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Martin, Kent

Works: 176 works in 518 publications in 2 languages and 3,911 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Biography  History  Film adaptations  Humor  Short films  Folklore 
Roles: Producer, Director, Composer, Editor, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Author, Contributor, edm, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics( Visual )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 343 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 278 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 )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 178 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 165 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 )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was news that shook the English-speaking world: celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men had perished in the Arctic ice during an ill-fated attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. More shocking, they had descended into madness and cannibalism. The report came in 1851, from John Rae, a Scottish doctor working for the Hudson's Bay Company. Travelling thousands of miles on foot and in small craft, Rae had done what six years of searching by the British, Americans, French and Russian had failed to do: discover the fate of Franklin ... Set in the actual locations of Rae's journey, from his boyhood home in the remote Orkney Islands off Scotland's north coast, to the epic landscape of his Arctic expeditions, to the boardroom of the British Royal Navy-- the center of power of the British Empire-- Passage is a story of incredible sacrifice, stunning distortion of the truth and single-minded obsession"--Original container
Bhutan : the Pursuit of Gross National Happiness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 142 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
Animals : friend or food?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 132 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
Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and English and held by 129 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
The Spirit of Annie Mae( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 118 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 117 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 95 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 )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 88 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
The man who studies murder( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and French and held by 74 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
White thunder : [the story of Varick Frissell and the Viking disaster]( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 74 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 69 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 : making it work( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 66 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 58 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 and Carmelita Robertson embark on a journey to Charleston, South Carolina, in search of their connection, an undertaking that takes them to a modern South where the Klan is on trial for burning black churches. Beneath the dense foliage of the plantations, in the sweltering heat of white patronage and black forbearance, the two women come to terms with the thunderous cruelty of the past
Salvation( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 57 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
Hannah's story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 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
In bed with an elephant : prime ministers & presidents( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival film footage, this hour-long documentary provides a gripping retrospective of United States-Canada relationships as personified by successive presidents and prime ministers. It becomes quite clear that our prime ministers, from John A. Macdonald down, have started their tenures on a sort of first-things-first-basis by making ouvertures to their American counterparts. Attitudes and out-comes have varied widely, and this is what intrigues when seen in close-up
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