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Verrall, Robert Alan

Overview
Works: 85 works in 146 publications in 2 languages and 1,075 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  History  Science television programs  Juvenile works  Children's films  Documentary television programs  Animated films  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: QH367, 576.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Alan Verrall
 
Most widely held works by Robert Alan Verrall
Tikki Tikki Tembo : -- and more favorite tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tikki Tikki Tembo: What's in a name? A great deal according to the Chinese of long ago who honored their first son with the grand, long name Tikki Tikki Tembo. But such names can be very dangerous. Hot Hippo: Hippo was hot. He longed to live in the water like the fishes instead of on dry land. But will Ngai, the god of Everything and Everywhere give Hippo permission to do so? The Tender Tale Of Cinderella Penguin: Ciinderella Penguin loses her magic flipper as she runs to meet her midnight deadling, but all ends well when Prince Charming finds the right webbed foot
Richard Cardinal : cry from the diary of a Metis Child( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short documentary is a moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Metis adolescent who committed suicide in 1984. Taken from his home at the age of 4 due to family problems, he spent the rest of his 17 short years moving in and out of 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta. A sensitive, articulate young man, Richard Cardinal left behind a diary upon which this film is based
Richard Cardinal : cry from a diary of a Métis child by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Metis adolescent who committed suicide at 17, in 1984. Removed from his home at age 4 because of family problems, he was then moved between 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta for the next 13 years. His diary upon which this film is based is a sad legacy of a troubled youth, his life and death, and Alberta's child welfare system. His death prompted an inquiry into and reform of Alberta's child welfare system
The National Film Board of Canada : a history( Visual )

in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an array of documentaries, animation films and fiction features which are offered as a sample of the films the Film Board has produced over the years
Hot stuff by Zlako Grgig( Visual )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gods give man fire. With time, man learns how to contain and imprison it, but fire is always waiting to escape. This film shows the dangers of carelessness with fire and electricity.--Duana Fullwiley, 9/94
Kurelek by William Kurelek( Visual )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the paintings of the self-taught painter, William Kurelek, a vivid picture of immigration, homesteading and achievement of modest independence by his father who came from the Ukraine. There are scenes of village life in the Ukraine which was left with such mingled hope and doubt; then the early days of struggle on a prairie homestead, and the growing comfort, confidence and family. The commentary of the film tells the story as Kurelek remembers it and his paintings record it. The story concludes with the move down east where his father had planned to retire but where, finding idleness irksome, he bought a small farm. Here in Ontario, Kurelek paints the present life of Canada with the same pleasure he painted the old
The great toy robbery( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof of the wild west--a color cartoon starring the world's most-wanted good guy, Santa Claus. As in all Westerns, good wins over evil, but not before robbers and robbed have romped through some odd situations
Incident at Restigouche( Visual )

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

On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Québec Provincial Police (QPP) raided Restigouche Reserve, Québec. At issue were the salmon-fishing rights of the Micmac people. Because salmon has traditionally been a source of food and income for the Micmacs, the Québec government's decision to restrict fishing aroused consternation and anger among the Indians. This film provides a historical perspective on the issue, and documents, with newsclips, photographs and interviews, the two police raids. An interview with former Québec Minister of Fisheries Lucien Lessard explaining the motives of his decision complements the Micmacs' account of the event. This investigation into the history-making raids is a powerful film that puts justice on trial
Canada vignettes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vignette of animated images showing the variety of people who live in Canada
La maison en petits cubes ; Hot stuff ; Zoologic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La maison en petits cubes: "An aged widower forced to add successive levels to his house to escape the water inundating his town relives scenes from his life"--Container
A Is for Architecture( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In documenting the changing concepts of architecture through the ages, this film moves from one architectural style to another. Thus it presents a panorama of ancient cities, palaces and temples. It illustrates how each reflects the sentiments and values of the time - from the massive temples of the pharoahs to the sky-scrapers of today
A Christmas gift( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Canadian animation shorts for the holiday season
The animation show of shows( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

v.54. 7596 frames: "Traces the evolution of a particle in a black-and-white geometrical world where the choices it makes will shape its form and its form will shape its choices"--Container. Love and theft: "[A] tribute to the art of animation [that] morphs and twists historical images into a new style, taking us on a "hypnotic joyride"'--Container. Schlaf (Sleep): "With a soundtrack featuring the pristine sound of nonstop snoring, this expressionistic film ... is a stark meditation on final things--a "lullaby with closed eyes for a silent decline""--Container
Poundmaker's lodge : a healing place( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poundmaker's Lodge, named after a nineteenth-century Native leader, is a treatment center in St. Albert, Alberta, where Native people troubled by addiction to drugs and alcohol can come together for mutual support, to partake of healing rituals like the sweat lodge, and to rediscover their traditions. This film places Native alcoholism in its historical and socio-cultural contexts. It shows the despair of a people dispossessed of land, culture, language, and dignity, and their strength and courage in overcoming substance abuse
Cosmic zoom( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the infinite magnitude of space, and its reverse, the ultimate minuteness of matter. Animation art and animation camera achieve this journey to the furthest conceivable point of the universe and then into the tiniest particle of existence - an atom of a living human cell
Christmas at Moose Factory( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cree children from northern Ontario describe their drawings of Christmas in their own words
Evolution by Lucile Hadzihalilovic( Visual )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
The Romance of Transportation in Canada( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Light-hearted animated whimsy about a down-to-earth subject: how this country's vast distances and great obstacles were overcome. The whole story of transportation is told with tongue-in-cheek seriousness, from the intrepid trail blazers of long ago to the aircraft of today and tomorrow."--Container
Boomsville( Visual )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing diagnosis of big-city growing pains, Boomsville is an ironic view of town planning, or rather, the lack of it, and what has happened to our cities as a result. Done in cartoon animation, the film traces the growth of the typical city, from a tiny settlement in the vast North American wilderness to the car-clogged metropolis that so many cities are today. Film without words
Richard Cardinal : le cri d'un enfant métis( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlevé de son foyer à l'âge de quatre ans, à cause de problèmes familiaux, Richard Cardinal, un métis, s'est suicidé en 1984 à l'âge de dix-sept ans. Pendant sa courte et tragique existence, il a changé vingt-huit fois de domicile, allant de foyers d'accueil en maisons d'hébergement, sans jamais trouver la stabilité et le bonheur. Tourné en Alberta, le film nous présente des extraits de son journal intime, accompagnés du témoignage émouvant de son frère, de quelques-uns de ses parents nourriciers et de travailleurs sociaux qui l'ont connu. (Prix: San Francisco, New York et Oakland.)
 
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Alternative Names
Verrall, Bob

Verrall, Robert.

Languages
English (43)

French (5)