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Martin, Kent

Works: 163 works in 487 publications in 2 languages and 3,813 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Humor  Short films  Folklore 
Roles: Producer, Director, Composer, Editor, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Author, 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 )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 357 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 263 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 by Mark Sandiford( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 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
Westray( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 146 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
Passage by John Walker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 141 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 140 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
Bhutan : the Pursuit of Gross National Happiness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 129 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 122 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
The spirit of Annie Mae( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 116 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 114 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 : the pioneers of LSD by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovered in 1943 by 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. Aldous Huxley and others promoted the drug as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. This film chronicles the drug's early days, and features interviews with many LSD pioneers
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 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
White thunder : [the story of Varick Frissell and the Viking disaster]( Visual )

7 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. White Thunder tells the remarkable tale, bringing us back to the undulating icy seas where Frissell would meet his tragic fate
Shift change( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 71 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 man who studies murder( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 70 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 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
Hospital city : making it work( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 65 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
Loyalties by Lesley Ann Patten( Visual )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 60 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
In bed with an elephant : prime ministers & presidents( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hour-long documentary provides a retrospective of United States-Canada relationships as personified by successive presidents and prime ministers. It becomes quite clear that Canadian prime ministers, from John A. Macdonald down, have started their tenures on a sort of first-things-first basis by making overtures to their American counterparts. Attitudes and outcomes have varied widely, and this is what intrigues when seen in close-up. The almost comic antipathy between Kennedy and Diefenbaker, for instance, is as palpable here as is the folksy camaraderie of Reagan and Mulroney. Part four of the series Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada
Time immemorial( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 57 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
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