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Shanks, Susan

Works: 13 works in 21 publications in 3 languages and 907 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Personal narratives‡vCanadian 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PN2658.G378, 940.5488
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Shanks
Prisoner of paradise by Malcolm Clarke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The startling true story of Kurt Gerron, a well-known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's ... [He] was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film [entitled 'Theresienstadt : ein dokumentarfilm aus dem jüdischen siedlungsgebiet']"--Container
3 needles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at how the tragedy of HIV/AIDS affects people around the globe. A porn star passes blood tests by stealing his father's blood; a nun helps a dying village turn to Jesus; mysterious deaths in China are attributed to the blood drawer
The hanging garden by Thom Fitzgerald( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The provocative and darkly comic story of a young man's return, after a ten year absense, to his childhood home in rural Nova Scotia. Arriving on the day of his sister's wedding, he struggles to reclaim his place on the family tree and finally bury the ghosts of his past
All-weather surfaces for horses by Ray Lodge( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The water front by Liz Miller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it? Residents of Highland Park, Michigan, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry, have received water bills as high as $10,000; they have had their water turned off and are struggling to keep water, a basic human right, from becoming privatized. The Water Front is the story of an American city in crisis, but it is not just about water. The story touches on the very essence of our democratic system and is an unnerving indication of what is in store for residents around the world facing their own water struggles."--Container
Granny power( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GRANNY POWER is a documentary about a very original activist movement - the Raging Grannies. Spanning 10 years, the film follows several passionate, activist grandmothers and their gaggales as they fight for peace, social justice and the environment. The film spans the present and the past of the Raging Grannies movement: from its beginnings 25 years ago in Victoria, B.C., to its present as an international movement. The film is also a window on important issues that concern us all: our role as citizens as we grow older, the challenges of aging, the inevitability of death. Remaining active and finding a voice as elderly women, these grannies are deflating clichés about aging and proving that life can be lived to its fullest, in every way, to the end
Canada, true north( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent, turbulent history of Quebec is seen through the eyes of two people whose own lives reflect the revolution the French province has undergone. Singer Pauline Julien and poet/activist Gerald Godin were at the forefront of the movement to separate Quebec from Canada and to preserve French culture
Creativity! : using everything but the kitchen sink : adventures in creative problem solving by Susan Shanks( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Add creativity to problem solving for your class by focusing on five abilities: fluency, flexibility, originality, elaboration, and evaluation
Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the outset of the Second World War, it had been clear to Britain that air superiority would be the decisive factor in the battle against Hitler's Germany. At airbases all over England and in the skies over Europe, more than 50,000 Canadian airmen served in the campaign to bomb Germany. Ordered to drop their payloads on a remote and faceless enemy below, the airmen of Bomber Command had a thankless job. For those who survived, the sheer terror and sense of helplessness left an indelible scar
Mi qing hua yuan = The Hanging garden by Fei ci ji la( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Li jia shi nian de wei lian, wei le can jia jie jie de hun li er dao xiang xia lao jia, ru jin de ta miao tiao jian mei, shi ge mei li shi zu de tong xing lian zhe, zao yi bai tuo qing chun qi yin guo du fei pang er bu kuai le de qing se nian dai.dan wei lian hen kuai jiu gan shou dao zheng ge jia ting chong man zhu bu xun chang de ya po qi fen, hun li shang fang dang bu ji de jie jie ;lao dui zi ji ji mei nong yan, meng fang dian de jie fu;yin yang guai qi, xiang nan ren po de lao mei;shen jing xi xi de lao zu mu; hai you yi tian dao wan xu jiu zuo le de lao ba;yi ji ke lian xi xi de lao ma;lian jia li de gou ye yi yang re ren tao yan, chu le yi shen de ti chou zhi wai huan xia le yan ;zheng ge jia ting si hu zheng zai jie ti zhong, di er tian, shi wang de wei lian zai hua yuan de ping guo shu shang diao zi sha le!ran er zhen zheng de yin ying cai zheng yao kai shi
Kurt Gerron - Gefangen im Paradies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a documentary which chronicles Gerron's remarkable and tragic life story, in which his desire to create and his need to work in the limelight led him to both betrayal and his doom. A well-known Jewish actor and director in the 1920's and 30's, he was forced to direct Theresienstadt (1944, aka The Fuhrer Gives a City to the Jews), a remarkable bit of fabrication which portrayed one of the Third Reich's death camps as a safe haven for Jewish refugees. Gerron's reward for his hard work on the film was a one-way trip in a railroad car to a gas chamber. -- Cf. AllMovie database
China's sexual revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

You've heard about China's Cultural Revolution and its sizzling Economic Revolution. But you haven't heard about its other great social upheaval - the Chinese sexual revolution - and like everything in this country it's happening at warp speed. It's China's version of the 60's revolution - on steroids. China's Sexual Revolution is the world's first glimpse into this forbidden new China. It's a surprising portrait of the Chinese today: the new free love generation that's left their parents in shock; the booming sex industry that's creating a HIV crisis; the new generation of career women and feminists that suddenly wants it all - while millions of men feel left out
The Valour and the horror( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examines Canada's contribution during the Second World War from a critical viewpoint, with the theme that the lives of Canadian soldiers and airmen were unnecessarily sacrificed
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Prisoner of paradise
3 needlesAll-weather surfaces for horses