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Democracy Films Limited

Overview
Works: 48 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 339 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Motion pictures 
Classifications: JC423, 323
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Democracy Films Limited
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the law uphold the rights of the individual or the interests of the community. The law and individual rights in Toronto and Amsterdam are contrasted. The history of law is surveyed from Athens to Iceland to England
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines majority/minority conflicts in three western democratic societies: the American Blacks' civil rights movement, the Australian Aborigines campaign for full land rights, and the Catholic minority struggle in the North of Ireland
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizenship in a democratic state carries with it not only rights, but responsibilities. This program examines limits placed on citizens' rights in India, the Swiss belief in citizens's responsibilities, and women's struggle for equal rights in Canada and in Iceland
The struggle for democracy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Patrick Watson explores democracy and how it works in over 30 countries around the world
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one of the fundamental rights in any democracy: the right to free expression. Traces the connections between the invention of the printing press, the beginnings of Hansard in England (official transcripts of parliamentary proceedings), and the televised Iran-Contra hearings
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host, Patrick Watson's search for the essence of American democracy takes him back to the Pilgrim fathers on the Mayflower and then forward through the issuing of the Declaration of Independence, the making of the Constitution and the opening of the American West. He looks at the traditional New England town meeting and recent struggles to promote citizen participation
The Curtain rises( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Watson takes the viewers to the streets of Moscow, Warsaw and Bucharest. Talks to people and get their opinions about the fall of Communism and perestroǐka in the Soviet Union
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks closely at three African nations where western-style democracy has not taken root: Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If wealth is an essential underpinning of democracy, an unequal distribution of wealth imperils democratic processes. Therein lies a fundamental democratic contradiction: uncontrolled wealth promotes injustice, while controlled wealth limits freedom. What's the proper balance?
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final program in the series takes stock of democracy's survival, examining three recent experiments in democracy that have demonstgrated a measure of success: Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970, the terrorist activities of the Front de Liberation du Quebec led the Canadian government to invoke the War Measures Act, suspend civil liberties and round up hundreds of suspects. Massive public support and weak political opposition raised basic questions in the mind of host Patrick Watson. This first episode begins his global investigation into the meaning of democracy
The Struggle for democracy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nations facing the threat of foreign military invasion or insurrection from within are often those where democracy is in its most fragile state. This program explores the situation in three countries where democracy has been at various times, under fire: Argentina, France and Israel
The struggle for democracy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program in the series takes stock of the monetary price involved in attaining democracy as well as the difficulty of attaining democracy in poverty stricken areas
Reborn in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans think they have invented a system of "government by the people" based upon new notions of individualism and personal liberty. The search for democracy begins with the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower and then forward through the issuing of the Declaration of Independence, the making of the Constitution, and the opening up of the American West. Connections are made between traditional New England town meetings and recent struggles to promote citizen participation in a California referendum campaign and in a neighbourhood protest in Boston's Roxbury district
Whither democracy?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers whether democracy can survive in our world of nuclear arsenals and widening chasms between rich and poor nations. Examines recent experiments in democracy and concludes that democracy's future depends upon the determination of its people to keep the struggle alive. Case studies include: Zimbabwe as an example of successful transition to independent black majority rule; Papua New Guinea, demonstrating the possibility of controlling tribal heritages (and rivalries) with modern parliamentary practice; and New Zealand, revealing how smaller nations can assert their democratic independence in pursuit of a nuclear-free world
The Price of democracy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy seems to flourish in countries with financial stability and a large middle class. But if wealth is the underpinning of democracy, an unequal distribution of wealth serves to imperil democratic processes. Thus a contradiction: uncontrolled wealth promotes injustice while controlled wealth limits freedom
The first freedom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of one of the fundamental rights in a democracy -- the right to freedom of expression, of information, and of the press, the beginning of Hansard and the televised Iran-Contra hearings, the program demonstrates the importance of the free flow of information to the functioning of the democratic process. Open democratic practices, such as the Canadian Press Gallery media scrum and televised Senate hearings, are sharply contrasted with Britain's policy of official secrecy and severe restrictions on press freedom in Mexico
Genesis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imposition of the War Measures Act by the Canadian government suspended Canadian civil liberites, and involved the roundup of over 450 citizens without the proper arrest procedures, and the ensuing public support for such actions, and weak political opposition prompted the making of the series. The first episode begins the search for democracy, its origins, strengths and weaknesses, and future prospects
Genesis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series investigates the meaning of democracy, where it came from, how it works, what are its weaknesses and what are its future prospects. The search will cover more than thirty countries
The Last citizens( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizenship in a democratic state carries with it not only rights, but responsibilities. It can be precious, menaingful and powerful when citizens have access to, and the opportunity to fully participate in, the system. This programme examines limits on citizen's rights in India and the struggle for equality for women in Switzerland, Canada and Iceland
 
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English (39)