Most widely held works by David Springbett
Coming to light Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
The dramatic story of Edward S. Curtis' life, his work, including his monumental photographic output, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. This video includes Native Americans in the discussion of Curtis' images.
Cities ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Discusses the effects of the world's increasing urban population on the environment and on our quality of life. Addresses issues such as transportation, urban sprawl, socioeconomic divisions, and pollution. Looks at what sustainability means in locations as diverse as East L.A., Vancouver, Portland, and São Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil. Includes commentary by Jane Jacobs, Bill McKibben, Bill Rees, California senator Martha Escutia, and John Ryan.
Community by design ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"This program explores the role that design plays in community and it visits some of the most progressive thinkers on the subject ..."--Container.
The man we called Juan Carlos ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Explores the life of Wenceslao Armira. A Mayan farmer from Guatemala, he later became a leader of guerilla troops and lost two of his children to death squads in 1984. His interaction with filmmakers for over 25 years raises questions of human rights and social justice.
Food ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Discusses food as a local issue, a global issue, a development, health, political and economic issue. Includes commentary by Frances Moore Lappé, Joan Gussow, Brewster Kneen, FoodShare Toronto, organic farmer Alyson Chisholm, and participants in an innovative food program in Brazil, who offer ideas on how to make food systems more equitable.
Biomimicry learning from nature ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The science of biomimicry studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Examines efforts to perennialize crops including what and rye, experiments involving photosynthesis and solar rays, and inventions based on natural processes.
Water detectives ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Through this engaging and empowering short documentary, grade 4 to 7 students learn that their local conservation efforts can have far-reaching results. This lesson is made concrete through the experience of youth in Matamoros, Mexico, where a severe water shortage led the city to take the unusual step of putting local children in charge of changing adult attitudes and habits.
Reclaiming community ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Discusses public spaces: parks, public squares, community centers, etc.
Economics ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
"Takes an insightful look at the modern economic system and its purported benefit to global society. Denounces the myths of everything has a price tag, purchasing things will bring people happiness, and that wealth, happiness and fulfillment are inseparable for money. Asserts that focusing on human and natural capital can truly benefit society and suggests that the values of life outweigh financial values. Featured are David Korten and Maude Barlow, along with Paul Hawken, Amory and Hunter Lovins"--Container.
Ways we live exploring community ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
"Five directors and their crews take us on location around Canada and the United States to uncover a treasure trove of changing communities, meet local heroes and ordinary people who create them, and a new breed of thinkers who champion a return of grassroots participation in community."--Container.
Work & time ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Examines work and time as intertwined problems in our fast-forward lives and discusses why it's become increasingly harder to find balance. Addresses topics such as what work is, the difference between work and a job, why work is important, what's changed about work in our globalized, corporatized world, why we are either overworked, under-worked or out of work, and why we don't seem to have enough time for the things we say are most important in our lives. Includes commentary by Jeremy Rifkin, Matthew Fox, Paul Hawken, Barbara Moses, Sally Lerner, Stewart Brand, and "El Vez", the Mexican Elvis impersonator.
Maps with teeth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Discusses bioregions, defined by climate, travel routes, watersheds, mountains. This program suggests how we really look at the world and how we identify the place where we live.
GoodWood ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Examines whether we can halt deforestation while still sustaining communities that depend on the forest for their livelihood.
ReInventing the world ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A series for all those who want to know the good news about how we can reinvent the world to make it work better for all of us. This three-part series looks at some of the biggest challenges facing us today - work and time, food, and urban sustainability - and how innovative thinkers and doers from the famous to the obscure, from Berkeley to Sao Paolo, Brazil, are coming up with some of the ways of getting there from here.
The boundaries of change ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Discusses how communities cope with change, focusing on recent immigration into existing communities.
Cultivating change ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Shows how garden projects in the United States and Canada have transformed communities in positive ways.
Making shelter my home with others ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
This program looks at how both the middle class and the poor have found the shelter of community by changing the way they think about housing.
Community animals ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Explores fundamental questions of work, time, values, change and how we will all work together in the next millennium.
On the road ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Anthropologists David and Dorothy Counts discuss the people who live in recreational vehicles year round, most leaving their communities for a life of freedom on the road.
Finding us and them ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
For the last twenty years, most communities have been learning how to reintegrate those who for many years were cast as outsiders and were excluded from our communities: the mentally ill and the physically challenged.
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