review questions, key concepts and extension
activities, it is designed to encourage critical
thinking. Produced in collaboration with
teachers and their students, this guide includes
correlation with curriculum standards for
several states and provinces in both the
United States and Canada.
Photo © by Benjamin Gervais / The People's
Picture Company
http://www.livingdownstream.com
steingraber.com/
SAVING THE PLANET - Hope and Sustainability
NEW!
Chemerical
Chemical Nation 2010 75 mins JrH-A
PPR $295 S Sch $115 HUO $69.95
From the creator of the award winning film
Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home
(Sundance Channel, Super Channel) comes a
shocking tale about the products we use to
clean our homes and bodies. Chemerical
explores the life cycle of everyday household
cleaners and hygiene products to prove that,
thanks to our clean obsession, we are
drowning in sea of toxicity.
The film is at once humorous, as we watch
the Goode family try to turn a new leaf by
creating and living in a toxic free home, and
informative, as director Andrew Nisker works
with many experts to give audiences the tools
and inspiration to live toxic free.
Chemerical tackles the “toxic debate” in a
truly informative and entertaining way, not
only by raising awareness, but most
importantly, by providing simple solutions.
NEW!
The Great Squeeze Surviving the Human Project
Video Project 2009 68 mins SrH-A
PPR $250
S Sch $150
Life on planet Earth is at a crossroads, with
multiple environmental crises bearing down
upon us simultaneously: climate change,
resource depletion, oil supply decline, ocean
pollution, overpopulation, species extinction,
and more.The Great Squeeze inventories and
connects all of them, showing how short-sighted human behavior and decisions have
resulted in a situation that threatens our lives
and planet.
Mama Earth: Eco Econ 101
Instead of the usual band-aid approaches,The
Great Squeeze challenges us to learn from
history and transition towards a more
sustainable economy that values our environment. By changing our levels of consumption,
deploying new technologies, and reordering
social priorities, we can still live well.
Video Project 2008 21 mins JrH-A
PPR $125
With humor and compassion, this film gives
voice to our legendary “Mother”, who has
been so graciously providing for life on earth.
Now she is asking us for a little cosmetic s
urgery – a restoration of her natural beauty
and vitality.
Extensive special features and a study guide
are included on the DVD.
Recommended - Video Librarian Magazine
NEW!
So Right, So Smart
Video Project 2010
SrH-A
PPR $325
56&86 mins
Narrated by Daryl Hannah
So Right So Smart profiles companies on the
cutting edge of more sustainable business
practices who are proving that being
environmentally friendly is both good for the
earth and good for business.Their inspiring
stories of leadership and innovative change
provide hopeful models for the larger business
community and other institutions.
The film also includes short profiles of
companies who started out with a
commitment to green business practices:
Stonyfield Farm, Patagonia, Herman Miller,
Seventh Generation and New Belgium
Brewery.
Prominent environmental authors and
business experts share their experiences and
insights, including Paul Hawken, David Suzuki,
Janine Benyus, Jonathan Lash, and Hunter and
Amory Lovins.
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Employing concepts of sustainability, ecological
economics, and natural capital, the film shows
how conventional economics encourages
exploitation of our natural resources, ignoring
the value of critical goods and services like
clean air and water, fertile soil, and other
natural assets. We hear from economists who
propose a new model that puts a hard
currency value on the virgin resources,
considered “Natural Capital,” being harvested
from the earth, and impose a value on the
burden of squandering these resources in the
forms of waste, byproduct and
pollution.
Mama Earth dispels the myth that being ecofriendly is merely an altruistic endeavor. In the
future, it will be the way businesses not only
positively impact the environment, but their
bottom line as well.
Winner: Best Sustainability Film Pine Film Festival
Winner: Calypso Award Moondance Film Festival
Winner: Aurora Platinum Award Environmental Protection
Winner: Aurora Gold Award - Use of MusiC
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SAVING THE PLANET - It’s All About Consumption
Addicted to Plastic
Bottled Water - Who Needs It?
Cryptic Moth Productions 2007
85 mins JrH-A
PPR $295 S Sch $115 HUO $69.95
ADDICTED TO PLASTIC is a global journey
to investigate what we really know about the
material of a thousand uses and why there's
so darn much of it. On the way we discover a
toxic legacy, and the men and women
dedicated to cleaning it up.
BBC 2008
30 mins SrH-A
PPR $199
S Sch $129
Across the world it may be the case that over
a billion people do not have access to clean
drinking water, but, across the globe bottled
mineral water is becoming a popular
supplement to tap water. The industry is
expected to grow by 30% over the next five
years but the environmental cost is
devastating.
ADDICTED TO PLASTIC is a feature-length
documentary about solutions to plastic
pollution.The point-of-view style documentary
encompasses three years of filming in 12
countries on 5 continents, including two trips
to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where
plastic debris accumulates.The film details
plastic's path over the last 100 years and
provides a wealth of expert interviews on
practical and cutting edge solutions to
recycling, toxicity and biodegradability.These
solutions - which include plastic made from
plants - will provide viewers with a hopeful
perspective about our future with plastic.
Across the world hundreds of thousands of
tonnes of CO2 is emitted by transporting the
water to the consumer, and about 1.5
million barrels of oil are used to manufacture
the plastic bottles.
