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Martin, Kent

Works: 79 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 794 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Methods (Music)  Case studies  Drama  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Author, Scenarist
Classifications: BJ1476, 179.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Martin
The strangest dream( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 98 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."--Container
Hofmann's potion( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 92 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
Hospital city making it work( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operating theaters and patient rooms, labs and pharmacies, the maternity ward and the morgue: this program works its way through some of the many units of a hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland, spotlighting staff members doing their jobs. From sterilizing equipment to correctly interpreting the dance of cells across a computer screen to treating patients, these professionals deal with crucial matters every day ... even as debate rages over funding cuts and a healthcare system said to be in crisis. An informative and inspiring training resource for all hospital and healthcare workers or students preparing to enter the medical field
Forgiveness stories for our time( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true stories of four individuals who lived through incredibly painful experiences, but have still found the power to forgive
Shift change( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 46 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
The Sacred sundance the transfer of a ceremony( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under a sweltering July sky, participants in the sacred Sundance ceremony go four days without food or water. At the end of the gruelling experience they will pierce the flesh of their chests in an offering to the Creator. The Sundance is a ritual long misunderstood, and once banned - but one that is now helping to bring personal and social healing to East Coast Aboriginal communities. With The Sacred Sundance, First Nations director Brian J. Francis journeys into the traditions of North American Aboriginal spirituality. The Sundance is new to the Mi'kmaq people of Eastern Canada, brought to them from the West by elder William Nevin of the Elsipogtog First Nation. This event marks a unique transmission of traditional culture from one First Nation to another."-- NFB web site
In Bed with an Elephant( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of who really controls Canada has been a constant and has yet to be resolved. A crossroads has been reached, and some tough and thoughtful decisions must be made if Canada is to survive as a nation
A drummer's dream( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set at an idyllic music camp [Nasyrium Drum Camp] for emerging musicians in rural Ontario, A Drummer's Dream focuses on a rare assembly of some of the most versatile drummers in the world, including Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio "El-Negro" Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow - awe-inspiring musicians who have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now ? each other. It showcases their explosive talent ? running the gamut from Latin and rock to jazz and soul ? as well as their passion, humour and irresistible personalities."--Producer website
Meeting Place( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a crossroads for native Indian tribes, Toronto is now a meeting place for peoples from around the world. All find themselves part of a bold experiment called "multiculturalism," a program that promotes social harmony. Does multiculturalism work?
Hannah's story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of an eleven-year-old girl, Hannah Taylor, who is already inspiring adults to make a difference. Hannah established the 'Ladybug Foundation', a charity that has raised over a million to aid those lacking life's basic needs
Riding the tornado( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boom and bust economic cycles are inevitable in countries that are dependent primarily on resource exports. Countries like Canada. And we've had our share: minerals, timber, wheat. Perhaps the most spectacular boom and bust experienced in Canada was that in Alberta oil during the seventies and early eighties. When the bust hit, with a drop in world oil prices, those business people who knew how to "ride a tornado" (as one Albertan described the experience) simply cut their losses and moved out and on. Many others were devastated, left with nowhere to go. But the picture is not completely bleak. Faced with a possible oil boom of its own, Newfoundland is taking the lessons of Alberta to heart. Part three of the series Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada
Reading Alistair MacLeod( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alistair MacLeod is the unassuming subject of this documentary. Long admired for the brilliant craft of his short stories, MacLeod was suddenly catapulted into the international pantheon of modern writers with the publication in 1999 of his novel, No Great Mischief, winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. As this film makes clear, although No Great Mischief made MacLeod famous and brought his formidable talent to the world, the man himself has remained remarkably unchanged. Grounding his life and fuelling the themes of his work is the stunningly dramatic landscape of Cape Breton Island and the close community of his extended family. Whether surrounded by his beloved books in his university office, talking with his publisher, sporting a kilt, or reminiscing with his wife, MacLeod is fully at home in the world. This is especially obvious when he retreats to the little house along the coastal headland of Cape Breton where he writes his fiction. It is easy to see where his words come from after witnessing his deep attachment to people and place. In particular, MacLeod's roots in the history of Scottish struggle and in the rich Celtic legacy of Cape Breton inform his writings, as well as his wry humour. The filmmakers visit several famous writers who admire MacLeod's work, including Margaret Atwood, David Adams Richards, Russell Banks, Colm Toibin and Wayne Johnston. All praise him highly and have their own amusing stories." NFB website
A Song for Tibet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Tibetans-in-exile, living in Canada tell of their efforts to preserve the culture and religion of Tibet under the occupation. They journey to India to meet the Dalai Lama
The petticoat expeditions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounts the captivating stories of three British women whose pioneering spirits led them to travel in 19th-century Canada"--Container
Empty harbours, empty dreams( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film explores how the three British colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island became provinces of Canada and it charts the subsequent decline of their economies after Confederation. Photographs, archival drawings, cartoons and interviews with Maritime Historians are used to document the case
In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton Acorn left Prince Edward Island in the late 1940s to earn his living as an itinerant carpenter, and wound up in Toronto as one of Canada's most highly regarded poets and one of its most outrageous literary figures. Dubbed "The People's Poet" by fellow poets, he won the Governor General's Literary Award in 1975. Burned out by personal crises, Acorn moved back to Charlottetown in 1981. This film, directed by a P.E.I. filmmaker, brings out Acorn's wit, love of nature, unorthodox political views, and sometimes infuriating personal contradictions. (Award: Halifax.)
Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Bob is getting up in years, but manages quite well, thank you. Then an unexpected illness changes everything. Suddenly he's scooped out of his safe and familiar surroundings and deposited inside the foreign and chaotic world of the hospital. Here the once self-reliant Uncle Bob becomes vulnerable and dependent. Uncle Bob's hospital stay is fraught with difficulties. Day in day out he is inundated by a constant barrage of intruders, from the nurse who wakes him up to take his sleeping pill, to well-meaning visitors who bring him food he can't eat. As his hospital stay lengthens, Uncle Bob's spirits and health decline, and his old life becomes a distant memory. It isn't until one very special visitor reminds Uncle Bob just how much he is loved and needed that he finds a reason to get well. Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit is a charming look at the importance of cheer, hope and love in the healing process
Moses Coady by Kent Martin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses Coady is a largely unsung Canadian hero, a priest from the Maritimes who was both a progressive social thinker and social activist. Through his involvement in adult education and the cooperative movement, he helped free many Maritimes from the semi-feudal conditions in which they lived. Coady's work poses alternatives to traditional ideas about forms of economic organization as well as suggesting the potential power of adult education to influence the political process
Tommy... a family portrait( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A warm and loving tribute to Tommy Sexton of the comedy show Codco, from his sister, filmmaker Mary Sexton
Creatures of the sun( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of the Midland Painted Turtle, through hibernation, mating, birth and death
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