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Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund

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Works: 17 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 2,829 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Film adaptations  Drama  Television series  Action and adventure television programs  Biography  Personal narratives  Humor 
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Publications about Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund
Publications by Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund
Most widely held works by Rogers Documentary and Cable Network Fund
The Corporation by Costa-Gavras( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
The Corporation charts the spectacular rise of the corporation as a dramatic, pervasive presence in our everyday lives. With a deft mix of humor, visual panache and seriousness, this documentary is a timely, entertaining critique of global conglomerates
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 866 libraries worldwide
Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos, as all at once, a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train. It is the Chinese New Year. The wave is made up of millions of migrant factory workers. The homes they seek are the rural villages and families they left behind to seek work in the booming coastal cities. It is an epic spectacle that tells us much about China, a country discarding traditional ways as it hurtles towards modernity and global economic dominance
A place called Chiapas by Nettie Wild( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army -- made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the state of Chiapas -- took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The government deployed its troops, and at least 145 people died in the ensuing battle. Fighting for indigenous Mexicans to regain control over their lives and the land, the Zapatistas and their charismatic leader, guerilla poet Subcomandante Marcos, began sending their message to the world via the Internet. The result was what The New York Times called "the world's first postmodern revolution". Years into the uprising, filmmaker Nettie Wild traveled to the jungle canyons of southern Mexico to film the elusive and fragile life of the rebellion over an eight month period. Her camera effectively and movingly captures the personal stories behind a very public clash of traditional culture and globalization
Rock & roll invaders : the AM radio deejays ( visu )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The story of the flamboyant and rebellious AM Radio deejays who pushed the envelope of rock and roll radio programming. Phenomenal footage, photos, R & B soundtrack and revealing interviews. Rare color footage of Dewey Phillips dancing in the studio. Recollections from Cleveland DJ Joe Finan of the 2nd annual DJ convention in Miami where the Herald headline "Lots of Booze, Broads, and Bribes" began the Payola scandal. Footage of kids listening to vintage transistor radios. Profiles of DJs Rufus Thomas, Dewey Phillips, Alan Freed, Bill "Hoss" Allen, Gene Knobles, John Richbourg, Dick Biondi, Jocko Henderson, Georgie Woods, Martha Jean "The Queen," Cousin Brucie, Wolfman Jack, and others
The boys of Buchenwald ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of three young Jewish boys who survived the concentration camps of World War II. Shows how they were rehabilitated into normal society and created a future life for themselves. Also, details how they have kept in contact with one another over the years. Includes an interview with Eli Wiesel, who was one of the boys
Unheralded ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
"Across North America, newspapers are dying. But not in tiny Lakefield, Ontario, where Terry McQuitty carries on a 150-year-old tradition, as publisher of the independent weekly Herald. Set to the pace of small-town life, Unheralded is a testament to the vital role newspapers can still play, and the close bond between reporter and reader."--Container
Our Man in Tehran ( visu )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"The true story behind Ben Affleck's film "Argo, our Man in Tehran" features extensive interviews with Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who hid six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. The film uncovers new information and adds context, including an historical overview of Iran, interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others"--Container
Mad cow, sacred cow ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Anand Ramayya embarks on a journey to learn about the modern mad cow and ancient sacred cow in hopes that their stories will reveal a solution to his fear of food
Africville : can't stop now ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Africville was a home and a haven for African-Canadian families who lived there for generations. The city of Halifax expropriated Africville in the 1960s and forced residents to leave their homes behind. A moving portrait of a community that has survived despite having lost its home
Hope for the future ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Records the journey of 32 young people and their teachers to Belgrade, Serbia. A group of Canadian youth formed Students for Teaching Peace and set out on a mission to spend their March break doing something meaningful. Armed with video cameras, thay are active participants on and off the screen, expressing their feelings with diary cams, and journals. Filmmakers Teresa MacInnes and Kent Nason accompanied the students to Serbia and captured their spirit and the many emotional moments encountered by these youth, recording them, as they record each other, along with their Serbian hosts
Love at the Twilight Motel ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Enter a world of deception. Welcome to the Twilight Motel in Miami, where the rooms rent for 25 dollars for the first two hours, the concealed garages have private staircases to the rooms, and the sheets are clean. Part confessional, part broken love stories, 'Love at the Twilight Motel' explores the darker side of desire, sex, infidelity and the allure of the fast lane"--Container
Life can be a dream : the doo-wop sound ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Doo-wop is a unique form of harmony singing ... born of thre urban streets ... and a fascinating tale of passionate young love, heartache, triumph and ... sweetest lyrics and sounds ever recorded."
Endgame ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Endgame is an original drama series centering on a brilliant chess master Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel, terrified to step outside.To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries -- using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork"--Container
Trouble in the Peace ( visu )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"As gas companies move heavily into northern BC, family farms suffer lethal gas leaks, stunned that such injustice could happen in Canada. From this mayhem emerges Karl Mattson: cowboy, artist, father. Small gas leaks are affecting the health of his herd and family. When a big leak comes, it will be deadly. But the media cares little for the plight of farmers like Karl. And while the government eagerly commits $4M to catching a mysterious 'pipeline bomber', it fails to regulate safety standards for its own citizens. The message is clear: industry trumps individuals. But Karl isn't ready to roll over and die just yet."--Trouble in the Peace website
My toxic baby ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"This eye-opening yet often amusing documentary records the filmmaker's quest for safe, sane and affordable ways to raise her child in a world embedded with toxic threats and still lead a normal life."-- website
 
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