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Vision TV

Works: 489 works in 709 publications in 2 languages and 6,810 library holdings
Genres: History  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Poetry  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Case studies  Television plays  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: HD60, 338.74
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The corporation by Mark Achbar ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The producers of The Corporation ask what kind of people corporations would be if they really were people, and conclude that they would be psychopaths
Noam Chomsky rebel without a pause ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linguist, intellect, and activist Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of the world including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, media manipulation and control, social activism, fear, American foreign policy, and more
Lost in the Amazon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What happened to famed adventurer Colonel Percy Fawcett who went looking for the Lost City of 'Z,' in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of 'newly found' jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. Experts are rethinking the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest that before Columbus may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities
Threads of hope ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'Threads of hope' is the powerful story of a group of Chilean women who banded together in silent protest and dared to defy a dictatorship. They are the sisters, mothers and wives of Pinochet's 'disappeared' and, armed with scraps of cloth, sewing needles and the overwhelming desire to find their loved ones, they set to work telling their stories by creating arpilleras: colourful handmade tapestries that chronicled the horror and injustice of Chile's reign of terror"--Container label
Scared sacred unwrap the darkness, reveal the light ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history. Ripper travels to the minefields of Cambodia; war-torn Afghanistan; the toxic wasteland of Bhopal; post-9/11 New York; Bosnia; Hiroshima; Israel and Palestine. This powerful documentary captures his five-year odyssey to discover if humanity can transform the 'scared' into the 'sacred'. An exquisite portrait of a search for meaning in times of turmoil
Deconstructing supper by Marianne Kaplan ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary film that looks at the way modern food is produced through genetic modification and through organic farming in Canada, Europe, India, and United States. A gourmet chef, John Bishop, leads us on an investigation of various genetically modified food products and the leader in genetic engineering, Monsanto
Rumi turning ecstatic ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film retraces Tina Petrova's spiritual journey over the past five years -- an experience that began with a near-fatal car crash, and ended with the wondrous discovery of Rumi and the many scholars around the world who illuminate his words and his works today
Joan of Arc the maid of Orleans ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From within her own brief life to the present day, Joan of Arc's mystique has been appropriated by many groups and causes. This program, filmed in Orleans and Joan's native village of Domremy, allows her to speak for herself through voice-over readings of her letters and her responses before the Inquisition, as well as testimony from the minutes of her rehabilitation trial. Leading scholars discuss Joan's timeless appeal, the growth and uses of her myth, and issues of gender transgression. Images of Joan over the centuries in books, posters, paintings, and film, including illuminations from the manuscript of Les Vigiles du Roi Charles VII, complement the narration"--Container
The circles of light ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most celebrated work of Dante is the Divine comedy--a vision of hell, purgatory and heaven that provides a strangely surrealistic view of medieval attitudes on religious dogma and the price of disobedience. In this program, dramatizations of scenes depicting courtly love, sexual love, love of God, and love of the Virgin are featured
Behind the glass door-- Hannah's story ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Following one family's struggles over a period of five years, this powerful and evocative video documents the slow, painful process of reaching one autistic child. It offers insight into the stress families and educators face as they tackle this mysterious disorder, while giving hope and inspiration to parents determined to bring their children out from behind the glass door of autism"--Container
The Invention of banking ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 13th- and 14th-century Tuscany, money became the new tool of power as industry, trade, and finance flourished. This program follows the remarkable rise of the great banking families whose groundbreaking innovations in finance led to the economics of international big business practiced today. Merchant bankers also supported the aims of the Catholic Church by using their extraordinary wealth to become patrons for charities and spectacular works of art and architecture
Cataclysm ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program assesses the aftermath of the ferocious damage unleashed by the bubonic plague on the two city states of Sienna and Florence
The Saint and the scholar portrait of Abelard ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the radical theologian Peter Abelard with dramatizations. Born near Nantes, France, in 1079, Abelard's teaching on the Trinity was declared heretical. He founded the monastic school known as Paraclete, became the abbot of St. Gildas-de-Rhuys, and later, at Cluny, lived a model life of asceticism and theological labor. Despite this, he was accused of heresy by the Council of Sens, and later died on his way to trial in Rome
Fires of faith ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program discusses papal reactions to church dissidents. Thirteenth-century fragmentation of religious orders into various sects is examined. Discussions include St. Francis of Assisi; the French Albigenses sect and the Albigensean Crusade; the fall of Albi; the Cathars and their extermination by the inquisition; Pope InnocentIII; the founding of the Dominican order; and the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215
Growing up Canadian school ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Growing up has become marked in school years but at the beginning of the 20th century most children attended primary school only. This bygone era is wonderfully evoked by still photos and archival film showing what children studied and where, from the one-room schoolhouse to a railway car. School in the 1940s and '50s is brought to life through interviews with adults who remember the first day at kindergarten, feared and loved teachers and encounters with the strap. The '60s and '70s brought television into the classroom and the concept of the open school, which changed the actual building"--Container
Jonestown paradise lost ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: On November 18, 1978, more than 900 members of the People's Temple cult perished at Jonestown, their compound in the jungles of northern Guyana. Almost 300 children were among the dead. It was an unfathomable act of mass murder and suicide, ordered by the cult's messianic leader, Jim Jones. Informed by eyewitness accounts and material recently made public by the U.S. government, the film follows the fateful journey of Congressman Leo Ryan, who traveled to Jonestown on a mission to investigate the People's Temple, and paid with his life. Rarely-seen archival footage, exhaustively researched dramatic re-creations and heart-rending interviews take the viewer well beyond the official record and deep into the reality of the cult's apocalyptic end
Galileo's sons ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the Vatican Observatory at the Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, where Jesuit astronomers and astrophysicists apply their scientific expertise to questions of faith
Our Hiroshima ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Setsuko Nakamuro Thurlow, a relentless campaigner for peace, was 13 when the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima, killing most of her family. Her vivid eyewitness account, combined with rare archival footage taken before and after the event, provides a comprehensive record of this pivotal episode in world history. The program also takes a hard look at the politics involved in developing and promoting the use of the bomb, and delves deeply into Canada's role in supplying uranium and scientists to the Manhattan Project
The gods come home China's traditional faiths persevere ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After decades of Communist oppression and neglect, Buddhist temples are now thriving across China ... can far older spiritual traditions survive in such a rapidly evolving society? This program addresses those questions as it visits monasteries and temples in Shanghai and in rural, economically disadvantaged areas. Following the daily practices of a frugal and soft-spoken monk, the film also features wealthy, high-profile Buddhist officials and interviews China's Minister of Religious Affairs, who encourages Buddhism but frowns on folk religions."--Films on Demand website
Forgive us our debts by Karen Pascal ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the impact of a country's indebtedness on the poorest members of society
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