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Martin, Kent

Overview
Works: 140 works in 428 publications in 2 languages and 3,466 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Biography  Film adaptations  Humor  History  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Composer, Production personnel, Contributor, Scenarist
Classifications: HQ1381, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Kent Martin
Publications by Kent Martin
Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics by Marilyn Waring( visu )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Waring challenges the myths of objective economic policy by asking the question, "Why isn't the unpaid work of women counted in the gross domestic product?" She uses as an example, the women in the Philippines. She also raises the issue as to why there is no negative costs in the national accounts for damage to the environment?
A sigh and a wish Helen Creighton's maritimes by Donna Davies( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Renowned folklorist Helen Creighton single-handedly compiled North America's largest collection of folklore and music, much of which would have disappeared forever if not for her tenacity, collecting stories and songs from the Gaelic singers of Cape Breton, French Acadians, the Mi'kmaw, and the Black communities of Nova Scotia
Qallunaat! why white people are funny ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 155 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
The strangest dream ( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
"The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs--an international movement Rotblat co-founded--to halt nuclear proliferation. The story takes us from the site of the first nuclear test, in New Mexico, to Cairo, where contemporary Pugwash scientists meet under the cloud of nuclear proliferation, and to Hiroshima, to meet survivors of the first atomic attack."--Original container
Passage by John Walker( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
"It was news that shook the English-speaking world. Celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men had perished in the Arctic ice during an ill-fated attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. More shocking, they had descended into madness and cannibalism. The report came in 1851, from John Rae, a Scottish doctor working for the Hudson's Bay Company. ... Set in the actual locations of Rae's journey, from his boyhood home in the remote Orkney Islands off Scotland's north coast, to the epic landscape of his Arctic expeditions, to the boardroom of the British Royal Navy-- the center of power of the British Empire-- Passage is a story of incredible sacrifice, stunning distortion of the truth and single-minded obsession"--Container. The film uses both dramatic action and documentary footage
Animals friend or food? ( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
After trading his home in Toronto for a farm in Nova Scotia, Jason Young decided to become his own rancher and butcher. The result is a quiet film about a stormy issue: eating meat
The spirit of Annie Mae ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
The story of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a Canadian Micmac Indian whose murder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1976 is still unsolved. A tribute from the women who were closest to her
Westray ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Mining in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, is notoriously dangerous. This program focuses on the lives torn apart by the explosion of May 9, 1992
Hofmann's potion by National Film Board of Canada( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Discovered in 1943 by Albert Hofmann, LSD was hailed as a powerful tool to treat alcoholism and drug addiction and to provide a window into schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Aldous Huxley and others promoted the drug as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. This film chronicles the drug's early days, and features interviews with many LSD pioneers
Salvation ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Salvation is a documentary about front-line street workers who serve the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army. One of the world's largest social agencies, the Army is a religious institution that serves the practical needs of people first, in the belief that religion is of little use to someone who is hungry, homeless and hopeless
Hospital city making it work ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Operating theaters and patient rooms, labs and pharmacies, the maternity ward and the morgue: this program works its way through some of the many units of a hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland, spotlighting staff members doing their jobs. From sterilizing equipment to correctly interpreting the dance of cells across a computer screen to treating patients, these professionals deal with crucial matters every day ... even as debate rages over funding cuts and a healthcare system said to be in crisis. An informative and inspiring training resource for all hospital and healthcare workers or students preparing to enter the medical field
Words of my perfect teacher ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, three students on a quest that they hope will lead to wisdom. The catch is the teacher. Soccer obsessed, charismatic filmmaker and citizen of the world: Dzongsar Khyentse Norbu may be one of the world's most eminent Buddhist teachers, but it's a job description he slyly rejects at every turn
Shift change ( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The microchip, invented by an American, exploited by the Japanese, is seen here to have caused a second industrial revolution. The devastating effect on millions of human lives is shown in microcosm through interviews with some of the newly jobless in Hamilton, Ontario. Faces bitter, voices hopeless, they speak of a vibrant secure past having suddenly given way to a bleak present and an uncertain future; they fear for their children's prospects. Using the example of Japan as contrast, host James Laxer demonstrates that the cost of technological advances need not be so high if their effects are foreseen and planned for
White thunder [the story of Varick Frissell and the Viking disaster] ( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
In the early 1920's, with backing from Paramount Pictures, Manhatten-based filmmaker Varick Frissell set out to make an early sound feature ' The Viking, ' a cinematic record of Newfoundland's perilous seal-hunt, filmed on the treacherous icy seas of the North
The man who studies murder ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Elliott Leyton examines how cultural and political forces influence and are influenced by the human capacity to kill in contrasting studies of Canada, the United States and England. He scrutinizes the roots of homicidal violence and the civilizing or uncivilizing processes of society
Forgiveness stories for our time ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The true stories of four individuals who lived through incredibly painful experiences, but have still found the power to forgive
Time immemorial ( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Presents the land claim struggle of British Columbia's Niska Indians, recounting the clash of cultures over four generations as they take their case from Victoria to Parliament Hill to Westminster and finally to the Supreme Court of Canada
Maq and the spirit of the woods ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
This short animated film for children tells the story of a Mi'gmaq boy named Maq who hopes to impress his grandfather with his new carving. Part of the Talespinners Collection
First Nation blue ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
"First Nation Blue takes us behind the bulletproof vest to uncover the changing attitudes of the police officers who serve First Nations communities in Ontario. Features three officers who show that instead of being outsiders forcing the people to change, police are now adapting themselves to address the needs of Native people"--Container
Hannah's story ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
This is the story of an eleven-year-old girl, Hannah Taylor, who is already inspiring adults to make a difference. Hannah established the 'Ladybug Foundation', a charity that has raised over a million to aid those lacking life's basic needs
 
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English (126)
French (1)
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