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Gelbart, Arnie

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Most widely held works by Arnie Gelbart
After Darwin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the promise of eliminating genetic disease to the threat of eradicating human diversity, the potential of genetics to benefit humankind is matched only by its capacity for harm. Using interviews, archival footage, and period film clips, this insightful program traces the history of genomic research and its dark offspring: behavioral genetics, eugenics, and the commodification of children. Spotlighting topics including the Human Genome Project, gene patenting, cloning, fertility clinics, genetic testing, and the discriminatory practices of insurance companies, Nobel Laureate Dr. James Watson, Dr. Leroy Hood, and numerous other experts examine the potential of the biotechnological revolution and the moral and ethical issues it raises. (2 parts, 49 minutes and 46 minutes)
The Vikings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes recent research on the Vikings that demonstrates that while they were indeed ruthless marauders, they were also excellent shipbuilders, explorers and colonizers
The hanging garden by Thom Fitzgerald( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The provocative and darkly comic story of a young man's return, after a ten year absence, to his childhood home in rural Nova Scotia. Arriving on the day of his sister's wedding, he struggles to reclaim his place on the family tree and finally bury the ghosts of his past
War of 1812 : a 4-part documentary series( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War of 1812 is a four-part documentary series that brings to life an extraordinary, but not well understood conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated for all time the dream of an independent Native nation
Korea : the unfinished war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents a war where neither side was victorious nor defeated; a struggle that came very close to thermonuclear war, and that still resonates in the geopolitical machinations between East and West. From 1950 to 1953 more than a million men fought under the United Nations flag, with most of the manpower from the United States. More Americans were killed in that war than in Vietnam. The boundary between North and South remains the most militarized zone in the world. The war is still shrouded in secrecy; questions remain about whether biological weapons were used. Korea: The Unfinished War combines archival footage, first person accounts with soldiers and civilians on both sides, direct quotes from Truman, MacArthur, Mao and Stalin, clearly showing their roles in the conflict. Atrocities on both sides are cited. In the years since there has been an uneasy truce, often broken, between the Koreas. But beyond that, the Korean War bequeathed a global hangover which haunts mankind today - biological weapons. The films investigates Chinese and North Korean charges that the U.S. secretly deployed these weapons during the war. This important film provides the background for today's fear of nuclear testing by North Korea
Last train across Canada( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporter Murray Sayle journeys west across Canada at a time when sections of Canada's transcontinental railroad face extinction, and discovers an unforgettable rail adventure, filled with romance and extraordinary beauty
Hunt for justice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1990s, when age-old ethnic hatred gave rise to genocide in the Balkans, the powers that be seemed determined to turn a blind eye to these atrocities - until Canadian judge Louise Arbour was named Chief Prosecutor of the International War Crimes Tribunal. Arbour investigated rape camps, witnessed the aftermath of "ethnic cleansing" and saw first hand the displacement of two million citizens. With the help of her legal team and her translator, Arbour thwarted bureaucracy, issued secret indictments and sidestepped NATO in a gripping 3-year struggle to arrest and convict the war criminals responsible for the carnage, including former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic."--Container
The Trial of Poundmaker( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the trial of Plains Cree leader Poundmaker in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he stood accused of leading the Cree in support of the Riel Rebellion. Actor Tyrone Tootoosis is a direct descendant of Poundmaker
At your service( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entertaining video takes a look at attitudes towards service in four western countries: England, France, Canada and the U.S. It gives a historical perspective, taking into account how service is affected by class and culture. In Britain today, almost as a rebellion against the former class system, the service sector is at odds with the public. Sales help and waiters are indifferent to the needs of customers. In France, the idea of the professional waiter emerged after the Revolution. Waiting tables is taken seriously by the French. In America, service is fast and informal, with little line between server and served. American innovations such as supermarkets, fast food chains, and mass marketers like Wal-Marts, have changed the interaction of customer and business. Professor Susan Porter Benson, author of Counter Culture; Margaret Wisser, author of Much Depends on Dinner; Professor Sue Vickers-Thompson, Fellow of Customer Service, at Oxford; John Mariani, author of America Eats Out are among the many experts who comment on the effects of social change on customer relations