Few plastic bottles are recycled. Increasingly
plastic is making its way into our seas. Plastic
in water eventually breaks down into a dust
that may be making its way into our diets,
along with all of the toxins that stick to it.
Luxury brands like Fiji water have seen their
business quadruple in the last few years and
this is from an island where 35% of people do
not have access to clean drinking water.
Could bottled water be a triumph of
marketing over common sense?
NEW!
Call of Life:
Facing the Mass Extinction
Video Project 2010 60 mins JrH-A
PPR $250
Call of Life investigates the growing threat
posed by the rapid and massive loss of
biodiversity on the planet. Featuring leading
scientists, social scientists, environmentalists
and others, the film explores the scope, the
causes, and the predicted global impact of a
mass extinction occurring on a scale not seen
since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65
million years ago.
If current trends continue, scientists warn that
half or more of all plant and animal species on
Earth will become extinct within the next few
decades. Entirely caused by human activities,
this contemporary mass extinction is
disrupting and destroying the complex, interconnected biological systems that support life
on earth.
Call of Life examines the collective and
individual choices we have before us, and how
the decisions we make -- or fail to make -- in
the next decade will affect the habitability of
Earth possibly for millions of years to come.
SCIENCE - All About Viruses
Why Do Viruses Kill?
BBC 2010
50 mins
SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
From Swine Flu to Sars,Yellow Fever to HIV, the number of dangerous viruses is increasing at an alarming rate.Travelling
from the African rainforests to the Canadian oceans, this programme unlocks their deadly secrets.
In 2009 Mexican Swine Flu spread at a bewildering rate across continents. Predicting where the next pandemic will
emerge is a frantic race against time. This programme discovers the truth about nature’s greatest terror weapon.
The journey begins with a visit to the virus front line in the Democratic Republic of Congo. HIV and Ebola both
originated in the Congo, and virus hunter Anne Rimoin suspects that Monkey Pox may pass to local hunters and
eventually become the next global killer.
But not all viruses are bad news. We travel to Canada to meet Professor Curtis Suttle who shows that each litre of
Vancouver sea water contains 10 billion viruses. Without their ability to kill bacteria and recycle nutrients, the sea would
quickly turn to sewage.Virus versus human however is a war. By looking at the origins of HIV from Kinshasa to San
Francisco, we discover how clever viruses can be. With its amazing ability to mutate in order to fool our defence
mechanisms, the natural history of HIV shows the virus is a true weapon of mass destruction.
Viruses can only live inside another living cell. Is our modern lifestyle of intensive farming and international travel giving
viruses more chances than ever to flourish inside us?
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SCIENCE - The Earth
NEW!
Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?
BBC 2009
50 mins
SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Capable of ripping up roads, moving mountains and tearing down towns, they’re the biggest force of natural destruction
on the planet. Is it possible to predict them?
It’s a problem that affects parts of every continent –particularly the United States and Asia – and billions of dollars, yen
and yuan are being poured into researching these hazards. A major earthquake striking Los Angeles – the so-called ‘Big
One’, expected anytime soon – would cause over $200 billion in property damage. And yet, remarkably, when earthquakes hit, they invariably take us by surprise.
This film asks the question that is bugging geologists, seismologists, town planners, big businesses and ordinary people
alike, in seismic zones all over the globe; how can we predict an earthquake?
Travelling into the high-stakes world of seismic research, we meet the men and women trying to answer this question
and the extraordinary experiments that are pushing the limits of this fast-moving science. From mud to maths; rocks to
clouds; cats, dogs and snakes – it’s all part of the quest to discover what many are calling the ‘Holy Grail’ of Earth science.
Visiting China and the site of the devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan Province in May of 2009, we meet the
people who saw strange lights in the sky; a geologist who can ‘see’ quakes buried in the metres of mud beneath the floor
of the Atlantic Ocean and visits the little village of Parkfield, CA – known as the ‘earthquake capital of the world’,
because it’s been struck by quakes so many times.
Finally the film goes underground with the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth where they’re drilling a borehole
more than two-and-a-half miles deep into the heart of an active earthquake zone, to try and understand how and why
quakes behave as they do.
SCIENCE - Forensics
How to Commit the Perfect Murder
BBC 2007
50 mins
SrH-A
PPR $249
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Taking the notorious and as yet unsolved murder of Alexander Litvinenko, this programme looks at whether this could
be the perfect crime. When ex-KGB spy Litvinenko was admitted to hospital in London, it took doctors several weeks to
deduce just what was killing him – radiation poisoning. By the time they’d cracked it, he was dead.
Litvinenko was poisoned somewhere in the capital by a man who had brought the deadly polonium-210 substance on a
plane from Russia. His killer is yet to be found.
Interviewing a number of experts, the programme examines this and many other types of murder, from poisonings to
accidental deaths.They explain the techniques used to discover time and cause of death – revealing just how much can
be unlocked from seemingly small amounts of information.
Key specialists in their fields show how a genuine suicidal hanging can be distinguished from a murderous one and how
just a few maggots can help identify the time of death.The experts go on to test a few fictional ideas, like could an icicle,
melting away to leave no trace, be used as a weapon to kill someone? The most time-honoured murder method –
poison – is examined in detail, returning to the questions over the death of Litvinenko. Is it possible to get away with
murder?
