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Brain Gain
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produced by Marijka Hurko, fl. 2010, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 24 mins
Brain Gain transports viewers to an inner city high school in Saskatchewan where disciplinary and learning problems are rampant among students. More than half of the school's eighth and ninth grade students have a diagnosis of ADHD and many cannot read above a fourth grade level. When teacher Allison Cameron disco...
produced by Marijka Hurko, fl. 2010, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 24 mins
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Hunting Bobby Oatway
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directed by John Kastner, fl. 1997; produced by John Kastner, fl. 1997, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 7 mins
When a sexual predator is released from jail, his accusers often worry that they may now be at risk, or that he will return to their community, placing others in danger. In the situation presented in this compelling film, it is the convicted criminal who is being stalked and hounded by his former victims. Bobby Oa...
directed by John Kastner, fl. 1997; produced by John Kastner, fl. 1997, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 1 hour 7 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 2, Nova Scotia
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produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
The population of Nova Scotia ebbed and flowed from the major wars that shaped Canada and the United States. The Jones family experienced slavery and segregation since southerners from the United States had settled in Nova Scotia. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
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Borderline Medicine
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
With the U.S. struggling to control soaring health care costs and 37 million Americans not covered by health insurance, the Canadian system of national health insurance looks attractive. This documentary takes a close look at how health care is delivered on both sides of the border. The film begins by comparing pr...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Coat of Many Countries
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directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
In Coat of Many Countries we see how the clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy. The motivating force behind this well-traveled suit jacket is to get...
directed by Josh Freed and Tom Puchniak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 52 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1, Quebec
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directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
Few people know that slavery existed in Canada as it did in the United States. Using illustrations, maps, archival documents and photographs, it shows how slaves were kept and sold in Canada until 1863, thirty-two years before the U.S. Emancipation Proclamation. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of...
directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3, Ontario
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produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
The Duvall family are descendents of fugitive slaves who fled New Orleans by way of the Underground Railway in the 1860's. There were, at that time, already 25,000 free black people in Canada. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 4, British Columbia
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directed by Donna Davey Preece; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 4 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 59 mins
By examining the early history of the area, the film shows how blacks influenced British Columbia to join the Confederation of Canada instead of becoming part of the United States. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
directed by Donna Davey Preece; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 4 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 59 mins
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American Thirst, Canadian Water
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directed by Jerry Thompson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 48 mins
As water becomes more valuable than oil, possessing this resource will lead to enormous wealth or to war - probably both. This lucid and well-organized documentary explores the political issues behind control of this resource. Among the experts featured in this film is former Senator Paul Simon, who has devoted hi...
directed by Jerry Thompson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 48 mins
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Mad Cow, Sacred Cow
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directed by Anand Ramayya; produced by Ryan Lockwood, fl. 2000-2009 and Anand Ramayya (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 54 mins
Terrified that his favorite food, hamburgers, will kill him, filmmaker Anand Ramayya embarks on a journey that reveals shocking connections between the mad cow crisis, the farm crisis, and the global food crisis. He realizes the contradiction between the cow that provides his favorite meal and is the livelihood of...
directed by Anand Ramayya; produced by Ryan Lockwood, fl. 2000-2009 and Anand Ramayya (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 54 mins
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