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Video Project

Overview
Works: 527 works in 862 publications in 3 languages and 12,667 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Environmental films  Science films  Nature films  Short films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs 
Roles: fds, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: SF539, 638.1
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Most widely held works about Video Project
 
Most widely held works by Video Project
Fresh by Ana Sofia Joanes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 534 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
Vanishing of the bees by George Langworthy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 304 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
Climate refugees : "the human face of climate change"( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 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
Environmental Ethics: Examining Your Connection to the Environment and Your Community( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 177 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
Designing healthy communities( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 166 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
Call of life( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 160 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
The babushkas of Chernobyl( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Ukrainian and held by 156 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
Pink Boy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A verite-style documentary profiling a gender non-conforming boy growing up in a conservative area of rural Florida ... Six-year old Jeffrey likes nothing better than to put on a gown and dance for his two lesbian moms, who adopted him expecting they would raise a boy. Butch lesbian mom BJ successfully avoided dresses and girls' toys her entire life and admits she initially had a hard time when her son expressed feminine interests ... "Pink boys" have their own challenges: they do not neatly fit into a single gender box, and instead create a space between genders, which this film explores. They like to dress in girl's clothing and play with girl toys, but still identify as boys. These children often face widespread ignorance and shaming, sometimes from their own families. They often live with daily threats of bullying and violence and are at high risk for depression and suicide as they reach their teens ... Pink Boy's verite-style allows the viewer to experience life through Jeffrey's eyes. Thanks to supportive parents, we see Jeffrey confidently move between masculine and feminine in dress-up time at school, a rodeo in Georgia, and the ultimate holiday for a pink boy, Halloween. As Jeffrey increasingly wishes to publicly be identified as a girl called Jessie, his parents must learn both to accept and to navigate when it is safe for him in an often hostile environment
The Future of Energy by Frank H Shu( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film 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"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.".. The city of Lancaster set a goal to become the nation's first "net zero"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
The man who planted trees = L'homme qui plantait des arbres by Jean Giono( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and French and held by 143 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
Room to breathe( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many schools across the country are facing an epidemic of students struggling with poor attention, low academic performance, lack of self-control, bullying and stress. ROOM TO BREATHE explores one promising solution that has been tested in dozens of public and private schools -- a self-awareness technique called mindfulness that increases kids' focus and concentration, self-control and classroom performance. The film presents a hopeful story of transformation, following a young mindfulness teacher, Megan Cowan, who spends several months attempting to teach the technique to troubled kids in a San Francisco public middle school that tops the district in disciplinary suspensions. Cowan is confronted at first by defiance and contempt. But under her guidance, the students begin to learn the mindfulness technique and eventually use it to take greater control over their lives, decrease stress, and better focus in class and at home. Based on the experiences depicted in the film, as well as results at other schools and independent academic studies, mindfulness appears to have broad potential to significantly improve kids' social interactions with peers and adults, to reduce bullying and violence, and to improve academic performance and graduation rates."--Http://www.videoproject.com/roomtobreathe.html
Into eternity : en film til fremtiden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into Eternity is the first feature documentary to explore the mind-boggling scientific and philosophical questions long-term nuclear waste storage poses. Structured as a message to future generations, the film focuses on the Onkalo underground waste repository now being built in Finland, one of the first nuclear waste storage facilities. Once the repository is full in about 100 years, it will be closed and sealed 'forever'."--Container
Ancient Futures : Learning From Ladakh by John Page( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladakh, in the western Himalayas, is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. After centuries of living in harmony with the environment, recent trends in development and modernization threaten to disrupt traditions of ecological balance and social harmony. Examines the root causes of environmental, social, and psychological problems, and provides valuable guidelines for the future Ladākh as well as the West
Hiroshima Nagasaki August 1945 by Erik Barnouw( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals in original footage of Japanese cinematographers the devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki only days after the atomic bombs were dropped. Shows some of the two-hour-and-forty-minute, black-and-white film which was confiscated by the U.S. government and not released for 25 years
The man who planted trees : a tribute to the extraordinary animator Frédéric Back( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection regroupant neuf courts-métrages d'animation de Frédéric Back ainsi qu'un entretien avec le réalisateur et un documentaire sur son œuvre
So right so smart by Daryl Hannah( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 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 Cost of Cool: Youth Consumption and the Environment( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 109 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."
Cape spin : an American power struggle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle tells the sureal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over what would be America's largest clean energy project. Cape Wind was slated to be the U.S.'s first offshore windfarm ... But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power. With full access to both sides, a commitment to impartial storytelling and fueled by a satiric 'revolutionary' soundtrack, Cape Spin! is "a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy"".--Container
River of renewal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows Jack Kohler, a Yurok/Karuk Indian, on a journey of self-discovery in the land of his ancestors. Jack learns about the traditions of his people and their struggles to defend tribal rights and restore the wild salmon of the Klamath River Basin. River of Renewal documents eight years of protest and acts of civil disobedience as Indian tribes, farmers, and commercial fisherman defend their ways of life. The film witnesses a remarkable turnaround. Politically polarized stakeholders and government agencies overcome bitter divisions in reaching a consensus about the future -- a future that could bring the largest dam removal/river restoration project in history."--Container
A Place to Stand by McGraw-Hill Text-Films( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells the story of acclaimed author Jimmy Santiago Baca's transformation from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter ... Based on the memoir of the same name, the film takes viewers into Baca's past and present to uncover how the power of the written word lifted him from the violence and pain that defined his early life. With powerful revelations from family, friends, and fellow inmates, as well as insight into the early writings that first captured Baca's imagination, the film shows how he turned his life around ... A Place to Stand follows Baca's path from childhood abandonment in Estancia, New Mexico, through adolescent drug dealing and a subsequent 5-year narcotics sentence at Arizona State Prison, one of the most violent prisons in the country ... Baca began his incarceration an angry and illiterate young man. Against the odds, he taught himself how to read and write, discovering a passion for poetry that gave him a means of understanding and expressing himself, and that ultimately saved his life. Writing poetry helped him to survive the brutal inhumanity of his incarceration, and eventually to heal the wounds of his childhood and open himself to a whole new future ... In the film, Baca reads some of his poetry while shots of the prison and the surrounding Arizona landscape pan across the screen. Baca's poems provide a unique window to his mindset at the time as he channeled his frustrations and hopes to paper ... Baca's extraordinary life is both inspiring and haunting, simultaneously an indictment of our current criminal justice system and a model of the potential for human transformation ... "A Place to Stand presents Jimmy's compelling story in the the best way: By letting this great poet tell his own tale - and no one can tell a tale like Jimmy Santiago Baca.". Taylor Hackford, Academy Award-winning Director/Producer.."A Place to Stand is an invitation to students to take what is often the worst in their lives and transform it through their courage, love, and work into a triumph as learners and wholly valuable human beings.". Professor Rex Veeder, Dept of English, St. Cloud University
 
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