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SCIENCE - Genetics, Evolution and Darwin
NEW!
What Darwin Didn’t Know
The story begins in 1842 when he begins to
rally his ideas and follows the years to the
book's publication 17 years later.Through
Darwin's words we share his flashes of
realisation, the unsettling and awful doubts as
his theory grows, and his personal traumas as
the years pass, each giving insight into the
development of the final book.
BBC 2009
90 mins SrH-A
PPR $299
S Sch $169
Marking the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s
epoch defining On the Origin of Species, this
film reveals how the advance of science has
proved him right.
With commentary from modern day thinkers
and Darwin experts who give fresh insights,
this illuminating docu-drama, sheds new light
on an extraordinary man and one of the most
important scientific theories ever created.
Darwin gave us the most sensational idea in
biology: evolution by natural selection. But
even he knew that it came with difficulties…
and many of them.
Darwin’s simple yet profound theory of
natural selection is the key to solving the
greatest mysteries of life on Earth. However,
in Darwin’s time, scientists from all disciplines
contradicted his insight. If the knowledge of
the time was right, then Darwin’s brilliant
theory was wrong – and he would die without knowing how to resolve this impossible
problem.
NEW!
Charles Darwin
and the Tree of Life
But after he died, new scientific discoveries
began to prove Darwin was right after all, in
ways he could never have imagined. Each new
discovery, however bizarre, pointed to the
wonderful truth of Darwin’s simple
theory.
The discovery of DNA, the uncovering of
homeobox genes, the development of game
theory and sexual selection, all began to reinforce the truth of his fundamental insight.
Travel through 150 years of history and discover how science has vindicated his theory
and developed it even further. Darwin’s great
vision, nothing less than the explanation for all
life on earth is now revealed through modern
genetic science.
Darwin’s Struggle - The Evolution
of the Origin of the Species
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
In 1859 Charles Darwin published his worldchanging book 'The Origin of Species'. Now,
to coincide with its 150th anniversary, comes
a fascinating dramatic exploration of Darwin's
life at the time when he developed and
researched his theory. Using previously
untapped personal letters, notes and diaries to
shape the story, Darwin is revealed not as the
anxious, stern scientist his book portrays, but
as a friendly, funny and candid communicator,
full of human weaknesses and excited by his
own revelations.
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BBC 2009
50 mins JrH-A
PPR $249
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Marking the 200th anniversary of Charles
Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of
the publication of his world-changing book
On the Origin of Species, the world’s
favourite naturalist David Attenborough shares
his personal insight of Darwin’s
theory of evolution, explaining why it is more
important now than ever before.
David Attenborough asks three key
questions:
• How and why did Darwin come up with his
theory of evolution?
• Why do we think he was right?
• And why is it more important now than ever
before?
David starts his journey in Darwin’s home at
Down House in Kent, where Darwin
worried and puzzled over the origins of life.
David goes back to his roots in Leicestershire,
where he hunted for fossils as a child, and
where another schoolboy unearthed a
significant find in the 1950s. And he revisits
Cambridge University, where both he and
Darwin studied, and where many years later
the DNA double helix was discovered,
providing the foundations for genetics.
At the end of his journey in the Natural
History Museum in London, David
concludes that Darwin’s great insight
revolutionised the way in which we see the
world. We now understand why there are so
many different species, and why they are
distributed in the way they are. But above all,
Darwin has shown us that we are not set
apart from the natural world, and do not have
dominion over it. We are subject to its laws
and processes, as are all other animals on
earth to which, indeed, we are related.
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NEW!
Twins
BBC 2009
2x50 mins SrH-A
PPR $449
S Sch $269
This intriguing two-parter offers a unique
insight into the strange and bizarre world of
identical twins and shows how their stories
can help us work out how we become who
we are.
Are we born or are we made? This series
shows how identical twins are a vital tool for
scientists trying to work out how much of
who we become and the conditions we
suffer from are a result of our genes, and how
much is down to our environment.
The series begins by taking a look at twins
who have some amazing similarities – both
twins raised together and twins raised apart.
Scientists studying similarities between
identical and non-identical twins have come to
the conclusion that all sorts of human traits –
from weight to intelligence, right up to
whether you are more likely to be
religious or suffer from anorexia or heart disease, are influenced by genes.
But what about identical twins who are
uncannily different – one gay, one straight; one
fat, one thin? Because these twins have the
same genes the answer must lie elsewhere. It
must be something only one has experienced
which has caused this
difference.The second programme looks at
what these experiences might be. Could it
even be something before birth? Following an
identical twin pregnancy using 4D
scanning and CGI graphics, the programme
explores how the womb environment can be
different for identical twins and how by the
time they reach full term, their identical DNA
may already be working in different ways…
making them into two unique human.
Full of strange and fascinating human stories
Twins reveals that far from being the fixed
code that determines our lives, our genes
constantly interact with our life experiences in
ways we are only just beginning to
unravel.
SCIENCE - The History
NEW!
Cell (3)
NEW!
