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AIDS in Africa
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produced by National Film Board of Canada and Roger Pyke Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 2 hours 14 mins
This compelling documentary reports on the AIDS crisis throughout Africa. The disease is especially rampant in Central Africa. Unlike Europe and the United States, where 90% of AIDS victims are homosexuals, drug abusers and hemophiliacs, in Africa the disease cuts across the entire population, affecting men and wo...
produced by National Film Board of Canada and Roger Pyke Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 2 hours 14 mins
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An Alzheimer's Story
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produced by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg and Ruth Neuwald (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 mins
This documentary provides the rare opportunity of following a family with an Alzheimer's victim for two years. When we first meet the Jasper family, it is apparent that Anna has difficulty remembering. Her husband, Jack, is horrified to learn that she has Alzheimer's disease. As she declines, Jack and his daughter...
produced by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg and Ruth Neuwald (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 mins
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Amchis: The Forgotten Healers of the Himalayas
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produced by Anoko Productions, ARTE and Pois Chiche Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
Zanskar is a valley tucked between the steep mountains on the border of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. In each village in this remote area of the world, there is a traditional Tibetan medicine man named the "Amchi." Since the beginning of time, the Amchi has passed his knowledge down from father to...
produced by Anoko Productions, ARTE and Pois Chiche Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 8 mins
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Andrew & Wendy
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written by Josh Aronson, fl. 1996; produced by Josh Aronson, fl. 1996 (New York, NY: Aronson Film Associates, 2014), 29 mins
57-year-old Andrew Schulman, a classical guitarist, had a near catastrophic reaction to a blood transfusion, which resulted in him being put into a medically induced coma. His conditioned worsened in the ICU and his doctors tried every medical solution to heal him, to no avail.Wendy knew Andrew’s deepest connect...
written by Josh Aronson, fl. 1996; produced by Josh Aronson, fl. 1996 (New York, NY: Aronson Film Associates, 2014), 29 mins
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Bearing Witness: Robert Coley-Donohue
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directed by Dan Curtis; produced by Adam Symansky, fl. 1977-2010 and Pierre Lapointe, fl. 1989-2008, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 31 mins
This feature documentary is a portrait of Robert Coley-Donohue a man living with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal degenerative neuro-muscular disease that strikes two in 100,000 people. The film follows Robert over the last 3 years of his life. His experience is arduous, but also filled with hope and healing....
directed by Dan Curtis; produced by Adam Symansky, fl. 1977-2010 and Pierre Lapointe, fl. 1989-2008, National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa, ON: National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 1 hour 31 mins
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Beginning with the End
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directed by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016; produced by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016 (Blue Sky Project Films, 2014), 59 mins
Emma and Ernie ate lemon meringue pie together. Ernie taught Emma about life. And Emma helped Ernie to die. In 2002, a high school teacher in Rochester, NY, invited nine high school seniors to attend his new class. The name of the class: Hospice. A decade later, the program continues with student volunteers learni...
directed by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016; produced by David B. Marshall, fl. 2009-2016 (Blue Sky Project Films, 2014), 59 mins
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Between the Laughter (Educational Version)
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directed by Barbara K. Lee, fl. 2006; produced by Selwyn Jacob, fl. 1989, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2006), 43 mins
Stephen O’Keefe takes to the stage at the comedy club, and soon the audience is pealing with laughter. But he can't hear their reaction to his stand-up routine. He was born deaf. Comedy is an unusual pursuit for someone who is hearing impaired – Stephen must work as hard on his pronunciation as he does on his...
directed by Barbara K. Lee, fl. 2006; produced by Selwyn Jacob, fl. 1989, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2006), 43 mins
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Beyond the Politics of Life and Choice: A New Conversation About Abortion
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directed by Anne Macksoud, fl. 1999-2013 and John Ankele, fl. 1999-2013; produced by Anne Macksoud, fl. 1999-2013 and John Ankele, fl. 1999-2013, Old Dog Documentaries (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2007), 1 hour 1 mins
Probably no issue in contemporary America is more divisive and emotionally charged than the debate over abortion rights. And classroom discussions of this polarizing topic can be very difficult, since the moral stakes and the positions of those on both sides of the issue are frequently deeply entrenched. Often mos...
directed by Anne Macksoud, fl. 1999-2013 and John Ankele, fl. 1999-2013; produced by Anne Macksoud, fl. 1999-2013 and John Ankele, fl. 1999-2013, Old Dog Documentaries (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2007), 1 hour 1 mins
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Bird Flu Wars
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directed by David Carr-Brown (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
The international scientific community has been monitoring the bird flu virus (known as H5 N1) since 1997 when seven people died in Hong Kong. The victims all had had contact with live bird markets there. Dr. Guan Yi, a professor at the University of Hong Kong, explains the path of infection in Southeast Asia (Vie...
directed by David Carr-Brown (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
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Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives
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directed by Mary Wigmore, fl. 1998 and Sara Lamm, fl. 2006; produced by Zachary Mortensen and Kate Amend, fl. 1984, Ghost Robot (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 35 mins
The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other’s babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. With Ina May as the...
directed by Mary Wigmore, fl. 1998 and Sara Lamm, fl. 2006; produced by Zachary Mortensen and Kate Amend, fl. 1984, Ghost Robot (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 35 mins
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