Most widely held works by Colin Low
The wheels on the bus --and more sing along favorites ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
The wheels on the bus: The classic children's ditty comes to live with Paul Zelinky's art and lively musical score by the Bacon Brothers. Dem bones: a skeleton band sings this well-known song based on the African-American spiritual. Over the meadow: A version of an old counting song for children is filled with the beauty and wonder of meadow life. I know an old lady who swallowed a fly: Sung by the legendary Burl Ives, this old lady ends up swallowing much more than just the fly.
Momentum ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A sweeping, moving tribute to Canada's stunning geography and rich cultural heritage, Momentum leaps off your screen - and touches your heart.
Cree hunters of Mistassini ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Shows the conflict produced by the James Bay development scheme between a hunting culture of Cree Indians and the dominant white culture that has come to rely heavily on large-scale technology.
The National Film Board of Canada a history ( Visual )
in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Presents an array of documentaries, animation films and fiction features which are offered as a sample of the films the Film Board has produced over the years.
City of gold ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
A nostalgic recollection of the Klondike gold rush in the winter of 1897-1898. The commentary by the well-known author and TV personality, Dawson Cityborn Pierre Berton, based largely on stories told to him by his father who spent 40 years in the Klondike, vividly recaptures the frenzied months when prospectors braved untold hardships in search of the elusive yellow metal. Live footage and vintage photographs help bring alive the men and women who made Yukon history.
Circle of the sun ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Portrays the life being led by the Blood Indians in Alberta, Canada. Illustrates this group's past through the use of a sun dance.
Moving pictures ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The horrors of war, the art of producing pictures, the autobiography of a master filmmaker and the parallels between the mass production of weapons and violent media images all come together in this multi-layered documentary.
The Hutterites ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and beliefs of the Hutterites, a unique people living a communal existence based on religious beliefs.
Corral ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Movement and music combine to tell a story, without words, of how a cowboy performs the task of roping and riding a high-spirited, half-broken horse in the foothills of Alberta.
Very nice, very nice ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
An experimental film that looks behind the business-as-usual face we put on life and shows anxieties we want to forget. It is made using dozens of seemingly familiar pictures with fragments of speech heard in passing including, from time to time, the words: "very nice, very nice".
Yukon gold ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A compilation of two titles on gold mining in the Yukon, in the past and in the present. Frozen gold of the Klondike: A lively historical look at gold mining in the Klondike from gold-rush days to the present using archival stills and footage. Gold: A description of placer gold mining in the Yukon. East of Dawson City giant dredges cut deep into the creek beds, leaving behind monstrous coils of waste as the gold-bearing gravel is washed. The film shows how gold is trapped and hand-sorted, finally to emerge as precious gold brick.
The days of Whiskey Gap ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Rousing tales of the North-West Mounted Police, brought to life in a rare collection of photographs and artists' sketches. In Canada it was the men with scarlet tunics, and a firm grip on the law, about whom the frontier stories were told. This film revives some of these stories through the colorful reminiscences of old-timers.
Cold journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Tells about a young Indian who is torn between the white man's world which he rejects and the Indian world of which he knows little. Deals with his struggle for identity and the circumstances which lead to his tragic death.
21-87 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A portrait of alienated man, a product of a machine-controlled civilization. The film is a succession of many unrelated views of the passing crowd.
Standing Alone ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In an autobiographical documentary, Pete Standing Alone, a Blood (or Blackfoot) Indian, talks about the changes he has seen in Plains Indian life in Canada during the years 1965-1990. Includes film clips from throughout that period as Standing Along talks of the loss of religious knowledge with the deaths of the elders, and how some of the young people are becoming more interested in their Indian heritage. The Sundance ceremony and stone circles found throughout the Alberta, Canada, area are shown along with evidence of the Indian presence there for over 5,000 years; horses were introduced only 150 years ago. As a tribal council member he participated in discussions of treaties and land claims and oil rights -- all factors leading his people away from their Indian heritage.
My financial career ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
An animated cartoon film from Stephen Leacock's account of one man's attempt to deposit his money in the bank.
In the labyrinth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"A film without commentary in which multiple images, sometimes complementary, sometimes contrasting, draw the viewer through the different stages of a labyrinth. The tone of the film moves from great joy to wrenching sorrow; from stark simplicity to ceremonial pomp. It is life as it is lived by the people of the world, each one, as the film suggests, in a personal labyrinth. In the labyrinth was first released as a multi-screen presentation for Chamber III of the Labyrinth at Expo 67. These separate images were integrated into a single strand of film, using a 'five-on'one' cinematic technique"--National Film Board of Canada web site.
The romance of transportation in Canada ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Light-hearted animated whimsy about a down-to-earth subject: how this country's vast distances and great obstacles were overcome. The whole story of transportation is told with tongue-in-cheek seriousness, from the intrepid trail blazers of long ago to the aircraft of today and tomorrow."--Container.
Participation in services for the handicapped : two contrasting models by Colin Low ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Jolifou Inn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Shows Canada of a hundred years ago as seen through the paintings of Cornelius Krieghoff, the Dutch artist and adventurer. The changing seasons, the Quebec countryside, village life -- all were an undending inspiration to Krieghoff.
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