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Video Project

Overview
Works: 626 works in 1,169 publications in 3 languages and 18,416 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nature films  Science films  History  Short films  Case studies 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works about Video Project
 
Most widely held works by Video Project
Fresh by Ana Sofia Joanes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet. Among others, Fresh features urban farmer and activist Will Allen, sustainable farmer and entrepreneur Joel Salatin, and supermarket owner David Ball
Stolen education( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950s and changed the face of education in the Southwest. Eight elementary-school students testified in a federal court case in 1956 to end the discriminatory practice (Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District), one of the first post-Brown desegregation court cases to be litigated. The film features the personal accounts of most of those who were at the center of the court case
The sacred science by Nick Polizzi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This] documentary captures an unprecedented glimpse into the ancient healing practices of the Amazon rainforest's medicine men, or shamans, whose unique knowledge of indigenous plants and rituals is threatened by deforestation, modernization and ecotourism ... [This film] follows eight people from the developed world with a variety of common and serious ailments who embark on a challenging, one-month healing journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle. Working with a handful of shamans experienced in the harvesting and preparation of traditional plant medicines, as well as ritual exercises, these men and women seek to overcome Parkinson's disease, cancer, alcoholism, diabetes and depression. Ultimately, five of the patients return with measurable improvements, exceeding the expectations of many."--Distributor's website
The Babushkas of Chernobyl( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Ukrainian and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on a group of elderly women who have chosen to live in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, an approximately 1,500-mile perimeter surrounding the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster designated by the government as off-limits
Vanishing of the bees by George Langworthy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Filmed across the U.S., in Europe, Australia, and Asia, examine the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and Mother Earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss
The cost of cool( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cost of cool shows teenagers grappling with what it takes to be "cool" and the environmental price we pay to have the latest, "coolest" stuff."
In organic we trust( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that follows director/producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to answer commonly asked questions about organic food: What exactly is organic? Is it really better, or just a marketing scam? The film digs deep with farmers, organic certifiers, scientists, and organic critics to explore the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing. It takes a balanced approach to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat. Along the way, Kip learns that what began as a grassroots movement of small-scale farmers has turned into a $30 billion industry. Small, diversified organic farms have been replaced by large corporate operations and the "certified organic" label has become a marketing tool. The film reveals that in spite of the corporatization of organic, the original grassroots philosophy is making a comeback in many innovative forms. Realizing that organic is not the all-encompassing solution to our health and environmental problems, Kip travels all over the country to unearth inspiring stories of local family farmers dedicated to stewardship of the land, a thriving "locavore" subculture centered on farmer's markets, chefs feeding children healthy school meals, and urban and school gardens sprouting up to bring fresh food to low-income communities. Individual citizens and communities are taking matters into their own hands and change is happening from the ground up
Forsaken cries : the story of Rwanda by Holocaust lectures( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, close to one million people were killed in a planned and systematic genocide in the African country of Rwanda, the largest systematic murder of a single race since the Holocaust. How did this carnage occur when the world declared after WWII that it would never tolerate such mass murder again? Who was responsible? Why did the international community fail to respond? This sensitively filmed documentary attempts to answer these questions. Forsaken Cries incorporates historical footage of the colonial period, interviews with survivors and analyses of key issues including: international law; history of the Great Lakes region; failure of the international community, US policy and NGOs; the refugee crisis; women's human rights violations; and the war crimes tribunal. This is a case study of the horrendous consequences of neglecting preventive diplomacy
