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Video Project

Overview
Works: 591 works in 1,047 publications in 3 languages and 13,743 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Environmental films  Internet videos  Science films  Nature films  Short films  Animated films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher
Classifications: SF539, 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 )

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

Profiles the farmers, thinkers, and business people across the nation who are at the forefront of re-inventing food production in America. With a strong commitment to sustainability, they are changing how farms are run, how the land is cared for, and how food is distributed. Their success demonstrates that a new paradigm based on sustainable practices can be profitable and a model for the food system, if people choose to support it
The babushkas of Chernobyl( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Ukrainian and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Babushkas of Chernobyl of the collection of films - The Babushkas of Chernobyl. The Babushkas of Chernobyl journeys into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone several decades after the world's worst nuclear disaster in April 1986. The tightly regulated 1000 square mile Dead Zone remains one of the most radioactively contaminated places on Earth, complete with military border guards. Surprisingly, a defiant, spirited group of elderly women scratches out an existence in this lethal landscape. The resilient babushkas are the last survivors of a small community who refused to leave their ancestral homes after the Chernobyl disaster. The film follows the women for over a year, capturing their unusual lives in the Dead Zone, as well as other extraordinary scenes -- from radiation spikes just a few feet from the nuclear reactor, to a group of thrill-seekers called "Stalkers" who sneak into the Zone illegally to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Scientists in the area describe the extent of contamination in the Exclusion Zone and the continuing danger of radiation poisoning. Journalist Mary Mycio, author of Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl, studies the long-term impacts on humans, animals, and plants. A visit to the reactor itself shows a containment sarcophagus under construction, which will need to last longer than the pyramids in Egypt to prevent further radiation releases. While the babushkas' spirit mirrors the determination of the Ukrainian nation - a country that continues to survive despite its ongoing conflict with Russia - it remains unlikely Chernobyl will be repopulated anytime in the foreseeable future
Vanishing of the bees by George Langworthy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colony Collapse Disorder has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. This documentary follows two commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfull pollination contracts across the U.S. They plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees
From Flint : voices of a poisoned city( Visual )

