Most widely held works by Mark Zannis
The genocide machine in Canada : the pacification of the North by Robert Davis ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The authors claim and support with quoted statements that Canada is committing an act of genocide against the native peoples of the north in the process of 'developing' the north.
Acts of defiance ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Discusses the conflict between Canadian Mohawks, provincial police, and non-Indian citizens in the summer of 1990 in Kahnawake and Kanesatake, Quebec over a land dispute.
Momentum ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A sweeping, moving tribute to Canada's stunning geography and rich cultural heritage, Momentum leaps off your screen - and touches your heart.
Circles ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
An inside look at sentencing circles, an alternative approach to justice for aboriginal people in the Yukon. The circles bring together the perpetrator, his or her victims, elders and members of the justice system to focus on ways to heal the offender, the victim and the community. Many former offenders speak of the influence of these circles and native traditions on their lives, and their values to the community.
Power one river, two nations ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"When Hydro-Québec announced its intention to proceed with the enormous James Bay II hydroelectric project, the 15,000 Cree who live in the region decided to stand up to the giant utility. With unprecedented access to key figures like Cree leader Matthew Coon Come and American environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr., [this documentary] is the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the Cree's five-year battle to save the Great Whale River and their traditional way of life"--Container.
Super-companies ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Activities of large international corporations discussed in interviews with their managers, opponents and economists, as exemplified by aluminum companies.
Louisbourg under siege ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Presents a recreation of life at the French fortress of Louisbourg which flourished between 1713 and 1758 on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, and of its siege in 1745. Thought to be impregnable, it was nevertheless successfully attacked by the British during "King George's War". The attackers were volunteers from New England, who, though untrained, were heavily motivated by economic concerns, the cod fishery especially. Britain's return of Louisbourg to the French, during the peace, infuriated the New Englanders who had sacrificed so much.
Power ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Relying on ingenuity, perseverance and luck, the Cree of northern Quebec force the cancellation of the James Bay II project, achieving one of the most important environmental victories of our times. In the process, they discover their own power as a nation.
Chandler's Mill ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
An historical drama set in 1889, this program examines the plight of workers, and particularly child workers, in the New Brunswick wool industry.
Dinosaurs piecing it all together ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A look at the work of the paleontologist and the paleoartist, who through their work are able to recreate the dinosaurs for us.
Fennario his world on stage ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the man and his work. Examines the writer's politically charged theatre and his connections to the working-class Montreal districts of Point St. Charles and Verdun.
David Fennario's banana boots ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A production of David Fennario's one-man play which recounts his memories of home in the Verdun neighbourhood of Montreal and his journey to Belfast for the Irish premier of his hit play Balconville.
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."
As friend and foe ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Relying heavily on stock footage and stills, this film describes labor's early history in Canada, the growth of unionism, and the role of government as both friend and foe of Canadian workers. The film outlines the little-known role of William Lyon Mackenzie King in developing both theoretical and practical solutions to labor conflict in Canada and the United States. Particular attention is given to the Seventies during which a new era of collective bargaining relations emerged.
My Doukhobor cousins ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Provides a rare, personal look inside this mysterious spiritual community. Brushing over the differences between competing Doukhobor sects, the Canadian public has tended to see all Doukhobors as dangerous lawbreakers. Bitterness and anger across lines persist as families, who were torn apart when the government imprisoned hundreds of Doukhobors and forcefully took their children from them, reunite.
Murder remembered--Norfolk County 1950 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
This program goes back to Langton, a small town in Ontario, documenting the bank robbery of 1950, committed by Herbert McAuliffe. Combining reenactments with first-hand accounts, the video details the robbery, two murders, the subsequent manhunt and eventual trail, shedding new light on McAuliffe's personality.
A safety net ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Professor Edward Ayensu, a leading Ghanaian plant biologist and a member of several international organizations which deal with agricultural issues in Africa, talks about the problem of food aid dependency, how it has affected food production in Africa and the ways in which those involved can and are working to change the situation. The film also examines the problem of feeding the growing urban centers in Africa, whether African farmers should be concentrating their efforts on food crops or cash crops, and ways to break the cycle of dependency."--Container.
For future generations ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This film deals with the historic roots of the conservationist ethic that led to national parks systems around the world. It also traces the growth of the Canadian parks system, and the changing attitudes towards conservation.
A struggle for shelter ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"In Latin America, the flight from rural poverty has resulted in excessive urban homelessness. In Quito, Ecuador, these settlements of desperation are officially ignored." This film examines the phenomena of massive rural-urban migration and one of its resulting problems.
The genocide machine in Canada : the pacification of the North by Robert Davis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Alternatives to imprisonment Aluminum industry and trade Birthmothers Canada Canada, Northern Canada--James Bay Region Case studies Child labor Children--Employment Criminal justice, Administration of Cultural property Dinosaurs Economic history Economic policy Employee rights Environmental policy Films for the hearing impaired Geology History Hydroelectric power plants Hydro-Québec Indian courts Indians of North America Indians of North America--Criminal justice system Indians of North America--Government relations Indians of North America--Land tenure Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc. International business enterprises Interviews James Bay Hydroelectric Project King George's War (United States : 1744-1748) Labor Labor unions Mills and mill-work Mohawk Indians--Government relations Mohawk Indians--Land tenure New Brunswick Nova Scotia--Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site Nova Scotia--Louisbourg Paleontologists Political and social views Québec Sentences (Criminal procedure) Siege of Louisbourg (Canada : 1745) Siege of Louisbourg (Canada : 1758) Social history Travel United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Yukon Territory