History of Science (6)
BBC 2009
3x50 mins SrH-A
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In this fascinating series, Dr Adam Rutherford
explores the history of our understanding of
the cell – from the first observations of the
cellular structure of plants, right through to
modern research in synthetic biology. It is a
story of rivalries and secrecy, mistakes and
accidents, and sudden insights that overturned
scientific and religious dogma. Controversial
on every level, what has been discovered
about how the cell creates life defies the laws
of physics and chemistry.
BBC 2010
6x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $1199, $249 each
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#2 – The Chemistry of Life
#3 – The Spark of Life
NEW!
Chemistry: A Volatile History (3)
BBC 2010
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
Without our understanding of elements, the
world around us would look totally different.
Everything we have built, forged or crafted is
based on our knowledge of elements: the
tables we sit at, the clothes we wear, let alone
the buildings we live in. Once the elements
had been isolated they could be combined
and manipulated in ways the early chemists
could only have dreamed of.
In this fascinating and original series, Professor
of Theoretical Physics Jim Al-Khalili goes on a
journey to find out how the mysterious,
sensuous world of the elements was
discovered and mapped. He revels in their
glorious textures and astonishing behaviour
and unravels the stories of the chemical
pioneers who plumbed their secrets and
moved us into the modernage.
The story of our thirst for knowledge.
Every moment of every day we live in a
world created by science. But the story of
how we got here is much more than a simple
tale of breakthroughs, genius and men jumping
out of baths shouting 'Eureka!' History of
Science shows how the political upheavals of
history combine with iconic inventions and
discoveries, along with the ideas of great
thinkers, to create the advances that have
transformed our lives.
Each episode starts with a disarmingly simple
question that everyone asks, and then delves
into the past, uncovering human stories and
recreating the great experiments of the men
and women who sought the answers and, in
doing so, changed the world. Discover how
science has found out what we are made of;
where we came from; and what exists beyond
Earth.
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– What is the World Made of?
– How Did We Get Here?
– Can We Have Unlimited Power?
– What is the Secret of Life?
– Who are We?
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What’s more, find the meaning behind them
and where they – and we – fit into the
astonishing intellectual creation that is the
periodic table.
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#2 – The Hidden Order
#3 – Unleashing the Power
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SCIENCE - Nanotechnology
NEW!
Welcome to the Nanoworld (3)
La Compagnie des Taxi-brousse 2009
4x52 mins
SrH-A
PPR the series $825, $250 each
S Sch the series $325, $95 each
HUO the series $225, $59.95 each
A new world is coming into being. A scientific revolution is in full swing, a revolution that could profoundly change our
future on a daily basis and in many areas. This is the amazing universe of nanotechnology in action. Where technology
uses tools and materials, nanotechnology uses atoms and molecules. Where technology looks cool and cutting-edge,
nanotechnology is completely invisible to us.
Yet from computers to condoms, nanotechnology has already found its way into more than 250 everyday products.
Manipulating the building blocks of our world has the potential to improve all of our lives, but at what risk?
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From Micro to Nano
Nanos, Nanos Everywhere
Nanos on the Inside
Nanoworlds and Maxi-fears
Produced • In partnership with Eurovision Science and the European Commission, DG Research
• With the support of le Centre National de la Cinématographie, Angoa and Procirep and la région Languedoc-Roussillon
SCIENCE - Physics
NEW!
What on Earth is
Wrong with Gravity?
BBC 2008
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
It keeps the Moon going round the Earth, the
Earth going round the Sun and the Sun
moving round the Milky Way. It’s the key to
the very existence of life on Earth.
But does that mean that Einstein has
answered everything? It appears not. Einstein’s
universe doesn’t work when the cosmos gets
very small. Brian visits a particle accelerator in
Chicago, Illinois, where particles are
dramatically crashed into each other.These
collisions may finally reveal gravity for what it
truly is – not a wave or curve of space, but a
particle nicknamed a graviton.
Physicist Dr Brian Cox knows a thing or two
about the Universe. But one thing Brian still
can’t quite understand is gravity. So Brian
embarks on an adventure to discover the
different theories about one of the darkest
secrets of the Universe.
And Brian also investigates superstring
theory – a theory which predicts that the
Universe has multiple dimensions. If this is
true, our understanding of gravity would be
more radically changed than ever before in
history.
Travelling to the sweltering swampland of
America’s Deep South, Brian meets scientists
who are actually trying to capture gravity. And
who claim that ‘gravity’ is in fact ripples in
space moving as waves.
Brian’s journey leads him to much more than
an understanding of gravity. He discovers how
gravity is the key ingredient to understanding
absolutely everything.
Brian retraces the historical breakthroughs in
understanding, from Sir Isaac Newton’s
moment of inspiration that changed history to
Albert Einstein, who saw gravity not as a force
of attraction, but as masses bending and
warping space and time itself.
Brian investigates Einstein’s theories. At
Stanford University he finds proof that mass
warps the space around it. And from Kitt Peak
Observatory in Tucson, Brian sees with his
own eyes how the vast expanse of space can
be bent.
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Can We Make a Star on Earth?
BBC 2009
PPR $249
50 mins SrH-A
S Sch $149
Three minutes after the Big Bang, something
remarkable happened – nuclear fusion. It
fuels the Sun and is essential to all life on the
planet. Could nuclear fusion hold the
answers to the energy crisis?
