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Moving Images Distribution

Works: 369 works in 445 publications in 1 language and 1,381 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Autobiographical films  History  Personal narratives  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: HQ77.8.H39, 305.871
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Most widely held works by Moving Images Distribution
Potlatch a strict law bids us dance by Dennis Wheeler( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the practice of potlatch, a custom of the Kwakiutl Indians of coastal British Columbia. Two great potlaches are documented in this film: the 1921 event given by Chief Dan Cranmer wich resulted in the prosecution of 45 participants and drove potlaching into secrecy for decades, and the 1974 potlatch on Village Island, given by the Cranmer family, including Gloria Cranmer Webster, the great Chief's daugther, and narrator of this film. The potlatch is central to Kwakiutl culture, its fate is symbolic of what happened to the culture as a whole
She's a boy I knew( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival family footage, interviews, phone messages, and animation, Haworth's documentary begins in 2000 with Steven Haworth's decision to come out to his family about his life-long female gender identity. The resulting autoethnography is not only an exploration into the filmmaker's process of transition from biological male to female, from Steven to Gwen, but also an emotionally charged account of the individual experiences, struggles, and stakes that her two sisters, mother, father, best friend and wife brought to Gwen's transition
Weird sex and snowshoes a trek through the Canadian cinematic psyche( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fresh, fast-paced, and funny, Weird Sex and Snowshoes is a bilingual documentary showcasing more than 70 Canadian films. Interviews with the most prominent Canadian directors include the likes of international stars from Atom Egoyan and Denys Arcand to proven artists such as Zacharias Kunuk, Denis Villeneuve, and Lynne Stopkewich, among others. Based on the book by film critic Katherine Monk, this film brims with anecdotes and insightful commentary."--Omni Film Production Website
100% woman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-operative transsexual, Michelle Dumaresq, has provoked outrage by entering the sport of women's mountain bike racing. The program explores complex issues of gender identity surrounding the controversy and manifested in Dumaresq's personal and professional relationships. Includes commentary from her parents and interviews with Michelle, friends, and rival cyclists
Gwishalaayt the spirit wraps around you( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwishalaayt is the power displayed for the first time ... on the life of six extraordinary people who dedicate themselves to the tradition of Chilkat and Northern geometric weaving
Footbinding search for the three inch golden lotus( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Yue-Qing Yang travels through China to explore the history and reasons behind the practice of footbinding
Adele's wish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable story of an 84 year old Los Angeles woman's struggle to recover five rare paintings that were stolen from her family by the Nazi's in 1938. The artworks were painted by world renowned Austrian artist, Gustav Klimt. For nearly a decade, Maria Altmann and her lawyer, Randol Schoenberg, battled Austria for the return of these incredibly valuable paintings. Although it began as a legal dispute, the struggle quickly turned into a political, cultural and ethical confrontation. In the process, Austria was forced to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past."--Container
Little black school house( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little black school house unearths the story of the women, men, and children who studied and taught at Canada's racially segregated schools. Compelling personal stories illustrate that many of the students who attended Canada's all-Black schools look back on the experience with conflicting feelings: fondness for the dedication of their Black teachers, and outrage at being denied equal access to education, a right fundamental to democracy in Canada
I'tusto to rise again( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 29, 1997, the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation was rocked to the core as their ceremonial Bighouse became engulfed in an arsonist's fire. The Bighouse stands at the centre of their history, where traditional ceremonies make them a distinctive people. This film tells the powerful story of the Kwakiutl Indian Nation as they came together to re-build the Bighouse, concluding with the ceremonial dedication of the new building
Cry rock [a short documentary]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Less than fifteen Nuxalk language speakers and storytellers remain in Bella Coola, British Columbia, today. One of these elders is the director Banchi Hanuse's 80-year-old grandmother. In a technologically obsessed century, it would seem easier to record Nuxalk stories for future generations, but Hanuse resists. Instead, she asks whether an electronic recording can capture the true meaning and value of these oral traditions. More importantly, can it be considered cultural knowledge? Cry Rock examines how Nuxalk stories are more than mere words. With the passing of an elder, an invaluable link to a treasure of knowledge and experience reflecting the Nuxalk [Nuxalkmc] world view is lost. As Hanuse struggles with the decision, a spine tingling story about the Cry Rock in the bend of the Atnarko River, nestled in the Bella Coola Valley, is retold by Clyde Tallio, a young Nuxalk man."--Container
