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1.

Animals: Friend or Food?

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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.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Socalled Movie: Le Film

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Montreal-based musician, filmmaker, cartoonist, and magician Josh Dolgin, aka Socalled, has set the creative world ablaze, blending cosmic visuals with his own unique mash-up of hip-hop, funk, and traditional Jewish folk music.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Black, Bold & Beautiful: Black Women's Hair

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Explores the importance of various hairstyles of African American women and how these styles define the personal identity of each woman.; "Afros, braids or corn rows--hairstyles have always carried a social message, and few issues cause as many battles between black parents and their daughters. To 'relax' one's hair into straight tresses or to leave it 'natural' inevitably raises questions of conformity and rebellion, pride and identity. Today, trend-setting teens happily reinvent themselves on a daily basis, while career women strive for the right 'professional' image, and other women go 'natural' as a symbol of comfort in their Blackness. Filmmaker Nadine Valcin meets a diverse group of black women who reveal how their hairstyles relate to their lives and life choices"--Publisher's [...]
DVD
1998; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Discussions in Bioethics

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DVD
2008; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Half the Kingdom

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American, Canadian and Israeli women talk about their struggle to redefine their roles in Jewish life and attempt to incorporate feminist values into their religion.
DVD
2006; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Batalla de Chile: La Lucha de Un Pueblo Sin Armas = the Battle of Chile : The Struggle of an Unarmed People

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La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container.; Chile, obstinate memory: "Long banned in Chile after Pinochet's coup, only in 1997 could Guzmán return to show The Battle of Chile there for the first time. [This film] is the ... record of that homeco [...]
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold

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Fifty years after the Holocaust, the world allowed another genocide to take place, this time in Rwanda. In April 1994, the international community watched as 800,000 Tutsi men, women and children were massacred under the eyes of UN peacekeepers. Shot over three years, the film follows several Rwandans before, during, and after the genocide. The first part explores two key regions: Kibuye and the Bugesera. The second part focuses on the largest massacre in Kigali and features unique footage shot by a UN peacekeeper. UN soldiers pulled out and victims were left behind. In part 3, the Hutu majority was subjected to crimes perpetrated by the new Rwandan government, led by Tutsi extremists.
DVD
1997; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

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Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

The World According to Monsanto

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DVD: Monsanto Company is the world's leader in agricultural chemicals, seed and genetically modified crops, as well as being one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. This film uses hitherto unpublished documents and testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians to expose Monsanto's lack of care in protecting the environment and the health of those exposed to their products. Shows how the company promoted such products as Roundup (glyphosate), bovine growth hormone, and genetically modified plants.; CD: Keynote address by Jeffrey M. Smith.
DVDCD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

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Comedy about an organizationally impaired temporary assistant who gets her first pemanent job at the age of 31 working for a curator of an art gallery.
DVD
2000; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

The Decline of the American Empire

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Four university teachers gather to prepare a dinner. Remy is a married man, Claude a homosexual, Pierre has a girlfriend and Alain is a bachelor. Amongst them, they discuss sex, the female body and their affairs with them. Their dinner guests Louis, Dominique, Diane and Danielle are waiting at a health gym. They also discuss sex, the female body and, naturally, men. Later in the evening they meet and have dinner where candid conversations are brought out at the dinner table, where more revelations, confrontation - and sex - begin.
DVD
2004; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Force of Nature

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David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist, delivers a lecture on the eve of his 75th birthday, which he describes as a distillation of his life and thoughts, his legacy, what he wants to say before he dies. Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: the limits of the biosphere have been exhausted and it is imperative that humans rethink their relationship with the natural world.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Older, Stronger, Wiser

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Five Black women talk about their lives in rural and urban Canada between the 1920s and 1950s. Examines the importance of Black women as the foundation of their community through their dedicated contributions to education, the church, and the family.
DVD
2007; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

L'affaire Coca-Cola

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"Colombia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002, more than 470 workers' leaders have been brutally killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing the unions. Among these unscrupulous corporate brands is the poster boy for American business: Coca-Cola. These unpunished crimes spur U.S. activists David [i.e. Dan] Kovalik, Terry Collingsworth and Ray Rogers into an ambitious crusade against the soft drink giant. A searing indictment of a major corporate brand, The Coca-Cola Case takes us on a riveting legal game of cat and mouse via the U.S. federal court and the Stop Killer Coke! campaign"--NFB website.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Examined Life

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Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump.
DVD
2010; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Rip!: A Remix Manifesto

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Explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. Interviews key figures in the debate, including Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop chart's DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. A mash-up in itself, this shatters the wall between users and producers, and challenges the thresholds of 'fair use.'
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Four Women of Egypt

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Four Egyptian women have the same goals--human diginity and social justice--but each adopts an approach radically different from the others. Muslim, Christian, Jewish or non-religious, their visions of society range from wanting a secular or socialist state to an Islamic one. These friends, deeply committed, argue openly, without ever breaking the bond that unites them.
DVD
2006; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Heaven on Earth

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Drama which "highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi immigrants to Canada. When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. Inside the home, she is at the mercy of her husband's temper, and her mother-in-law's controlling behaviour. After a magic root fails to transform her husband into a kind and loving man, Chand takes refuge in a familiar Indian folk tale featuring a King Cobra"--NFB web site.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Filmmaker-in-Residence: The Films

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The bicycle: Rural health worker Pax Chigawale rides his bike over 20 kilometres daily, mobilizing a grassroots, community care program for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in the Zomba District in his native Malawi. An inspiring story of how local communities can join with global medical expertise to battle the deadly disease.; The interventionists: This vérité film follows a psychiatric nurse and a police officer who, as part of the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team, respond to calls involving "emotionally disturbed persons." Their mandate: to de-escalate crises, and de-criminalize mental health.; Hand-held (Young Parents No Fixed Address): How do you take care of your health when you don't have a home? Young mothers who have experienced homelessness create over 100 minutes of digit [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Lewis Mumford on the City

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This six-part series looks at all aspects of the city, past and present, and presents Lewis Mumford's singular vision and concern for society and the human condition as they are influenced by the problems of big-city life.
DVD
2007; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)