Nuclear fusion has forged all matter in the
universe. It lights the stars and it is what
transformed the lighter atoms that formed in
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the Big Bang into heavier atoms (like carbon,
iron and silicon) that went on to build planets,
plants – even people.
In this film, Brian Cox peers beyond the glare
of our Sun to reveal the hidden forces that
provide its power. He discovers how this
fusion energy has kept our closest star burning
for five billion years, and will continue to light
it for as long again in the future. The
phenomenal economic, technological and
scientific advances of the last two centuries
have been driven by one thing: hydrocarbons.
And it is the Sun which has made this possible
– albeit indirectly. After all, oil, gas and coal are
simply the fossil remains of plants that once
thrived on sunlight. But inevitably, fossil fuels
will run out.
Brian believes in one audacious long-term
solution. Humanity must build a star on Earth
to ensure survival. Only if scientists can
harness fusion power will we ever achieve
abundant, cheap, clean energy.They know they
can do it – fusion has been achieved, but not
controlled.
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SCIENCE - Plants, Animals and Survival
NEW!
Life (10)
BBC 2009
10x50 mins
PPR the series $1999, $249 each
JrH-A
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Extraordinary animals....extreme behaviour!
Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have
developed to stay alive.This is evolution in action; individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges
from adversaries and their environment, pushing the boundaries of behaviour.
Narrated by David Attenborough
“The photography throughout is phenomenal ... this is
a ruthlessly beautiful series...” - Guardian
“Genius is really not too inflated a word for the
technicians behind this series ... mere words can scarcely
begin to convey how wonderful it was.” - Independent
#1 - Challenges of Life
#2 - Reptiles and Amphibians
#3 - Mammals
#4 - Fish
#5 - Birds
#6 - Insects
#7 - Hunters and Hunted
#8 - Creatures of the Deep
#9 - Plants
#10 - Primates
SCIENCE - The Space Program
NEW!
The Space Age: NASA's Story (4)
BBC 2009
4x50 mins
SrH-A
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A history of space exploration.
A definitive guide,The Space Age: Nasa's Story offers a fresh look at an amazing organisation and mankind's quest to
understand the universe. Blending stunningly restored footage with revealing, insightful and engaging interviews with the
people who were there - the astronauts, family members and journalists - this is an epic story of the heroes, the
triumphs and the tragedies of space exploration.
Starting with NASA's beginnings in the Cold War, the series follows the iconic moments of space exploration from the
race to get the first man in space to the first steps on the moon. And with triumph and achievement comes risk and
disaster, as the series follows the white-knuckle suspense of Apollo 13 and the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger.
Intelligent, inspiring and accessible,The Space Age is a complete history of mankind's journey into space.
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– From the Ground Up
– To the Moon
– Tragedy
– Life in Space
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SCIENCE - Stars and the Universe
BLAST!
The Educational DVD contains two versions of
the film - the 56 minute version and the 53
minute version with all religious
references removed.
• Five additional scenes
• Theatrical trailers
• Chapter Selection
Paul Devlin Productions 2008
56 mins
SrH-A PPR $295
Filmmaker Paul Devlin follows the story of his
brother, Mark, as he leads a tenacious team of
scientists hoping to figure out how all the
galaxies formed by launching this
revolutionary new telescope under a NASA
high-altitude balloon.
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Mark Devlin is an experimental cosmologist.
He is a Professor of Astronomy and
Astrophysics, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark designs and constructs the devices that
collect the data that help us understand our
universe. His recent projects include BLAST
(Balloon-Borne, Large-Aperture, Submillimeter
Telescope) a sophisticated scanning device
that detects submillimeter light from distance
star-forming dust clouds while suspended
beneath a NASA high-altitude balloon at the
top of the atmosphere.
The successful flight of BLAST in Antarctica in
2006 led to the verification that half the light
in the Universe comes from these starforming dust regions.The publication of this
major astronomical discovery in the
prestigious science journal Nature, led to
international press attention.This experiment
is documented in the movie BLAST!
Their adventure takes them from Arctic
Sweden to Inuit polar bear country in Canada,
where catastrophic failure forces the team to
try all over again on the desolate ice in
Antarctica. No less than the understanding of
the evolution and origins of our Universe is at
stake on this exciting escapade that seeks to
answer humankind's most basic question, How
did we get here?
The Teacher's Guide is available here for
purchasers of the DVD.
Official Selection Hot Docs
NEW!
Is Everything We Know About the
Universe Wrong?
BBC 2010
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
There’s something very odd going on in space
– something that shouldn’t be possible. It is as
though vast swathes of the universe are being
vacuumed up by a vast and unseen celestial
vacuum cleaner.
"Dark flow" is the latest in a long line of
mysteries that threatens our understanding of
the universe. But what is Dark Flow? It
threatens to re-write the textbooks. Does it
herald a new era of understanding, or does it
simply mean that everything we know about
the universe is wrong?
DID YOU KNOW?
Nasa scientists discovered that distant clusters
of galaxies seemed to be shifting towards the
same spot in the sky, beyond the boundary of
what we can see.The flow cannot be
accounted for by the observed distribution of
matter in the universe.
BLAST! is about the crazy life of scientists.
Their professional obsessions, personal and
family sacrifices, and philosophical and
religious questioning all give emotional
resonance to a spectacular and suspenseful
story of space exploration.
