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Sandiford, Mark

Works: 9 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 182 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Documentary films  Educational films  Science films  Nonfiction films  History  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Author
Classifications: F1035.A1, 305.89712
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Sandiford
Qallunaat! why white people are funny( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property"--Container
First scientists( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are the "first scientists" of North America and now, slowly, their magnificent contributions are being recognized by today's global scientific community. This groundbreaking documentary explores the science and the people behind some of the greatest scientific achievements of our time - or any time. Scientific disciplines like astronomy, ecology, engineering, zoology, and even artificial intelligence have all been influenced by the knowledge learned by the First Peoples of North America
A study of the reproductive biology of Bombacopsis quinata (Jacq.) Dugand by Mark Sandiford( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new conservation lining for historic wallpapers by Philip Meredith( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architectural linings and backings by Sherry Doyal( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Qallunaat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's so funny about white people, otherwise known as Qallunaat to the Inuit? Well, among other curious behaviours, Qallunaat ritualistically greet each other with inane salutations, repress natural bodily functions, complain a lot about being cold and seem to want to dominate the world. This docucomedy is a collaboration between filmmaker Mark Sandiford and Inuit writer and satirist Zebedee Nungak. Zebedee is CEO and head researcher of the mythical Qallunaat Studies Institute (QSI). According to Nungak, "Qallunaat ought to be the object of some kind of study by other cultures. The more I thought about the way they have studied us over the years it occurred to me, why don't we study them?" In its use of archival clips, Why White People Are Funny pokes as much fun at the illustrious history of NFB documentaries as it does at society in the south. Of course, well before the NFB came into existence, and at least as early as the classic 1922 feature "Nanook of the North," white society has been fascinated with native subjects, studying them as exotic specimens, documenting their cultural and social behaviours. That tendency to frame a world of Eskimo "others" dominated both film Why White People Are Funny brings the documentary form to an unexpected place. Those who were holding the mirror up to Inuit culture finally have it turned back on themselves. The result is not always pretty, but it sure is amusing. From the Inuit point of view, visitors from the south are nothing less than "accidents waiting to happen." Why White People Are Funny is a humbling portrait of what it must feel like to be the object of the white man's gaze. Fresh and orginal, this documentary has that rare ability to educate with wit
A management plan for Bagley Wood : forest year 1987-forest year 1996 by Mark Sandiford( )

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

French book illustrations on guards by Mark Sandiford( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The preservation of a portolan chart by Mark Sandiford( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.34 for First scie ... to 1.00 for The preser ...)

English (19)