Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Waring challenges the myths of objective economic policy by asking the question, "Why isn't the unpaid work of women counted in the gross domestic product?" She uses as an example, the women in the Philippines. She also raises the issue as to why there is no negative costs in the national accounts for damage to the environment?
Animals friend or food ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
After trading his home in Toronto for a farm in Nova Scotia, Jason Young decided to become his own rancher and butcher. The result is a quiet film about a stormy issue: eating meat.
The spirit of Annie Mae ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
The story of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a Canadian Micmac Indian whose murder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1976 is still unsolved. A tribute from the women who were closest to her.
Qallunaat! why white people are funny ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
"A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property"--Container.
Passage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
In 1845, celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin, along with his crew of 128 men, set sail from England in search of a fabled passage west. None of them were ever seen again. A search party found no evidence of any crew or wreckage. The mystery was eventually solved by John Rae, and they were so horrific that a public campaign was begun to discredit Rae.
White thunder [the story of Varick Frissell and the Viking disaster ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
With backing from Hollywood's Paramount Pictures, New York filmmaker Varick Frissell set out to make the early sound feature The Viking, a record of Newfoundland's perilous seal hunt. This film tells the story, integrating footage from The Viking as well as Frissell's earlier documentaries.
The man who studies murder ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines how cultural and political forces influence and are influenced by the human capacity to kill in contrasting studies of Canada, the United States and England. He scrutinizes the roots of homicidal violence and the civilizing or uncivilizing processes of society.
Words of my perfect teacher ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, three students on a quest that they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker and citizen of the world: Dzongsar Khyentse Norbu may be one of the world's most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it's a job description he slyly rejects at every turn.
Time immemorial ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Presents the land claim struggle of British Columbia's Niska Indians, recounting the clash of cultures over four generations as they take their case from Victoria to Parliament Hill to Westminster and finally to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Hofmann's potion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A look at Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann and his discovery of the LSD elixir. Experiments conducted at first on himself revealed the power of this potion for medical research and mental exploration. Features interviews with many LSD pioneers.
Loyalties ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"This documentary is the story of two women whose meeting brought together two halves of a whole story: that of slave owner and slave. Dr. Ruth Whitehead met graduate student Carmelita Robertson in 1995 where the younger woman came to do research at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Carmelita casually mentioned that her relatives had come to Nova Scotia from South Carolina as Black Loyalists in the late 1700s. As she recited the names of her ancestors, Ruth shuddered at the strange familiarity. She has come from South Carolina too. Ruth and Carmelita embark on a journey to Charleston in search of their connection ..."--Container.
Forgiveness stories for our time ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The true stories of four individuals who lived through incredibly painful experiences, but have still found the power to forgive.
The strangest dream ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
"The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs--an international movement Rotblat co-founded--to halt nuclear proliferation. The story takes us from the site of the first nuclear test, in New Mexico, to Cairo, where contemporary Pugwash scientists meet under the cloud of nuclear proliferation, and to Hiroshima, to meet survivors of the first atomic attack."--Container.
Forbidden forest ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Jean Guy Comeau and Francis Wishart attempt to get multinational corporations who have been handed the management responsibilities of millions of acres of New Brunswick crown lands to practice responsible forestry.
Seven brides for Uncle Sam ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
This documentary is the story of seven Newfoundland women who married American servicemen. Some of the largest American military bases were located outside the United States, and from the beginning of the Second World War to the end of the Cold War as many as 40,000 Newfoundland women married Americans. The momentous events of world history, depicted in archival films and photographs, that brought men and women together are the backdrop to these stories of romance, heartbreak and joy.
By woman's hand ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Explores the life and times of three Canadian women artists: Prudence Heward, Anne Savage and Sarah Robertson.
Waging peace a year in the life of Caledonia Junior High ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Explores the problem of school aggression through the eyes of parent, students, and teachers at Caledonia Junior High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Practical strategies for confronting violence are presented by the principal as she mobilizes support for making her school a safer place.
The illuminated life of Maud Lewis ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Explores the life of Maud Lewis, Canada's most celebrated folk artist.
Hospital City making it work ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the duties performed by employees of the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland. An informative and inspiring training resource for all hospital and healthcare workers or students preparing to enter the medical field.
Faces of the hand ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Take a visual journey through different cultures and a range of human experiences, that show the many faces of our hands.
American Indian Movement Animal welfare--Moral and ethical aspects Aquash, Anna Mae,--1945-1976 Arctic Ocean--Northwest Passage Biography Canada China--Tibet Autonomous Region Cross-cultural studies Documentary films Documentary films Documentary-style films Drama Economic history Economic policy Environmental economics Ethnic wit and humor Feature films Feminist economics Feminist theory--Economic aspects Films for the hearing impaired Food animals Great Britain History Human-animal relationships Humor Indians of North America--Civil rights Indian wit and humor Inuit Inuit drama Livestock Meat animals Micmac Indians Murder Newfoundland and Labrador New Zealand Nonfiction films Philippines Poor women Scotland Sealing Sex discrimination in national income accounting Social history Social policy United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violence Waring, Marilyn,--1952- Whites Women--Economic conditions