"The capacity to blast open our
understanding of the physical structure of the
Universe... This absorbing documentary leads
to some unexpected twists and turns and
comedic hand wringing."
- Nathan Lee, New York Times
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NEW!
Who’s Afraid of a
Big Black Hole?
BBC 2009
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
They’re one of the most destructive entities in
the universe. But despite their immense mass
and powerful influence on stars and galaxies,
no-one has ever seen a black hole.
Weighing in at up to four million times the
mass of the Sun, the biggest super massive
black holes have the power to rip planets
apart and swallow entire stars.Their
gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not
even light, can escape. And that’s a problem
for astronomers because it means they’re
entirely invisible to any telescope.
Despite these obvious obstacles, we meet the
astronomers attempting to image a black hole
for the very first time and the theoretical
physicists getting ever closer to unlocking their
mysteries. It’s a story that takes us into the
heart of a black hole and to the very edge of
what we think we know about the universe.
The film travels from Einstein’s general theory
of relativity – which has not only predicted
the existence of black holes, but also what it
would be like to travel into one – to some
theorists who have found a problem with
Einstein’s theory, making the understanding of
a black hole even more peculiar.
We also meet a professor who spent 10 years
developing an infrared telescope that allowed
him to see a black hole 25,000 light years
away and discovers that super massive black
holes are so powerful they may actually affect
the galaxy in which they are situated.
SOCIAL STUDIES
Tropic of Capricorn (4)
Cartoneros
BBC 2008
4x60 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $799, $249 each
S Sch the series $499, $149 each
Simon Reeve embarks on an epic odyssey
along the Tropic of Capricorn.Through Africa,
Australia and South America he unearths
human stories of history, culture and politics
that will fascinate and enthral.
DER 2006 60 mins SrH-A PPR $275
Cartoneros follows the paper recycling
process in Buenos Aires from the trash
pickers who collect paper informally through
middlemen in warehouses, to executives in
large corporate mills.The process exploded
into a multimillion dollar industry after
Argentina's latest economic collapse.The film
is both a record of an economic and social
crisis and an invitation to audiences to rethink
the value of trash.
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- Namibia and Botswana
- South Africa and Madagascar
- Australia
- Chile to Brazil
In Spanish with English sub-titles.
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival,
Seattle, WA, 2008
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival,
Montana, 2008
TERRORISM
NEW!
Generation Jihad (3)
BBC 2010
3x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $599, $249 each
S Sch the series $399, $149 each
This three-part series examines the new
threat posed by young Muslims who have
embraced militant Islam.
Across the western world it’s no longer Al
Qaeda that governments are most concerned
about. Instead it’s the home grown terror
plots hatched by their own citizens.
Generation Jihad has become the defining
story of our age.
Inspired by Osama Bin Laden they are the
young Muslims who have rejected the values
of both their parents and the western
countries they were born in and have instead
embraced militant Islam. They have little or
no direct connection to Al Qaeda yet they
have been radicalized to the point where they
are prepared to kill their fellow citizens. Across
the world plots have been uncovered to
destroy buildings, behead leaders of state and
unleash biological warfare. Where have they
come from? How have they organised
themselves? What can we do about the threat
they pose?
Age of Terror (4)
BBC 2008
4x50 mins SrH-A
PPR the series $799, $249 each
S Sch the series $499, $149 each
While political violence has always been with
us, in the late 1960s it came of age.Terrorists,
realising the power of the media, began to
hijack planes and target civilians.The Age of
Terror was born. Presented by Peter Taylor,
four key episodes are re-examined to pinpoint
the seismic shifts in the war between the
terrorist and the state. Using new disclosures
and analysis from key participants and insiders,
some speaking for the first time, each film
charts the rise of terror in our society.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/
age_of_terror/default.stm
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- Ten Days of Terror
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- War on the West
NEW!
Conspiracy Files: Osama Bin
Laden - Dead or Alive?
BBC 2010
50 mins SrH-A
PPR $249
S Sch $149
Despite the world’s biggest and most expensive manhunt, the figure at the heart of the
war against terror is still at large – or is he?
This documentary investigates.
Is Bin Laden cleverly outwitting governments
who have spent billions of dollars and
deployed state of the art technology in their
search? Or did he die eight years ago? With
sceptics divided on whether he was killed by a
US bomb, died of a serious kidney disease, or
was assassinated, the theory is that people are
pretending he is still ‘alive’ by making fake
video messages.
Some argue al-Qaeda is behind this pretence.
Others claim the US government is hanging
onto support for the war on terror by using
the tapes to feed public fears. And if he’s not
dead, why has this 21st century bogeyman not
been seen for more than eight years?
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Women’s Issues
NEW!
America the Beautiful
Programme 1: Why Can't a Woman Succeed
Like a Man?
In a competitive mood from the start, Justin
and Sophie explore the thorny issue of what
we really think of women at work. Why is it
that men still dominate the top jobs? Can
women have it all? Has gender equality gone
too far? And what - if anything - is holding
women back?
Video Project 2009
90 mins SrH-A
PPR $350
S Sch $175
Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five year
journey to examine America’s growing
obsession with physical beauty and perfection,
unearthing its origins and deadly risks.
