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Of Fatwas & Beauty Queens
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 43 mins
A beauty pageant in Nigeria was the flashpoint for a cultural, political, and religious war in this impoverished country with its crumbling infrastructure. Set against the conflict between the Muslim north and the Christian south, the Miss World contest came to an ironic and devastating end as beautiful young ladi...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 43 mins
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Becoming Ayden
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 41 mins
In Becoming Ayden, we meet seventeen year-old Adina Scheim from Toronto who is becoming a boy named Ayden. Ayden is willing to go to great lengths to alter her female body to correspond with her male self image. Ayden recently began taking testosterone and her voice has started to deepen -- an irreversible physica...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 41 mins
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Man Alive, Pornography: The Double Message
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presented by Roy Bonisteel, 1930-2013; produced by Katherine Smalley, fl. 1985, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Man Alive (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1985), 28 mins
Contains graphic nudity and violence. For mature audiences only. This item also contains graphic content.
This documentary explores the effects of the deluge of hard-core pornography in our society. Do people become desensitized to violence by the images of rape, domination and bondage that abound? This film delves into the many research studies that have been conducted on how attitudes change after continued exposure...
presented by Roy Bonisteel, 1930-2013; produced by Katherine Smalley, fl. 1985, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Man Alive (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1985), 28 mins
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Robbing the Cradle of Civilization:  The Looting of Iraq's Ancient Treasures
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directed by Robin Benger, fl. 1998-2015; produced by Olenka Demianchuk, fl. 2002-2009 and Robin Benger, fl. 1998-2015, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 46 mins

It has been said that the first casualty of war is truth; the second casualty of war is history. Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein by coalition forces the violence in that country has obscured its place in history as the seat of Western civilization. This documentary reminds us of the 7000 year old history of...

directed by Robin Benger, fl. 1998-2015; produced by Olenka Demianchuk, fl. 2002-2009 and Robin Benger, fl. 1998-2015, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 46 mins
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China's Earthquake
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directed by Susan Teskey, fl. 1995; produced by Diana Dai, fl. 1996 and Susan Teskey, fl. 1995, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 44 mins
On May 12, 2008, a massive earthquake struck China's Sichuan province, leaving 80,000 dead or missing and millions homeless. In the disaster's wake, China's government presented a new face to the world, permitting increased media coverage, accepting international aid, and expressing sympathy for the quake's victim...
directed by Susan Teskey, fl. 1995; produced by Diana Dai, fl. 1996 and Susan Teskey, fl. 1995, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 44 mins
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Human Tide
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Filmakers Library, 1995), 49 mins
This Nature of Things documentary is a sobering look at the explosive growth of world population that threatens to deplete the resources of our planet.Today the population is 5.5 billion, double that of the 1950's. Demographers fear that long before it doubles again, our vital ecosystems will collapse. Human Tide...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Filmakers Library, 1995), 49 mins
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Japan: Tarnished Miracle
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produced by Don Spandier, fl. 1998, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 19 mins
Describes the rise and fall of the Japanese economic miracle which has triggered a financial crisis which has global ramifications. Examines the factors that will shape Japan's future: a changing work ethic; a rapidly aging population; a changing role of women in the workforce and shifting loyalties since firms ca...
produced by Don Spandier, fl. 1998, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 19 mins
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Nature of Things, Sex, Lies and Secrecy: Dissecting Hysterectomy
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directed by Carol Moore-Ede; presented by David Suzuki, 1936-; produced by Carol Moore-Ede, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 51 mins
Today, three quarters of a million hysterectomies are performed annually in North America. Yet a huge majority are unnecessary. Sex. Lies and Secrecy: Dissecting Hysterectomy is the shocking and untold story of this devastating, needless surgery on women's reproductive organs, often with life-long physical, emotio...
directed by Carol Moore-Ede; presented by David Suzuki, 1936-; produced by Carol Moore-Ede, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 51 mins
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The Remarkable Story of John/Joan
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directed by Morris Karp, fl. 1999; presented by Trish Wood, fl. 1999, Francine Pelletier, Victor Malarek, 1948- and Linden McIntyre, 1943-; produced by Morris Karp, fl. 1999, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 36 mins
Eight-month-old baby John was the victim of an accident during circumcision which left him with almost no penis. The next year, when he was almost two, the family brought him to Dr. John Money at John Hopkins University Medical School, who advised them to have his testicles surgically removed. The theory was that...
directed by Morris Karp, fl. 1999; presented by Trish Wood, fl. 1999, Francine Pelletier, Victor Malarek, 1948- and Linden McIntyre, 1943-; produced by Morris Karp, fl. 1999, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 36 mins
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National, Half the Sky
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produced by Lynn Burgess, fl. 1990, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in National (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 25 mins

The Chinese communist revolution of the 1940s promised women equality after thousands of years of subservience to men. But has the revolution reversed the tradition of tyranny towards women? As this film shows, today's Chinese women have little more control over their lives than did their ancestors. Their concerns...

produced by Lynn Burgess, fl. 1990, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in National (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 25 mins
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