Sitting Bull( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and legacy of a remarkable Native leader who led Sioux resistance to U.S. western expansion in the years following the Civil War
The origins of AIDS by Peter Chappell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Edward Hooper's theory that AIDS originated by the inadvertent contamination of an experimental oral polio vaccine administered in Africa in the late 1950's, the vaccine becoming the vehicle by which a simian percursor of HIV/AIDS carried by chimpanzees was able to jump the species barrier into humans
Lilies by John Greyson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1952, a Catholic bishop makes an exceptional visit to a prison to hear a dying inmate's confession. Once inside the chapel, the bishop is taken hostage by Simon, a childhood friend. With the aid of his fellow inmates, Simon's version of the events that took place forty years earlier are reenacted. The action moves seamlessly through time between the crude prison and the actual events of 1912. The drama culminates on the tragic night when both men's fates were decided
The Pontiac rebellion( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the Pontiac rebellion of 1763-1765
The Black Hawk war( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the violent conflict that erupted around Black Hawk in the spring of 1832, resulting in the end of Sauk resistance to removal from their original lands to the Indian territory of Oklahoma
Chiefs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944( Visual )

6 editions published in 1992 in French and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 6th, 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. The Allied invasion of occupied France was a turning point in the war against Hitler's Germany. From a tactical view, Canada's role was limited ; strategically, it was pivotal. Canada's infantry and armoured regiments were thrown against Germany's elite troops and tank divisions. The price they paid was enormous. During that fateful summer, men untrained for combat were sent to battle, and men unfit for command were left in charge. At the front, Canada's best reporters - sworn into the army for reasons of security - were prevented from telling the true story
Coat of many countries( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clothes we wear today are the remarkable coming together of goods and services from all over the world. By following the evolution of a suit, we glimpse the practical application of the new global economy
The worlds of Joseph Brant( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Brant was born in 1742 in what in now Ney York State's Mohawk Valley. His tradiitonal Mohawk name was Thayendanegea, meaning 'two sticks bound together in strenth.' This name would be symbolic of Brant's twin ambitions: to be a power broker between Indian and English societies, and to satisfy his thirst for power, recognition and eminence
To bee or not to bee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could bees be an early warning sign of human impact on our ecosystems? When the news broke in recent years that global honeybee populations were declining at an alarming rate, scientists took notice. The role bees play in nature simply cannot be overstated. A world without them would be unrecognizable since they pollinate many of the food crops we depend on. As the collapse of bee colonies becomes more severe, scientists and beekeepers in Europe and North America work tirelessly to find the cause. Is it genetic, a virus, pollution, or some combination of all three? Can the bees be saved? To Bee or Not To Bee takes us headlong into a world of nature, science and big business to explore these questions
The Great War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarcely more than a British colony, with a population of less than eight million, between 1914-1918 Canada mobilized 590,000 citizens for war, sending 325,000 overseas to fight. In epic battle re-enactments, the two-part series The Great War brings to life the five major Canadian battles of the war: St. Julien, Beaumont-Hamel, Courcelette, Vimy and Passchendaele. This docudrama would never have happened without the participation of 150 descendants. As with real war, these young volunteers lived the hardships of a British training camp. They travelled to the great battlefields of Northern France and Belgium where their ancestors fought. Follow the poignant stories of ancestors, gleaned from journals written in battle, as well as letters to and from those they loved: Talbot Mercer Papineau (Justin Trudeau), one of Canada's first Rhodes scholars who died a hero at Passchendaele; Chaplain Canon Scott (Michael Rudder) who had to bury his own son killed in battle; Ernest Lamarche (Maxime Cournoyer) who fought with the Van Doos, the only French-speaking regiment in the British army
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