In America the Beautiful we see how
increasingly unattainable images contribute to
the rise in low self-esteem, body dismorphia,
and eating disorders for young women and
girls who also happen to be the beauty
industry's largest consumers.
In almost 40,000 media messages a year,
youthful Americans are being told that, unless
you look like supermodels and rock stars,
you’re not good enough for anyone to love. In
2004 alone, Americans spent $12.4 billion on
cosmetic surgery. America the Beautiful
explores why Americans are spending so
much money to cover up their discontent.
At the heart of America the Beautiful is the
story of Gerren Taylor, a teenager who went
from being an innocent 12 year old girl to
being one of America’s next top supermodels.
As she and her mother head down the windy
road to stardom, viewers watch the
dichotomy between Gerren'sadolescent
struggles and her adult “rights of passage” on
the catwalks of Marc Jacobs, DKNY,Tommy
Hilfiger and other top designers.
Ultimately, the film asks: What are the true
costs of our obsession with youth, beauty, and
a slender physique? Who actually benefits
from this high-priced journey towards this
ideal and does it justify a nation’s psychosis?
Also available is an 85 minute version with
language and cosmetic surgery scenes edited
out. Same price.
NEW!
The Trouble with Working Women
BBC 2009
2x60 mins SrH-A
PPR $449
S Sch $269
Two provocative programmes presented by
news-reader and mum-of-three Sophie
Raworth, and reporter and father-of-three
Justin Rowlatt examine the ongoing gender
inequities that exist in the workplace today.
There are plenty of arguments along the way,
but Sophie and Justin do manage to reach a
conclusion.
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Programme 2: Why Can't a Woman Earn as
Much as a Man?
In the second programme, we look at pay,
asking why there is still a pay gap several
decades after the Equal Pay Act. Presenters
Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt want to
find out why the average pay gap is 17 per
cent. And it is not just professional curiosity; as
parents of girls, the pair really want to know.
On their journey Sophie and Justin meet
professionals, mums and academics, and do
some of their own tests, asking whether it is
just sexism at play or if there are more
complex reasons. Could it be that women are
actually choosing to earn less?
And they find some shocking facts: in the US
thin women earn more than fat women; girls
who go to single-sex schools go on to earn
more; and hundreds of thousands of women
in the UK are illegally being paid less than
their male counterparts.
The programme also features specially
commissioned surveys that throw new light
on the debate.
NEW!
The 40 Year Secret
Dundas Productions
2009
50 mins SrH-A
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Meet one couple, Linda Dawe and Raymond
Cave, who were teenage lovers and had a
baby girl out of wedlock.Their lives were
changed forever as they were forced apart by
their parents and society, whose solution was
to have their daughter adopted by a ‘married
couple’. Forty years later Linda and Ray met
again at their high school reunion.The spark
was still there so they got married and started
the search for their daughter.Their goal was
daunting - to find their now adult daughter
and tell her just how much they’d always
loved her. But they must proceed carefully on
this emotional journey because they discover
their daughter has no idea she was adopted.
Linda’s mother, now in her 80’s, struggles with
the decision she made decades earlier to send
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her daughter away. Memories overwhelm
Linda when she returns to the maternity
home she stayed at as a frightened pregnant
teen.The drama unfolds as this very special
couple deals with the consequences of "The
40 Year Secret".
Broadcast on CBC's The Passionate Eye
NEW!
Survivor’s Guide
to Freedom from Violence
Barn Stories Prod. 2009 23 mins SrH-A
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One in four Canadian women is affected by
intimate partner abuse and every week in
Canada at least one woman is murdered by
her partner.
Survivor’s Guide to Freedom from Violence is
a Canadian documentary that inspires, informs
and guides women on their journey towards
violence-free lives.
Intimate partner abuse survivors and industry
experts navigate through key service-sector
areas, including: the legal system; housing,
shelter and support; employment; and healing.
