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Martin, Kent

Works: 138 works in 369 publications in 3 languages and 2,854 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Film adaptations  Humor  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Claims  Genealogy  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Composer, Scenarist
Classifications: HQ1381, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Kent Martin
Publications by Kent Martin
Most widely held works by Kent Martin
Who's counting? Marilyn Waring on sex, lies & global economics ( visu )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 346 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?
Qallunaat! why white people are funny ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 143 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 spirit of Annie Mae ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 125 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
Animals friend or food? ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 123 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
A sigh and a wish Helen Creighton's maritimes by Donna Davies( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 100 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
Passage by John Walker( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
In 1845, celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin, along with his crew of 128 men, set sail from England in search of a fabled passage west. None of them were ever seen again. A search party found no evidence of any crew or wreckage. The mystery was eventually solved by John Rae, and they were so horrific that a public campaign was begun to discredit Rae
Words of my perfect teacher ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
From the World Cup to the mythical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, three students are 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
The strangest dream ( visu )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 80 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."--Container
Hofmann's potion ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 78 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
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
With backing from Hollywood's Paramount Pictures, New York filmmaker Varick Frissell set out to make the early sound feature The Viking, a record of Newfoundland's perilous seal hunt. This film tells the story, integrating footage from The Viking as well as Frissell's earlier documentaries
The man who studies murder ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and French and held by 75 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 73 libraries worldwide
Presents the stories of four individuals each of whose lives had been altered by a violent and horrific event but dealt with their feelings with forgiveness rather than revenge
Time immemorial ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 57 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
First Nation blue ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Shows changes in the way police officers serve First Nations communities in Ontario, compared with a few years ago, and how their work needs to be integrated into the daily life of these communities
Loyalties by Lesley Ann Patten( visu )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"This documentary is the story of two women whose meeting brought together two halves of a whole story: that of slave owner and slave. Dr. Ruth Whitehead met graduate student Carmelita Robertson in 1995 where the younger woman came to do research at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Carmelita casually mentioned that her relatives had come to Nova Scotia from South Carolina as Black Loyalists in the late 1700s. As she recited the names of her ancestors, Ruth shuddered at the strange familiarity. She has come from South Carolina too. Ruth and Carmelita embark on a journey to Charleston in search of their connection ..."--Container
Westray ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
On May 9, 1992, the Westray mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia exploded, instantly killing all 26 men working underground. This film focuses on the lives of three widows and three miners whose lives were torn apart when the methane and coal dust ignited deep underground
Forbidden forest ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Jean Guy Comeau and Francis Wishart attempt to get multinational corporations who have been handed the management responsibilities of millions of acres of New Brunswick crown lands to practice responsible forestry
Hospital city ( Computer File )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"Shot at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland, this documentary reveals the workings of a contemporary health care facility. Accompanied by hospital staff, we travel through miles of corridors, labs, pharmacies, supply rooms, operating theatres, and patient rooms, from the maternity ward to the morgue."--container
Salvation ( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Salvation is about front-line workers serving the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army. Shot in downtown Toronto at Christmastime, this documentary chronicles the small hopes and victories of life lived int he shadows of destitution
Learning peace a big school with a big heart ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
This film chronicles a year at Annapolis East Elementary, a school where more than 700 kids play, study, meet, and - like kids everywhere - sometimes fight. Thanks to an antiviolence program introduced in 1996 by principal Heather Harris, bullying and fighting have become a rarity now that peace education has been fully integrated into the school curriculum. A peer mediation program helps students settle disputes, good behavior is rewarded at monthly assemblies, and a full-time counselor devotes his days (lunch hours and breaks included) to helping kids address anger issues. Over the course of a year, it becomes clear that peace is hard work - but well worth the effort
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English (109)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
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