Most widely held works about Filmwest Associates
Most widely held works by Filmwest Associates
Making music in the classroom ages 3-7 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Shows easy ways to have fun with music while developing children's musical abilities. Features rhythm games and movement activities, learning to sing on pitch, music from different cultures, step-by-step techniques for teaching songs, and simple percussion accompaniments. Includes singing games, story songs, street chants, play-party games and folk songs.
Afrocubanismo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"A fascinating look at the influence of Afrocuban culture on contemporary music"--Container. Interviews and performances by Muñequitos de Matanzas and Chucho Valdés provide insight to the significance of Afro-Cuban music and dance forms from Rhumba to the sacred music of Santería.
Making music in the classroom ages 7-11 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Shows easy steps to have fun with music while developing children's musical abilities. Features music from different cultures, step-by-step techniques for teaching songs, experimenting with rhythm, part-singing, building an orchestra out of found objects. Includes sea chanteys, story songs, street cries, canons, rounds and singing games.
Ecological design inventing the future ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Follows the evolution of ecological design from the visions of a few independent thinkers, such as R. Buckminster Fuller, to the powerful movement it is becoming. By interweaving ideas, artifacts, interviews with designers, and history, this program examines the concepts and prototypes of sustainable architecture, cities, industries, and transportation systems.
Chants encounter by Don Hill ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Examines the development of chanting in Greek, Chinese, Hopi, Mayan, Tibetan, and Benedictine societies. A chanting workshop demonstrates techniques and qualities of different chants and the healing and meditative qualities of ritual chanting and overtone harmonics.
Paired reading positive reading practice by Anne Brailsford ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Establishes the need for consistent, positive reading practice and provides detailed demonstrations of the Paired Reading technique.
Animania the documentary ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Explores Japanese anime and teens' interest in it as a hobby.
Chinese restaurants ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Multiple languages and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Uses the icon of the family-run Chinese restaurant to tell the story of the Chinese diaspora. Filmmaker Cheuk Kwan explores Chinese restaurants around the world, showing the lives and stories of the families who own them. Reveals the complex history of Chinese immigration, cultural migration, ethnic identity and global politics.
Moose antlered giant ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Shows viewers how the moose survives in the wooded regions of the north as it adapts to climatic extremes and predators.
Slut a journey to get a word banned ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"It's just one word--but it is sexist, discriminative, and extremely powerful. Being labeled a 'slut' can destroy a woman's self-perception, irrevocably tarnish her reputation and even drastically alter her destiny. This film explores the root of the word and traces its evolution through interviews with academics, feminists, physicians, and authors, as well as women that were called 'slut.'"--Container.
Anime uncovered ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
An in-depth look at anime including its creation, origins, and global influence on modern culture.
Veils uncovered ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in Arabic and English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Documents the reality of sexual competition among women in Damascus as they vie for exclusivity with their husbands among the other wives. Filmed in the marketplace of Souk Al-Hamidivyah, this is a personal account of the sexual world of women who live in households with multiple wives. Explains Islamic religious rules and their application in marriage, and explores the wide ranging social dynamics in the marketplace and in the lives of the women of Damascus.
Grizzly monarch of the wilderness ( Visual )
in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Viewers discover how fierce but vulnerable grizzlies have been pushed north by their need for untouched wild places.
The Atwood stories ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Polarities: A young American takes a teaching job at a university in the Canadian north where he engages in an undefined relationship with an emotionally unstable female student. As her state of mind deteriorates, their involvement moves to a sad reluctant betrayal.
Caribou ghost of the North ( Visual )
in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Viewers observe caribou as they migrate across the tundra to their wintering grounds.
53 bytes in a movement ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
This documentary focuses on the unique relationship and marriage of modern dance and high technology. Using cutting edge broadband technology, renowned British choreographer, Wayne McGregor, together with Le Groupe de la Place Royale explore modern dance and choreography using ATM (Asynchronomous Transfer Mode) Technology.
Wal-Mart nation tales from the big box wars ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Documentary about the anti-Wal-Mart movement in the U.S. and Canada. The film tries to answer the question, "How did one of the world's most successful and influential companies become the most hated?"
The Mission school syndrome ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Describes the role of mission schools in the education of native children from the 1920's to the 1980's and addresses the long term impact on native communities. Former students describe the feelings of isolation and fear as they were separated from their families and forbidden to speak their own language, and the diffculties they encountered on returning to their villages.
Cougar elusive predator ( Visual )
in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Viewers explore how the cougar rears its young while surviving in a hostile environment.
The corporation a documentary ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
pt.1. Examines the pathological self-interest of the modern corporation. "In the mid-1800s the corporation won the status of a legal "person." Imbued with a "personality" of pure self-interest, the next 100 years saw its rise to dominance, made possible by a single-minded drive for profit. The corporation created unprecedented wealth, but at what cost? The remorseless rationale of "externalities"-- the effects of corporate activity on the physical world and people "external" to it-- is responsible for countless cases of illness, death, poverty, pollution, exploitation and lies. After point-by-point analysis. The corporation delivers a disturbing diagnosis: the institutional embodiment of laissez-faire capitalism fully meets the diagnostic criteria of a psychopath."--Container.
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