Most widely held works about CBC Newsworld
Most widely held works by CBC Newsworld
Up the Yangtze ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered.
Daughters of Afghanistan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
"Canadian journalist Sally Armstrong guides us on a journey following four [Afghani] women and one girl as they pursue their dreams of liberation" -- Container.
Beyond the veil ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
In this program, a female reporter, Anna Maria Tremonti, dons the hijab and goes undercover to find out how Iranian women feel about the government-enforced dress code and about their diminished role in Iranian society.
The boy inside ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Documents a young boy's struggle with Asperger's syndrome. Adam and his family share their everyday challenges and triumphs to provide unparalleled insights into this increasingly common disorder. Includes interviews with autistic children and their families, and features Dr. Temple Grandin, a noted authority on autism spectrum disorders.
Reel Injun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Hollywood has an impressive track record, one that spans more than 4,000 films, of blatantly misrepresenting Native people and their cultures. Featuring interviews with filmmakers and activists such as Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch and Russell Means, Reel Injun delves into the fascinating history of the Hollywood Indian with razor-sharp insight and humor, tracing its checkered cinematic evolution from the silent film era to today.
David with F.A.S ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Provides a unique personal look at what it's like to grow up and live with the effects of FAS, through the words and experiences of a victim and his family.
Reel injun ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day.
Hi-tech hate ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Extremists are increasingly using the free flow of information allowed by the Internet to spread messages of hate around the globe. This program begins in a computer class in a Toronto high school where students find racist propaganda on a neo-Nazi web site. Interviews the purveyors of this information and those who oppose them on-line.
Seeds of hunger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"With the world of agriculture confronting the impact of such factors as global warming, population urbanization trends, changes in eating habits, and increased use of grain for biofuels, [this film] outlines the shape of an impending global food crisis. Filmed in Africa, China, Latin America, and the U.S., [the film] examines issues involved in creating such a crisis, including the politics of food security and scarcity, declining food production, and the need for increased production to meet population growth, the impact of genetically modified foods, water shortages, famine, food aid programs, the loss of crop land, and national food production, distribution and export policies." -- Container.
Chore wars the battle over who cleans the toilet ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
A discussion on who does housework in Canadian families. Includes commercials from past decades, couple-on-the-street interviews and comic dramatizations to expose who isn't cleaning the toilet and why.
When women kill ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Places the personal stories of three battered women in a legal/historical context. Ann Jones, author of "Women Who Kill" explains the evolution of societies' attitude toward women who murder abusive spouses. In this film, we meet three women who tell why they killed and exposes the obstacles facing women who live with batterers.
Chore wars ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
You thought the battle of the sexes was over in the 60s? Guess again. The struggle over who does the housework goes on in bathrooms and kitchens everywhere. Walk onto the battlefields of several Canadian families as this hilarious documentary goes beneath the surface grime to reveal why families take serious the skirmishes over who cleans what.
Wired for sex, lies and power trips it's a teen's world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
This film examines the culture of sexual harassment and bullying widespread among many teens today. The price that adolescents, especially girls, pay to be cool, hip and popular in our brave new wired world is shared by three different groups of culturally diverse teenagers.
Black, bold & beautiful Black women's hair ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Explores the importance of various hairstyles of Afro-American women and how these styles define the personal identity of each woman.
My left breast ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Gerry Rogers recounts her story of breast cancer survival. Shortly after being diagnosed at age 42, Rogers began to document her ordeal on camera in an attempt to confront her own questions and fears about breast cancer. Rather than present a somber and morose meditation on this difficult experience, she decides to invoke humor to frankly reflect on the meaning of this disease on her life, as well as on the lives of her friends and family.
Prodigal sons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"Returning home to a small town in Montana for her high school reunion, [filmmaker Kimberly] Reed hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother...along the way [the film] uncovers stunning revelations...and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender...Questions of sexual orientation, identity, severe trauma and family love are effortlessly explored as the subjects freely open up their lives to the camera." -- Container.
Her brilliant career ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Examines gender discrimination in the workplace and politics, and introduces the viewer to a controversial program for women executives.
Mothers of courage ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Explores how a person with disabilities can thrive if given adequate support ... an uplifting story of strength, perseverance and the love between mother and child.
Technoscience blurring the line between man and machine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Arthur and Marilouise Kroker visit research facilities where the division between flesh and machine are breaking down in what appears to be hallucinatory rapidity. Issues of ethics, privacy, freedom and economic disparity relating to technoculture are discussed.
Technoculture finding our way in the terra incognita ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Observations by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker on the psychic, social, and ethical effects of technology on culture.
Afghanistan Agriculture and politics Agriculture--Economic aspects Asperger's syndrome Autism Autistic children Biography Biotechnology--Social aspects British Columbia Canada China China--Yangtze River Gorges Climatic changes--Economic aspects Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dams Developmentally disabled children Documentary films Documentary films Economic history Families Feature films Fetal alcohol syndrome Fetus--Effect of drugs on Films for the hearing impaired Food supply--Moral and ethical aspects History House cleaning Indians Indians, Treatment of Iran Motion pictures Muslim women--Social conditions Nonfiction films Ontario--Toronto Overpopulation Population--Environmental aspects Purdah San Xia shui li shu niu (China) Sex role Social history Stereotypes (Social psychology) United States Veils--Social aspects Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western films Women Women's rights Women (Islamic law) Women--Social conditions Work and family
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