3 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
Schools that change communities by Robert Gliner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schools that Change Communities profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students in a different way -- by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms. The film re-imagines what education can be, visiting K-12 public schools in five states across America that are engaging students in learning by solving real-world problems in a variety of communities, from economically and environmentally challenged rural areas to poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods. High school students in Howard, SD, build an interdisciplinary curriculum around a plan to save the town's struggling economy. In a Boston neighborhood with a high level of crime and poverty, students learn to connect the dots between what their community seems to the outside world and what it might become. In a small Appalachian town, elementary school students help clean up an adjacent stream polluted by acid mine drainage from former coal mines. In Watsonville, CA, high school students studying Roosevelt's New Deal try to come up with a New Deal for their farming community. In Cottage Grove, OR, students help create a sustainable environment, while learning valuable science, engineering and math lessons."--Container
Climate refugees : "the human face of climate change"( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[E]xplore[s] the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences ... The film features a variety of leading scientists, relief workers, security consultants, and major political figures, including John Kerry and Newt Gingrich. Whether human-caused or a product of nature, the changing climate is already creating humanitarian disasters and will inevitably lead to worldwide political instability"--Container
Released( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four former prisoners who had ended up, prior to release, in New York City's prisoner reentry facility The Castle tell their stories, from crime and incarceration to release and attempts to adapt to life outside prison. Includes performances of monologues excerpted from the play The Castle, written and performed off-Broadway by the four individuals featured in the film
Plant this movie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the international urban agricultural movement, both in the U.S. and cities around the world. Focuses on a urban farming as a means by which healthy, locally-grown food may become more widely available to people across the nation and around the world
Designing healthy communities( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A public television multiple-media project providing a provocative and challenging view of the impact the built environment has on our public health -- how we live, where we live, and what we must change to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities."--Container
Environmental Ethics: Examining Your Connection to the Environment and Your Community by Video Project( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty past winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize discuss their various environmental protection projects, focusing especially on the themes of environmental ethics and environmental responsibility
Call of life( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film investigates the growing threat posed by the rapid and massive loss of biodiversity on the planet. Examines the primary drivers of species loss: habitat destruction, global warming, pollution, and invasive species, all the result of human population and our consumption patterns. Features leading scientists, social scientists, environmentalists and others
Not Without Us( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows seven grassroots activists from around the world to the 21st U.N. Climate Talks in Paris. The effects of climate change on their lives reveal what is at stake if a strong agreement to limit carbon emissions is not reached. Yet, the landmark Paris Accords, signed by 192 nations, is non-binding and fails to mention the main cause of global climate change: fossil fuels. How could this be?. NOT WITHOUT US connects the dots. Between the inability of the U.N. process to address climate change and Big Oil's control over governments. Between the greatest economic inequality in the history of mankind and the oncoming climate disaster. Between a fossil fuel driven economy and the 1% who control it. This film demonstrates the importance of grassroots groups to empower mass movements to create the systemic change we need. Real change that comes not from top down, but the bottom up, organized by social movements to harness the greatest force we have: humanity
Pink Boy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink Boy is part of a series of films in the collection entitled 'Pink Boy'
The light bulb conspiracy : the untold story of planned obsolescence( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light bulb conspiracy uncovers how planned obsolescence has shaped our lives and economy since the 1920's, when manufacturers deliberately started shortening the life of consumer products to increase demand. The film also profiles a new generation of consumers, designers and business people who have started challenging planned obsolescence as an unsustainable economic driver. The documentary begins by visiting the longest running light bulb in the world, which has burned continuously for over 110 years in Livermore, California. Initially, light bulbs were built to last. But the film finds historical evidence revealing how a cartel in the 1920's decided to produce bulbs limited to a maximum life of 1000 hours, making the humble light bulb one of the first examples of planned obsolescence and a model for increasing profits on other products. Shot over three years in Europe, the U.S. and Ghana, The light bulb conspiracy investigates the evolution and impact of planned obsolescence through interviews with historians, economists, designers and manufacturers, along with archival footage and internal company documents. The film profiles several well-known historical advocates -- Bernard London, who famously proposed ending the Great Depression by mandating planned obsolescence, and Brook Stevens, whose post-war ideas became the gospel of the 1950's and helped shape the throwaway consumer society of today. The light bulb conspiracy also looks at modern examples of planned obsolescence, including computer printers and the controversy over the inability to replace iPod batteries. Environmental consequences are seen most dramatically in the massive amounts of electronic waste that end up in uncontrolled dump sites in Third World countries such as Ghana. The film concludes with examples of consumers and businesses moving towards more sustainable practices and products, including Warner Philips, great grandson of the founder of Philips Electronics, who is producing an LED bulb designed to last 25 years
The man who planted trees = L'homme qui plantait des arbres by Jean Giono( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a French peasant who patiently plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of trees thereby turning his bleak surroundings into an oasis
A New Color( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film joyfully profiles the life and work of celebrated artist Edythe Boone whose colorful murals portray some of the major events of our time and illustrate the transformative power of art ... Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, septuagenarian Boone embodied that truth as an accomplished artist and educator. From humble Harlem roots, the indefatigable Boone pursued her love of art and her dream of someday creating a new color -- "a color that no one had ever seen before.".. Boone moved her family to Berkeley in the 1970's from Harlem to avoid the growing crack epidemic. In the Bay Area, she was drawn to community mural projects that channeled her artistic talent into public advocacy for racial and social justice, including the landmark MaestraPeace mural on the San Francisco Women's Building ... Boone has made community murals her primary vehicle for helping people of all ages and ethnicities find their artistic voice and express their hopes and visions. A NEW COLOR highlights Boone's work with Oakland middle school students on a mural project and with seniors at a center in Richmond ... Woven throughout the film is the personal journey that fuels Boone's art, having lived through segregation and the Civil Rights movement, as well as the more recent tragedies of Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, and the chokehold death of her nephew Eric Garner, whose final words -- "I Can't Breathe"--Ignited national outrage over racist policing ... Filmed over five years, A NEW COLOR illuminates how the passionate, heart-felt work of one resilient woman can reverberate throughout a community and inspire both art and a more powerful chorus for justice
Room to breathe( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeating the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or to experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed. The first question is whether it's already too late. Confronted by defiance, contempt for authority figures, poor discipline, and more interest in "social" than learning, can a young mindfulness teacher from Berkeley succeed in opening their minds and hearts?"--Http://roomtobreathefilm.com/about-the-film/synopsis/index.html
The man who planted trees : a tribute to the extraordinary animator Frédéric Back( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete collection of celebrated works by one of the most acclaimed animators of our time
A Place to Stand by McGraw-Hill Text-Films( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a brief history of the United Nations on its fiftieth anniversary
Aghbalou( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water is essential for food security and livelihood, especially for the millions of rural poor who rely on agriculture. AGHBALOU combines a local story of struggle with a global call to action against the growing challenge of sustaining water supplies in the face of an increasingly hostile climate ... Half of Morocco's population is employed in agriculture and therefore dependent upon groundwater for both food and employment. The Todgha Valley in Southern Morocco is one of the driest habitats on earth. Yet, residents have successfully sustained their livelihoods and agriculture for centuries through an ancient system of underground channels. But today these age-old communities face new threats and challenges from groundwater over-extraction, population growth, and climate change, among others ... The film also shows how new technologies can present unintended problems for the rural poor. When motorized water pumps were introduced to the region, they provided more water, but affected the balance of aquifers and eventually water wasn't as easy to reach as it once had been, plus the cost was too high for poorer farmers ... Featuring local farmers from the Todgha Valley and international experts, AGHBALOU presents potential strategies to adapt to growing water scarcity and insure a secure future for the rural poor
 
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