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Basmajian, Silva

Works: 90 works in 274 publications in 1 language and 2,605 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Humor  Television programs  Case studies  Drama 
Roles: Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Silva Basmajian
Building momentum : in education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poignant compilation of four Momentum films - including Dreams of Education, Escaping Destiny, Ready to Learn, and Street Lessons - focuses on the importance students find in education and the various programs aimed at keeping children in school and out of trouble. It discusses the Pioneer Program, an educational initiative that has been implemented in a juvenile detention center in Ontario and how it has helped break the cycle of violence. Important lessons are bestowed in this documentary, including one from a 43-year-old homeless man who dropped out of school at the age of 13. This video equips students with the self-confidence they need to trust in the teachings they gain, while reinforcing that old cycles can be broken
America at a crossroads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow along on the journey of Irshad Manji, a Muslim dissident, as she tries to help restore humanity and reason to Islam
OCD : the War Inside( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This feature documentary explores the daily lives of individuals living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a misunderstood anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts, nagging fears and ritualistic behaviour. From the outside, its sufferers have no physical disabilities and have every appearance of being as functional as the next person. But inside, a daily war is waged for survival
Domino : interracial people and the search for identity( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the stories of six interracial people, exploring issues of identity, cultural isolation, and the search for community
The last round : Chuvalo vs. Ali( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Round tells a story that sounds vaguely familiar: a working-class boxer, second-generation immigrant family, living the big city, scraping together a meager boxing career. He achieves enough success to catch the interest of listening ears. Flash forward a few years, and, suddenly, the working-class hero boxer is aiming to fight the boisterous, tough-talking world heavyweight titleholder. . . and to the surprise of everyone, the absolute underdog comes out swinging, holding his own against the champion. The underdog loses the fight, but makes the champion earn it over a full 15-round tooth-and-nail battle. It has long been rumored that this fight, the Chuvalo vs. Ali fight, was the real-life inspiration for the movie Rocky
Killer's paradise( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1999, more than two thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala, with the numbers escalating every year. Yet lawmakers and government officials just turn a blind eye ... Killer's paradise uncovers one of the most emotionally wrenching human rights abuses taking place, while exposing the impunity allowed by an inept judicial system"--Cover
Full circle by Donna Read( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this stirring documentary, authors, teachers, social activists and feminists explore manifestations of contemporary women's spirituality in the Western world. Full Circle is the final part of the Women and Spirituality trilogy, following Goddess Remembered and The Burning Times. Drawing on the customs, rites and knowledge of the past, Full Circle envisions a sustainable future where domination is replaced with respect. At the centre of these discussions is a reverence for the Earth, a sacred circle which we must protect."--Cover
Rape : a crime of war( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four women share their stories of forced confinement and rape in Bosnia. We meet the men who have perpetrated the crimes, who claim they were acting upon a higher authority. In the Hague, where the International Tribunal is investigating war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, we meet legal consultants who discuss the implications of the trial of a former camp boss, the first person in international history to be indicted for rape as a war crime
A House divided : caregiver stress and elder abuse( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates various types of elder abuse, including willful neglect, financial exploitation and physical assault. Portrays the emotional complexity of family relationships that can lead to abuse of the elderly
Escape to Canada by Albert Nerenberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage in Canada in 2003 and the subsequent re-criminalization of marijuana and the new campaign to turn back gay marriage - financed with US dollars
Todd McFarlane : the devil you know : inside the mind of Todd McFarlane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todd McFarlane is the most successful comic book artist in history. His multi-million dollar entertainment empire encompasses comics, action figures, television, video games, and music videos. The "Spawn" comic creator has sold more copies than any other urban drama character including Batman, Spider-man, and Superman. He is a self-confessed man of "contradictions and inconsistancies", who ultimately just wants to play by his own rules
And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Canadian women recall their entry into what had formerly been the "man's world" of munitions factories and farm labour during the manpower shortages of World War I. The video suggests that the 40,000 women who went to work, with no daycare or special accommodations, helped to lead the way to such momentous post-war social changes as voting rights and expanded employment opportunities
Toxic Trespass( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intrepid filmmaker Barri Cohen launches an investigation into the effects of the industrial chemicals around us. She starts with her own daughter, who -- like most children today -- carries a cocktail of carcinogens in her blood. Toxic Trespass delves into the chemical soup that surrounds us and that we've taken for granted. We meet passionate activists, doctors and scientists who see clear evidence of often-denied links between the environment and health, and are working for change."--Container
Redskins, tricksters, and puppy stew( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take complex issues like Indigenous identity, politics and racism, then wrap them up with one-liners, guffaws and comedic performances. The result: Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew, director Drew Hayden Taylor's laugh-a-minute road trip through the world of Indigenous humour. This film hilariously overturns the conventional notion of the "stoic Indian" and shines a light on an overlooked element of Indigenous culture - humour and its healing powers
Stolen moments : a South American love romance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving voice to stories that have been scattered or buried, rendering a shadowy history visible, this film weaves together the lost threads of lesbian history. Here lesbian writers share their insights on lesbianism, sexual politics and feminism against a backdrop of women's motorcyle clubs, the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, the Vancouver Gay Games, lesbian stand-up comedy and gay bars that were once the only public meeting places available to lesbians
Unheralded( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across North America, newspapers are dying. But not in tiny Lakefield, Ontario, where Terry McQuitty carries on a 150-year-old tradition, as publisher of the independent weekly Herald. Set to the pace of small-town life, Unheralded is a testament to the vital role newspapers can still play, and the close bond between reporter and reader."--Container
Out : stories of lesbian and gay youth( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records the personal stories of gay and lesbian youth who are faced with social isolation, rejection by family and peers and the threat of homophobic violence, yet despite the odds are able to make it through and get on with their lives
Faith without fear( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era in which Islam is often portrayed as harsh and violent, and Muslims as fanatics, Faith without fear offers a complex inquiry into one of the world's great religions, from the perspective of a woman who is dissenting, yet deeply engaged with her faith
First break( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First Break: the first episode of mental illness in a person's life. For most people diagnosed with a mental illness, their first episode occurs in the late teens or early twenties ... For the making of First Break, three young adults and their families courageously come foreward and illuminate, with compelling candour, their personal experiences ... the film dispels the myths and questions the stigmas attached to mental illness, while offering a human portrait of coping."--Container
Kim Campbell Through the Looking Glass( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks briefly at Kim Campbell's early life, her entry into local and provincial politics and then focuses on her career at the national level including her victory in the Progressive Conservative party leadership campaign in 1993 and loss in the election a few months later
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