Desperately seeking doctors( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film looks at the Canadian health care system. Today, five million Canadians do not have a family doctor. Their main medical care is through hospital emergency rooms or walk-in clinics. The situation is reaching crisis proportions as baby boom doctors retire and young doctors are reluctant to go in family practice. Filmmakers, Sharon Bartlett and Maria LeRose set out on a cross-country journey, talking to ordinary Canadians, doctors, and health care experts to investigate the present crisis, its causes and possible solutions
Little Sister's vs. Big Brother( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a high stakes legal drama and a small bookstore's fight for respect. Shooting since 1994, director Weissman has captured the key moments in the Little Sister's battle against censorship court decisions, book seizures, moments of personal courage and shocking violence inflicted on Vancouver's gay community. Sparked by the Little Sister's battle against censorship, a diverse group of writers, along with free speech advocates speak out in defense of the right of all Canadians to read and view what they choose
Dissolve a documentary on drug facilitated sexual assault( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A little liquid or powder is slipped into a drink. Women are being drugged into unconscious or semi-conscious states and being raped. They often have little or no memory of the attack or attacker--just the feeling that something horrible has happened. Due to the lack of awareness about these drugs, women are unaware of how vulnerable they are and perpetrators are getting away with their crimes. Women need to know what they can do to protect themselves, heal, and potentially send their attackers to prison. Dissolve is a documentary on drug-facilitated sexual assault that will inform, provoke and engage both men and women."--Container
Bangkok Girl( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tragic documentary provides a glimpse into Thailand's notorious and booming sex tourism industry through the experiences of a 19-year-old bar girl named Pla. Working in the bars from the age of thirteen, Pla has managed to avoid selling her body--a remarkable revelation given her surroundings--but her refusal to take part in this all-too-common profession for young Thai women cannot last. The introduction of falangs, or foreigners, to Thailand has forever changed the city, the economy, the Thai people's lives and desires. A daring and unabashed look at a popular Western predilection through the eyes of one girl, this film challenges the accepted worldwide practice of sex tourism
Marker of change the story of the Women's Monument( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the seven-year struggle of a determined group of Vancouver feminists who came together to build a monument dedicated to the 14 women massacred in Montreal on December 6, 1989 and to educate Canadians on the widespread occurrence of such crimes
Cedar and bamboo [videorecording]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinese people arrived on Canada's western shores many generations ago. Since then, they have formed unique relationships and shared many experiences with indigenous peoples. Cedar and Bamboo explores those relationships through the lives of four people of Chinese and Aboriginal ancestry. Set in British Columbia and Vancouver, their stories reveal the difficult circumstances of First Nations people and early Chinese immigrants" -- Container
Strong coffee the story of Café Femenino( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the coffee co-operative Café Femenino, created by a group of Peruvian women to bring financial independence for themselves
Lest we forget( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial harassment against Arab Americans, American Muslims and South Asian Americans after September 11, 2001
Flesh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several women with different points of view including a cattle rancher, a vegetarian, a meat-lover, and a Hooter's waitress are interviewed in this balanced discussion of how women and animals are treated by popular culture in a society obsessed with flesh
Urban goddess, Jane Jacobs reconsidered( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This salute to the late Jane Jacobs, author of The death and life of great American cities, examines how her legacy has affected urban planning in three North American cities: New York, Toronto and Vancouver. Jacobs challenged the accepted norms of urban design in New York in the early 1960s and later in Toronto from 1968 until her death there in 2006. In her fight for livable cities with strong communities and neighborhoods, she advocated the then-radical idea of giving residents a voice at City Hall through asking them for input into plans that affect their neighborhood. This film follows recent debate between citizens, developers and the municipal officials caught between in two cities where Jacobs had a profound influence-- Brooklyn, New York, with the Atlantic Shipyards project, and Toronto, Ontario, with the Queen Street Triangle development
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