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Vision TV

Works: 498 works in 773 publications in 2 languages and 6,801 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Educational films  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Personal narratives 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: HD60, 338.74
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Publications about Vision TV
Publications by Vision TV
Most widely held works about Vision TV
Most widely held works by Vision TV
The Corporation by Costa-Gavras( visu )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Exploring the momentous impact corporations have had on our environment, our children, our health, our media, our democracy and even our very own genes, each of us in implored to examine what we can do in response. This documentary invites CEO`s whistle blowers, brokers, gurus, spies, players, pawns, pundits and each and everyone of us whose lives are touched by this pervasive entity on a shocking, hugely entertaining and provocative quest to reveal the corporation`s inner workings, its curious history, its controversial impacts and its possible futures
Noam Chomsky : rebel without a pause ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Linguist, intellect, and activist Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of the world including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, media manipulation and control, social activism, fear, American foreign policy, and more
Lost in the Amazon ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
What happened to famed adventurer Colonel Percy Fawcett who went looking for the Lost City of 'Z, ' in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of 'newly found' jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. Experts are rethinking the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest that before Columbus may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities
Threads of hope ( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
"This program tells the powerful story of a group of women who banded together and dared to defy the brutal dictatorship of Chile's Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The women -- mothers, wives, and sisters of the tens of thousands of victims of the regime's torture and execution -- armed only with scraps of cloth, sewing needles, and the overwhelming desire to find their loved ones, set to work to tell their stories by creating arpilleras, colorful handmade tapestries which chronicled the horror and injustice of Pinochet's reign of terror."--Container label
Scared Sacred ( visu )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 214 libraries worldwide
In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper travels to the minefields of Cambodia, war-torn Afghanistan, the toxic wasteland of Bhopal, post-9/11 New York, Bosnia, Hiroshima, Israel and Palestine to discover if humanity can transform the 'scared' into the 'sacred'
Deconstructing supper by Marianne Kaplan( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Documentary film that looks at the way modern food is produced through genetic modification and through organic farming in Canada, Europe, India, and United States. Gourmet chef, John Bishop, leads the investigation looking at Monsanto, the leader in genetic engineering, genetically modified food products, and organic farming through interviews with scientists, activists, journalists and farmers
Rumi : turning ecstatic ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The film retraces Tina Petrova's spiritual journey over the past five years -- an experience that began with a near-fatal car crash, and ended with the wondrous discovery of Rumi and the many scholars around the world who illuminate his words and his works today
Cataclysm : black death visits Tuscany by Sarah Jackson( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
This program assesses the aftermath of the ferocious damage unleashed by the bubonic plague on the two city states of Sienna and Florence
Joan of Arc : maid of Orleans ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
From within her own brief life to the present day, Joan of Arc's mystique has been appropriated by many groups and causes. This program, filmed in Orleans and Joan's native village of Domremy, allows her to speak for herself through voice-over readings of her letters and her responses before the Inquisition, as well as testimony from the minutes of her rehabilitation trial. Leading scholars discuss Joan's timeless appeal, the growth and uses of her myth, and issues of gender transgression. Images of Joan over the centuries in books, posters, paintings, and film, including illuminations from the manuscript of Les Vigiles du Roi Charles VII, complement the narration
Behind the glass door-- Hannah's story ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
"Following one family's struggles over a period of five years, this powerful and evocative video documents the slow, painful process of reaching one autistic child. It offers insight into the stress families and educators face as they tackle this mysterious disorder, while giving hope and inspiration to parents determined to bring their children out from behind the glass door of autism"--Container
The Invention of banking ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
In 13th- and 14th-century Tuscany, money became the new tool of power as industry, trade, and finance flourished. This program follows the remarkable rise of the great banking families whose groundbreaking innovations in finance led to the economics of international big business practiced today. Merchant bankers also supported the aims of the Catholic Church by using their extraordinary wealth to become patrons for charities and spectacular works of art and architecture. Featured interviews include Nicholas Terpstra and Dr. Elizabeth Leesti, historians at the University of Toronto
Our Hiroshima ( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Setsuko Nakamuro Thurlow, a relentless campaigner for peace, was 13 when the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima, killing most of her family. Her vivid eyewitness account, combined with rare archival footage taken before and after the event, provides a comprehensive record of this pivotal episode in world history. The program also takes a hard look at the politics involved in developing and promoting the use of the bomb, and delves deeply into Canada's role in supplying uranium and scientists to the Manhattan Project
The circles of light ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
The most celebrated work of Dante is the Divine comedy--a vision of hell, purgatory and heaven that provides a strangely surrealistic view of medieval attitudes on religious dogma and the price of disobedience. In this program, dramatizations of scenes depicting courtly love, sexual love, love of God, and love of the Virgin are featured
The Fires of Faith : Dissidents and the Church by Rich Cook( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
This program is the dramatizations of scenes from Dante Alighieri's Divina commedia which depict courtly love, sexual love, love of God, and love of the Virgin Mary
The Saint and the Scholar : Portrait of Abelard ( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Rapid change in 12th century Europe from rural to urban styles led to an intellectual crisis of how best to come to God: through mysticism or rational analysis. At the center of this crisis stood Peter Abelard, radical philosopher-theologian and developer of dialectial scholasticism, and Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian monk and mystic. The conflict between them caused Abelard to be accused of heresy by the Council of Sens in 1142
Galileo's sons ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Examines the Vatican Observatory at the Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, where Jesuit astronomers and astrophysicists apply their scientific expertise to questions of faith
Divine negotiators : Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
"Devoting their lives to works of charity and to unifying a divided church, Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena challenged the limitations imposed on their gender, playing key roles in world affairs. In this program filmed on location, theology experts Dr. Kathy Garay and Dr. Madeleine Jeay of McMaster University trace the lives of Bridget, diplomat and prophet whose revelatory visions informed the decisions of the papacy, and Catherine, who helped bring the papacy back to Rome and whose "Dialogue," or "Treatise on Divine Providence," is considered the prose counterpart to Dante's Divina Commedia"--Container
Jonestown : paradise lost by Written by Jason Sherman ; directed by Tim Wolochatiuk( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: On November 18, 1978, more than 900 members of the People's Temple cult perished at Jonestown, their compound in the jungles of northern Guyana. Almost 300 children were among the dead. It was an unfathomable act of mass murder and suicide, ordered by the cult's messianic leader, Jim Jones. Informed by eyewitness accounts and material recently made public by the U.S. government, the film follows the fateful journey of Congressman Leo Ryan, who traveled to Jonestown on a mission to investigate the People's Temple, and paid with his life. Rarely-seen archival footage, exhaustively researched dramatic re-creations and heart-rending interviews take the viewer well beyond the official record and deep into the reality of the cult's apocalyptic end
Culturejam : hijacking commercial culture by Jill Sharpe( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Pranksters and subversive artists attempt to cause a bit of brand damage to corporate mindshare. "We follow three outlandish jammers: media tigress Carly Stasko, Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping, and Jack Napier with the Billboard Liberation Front. Armed with the tools of their trade, these jammers hijack, subvert and reclaim corporate media space
Forgive us our debts by Karen Pascal( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Explores the impact of a country's indebtedness on the poorest members of society
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