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Martin, Kent

Works: 158 works in 447 publications in 2 languages and 3,557 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Biography  Film adaptations  Humor  History  Folklore  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Producer, Editor, Composer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Production personnel, edm, Contributor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics by Marilyn Waring( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 360 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?
A sigh and a wish : Helen Creighton's maritimes by Donna Davies( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 237 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
Qallunaat! : why white people are funny( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 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
Passage by John Walker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 135 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 130 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
Westray( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May 9, 1992. The Westray mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, explodes, instantly killing all 26 men working underground. Mining coal in Pictou County is notoriously dangerous. It claimed the lives of 650 men in the last 100 years, the same number that died fighting in both world wars. But Westray was supposed to be different: a high-tech operation that would finally make coal mining safe. Westray is a brilliant, innovative documentary that re-creates some of the Westray disaster's most harrowing moments. It focuses on the lives of three widows and three miners lucky enough not to be underground that day when the methane and coal dust ignited. But their lives were torn apart by the events. Meet some of the working men, who felt they had no option but to stay on at Westray. And wives, who heard the rumours, saw their men sometimes bloodied from accidents, and stood by them, hoping it would all turn out all right. This film reaches beyond Westray. It's also about working people everywhere--whose lives are often entrusted to companies that violate the most fundamental rules of safety and decency in the name of profit
The Spirit of Annie Mae( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 120 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
The strangest dream( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 109 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
Bhutan : the Pursuit of Gross National Happiness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original half-hour documentary film, using footage of Bhutan shot by Silver Donald Cameron and by Nova Scotia film-maker Kent Martin in 2009. The film focuses on the country's unique and inspiring pursuit of Gross National Happiness as a vision for development, which is in stark contrast to the rest of the world's reliance on Gross Domestic Product. Gross National Happiness has 4 pillars of value: environmental conservation, cultural promotion, sustainable and equitable development, and good governance
Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oncle Bob ne rajeunit pas, mais il se débrouille très bien, merci... jusqu'au jour où la maladie vient chambouler sa vie. Le voilà subitement plongé dans l'univers inconnu de l'hôpital. Son quotidien est maintenant semé d'embûches. Pas un jour ne se passe sans que des intrus viennent lui compliquer la vie, de l'infirmière qui le tire du sommeil pour lui donner un somnifère, aux visiteurs bien intentionnés qui lui apportent des aliments qu'il ne peut plus manger. Plus son séjour se prolonge, plus son moral et sa santé faiblissent. Puis, lorsqu'une visite très spéciale lui rappelle à quel point on l'aime et on a besoin de lui, il trouve une raison de guérir. Rempli de charme et d'humour, Oncle Bob à l'hôpital fait valoir l'importance du soutien, de l'espoir et de l'amour dans le processus de guérison."--Conteneur
Hofmann's potion : the pioneers of LSD by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," D-lysergic acid diethylamide (or LSD) was being used by researchers to understand the human mind. Discovered in 1943 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, LSD was hailed as a powerful tool to treat alcoholism and drug addiction and to provide a window into schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Much of that pioneering research was done by the team of Humphry Osmond, Abram Hoffer and Duncan Blewett, all working in Saskatchewan. While researchers were establishing the medical benefits of LSD, others--like author Aldous Huxley--promoted the drug as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. At Harvard, Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Ram Dass (then known as Richard Alpert) became popular heroes after the university cancelled their research project into psychedelics. Featuring interviews with many LSD pioneers, Hofmann's Potion is much more than a simple chronicle of the drug's early days. With its thoughtful interviews, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, it is an invitation to look at LSD--and our world--with a more open, compassionate mind."--NFB website
Words of my perfect teacher( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 89 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
White thunder : [the story of Varick Frissell and the Viking disaster]( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 77 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 )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 68 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 of our time( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true stories of four individuals who lived through incredibly painful experiences, but have still found the power to forgive
Hospital city : making it work( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 64 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
Shift change( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The microchip, invented by an American, exploited by the Japanese, is seen here to have caused a second industrial revolution. The devastating effect on millions of human lives is shown in microcosm through interviews with some of the newly jobless in Hamilton, Ontario. Faces bitter, voices hopeless, they speak of a vibrant secure past having suddenly given way to a bleak present and an uncertain future; they fear for their children's prospects. Using the example of Japan as contrast, host James Laxer demonstrates that the cost of technological advances need not be so high if their effects are foreseen and planned for. Part two of the series. Support material available
Time immemorial( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 56 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
Hannah's story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 53 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
First Nation blue( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows changes in the way police officers serve First Nations communities in Ontario, compared with a few years ago, and how their work needs to be integrated into the daily life of these communities
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