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Martin, Kent

Overview
Works: 154 works in 425 publications in 1 language and 3,495 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Drama  Short films  Humor 
Roles: Producer, Editor, Composer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Production personnel, Contributor, Scenarist, edm
Classifications: HQ1381, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics by Marilyn Waring( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 348 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 238 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 )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 155 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 Mark F Heller( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 133 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 129 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 124 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 106 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 96 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
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

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
Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 92 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
Words of my perfect teacher( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, three students are 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
The man who studies murder( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member 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
Forgiveness : stories of our time( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true stories of four individuals who lived through incredibly painful experiences, but have still found the power to forgive
White thunder : [the story of Varick Frissell and the Viking disaster]( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 65 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
Shift change( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 56 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
First Nation blue( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 54 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
Time immemorial( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 52 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 52 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
Salvation( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an army in the city's mean streets and its foe is poverty and human misery. Savlation is about front line workers serving the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army, offering a glimpse into the hearts and minds of people on both sides of the streets. Shot in downtown Toronto, this moving documentary chronicles the small hopes and tiny victories of life lived in the shadows of destruction
 
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English (109)