From Flint : voices of a poisoned city( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film goes beyond the news headlines to spotlight the impact of the devastating water contamination crisis on the people of Flint, Michigan. The film highlights the stories of residents who were personally injured, along with the work of local organizations and individuals that rallied to support them. Flint is a city of 100,000 people, with 41% living below the poverty line and an African-American majority. The city switched in 2014 to water from the polluted Flint River to save money, but the new water supply wasn't properly treated. Lead from aging lines leached into the local water supply, along with coliform bacteria and other contaminants, creating a serious health crisis. Up to 12,000 children may have been exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water. Some residents were also forced to abandon their homes without warning. Residents describe their personal struggles, including the serious medical issues that afflicted them -- seizures, rashes, problems affecting newborns and young children -- as well as their anger over a government that continually failed to protect them. The citizens of Flint make their displeasure known through emotional testimonies to officials about the impact on children and families, as well as through large, peaceful protests. The film also highlights how residents and local organizations have come together to help and support one another through the crisis. Ultimately, the Flint water crisis was a failure of government at every level, with important lessons for other cities and towns. From Flint concludes by noting the indictment of several officials responsible for the crisis and its mismanagement, though the impact of their actions irreversibly linger
Death makes life possible( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows cultural anthropologist Marilyn Schlitz as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Sparked by her own near-death experience as a teenager, Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for the past three decades. This film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders, and scientists explore the meaning of death and how we can learn to live without fear. The interviews and evidence presented are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death."--Container
Finding the gold within( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it like to grow up as a Black male in America today? Finding the Gold Within provides a rare, intimate look into the lives of six young Black men from Akron, Ohio, each of whom is determined to disprove society's stereotypes and low expectations. The film follows the six for 3 ½ years as they make the challenging transition from high school through their first years of college. Along the way, they are faced with a variety of unexpected difficulties, from personal and family problems to overt racism. Each draws strength from a groundbreaking mentoring program for adolescents, Alchemy, Inc., which has been their second 'family' since sixth grade. In the embracing circle of Alchemy they speak with disarming honesty about their inner lives, trials and triumphs. Alchemy and its leaders have worked in the Akron and Cleveland area since 2003 mentoring urban youth. This innovative program uses ancient stories and myths, drumming and journaling to help develop self-knowledge, confidence, discipline and a determination to succeed - enabling young people to become the heroes within their own stories. In the film, we witness the struggles, composure and growth of the six young men. Each is on his own path, and each is tested. Can he break free of society's stereotypes of African-American men? Can he find the gold within? Despite hardships and disadvantages, the willingness of the six protagonists to be fully awake, to create new cultural identities, individually and collectively, is both revealing and inspirational. By letting these young men speak for themselves, Finding the Gold Within provides an insightful contribution to the national dialogue about race and racism
So right so smart : the business case for sustainability by Daryl Hannah( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"So Right So Smart profiles companies on the cutting edge of more sustainable business practices who are proving that being environmentally friendly is both good for the earth and good for business. Their inspiring stories of leadership and innovative change provide hopeful models for the larger business community and other institutions. The primary focus of the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of Interface Inc., a global carpet manufacturer led by Ray Anderson, one of the early pioneers of green business practices. In 1994, Anderson read Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce and had an epiphany: the planet was in crisis and his business was contributing to the problem. Since then, Anderson has spearheaded an often-challenging effort to transform Interface to a "restorative enterprise," and has become an inspiration to other businesses. Working with heart and commitment, Interface surrounded itself with experts in sustainability to educate and hold the company accountable."--Publisher's website
The Last Ocean( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With stunning footage of Antarctica’s unique landscapes and wild life, The Last Ocean profiles the international battle over commercial fishing in the Ross Sea, the last pristine ocean ecosystem on earth. The Ross Sea is a vast, icy landscape that teems with life -- whales, seals and penguins carving out a place on the very edge of existence. This ‘living laboratory’ is one of the last places where the delicate balance of nature still prevails, largely untouched by humans. But an international fishing fleet has recently made its way to the Ross Sea, targeting the highly lucrative Antarctic Toothfish, sold as Chilean Sea Bass around the world. Californian ecologist Dr. David Ainley has studied the Ross Sea’s unique ecosystem for more than forty years and knows that unless fishing is stopped, the natural balance will be lost forever. He rallies fellow scientists and builds a global campaign to protect this last pristine marine ecosystem. Featuring top scientists, including Dr. Sylvia Earle and Dr. Daniel Pauly, as well as international political leaders, the film examines both the science and politics behind the debate over preserving Earth’s last truly wild ocean
Joanna Macy and the Great Turning( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanna Macy and the Great Turning is a short film about the societal shift now underway from an industrial growth society to a more sustainable civilization
