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Martin, Kent

Works: 177 works in 527 publications in 2 languages and 3,901 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Short films  Film adaptations  Humor  History  Folklore 
Roles: Producer, Director, Composer, Editor, Author of screenplay, Author, Production personnel, Scenarist, edm, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's Counting? : Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 336 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 273 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
Westray( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, is notoriously dangerous. This program focuses on the lives torn apart by the explosion of May 9, 1992
Qallunaat! : why white people are funny by Mark Sandiford( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 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
Animals : friend or food?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 135 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 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Interview host Silver Donald Cameron presents a documentary on Bhutan that focuses on the country's unique and inspiring pursuit of "Gross National Happiness" as a vision for development; it is in stark contrast to the rest of the world's reliance on Gross Domestic Product. Included are interview clips with Prime Minister Jigme Thinley and Genuine Progress Index founder Dr. Ronald Colman?
Uncle Bob's Hospital Visit( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and English and held by 124 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 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 115 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
Words of my perfect teacher( Visual )

9 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
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 86 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
Passage by John Walker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 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
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. This film tells the story, integrating footage from The Viking as well as Frissell's earlier documentaries
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
Shift change( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 69 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
Hospital city : making it work( Visual )

8 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
Salvation( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary portrays the front-line street workers who serve the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army. Join filmmaker Rosemary House as she peers into the hearts and minds of those who help and those who need help. Shot in Toronto at Christmastime, the film chronicles the small hopes and tiny victories of life lived below the poverty line and the daily rewards for those who work to serve others
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
Passage( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 56 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. ... 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"--Container. The film uses both dramatic action and documentary footage
In bed with an elephant : prime ministers & presidents( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 55 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
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