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Martin, Kent

Works: 152 works in 392 publications in 2 languages and 3,011 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Film adaptations  Humor  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Claims  Genealogy  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Composer, Production personnel, Author, Scenarist
Classifications: HQ1381, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics by Marilyn Waring( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member 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?
Qallunaat! why white people are funny ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member 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
A sigh and a wish Helen Creighton's maritimes by Donna Davies( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renowned folklorist Helen Creighton single-handedly compiled North America's largest collection of folklore and music, much of which would have disappeared forever if not for her tenacity, collecting stories and songs from the Gaelic singers of Cape Breton, French Acadians, the Mi'kmaw, and the Black communities of Nova Scotia
The spirit of Annie Mae ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member 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
Passage by John Walker( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member 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
Animals friend or food? ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member 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 strangest dream ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member 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."--Original container
Hofmann's potion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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
Words of my perfect teacher ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member 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. Filmed on location in the United Kingdom, Bhutan, Canada, United States and Germany
White thunder [the story of Varick Frissell and the Viking disaster] ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member 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 )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 Leyton takes us through the underbelly of humanity, in searh of "The landscape of murder," from lovers' quarrels and druken fights to coldly calculated mass killings. A Jack-the Ripper tour of London takes us to convicted killers on death row. We also visit a stretch of Nevada desert notorious as adumping ground for murder victims. Gradually we come to understand some of the reasons that people kill... and learn that the person who shares our bed may pose a far greater threat to our lives than a stranger. Pt. 2 Looks at the cultural factors that cause murder rates to vary so widly, and as he travels to countries like Rwanda and Israel, he points out that even the most vile serial killers have nothing on the deadliest organizations on Earth-governments that encourage war and genocide
Forgiveness stories for our time ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the stories of four individuals each of whose lives had been altered by a violent and horrific event but dealt with their feelings with forgiveness rather than revenge
Time immemorial ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
First Nation blue ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First Nation Blue takes us behind the bulletproof vest to uncover the changing attitudes of the police officers who serve First Nations communities in Ontario. Features three officers who show that instead of being outsiders forcing the people to change, police are now adapting themselves to address the needs of Native people"--Container
Westray ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On May 9, 1992, the Westray mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia exploded, instantly killing all 26 men working underground. This film focuses on the lives of three widows and three miners whose lives were torn apart when the methane and coal dust ignited deep underground
Loyalties by Lesley Ann Patten( Visual )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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
Salvation ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salvation is a documentary about front-line street workers who serve the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army. One of the world's largest social agencies, the Army is a religious institution that serves the practical needs of people first, in the belief that religion is of little use to someone who is hungry, homeless and hopeless
Shift change ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The microchip has sparked a second industrial revolution, and its devastating effects are shown through a look at the decline of the steel industry in Hamilton, Ontario. However, using Japan as an example, the cost of progress need not be so high if its effects are foreseen and planned for
Hospital city ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shot at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland, this documentary reveals the workings of a contemporary health-care facility. Accompanied by hospital staff, we travel through labs, pharmacies, supply rooms, operating theatres and patient rooms from the maternity ward to the morgue. As debate in Canada and the world rages over health care, Hospital City offers a moving, human portrait of the people whom the issues touch most closely."--Website
Forbidden Forest ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member 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
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