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Cowling, Barry

Works: 34 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 719 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Biography  Art  Interviews  Drama  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Personal narratives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: JZ5675, 973.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barry Cowling
Mary Silliman's war( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoir and letters of Mary Silliman, this film depicts the struggle during the American Revolutionary War, of Fairfield, Conn., a town deeply and bitterly divided over independence. After the kidnapping and imprisonment of her husband by the British, Mary Silliman managed to secure her husband's freedom while still handling domestic affairs and coping with the war
The strangest dream( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs--an international movement Rotblat co-founded--to halt nuclear proliferation. The story takes us from the site of the first nuclear test, in New Mexico, to Cairo, where contemporary Pugwash scientists meet under the cloud of nuclear proliferation, and to Hiroshima, to meet survivors of the first atomic attack."--Container
My urban garden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short film, Halifax gardener Carol Bowlby harvests a mouth-watering crop from her small backyard plot. In considering soil quality, lack of space and a short growing season challenges rather than obstacles, she offers a wealth of practical growing tips for urban gardeners. By heeding Bowlby's advice, bountiful organic gardens work equally well on apartment balconies, in small or large city lots or in a rural setting
Blackwood( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printmaker David Blackwood demonstrates his method of creating a copper plate etching. Blackwood's prints are used under the animation camera to capture the spirit and mood of the Newfoundland outport where Blackwood was born
Empty harbours, empty dreams( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The factors which influenced the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to become provinces of Canada are examined and their economic decline following confederation is traced
The Last Days of Okak( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mission ship that docked at Okak in the fall of 1918 brought Spanish influenza. Film uses diaries and archival photos to describe the death of the Inuit village
In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton Acorn left Prince Edward Island in the late 1940s to earn his living as an itinerant carpenter, and wound up in Toronto as one of Canada's most highly regarded poets and one of its most outrageous literary figures. Dubbed "The People's Poet" by fellow poets, he won the Governor General's Literary Award in 1975. Burned out by personal crises, Acorn moved back to Charlottetown in 1981. This film, directed by a P.E.I. filmmaker, brings out Acorn's wit, love of nature, unorthodox political views, and sometimes infuriating personal contradictions. (Award: Halifax.)
I like to see wheels turn( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To anyone outside the Atlantic provinces, K. C. Irving is virtually unknown. Yet he is reputed to be the richest man in Canada, patriarch of a New Brunswick-based industrial empire involving oil, transportation, newspapers, lumber and much more. This one-hour documentary marks the first time a filmmaker has gained access to the legendary Irving, whose business career began in 1924 with the purchase of an oil truck. It is an absorbing look at a man who amassed great wealth as a by-product of his main objective: "to see wheels turn."--Container
Shanaditti last of the Beothuks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanaditti, who died in St. John's in 1829, is thought to have been the last of a group of Indians called the Beothuks. Their extinction casts a shadow on Newfoundland history. Along with a self-taught archaeologist, Newfoundland poet Al Pittman explores the sites once inhabited by these tragic people, hoping to find some clues to their disappearance
Where the bay becomes the sea by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The richness, complexity and fragility of marine life unfold like a Persian carpet in this beautiful film. The bay of the title is the Bay of Fundy, and where it meets the sea a unique ecosystem has developed. The film traces the intricate interrelationships within the food chain, from tiny plankton, through birds and seals, and finally to whales and humans. More than just a visual feast, the film is a plea for careful management of our ocean resources. First telecast as part of 'The Nature of Things' series."--NFB catalogue
The Author of These Words: Harold Horwood( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newfoundland writer Harold Horwood has been called many things, but his own opinion of himself is undiminished. A former union organizer, politician in the Smallwood government, muckraking journalist, and founder of a counterculture "free school" in the 1960s, he is also an award-winning author whose regional base has not lessened his national stature
Enterprising women( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of five successful businesses and the women who run them
Le secret de Jérôme( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Drame. Retrouvé sur la grève de l'Anse-de-Sable, à la Baie Ste-Marie en Nouvelle-Écosse, un jeune homme muet est amputé des deux jambes. Pris d'affection pour cet inconnu, Jean et Juliette, un jeune couple marié depuis deux ans, l'accueillent et le baptisent Jérome. La présence du jeune homme fait éclater une guerre latente au sein du couple affecté par des problèmes d'infertilité. Avec Myriam Cyr, Germain Houde, Rémy Girard, Denis Lapalme
The Last log drive( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1983 an old-time log drive was held on the Barrington River, Nova Scotia. This unique event, presented in this film, brings to life this old practice of the logging industry in Canada
Miller Brittain( Visual )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Miller Brittain, variously described as a mystic, a war hero, a madman and a drunk, there was only one constant--art. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1912, he painted most of the time in or near that city. Personal, social and religious upheavals were all reflected in his art, in aching, obsessive works that people didn't understand, and much of the time didn't buy, though now they are worth thousands. The film is a powerful reconstruction of the life and career of this misunderstood Maritime painter, and his relation to other Canadian artists. (Award: Halifax.)
Diary for a place in time( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few people still live in the southern Queen Charlotte islands off B.C.'s northwest coast. Haida totem poles and the rusting remains of early industries (mining, whaling, and fish canning) create haunting scenes of decay which are heightened by archival film shots. More than the history of a particular place, this film also looks at how we perceive history itself."--Film Canadiana
New Denmark( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Denmark, New Brunswick, is the setting for a film about the first Danish settlers in Maritime Canada and how they established and developed a successful potato industry. The film also looks at present-day New Denmark, which retains the language and customs of its forefathers. A Founders' Day pageant, re-enacting the Danes' epic voyage to the New World, is the highlight of this half-hour documentary. The contemporary economic problems of its major industry are also examined."--Container
Portrait, Gerald Squires of Newfoundland( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newfoundland painter Gerald Squires has referred to his portraits as "confrontations," though not intending the hostility that word can convey. This film shows a meeting between the artist and Edythe Goodridge, art curator and critic. Through a combination of Squires's reflections on his life and work and the good-natured banter of these two friends, an intimate portrait evolves of the artist and his subject
Fixed in time Victorian album( Visual )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late 19th-century Halifax as seen through the photographs and words of Oliver Massie Hill, proprietor of the prestigious Notman Photographic Studio in Halifax. His camera records the twilight of the gracious Victorian era
Superschiffe - Die Giganten der Weltmeere Erforschen Sie die Grenzen außerordentlicher Ingenieurkunst!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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