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CBC Newsworld

Works: 216 works in 448 publications in 2 languages and 6,060 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Silent films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Educational films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by CBC Newsworld
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member 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
Reel Injun( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An entertaining and provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, Reel Injun journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Traveling through the heartland of the U.S., to the Black Hills and Monument Valley, 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 document the shift from nuanced silent-era heroes to the Western's "noble savage" stereotype, leading up to the bourgeoning Native independent scene of Smoke Signals and The Fast Runner. Containing candid interviews with celebrated directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, and Russell Means, Reel Injun is an insightful and essential compendium for understanding the racial politics of Hollywood and the continuing artistic vibrancy of Native peoples." -- Back of container
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country by Anders Østergaard( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anders Østergaard's ... documentary ... is a rare and exceptional look into the 2007 uprising in Burma (Myanmar) where 100,000 people, including thousands of Buddhist monks, peacefully took to the streets to protest the country's repressive regime that has held them hostage for over forty years. During the uprising, the military turned their guns on the peaceful protestors, and blood spilled in the streets. Foreign news reporters were banned and the internet shut down. But Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of thirty anonymous and underground citizen video journalists (VJs), heroically bore witness to the historic events and secretly videotaped what they saw. Through a dedicated network of supporters, they smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast via satellite to a world horrified by the violence against a people fighting for democracy. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly documented the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police -- even after they became targets of the authorities. Burma VJ represents their inspiring stories of courage and hope and the undying spirit of a people fighting for freedom"--Container
Daughters of Afghanistan by Sally Armstrong( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member 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
65_RedRoses( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A true testament of the human spirit, 65_RedRoses redefines the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age. This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and her two online friends who are all battling Cystic Fibrosis (CF) - a fatal genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. For Eva (AKA 65_RedRoses) the clock is ticking as she waits at the top of the donor list for a double lung transplant. Despite the risks of transplant, Eva remains unwavering in her belief that her pager will go off and she will get the call letting her know a donor has been found."-- website
The boy inside( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Marianne Kaplan tells the personal and often harrowing story of her son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family. Asperger's is an increasingly common form of autism typically characterized by high intellectual functioning, coupled with emotionally inappropriate behavior and an inability to interact successfully with others. Adam's condition makes life in seventh grade a minefield, a place where he finds himself misunderstood, isolated, and bullied. Includes interviews with autistic children and their families, and features Dr. Temple Grandin, a noted authority on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Beyond the veil by Beth Medjuck( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, a female reporter dons the hijab, modest dress, and goes undercover to find out how Iranian women feel about the government-enforced dress code and about their diminished role in Iranian society
David with fetal alcohol syndrome( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Vandenbrink seems like a normal, bright, articulate 21-year-old man. There is little to suggest, on the surface, that while in his mother's womb he suffered permanent brain damage. David suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome or FAS, a condition that went undiagnosed for the first eighteen years of his life, causing confusion, anger, and pain for him and his adoptive family. The damage from FAS can be subtle or severe, resulting in a wide range of symptoms from slowed growth or disfigurement to behavioral problems including impulsiveness and aggression, and the inability to grasp the consequences of one's actions. This program 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
Chore wars the battle over who cleans the toilet( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion on who does housework in Canadian families
David with F.A.S by Gilbert Cardinal( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a unique personal look at what it's like to grow up and live with the effects of Fetal Alchohol Syndrome, through the words and experiences of a victim (David Vandenbrink) and his family
Seeds of hunger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member 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
Alexander McQueen by Tim Blanks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the brightest stars on the British fashion scene, the late Alexander McQueen pushed the limits of what's possible while sparking a good deal of controversy along the way. During the early years, his provocative shows were confrontational enough to qualify as performance art, but underneath the showmanship McQueen was a master technician with an imagination that catapulted his career from the raw edginess of London to the aristocratic atelier of Hubert de Givenchy in Paris. Filmed in 2003, this program traces McQueen's career as it was rising to ever-greater heights
Valentino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are used to the idea of the celebrity designer--thanks, largely, to Valentino Garavani, who is arguably the prototype. A ruler in the world of fashion for decades, he became entirely identified with the lifestyle of his rich and famous clientele to the point where the women he dressed--Jackie O and Elizabeth Taylor, to name only two--became known as "Val's Gals." This program offers a retrospective of the life and career of the ineffably chic fashion designer known simply as Valentino
Wired for sex, lies and power trips it's a teen's world( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member 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
Intolerance a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member 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
Seeing Is Believing by Cold Chisel (Musical group)( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of the camcorder and how it has become the eyes of the world
Hi-tech hate( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member 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
Black, bold & beautiful Black women's hair( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the importance of various hairstyles of Afro-American women and how these styles define the personal identity of each woman
Her brilliant career( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines gender discrimination in the workplace and politics, and introduces the viewer to a controversial program for women executives
My left breast( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member 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
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