Most widely held works by Ian McLaren
Wal-town the film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"A group of six university students, calling themselves 'Wal-Town', take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visit 36 of Canada's more than 200 Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business practices and the effects of the company's policies on cities and towns across Canada ... Interspersing frank exchanges between activists and Wal-Mart shoppers with interviews with a range of characters from either side of the issue, [the film] takes us to the frontlines of the ongoing debate over the company's dominance in the Canadian retail market. The film also creates an intimate portrait of six young activists as they experience the highs and lows of their first cross-country campaign"--Container.
Her brilliant career ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Examines gender discrimination in the workplace and politics, and introduces the viewer to a controversial program for women executives.
Faces of dance ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Show four choreographics that provide an overview of the evolution of dance over the years. Each piece is an example of major dance trends of the 20th Century.
Secrets of the Choco ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The Choco in Colombia is one of the largest relatively unspoiled rainforests on the planet. It still hides thousands of undiscovered plants and animals, and contains kingdoms of ancient forests and shorelines that have never been disturbed. But large scale development plans and the impending completion of the Pan American Highway threaten the future of the Choco and the lives of the blacks and Indians who live along the banks of its maze of rivers.
The hunt for M. V. Moroccan Star by Ian McLaren ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Keepers of the faith Canadian Chasidim ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Filmed in diverse Chasidic centers, including Montreal, New York, Vancouver, and Bangkok. Presents a depiction of modern Chasidism by focusing on three families and offering both male and female perspectives. Archival footage of the "original rebels of Judaism" shows the journey out of the 18th-century shtetls to the modern day. The Chasidic way of life, including rituals, kosher guidelines, education, dating, and marriage, is closely examined.
The sten-screen printer : a manual on how to produce and use a low cost printing device by Ian McLaren ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Karsh is history ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King, Walt Disney, Einstein, Fidel Castro, JFK, Winson Churchill, Picasso, Glen Gould, Audrey Hepburn: we all know that single, most famous picture of every one of them. Behind the camera was the legendary photographer Yousuf Karsh. This film illuminates the multiple meanings ordinary people as well as critics, curators and philosophers attach to portrait photographs and - through the prism of these meanings - portrays the singular career of Yousuf Karsh the ultimate mythmaker"--Container.
Gaade's illustrators en ontwerpers handboek ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in Dutch and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Education 1870 to the present day by Ian McLaren ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
This Riel business ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Tales from a Prairie Drifter is a stage comedy about the Northwest Rebellion during the opening of the Canadian West. It highlights the roles of Louis Riel, the rebel leader, of Sir John A. Macdonald, the prime minister, and of General Middleton, who was sent to quell the uprising."--Container.
The Hecklers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Vision humoristique et imaginative de deux siècles d'histoire canadienne illustrée par une cinquantaine de caricaturistes politiques passées et présents parmi lesquels Duncan MacPherson, Terry Mosher (Aislin), Jean-Baptiste Côté, John W. Bengough, Robert Lapalme, Henri Julien, Joseph Charlebois, Arch Dale, Stu Cameron, Normand Hudon, Aldéric Bourgeois, Berthio, Bob Bierman, Jean-Pierre Girerd. Animation de caricatures. Commentaires et démonstrations de caricaturistes et réactions de quelques politiciens "victimes".
The hecklers two centuries of Canadian political cartooning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A film on the history and influence of the political cartoon in Canada. Includes the most significant cartoons of more than 50 noted Canadian cartoonists, spanning the past 200 years.
Le jeune homme et la danse ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Documentaire. Quatre ans auparavant, Stéphane Léonard n'avait jamais assisté à un ballet, encore moins exécuté un pas de danse. Et pourtant, c'est alors que, par un effet du hasard, il a été découvert par Natasha Izbinsky, un professeur de ballet d'origine russe qui vit aujourd'hui à Montréal. Après un an et demi de travail intensif avec elle, il a été admis pour deux ans à la célèbre école du ballet Kirov, l'Académie Vanganova, où Nijinski, Nureyev et Baryshnikov ont été formés. Le film retrace l'évolution de Stéphane à la poursuite de son rêve : devenir un artiste. Au lever du rideau du théâtre Kirov, son rêve deviendra réalité.
The Ungrateful land Roch Carrier remembers Ste.-Justine ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Here is the village of Ste-Justine as one gifted man, novelist and playwright Roch Carrier, remembers it. In this small corner of Québec there is space in the landscape and in the vast spread of forest, but the frings of rocks around every field speaks of the backbreaking hardship that was the lot of Carrier's father and of his grandfather before him. This is a nostalgic view of rural Québec."--NFB film guide.
The mMaking of a dancer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Stéphane Léonard went from a Québec factory floor to the stage of St. Petersburg's legendary Kirov-Mariensky Theatre in three short years, an unprecedented feat in the annals of classical ballet. At age 20, Stéphane was ten years late in starting his career. Nevertheless, he was accepted into a world-famous dance academy where Nureyev and Baryshnikov also trained. This video shows Stéphane's relentless drive in the studio, culminating in a triumphant graduation performance.
Mischief in the Glen by Ian McLaren ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Wal-town le film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Durant 2 étés consécutifs, 6 universitaires armés de documentation imprimée et accompagnés d'un journaliste visitent 36 des quelque 200 magasins Wal-Mart du Canada. Le groupe, qui se fait appeler Wal-Town, s'est donné la formidable mission de sensibiliser la population aux pratiques commerciales de la chaîne américaine et aux effets des politiques de ce géant sur les villes et municipalités du Canada.
Wal-town ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Durant 2 étés consécutifs, 6 universitaires armés de documentation imprimée et accompagnés d'un journaliste "gonzo" visitent 36 des quelques 200 magasins Wal-Mart du Canada. Le groupe, qui se fait appeler Wal-Town, s'est donné la formidable mission de sensibiliser la population aux pratiques commerciales de la chaîne américaine et aux effets des politiques de ce géant sur les villes et municipalités du Canada"--Conteneur.
Je chante pour ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Gilles Vigneault sings and discusses his most beautiful songs. The film also describes the people and the landscapes which provided the inspriration for his songs.
Australia Ballet dancers Ballet dancing Biography Canada Caricatures and cartoons Caricatures and cartoons Cartoonists Choreography Colombia Dance Discount houses (Retail trade) Documentary films Documentary films Drama Education Feature films Fiction Great Britain Hasidim Hasidim--Social life and customs Hasidism History Jews--Social life and customs Karsh, Yousuf,--1908-2002 Modern dance Photographers Political science Portrait photographers Portrait photography Protest movements Québec Rain forest ecology Rain forests Riel, Louis,--1844-1885 Riel Rebellion (1885) Screen process printing Sex discrimination against women Sex discrimination in employment Smuggling Success in business United States Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vigneault, Gilles,--1928- Wal-Mart (Firm) Women executives Women executives--Training of Women--Political activity