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- Assaulted Women's Helpline
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- Assaulted Women's Helpline - Links page
www.metrac.org/ - METRAC
www.shelternet.ca - ShelterNet
www.springtideresources.org
- Springtide Resources
www.womenscollegehospital.ca/
- Women's College Hospital
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- Sistering - A Woman's Place
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- Woman Abuse Council of Toronto
INDEX
Title
Page
10 Things You Need to Know about Sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
100 Days of Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
40 Year Secret,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Addicted to Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Addicted to Cheap Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Addicted to Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby, An (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Age of Terror (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
All About Animals Season 2 (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Allergy Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
America the Beautiful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
American Future,The - A History by Simon Schama (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
American Outrage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Animating the Golden Rule... An Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Are We There Yet - S2 (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Are We There Yet - S1 (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Arid Lands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Ascent of Money,The (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Belly Up - Salmon in Peril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Big River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Blast! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Bottled Water - Who Needs It? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Brain Story (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Burning the Future: Coal in America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Can Money Grow on Trees? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Can We Make a Star on Earth? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Canterbury Tales (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Cartoneros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Cell (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Chemerical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Chemistry: A Volatile History (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Chicken Little (2010) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Child Shall Lead Them, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
China Upside Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
China’s Capitalist Revolution (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Climate Change: Coral Reefs on the Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Closing Down Guantanamo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Conspiracy Files: Osama Bin Laden – Dead or Alive? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Coral Sea Dreaming - Awaken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Countdown to Delirium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Crips and Bloods: Made in America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Crow Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Curious Garden,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Cut Up Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Darwin’s Struggle - The Evolution of the Origin of the Species . . . . . . . . . .64
Debt Trap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Devil’s Bargain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Dhamma Brothers,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Dirt! The Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Division Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Do I Drink Too Much? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Do You Know What Time it is? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Dogz Lyfe: Burdens of a Gangsta Rapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Don't Die Young (8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Doormat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Drug Class (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Drug Class - S2 (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Early Life - Life Series 7 (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Earth Report - Season 2 (7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Enquêteurs de la planète incroyable, Les . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Expedition Guyana (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Title
Page
Experimental Eskimos,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Facing Ovarian Cancer: A Woman’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Feasts (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Finding the Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Follow the Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Food Super Highway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
For Our Street Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
For the Love of Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Forgetful Not Forgotten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
FRESH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Future of Food (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Gail Porter Laid Bare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Galapagos (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Galapagos en Français (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Gandhi (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Generation Jihad (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Givin’ it Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Good Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Gorilla Parenting (9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Great Squeeze,The - Surviving the Human Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Greening of Southie,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Growing Season, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Hamlet (2009) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Heartbreak Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
High Anxieties - The Mathematics of Chaos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
History of Science (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Housing the Future - A BBC World Debate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
How Does Your Memory Work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
How Long is a Piece of String? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
How to Commit the Perfect Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
How to Kill a Human Being . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Human Journey (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Human Senses (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
I, Nuligak - An Inuvialuit History of First Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Incredible World Investigators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Inside the Medieval Mind (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Introduction pour animer la Régle D’or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Is Everything We Know About the Universe Wrong? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
James Houston: The Most Interesting Group ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Jess - My New Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Jim Settee - The Way Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Jimmy’s GM Food Fight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Jimmy's Food Factory (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Jimmy's Global Harvest (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Judith - Going Back to Congo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Juror Number Six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Katie Loves Kittens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
kids + money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
King of Calls,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Kitohcikew - One Who Makes Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Last Day of World War One,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Last Wright,The: Frank Lloyd Wright ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
L'esprit humain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Lest We Forget: Silent Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Life (10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Life in the Canopy (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Life with Autism – Their Private Struggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Lion and the Mouse,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Living Downstream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Love of Money (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Madness of Daniel Dancing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Mama Earth: Eco Econ 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
P 905.278.0566 • 866.722.1522
F 905.278.2801 • 866.722.1822
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INDEX
Title
Page
Man Who Armed the World,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
MEGAMALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Milking the Rhino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Monde en images, le . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Nanny Business,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Nature's Great Events - The Great Salmon Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Never Saw It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
New Metropolis,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
No Bigger Than a Minute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
North Star,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Nourish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Oceans (8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Ocean Room,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
One Click from Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
One in 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
One Night in Bhopal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Our Incredible World (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Planet Earth - The Future (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Pollution in China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Power Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Pretend Not to See Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Private Life of a Masterpiece,The: Caravaggio’s the Taking of Christ . . . . . . .15
Professor Regan’s Supermarket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Professor Regan's Beauty Parlour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Promise to the Dead, A - The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman . . . . . . . . . . .20
Racism - A History (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Radical Dreamer: The Passionate Journey of Graham Spry . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Rebecca's Wild Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Remembrance Day DVD,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Return of the Cuyahoga,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal's Maoist Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
River of Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Running Against Crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Sea Change, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Secrecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Secret Life of Primates,The (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Secret World of Haute Couture,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Sedition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Sense of Wonder, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Shakespeare Retold (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Should We Be Scared of Russia? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
So Right, So Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Song of our Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Sound of Soul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Space Age: NASA's Story,The (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Splat the Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Spoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Staking the Claim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Storytelling Class,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Suck it Up Princess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Super Doctors (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Survivor's Guide to Freedom from Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Tapped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Tar Sands: Canada for Sale (aka The Selling of Alberta) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Taste Buds (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Taste Buds Season 2 (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Taste of Shakespeare, A - Love (8/8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Teakettle Experiment,The – Fire and Forest Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Terre : la grande aventure de la vie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
That Book Woman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
They Turned Our Desert into Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
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Through the Negev . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Tipping Point,The - Global Warming at the Arctic Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
To Infinity and Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Today the Hawk Takes One Chick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Torturing Democracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Total Isolation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Translation Possible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Tropic of Capricorn (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Trouble with Working Women,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Truth About Violence,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Twins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Two Worlds - One Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
UN Mission Impossible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Une guerre contre la science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Une incroyable planete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Unknown Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Virtual JFK - Vietnam if Kennedy had Lived . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Warren Buffett - The World’s Greatest Money Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Water, Light and Chaos: Art by Juan Geuer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Weather the Storm - The Fight to Stay Local in the Global Fishery . . . . . . .56
Welcome to Tehran (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Welcome to the Nanoworld (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
What Darwin Didn't Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
What to Do about Alice? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
What's On Your Plate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
What's the Economy for, Anyway? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Which Way Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Who's Afraid of a Big Black Hole? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Why are Thin People Not Fat? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Wonderful World of Albert Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Words Aloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Worlds Apart - A Four-Part Series on Cross-Cultural Healthcare . . . . . . . .43
Yes Men Fix the World,The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
You Can Do It - The Story of the Antigonish Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
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