Another way of living : the story of Reston, VA( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960's Robert Simon had a vision for Amercian life that was radically different from 1950's post-war suburban sprawl. Simon dreamed of "another way of living" that valued community, nature, diversity and social equity. This innovative planner set out to build a new kind of walkable suburban community that integrated citizens across racial, economic, and religious divides. Inspired by the hill towns of Italy, Simon's ambitious vision was realized in Reston, Virginia." -- Container
The Milky Way( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The U.S. has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, despite the fact it is the natural way to feed an infant. How did breastfeeding become the exception rather than the norm in America? And what would it take to restore this most natural act to its rightful place in society? The Milky Way follows two accomplished lactation specialists, pediatric nurses Jennifer Davidson and Chantal Molnar, on a journey to discover how pervasive formula marketing and the modern challenges of motherhood changed the perception of breastfeeding in America, and why in other countries breastfeeding remains the standard"--
The future of energy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Future of Energy journeys across America to shine a light on the communities and individuals who are at the forefront of the clean energy revolution taking practical steps to transition from fossil fuels to renewable power. Solar wind and water could power the planet by the year 2050 according to experts in the film substantially reducing carbon emissions. What's needed is the social and political willpower to make the change on a large scale. Two model towns are highlighted for their exemplary steps towards clean energy: Greensburg, Kansas and Lancaster, California. After a devastating tornado in 2007, the town of Greensburg decided to rebuild and 'go green'#x9D; with 100% renewables harnessing the very energy that destroyed them by building wind turbines. A local politician admits that many residents were skeptical at first, but soon realized "It's common sense."#x9D; The city of Lancaster set a goal to become the nation's first 'net zero'#x9D; community, and now runs on solar power with panels installed on practically every rooftop available and even new structures. The mayor notes the economics of renewables are a "no-brainer" as they've offset many energy costs. The film also highlights the broader citizen movements for clean energy, showcasing especially how the youth of today are helping to lead the change. The Future of Energy illustrates that renewable power on a large scale is not just a dream, but rather a viable option already being implemented by many communities, cities and businesses. The examples and solutions highlighted are designed to inspire others to consider adopting clean, renewable power as a smart choice with substantial economic, public health and environmental benefits. FEATURED IN THE FILM - Mark Z. Jacobson, Prof. of Atmospheric Sciences, Stanford - Danny Kennedy, co-founder, Sungevity - Joanna Macy, author and eco-philosopher - Bill McKibben, author Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College - Diane Moss, Founder, Renewables 100 Policy Institute - Julian Mocine-Mcquine, Education and Outreach Director, Green For All - Rex Parris, Mayor, Lancaster, CA - Jeremy Rifkin, author, Third Industrial Revolution- Pandora Thomas, co-founder of Earthseed Consulting LLC
Wilderness : the last stand( Visual )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilderness: The Last Stand is a powerful, investigative look at the status of America's last remaining virgin forests. It examines the impact of U.S. Forest Service (USFS) policies, vividly documenting the continuing harm caused by clearcutting. Compelling and beautifully shot, the video presents a wide range of opinions through interviews with conservationists, loggers, Vice-President Al Gore, USFS, and former agency employees who are organizing to change USFS logging policies
Finding Babel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Russian and English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the grandson of famed Russian-Ukrainian author Isaac Babel as he searches for answers to better understand the enigmatic man he never met and how the Soviet regime persecuted him and other intellectuals
Fly by light( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly by Light is an intimate exploration of young people seeking to overcome the violence in their lives and create a new path for their future by connecting to a world outside their neighborhoods. In Washington DC, where high school dropout rates average 40%, a group of teenagers participates in an ambitious peace education youth program that takes them out of their tough neighborhoods and into the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. For the first time in their lives, Mark, Asha, Martha, and Corey play in mountain streams, sing under the stars, and confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect of their past. The week-long outing is part of the 9 month Fly By Light program that uses nature immersion, music, art, conflict resolution, and social-emotional learning techniques to help young people overcome the trauma, grief and anger they often hold inside - and that holds them back. Taken outside their comfort zone, and showered with support from caring mentors, we witness the city walls come down and their full selves emerge, armed with a greater sense of life's possibilities. The film follows the four as they return home, where each continues over the next year to face different hurdles and roadblocks they must confront to build a better life. The film provides a window into the immense pain and challenges that many young people carry today, while also showing their incredible capacity for transformation when given the support and tools to better understand themselves and their potential, and to connect with others in a positive way
 
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