Most widely held works by Beverly Shaffer
I'll find a way ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
How Nadia DeFranco, a victim of spina bifida, adapts to her handicap, and how others respond to her.
Tamar ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Ten-and-a-half year old Tamar Bogoch, an Israeli living in Jerusalem, discusses school, family, friends, and her feelings about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Yacoub ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Nine year old Yacoub Toubassi, a Palestinian living in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem, discusses school, family, friends, and his feelings about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
To my birthmother ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"This video is about Marie's frank and earthy account of a personal journey through other times and other places to find the woman who gave her life. A fascinating story of a reunion fraught with suspense, humour and humanity."
Yehuda ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Ten-year old Yehuda, a Hassidic boy who lives with his family in West Jerusalem, prepares to celebrate the Sukkot festival.
Neveen ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Neveen, who lives with her six brothers and sisters and her parents in the Shu'afat Refugee Camp, studies hard and dreams of being a doctor.
Asya ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Asya, a recent Russian Jewish immigrant, talks about her school, family, friends, and feelings.
Gesho ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Gesho, an Ethiopian Jew who recently moved to Jerusalem with his family, adjusts to his new life with the help of his brother, his teachers and his friends.
Ibrahim ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Ibrahim Sa'adi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian Arab Israeli, blends modern-day activities, such as soccer and Nintendo, with a respect for the traditional ways of his grandfather in Galilee and his nanny in the Old City of Jerusalem.
To a safer place ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This documentary follows incest victim Shirley Turcotte as she returns to the places and people of her childhood. She retraces her family's nightmare with the help of her mother, sister, and two brothers, all victims of physical or sexual abuse. She visits neighbors, her best friend, and the psychiatrist who treated her. The program reveals the deep psychic wounds inflicted on victims of incest and encourages them to break the silence as the first step to recovery.
Half the kingdom ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Seven Jewish women explore the challenges they face as Jewish feminists.
Children of Jerusalem ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Series focusing on the daily lives, hopes, dreams and fears of seven Israeli and Arab children in Jerusalem. While they live in close proximity, their lifestyles are very different. The children talk about their schools, families, friends, and feelings.
Nous sommes des ingénieures ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Lyne, ingénieure des travaux publics, Carolyn, ingénieure biomédicale, et Denise, ingénieure de l'environnement, sont de bons exemples de ces femmes qui, en nombre croissant, s'engagent dans cette profession autrefois réservée aux hommes. Le film adopte une attitude positive face à la présence des femmes dans les domaines de la science et de la technologie. Il provoquera des débats sur les stéréotypes qui étouffent encore les aspirations professionnelles des femmes quand elles décident d'opter pour des métiers non conventionnels. (Prix : Elmhurst.).
Mr. Mergler's gift ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"The girl sits at the piano and plays the opening bars of Für Elise. Daniel Mergler has heard the Beethoven bagatelle countless times over the decades, but this is different. He listens with surprise, and delight lights up the old man's eyes. The young pianist is Xin Ben, the 9-year-old daughter of Chinese immigrants. Fate has brought her to Mr Mergler, a music teacher whose career is drawing to a close. Mr Mergler's Gift is their remarkable story - a moving account of a student and her mentor, and a lyrical homage to the transcendent power of music"--Container.
To my birthmother a film ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Reunions between adopted children are deeply emotional experiences. This documentary by Academy Award-winning director Beverly Shaffer follows adoptee Marie Klaassen"s journey of self-discovery as she searches for her birthmother. Marie addresses her birthmother directly, revealing why she was compelled to embark on the search and the effect it has had on her own family. A counselor for pregnant teens, Marie conveys understanding for her birthmother's decision to create an adoption plan for her child and the need to keep it a secret."--Container.
Children of Canada ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Each videocassette contains a compilation of three films telling the story of three different Canadian children, celebrating their differences and similarities.
Discussions in bioethics. Who should decide ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Part of an eight-part series designed to stimulate discussion on values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. A couple in their early 30's are expecting a baby. Joanna, the mother, has spinabifida, but is able to keep up a fairly normal life. Prenatal testing has shown that the foetus also has spinabifida. A decision whether to terminate the pregnancy or not must be reached quickly.
Children of Canada series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The stories of 9 children with varying abilities from various parts of Canada.
Children of Jerusalem. Tamar ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
10-year-old Tamar lives in Jerusalem and plays the tuba. In this film, we look at her daily life and see how it is affected by the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Children of Jerusalem. Yacoub ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Abortion--Moral and ethical aspects Adopted children Adoptees Adoption Arab-Israeli conflict Bioethics Biography Birthmothers Canada Case studies Children Children, Palestinian Arab Children's films Children and war Children of divorced parents Children--Social life and customs Children with disabilities Children with disabilities--Attitudes Children with disabilities--Psychology Divorce Documentary films Emigration and immigration Ethnic relations Feminism--Religious aspects--Judaism Films Films for the hearing impaired Gifted children Hasidism--Customs and practices Incest victims Israel Jewish children Jews, Ethiopian Jews, Russian Jews--Social life and customs Juvenile works Manners and customs Medical ethics Middle East--Jerusalem Multicultural education Muslim children Palestinian Arabs Palestinian Arabs--Social life and customs Piano teachers Québec Québec--Montréal Social history Spina bifida Turcotte, Shirley Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired