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Away From Her: Loin D'elle

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Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure [...]
DVD
2007
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Winter Kept Us Warm

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The story of a campus friendship between two young men: a shy, awkward freshman, Peter and a popular student Doug, that grows into something more. An ambiguous homosexuality is implied in the relationship between Doug and Peter.
DVD
2000; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
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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)
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Away From Her

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Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors,' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure [...]
DVD
2007
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Bisexual Virgins: Crossing the Line

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"Bisexual virgins follows two small town young women, Tina and Samantha, who are unsure about their sexual identity but want to explore the possibility that they may be bisexual. 'Bi-curious' might be a more accurate description of their state of mind at the start of this provocative film, which follows them as they confront their fears and inhibitions, and begin to explore Toronto's active bisexual scene. Both women have lived straight lives until the cameras roll, and entering the ambiguous world of bisexuality is a challenge ... Becoming friends, they check out bisexual bars, bisexual workshops and, in frustration, a seminar on bisexual flirting, all while trying to connect with other women for possible relationships. In the process, both women change their views about their sexua [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Way to My Father's Village

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A Chinese-Canadian traces his family origins back to the village in China where his father was born by means of interviews with family members.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Orientations: Lesbian & Gay Asians

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A dozen Canadian gay men and women of different Asian backgrounds speak frankly about their lives as members of a minority within a minority. They tell about coming out, racism, cultural identity and challenge the stereotype of Asians as quiet and passive.
DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)
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Asylum: Part 1 Falling Through the Cracks

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Thousands of mentally ill people who used to be institutionalized now live in our communities. Follows four people with various illnesses, who are trying to escape from homelessness, poverty and drugs, whether through group homes, shelters, assisted housing or living on the street or outdoors.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Asylum: Part 2 Not Criminally Responsible

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Follows three men who have been excused of crimes due to their mental state and are in a program at an Ottawa hospital which works toward the patient's release into the community.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Ontario [electronic resource]

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The Duvall family are descendents of fugitive slaves who fled New Orleans by way of the Underground Railway in the 1860 s. There were, at that time, already 25,000 free black people in Canada. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
Online
1998
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Resistance [electronic resource]

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Another of the choreographer's dances based on Holocaust themes. Dancers explore the triumphs of Holocaust victims, in a celebration of the strength of the human spirit.
Online
2000
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Gospel of Green [electronic resource]

In the face of predictions, rhetoric and warnings about the planet's environmental crisis, one man stands alone as a revolutionary who is transforming a country. And it's likely you've never heard his name. Hermann Scheer is a German parliamentarian who has turned ideas into practical solutions. Because of the laws that bear his name, Germany is now a solar-paneled, windmill-building, job-producing green powerhouse of the industrialized world. CBC correspondent travels to Germany to meet Scheer and find out how this green miracle has been accomplished. And what about Canada? If one man can transform a country whose economy is so similar to that of Ontario, why can't, and why isn't, that province embracing Scheer's gospel of green? As this investigation shows, after initially embracin [...]
Online
2014; 2008
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Mr. Nobody [electronic resource]

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Do mentally competent seniors have the right to neglect themselves and their surroundings to the extent that they offend the community? What should be done when reclusive or eccentric seniors refuse help? Do government agencies have an obligation to intervene? Mr. Nobody sensitively addresses these questions by focusing on quirky 65-year old, Jack Huggins. Jack has lived alone in his family's house ever since the death of his parents. A bachelor, he lavishes affection on a menagerie of cats. The house is crammed with discarded appliances collected from garbage cans. Jack's troubles began when his neighbors complained to the Health Department about the condition of his house. Health officials came and carted away his "junk". For a time Jack was certified incompetent and his financial [...]
Online
1990
14.

Warrendale

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Examines the lives of residents and staff at an experimental home for emotionally disturbed youth.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ontario [electronic resource]

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The Duvall family are descendents of fugitive slaves who fled New Orleans by way of the Underground Railway in the 1860s. There were, at that time, already 25,000 free black people in Canada. Part of a series, Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
Online
1998
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Devotional Literature of the Later Middle Ages: Three Manuscripts in the McMaster University Library, Hamilton, Canada

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Description of 3 manuscripts, Book of Hours, Middle Dutch Legendary, Prayer Book, held in the McMaster University Library.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Of the Land

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Of the Land is a detailed exploration into our current food supply as well as a variety of organic options available to people who want to support sustainable farming methods.; Within the last half century, our agriculture and food has changed more than it has changed before in several thousand years. New technologies and scientific ingenuity have given rise to genetically modified organisms (GMO) and other novel foods. Some people have raised concerns about the safety of GMOs in our food supply, given their incredible dominance in the majority of our diet. Traditional, organic farmers, have consistently been under attack by large corporate farming interests, who seek to dominate the food industry and run family farms out of business. This film looks at our current food system as wel [...]
Online
2015; 2014
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The Love Guru

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Guru Pitka is an American-born, Indian-raised guru who was taught to become an expert in matters of love. Now, a world famous spiritual advisor, he guides hundreds of followers. A way for Pitka to increase his popularity is by helping to heal the troubled relationship between Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player Darren Roanoke and his wife, Prudence. Jane Bullard is the owner of the Maple Leafs who wants Pitka to help Darren with his waning skills. When Pitka tells Darren his wife has forgiven him, his shots dramatically improve. Pitka understands that the key to Darren's success is about distraction, not merely about reconciling a feuding couple. Darren begins a strict regiment of spiritual guidance. Darren has to overcome obstacles, including his wife's new boyfriend and his overbeari [...]
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Fugitive Pieces

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The story of Jakob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WWII. As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate Greek archeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Through his writing and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Beloved Community [electronic resource]

This case study of First Nation people in Ontario, Canada illustrates how a Great Lakes oil town is facing a toxic legacy head-on. The nerve center of Canada's petrochemical industry, Sarnia once enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country, but now it is a compromised environment with a devastating community health crisis. The city has already lost a generation of men to workplace-related cancers. Now their widows and daughters are discovering a reproductive time-bomb; because of their own exposure to a cluster of hormone-mimicking chemicals called "endocrine disruptors," the next generation may be at risk.
Online
2006