Over the past decade, an estimated 2 million children have been killed in armed conflicts around the world. Three times that number have been seriously injured or permanently disabled. Millions of others have been forced to witness or take part in horrifying act of violence. This video highlights commitments made by governments and international organizations to protect the rights of children in conflict and put an end to their suffering.
A Quiet Revolution 300 QUI
Duration: 26 minutes
A Quiet Revolution looks at the power of individual action in shaping solutions for our global future. Three local initiatives are explored: water harvesting in India, PCB pollution in Slovakia and deforestation in Kenya. Each segment examines the causation and consequences of the underlying issue and provides first-hand accounts of individuals taking action and working for change.
The Chocolate War By: Robert
Cormier F COR Duration: 5 hours,
Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: Do I dare disturb the universe? Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do, but; when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils, his defiant act turns into an all-out-war. Now the only
Consulate General Japan 337.952
BRE Duration: 30 min
This program documents how several foreign companies have won places in the Japanese market.
iDRIVE 363.12 IDR Duration: 17
minutes, 10 seconds
Road Safety Program which helps young drivers to recognize factors that contribute to aggressive and unsafe driving and develop strategies to avoid them.
Places in Time 363.60971 PLC
Places in Time examines some of the places, people and events that shaped our country. It is a journey through Canada’s twenty thousand year history, an exploration of some of the defining moments of our past. Places in Time will take you from coast, to coast, to coast through more than fifty of Canada’s National Historic Sites: from the island community of Igloolik in Nunavut, to Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and from the Fortifications of Quebec City, Quebec, to Victoria’s Chinatown in British Columbia.
The Future is Ours So Now What?
FUT A youth volunteer program of Lions Clubs International.
301 Remembrance Day 394.264
REM 16 minutes
The meaning and significance of Remembrance Day is covered in this dramatic and fascinating video outlining the First and Second World Wars. Many of the scenes are historic and authentic, including early scenes in the air, at sea and in the trenches. Voice excerpts from Churchill and Hitler, along with timely background music make this an interesting program for any age group.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy Electrical
Current 537.6 ELE Duration: 26 min
In Electrical Current, Bill Nye gets a charge explaining “watts up” with electricity. Learn how electricity makes the world a brighter place.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy The Sun
523.7 SUN Duration: 26 min.
In The Sun, Bill sheds light on solar flares, eclipses, sunspots, fusion, and solar energy, and visits an enormous solar power farm outside Sacramento, California, to demonstrate how the sun is the source of energy for all living things on Earth.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy Comets &
Meteors 523.6 COM Duration: 26
Comets and meteors are more than high-speed space chunks; they carry important information about the history of our universe. In Comets & Meteors, Bill explains how the impact of these objects with the Earth may have created the oceans, caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, or even brought life to Earth.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy Forensics
363.25 FOR Duration : 26 min
In Forensics, join Bill as he explores the world of forensic science. Learn how detectives reconstruct events from the past using bloodhounds, fingerprints, and DNA. Did you know that scientists can identify a person using only a drop of blood or a flake of skin?
Bill Nye, The Science Guy Static
Electricity 537.2 STA Duration: 26
Why do socks stick together when taken from the dryer? Learn the shocking truth in Static Electricity.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy Evolution
576.8 EVO Duration: 26 min
In Evolution, Bill Nye compares primordial to present when he dabbles with Darwin and looks at his genes in this evolutionary episode. Explore the surprising similarities shared by all living things and ponder the possibility that birds evolved from dinosaurs.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy
Biodiversity 577 BIO Duration: 26
In Biodiversity, Bill Nye literally sets up office in an ocean, a forest, and a field to commune with nature and show what happens when one link falls out of nature’s chain.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy Food Web
577.16 FOO Duration: 25 min
Bill Nye becomes tangled in a complex food web as he demonstrates that all living things depend on other living things to survive. Alfonso Ribeiro of “Fresh Prince of Belair” demonstrates the importance of plants. Bill talks to children nationwide who are trying to improve their environment, while an ecologist shows the rebirth of the Mt. St. Helen’s ecosystem.
Dr. Suzuki and the children climb to the top of a giant Sitka spruce tree in one of the world’s beautiful temperate rainforests, the Carmanah Valley on Vancouver Island. They find an incredible diversity of plant and animal life, and witness the terrible ravages of clearcutting. But a short trip down the road brings them to Merv
Wilkinson’s farm, a 150 hectare forest which he has managed for 45 years. The children discover how we can preserve the old growth forests and still have a healthy lumber industry.
Louvre, the visit 708.4 LOU
Duration: 60 minutes
Visiting the greatest museum in the world Learn about the history of the Palace, and discover the masterpieces it contains as this film takes you inside the Louvre on a private tour. From the Pyramid to the Richelieu wing, and from Greek and Egyptian antiquities to the remains of a medieval castle, The Visit reveals the treasures which delight over 5 million museum visitors a year.
Canvas of War: The Art of World
War II 758.0971 CAN Duration:
During World War II, a select group of Canadian artists created thousands of powerful paintings. Canvas of War is a documentary about these images and of the war artists who went into combat to paint them. It is a highly visual and personal account of their experiences on the sea, in the air, and on the battlefields of World War II.
The Group of Seven: A northern
Shore 759.11 GRO Duration: 28
Explore Canada’s most exciting landscape paintings, inspired by vast wilderness regions. The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson captured the spirit of the Canadian north in their vibrant images. Works of are drawn from the Art Gallery of Ontario’s rich collection of paintings and sketches and are featured with on-site and historical footage.
The Remembrance Day Song 781.5
REM Duration: 8 minutes
A video production honoring Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross and all Canadians who fought and died so that others might live in peace and freedom. The song “Remembrance Day” was written by Brian Adams and Jim Vallance, performed by Brian Adams.
August 19, 1942 is Dieppe 940.54
AUG Duration: 22 minutes
In the misty dawn of an August day in 1942, an armada of 250 ships of all sizes, sails towards the French Channel coast. They carry nearly 10,000 troops and sailors for the biggest raid of WWII. Seventy-four fighter and boarder squadrons provide an air cover. Their objective, a barely accessible and heavily defended port, dug
into the sleek cliffs of French Coast.
Visions of England: A spectacular
aerial tour of a legendary land 914.2
VIS Duration: 75 minutes
From the magnificent White Cliffs of Dover to historic Hadrian’s Wall, from Stonehenge to Big Ben, Brighton, Bath and beyond, see England as never before. A helicopter-mounted camera surveys this land of history and mysteries, literature and fairy tales, castles and conquerors. An informative narrative and an eclectic soundtrack complement the spectacular views.
Witness to History: Canadian
Survivors of WWII in Asia 940.54
CAN Duration: 98 minutes
Tony Cowling was born in Singapore in 1924. He was working for his father on a rubber estate in Malaya when the Japanese invaded. At the age of seventeen, he joined the RAF in Singapore. He was captured in Java soon after. He spent three and a half years in many slave labor camps in Japanese occupied Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. After the war, he settled in Canada and worked as a teacher librarian.
Tang Yongjiang was born in China in 1929, in 1937, when he was eight; his hometown came under Japanese attack. His family moved many times for their safety. They lost a son to the Japanese, their home and most of their possessions. After the war, he became a school teacher. In 1997, he came to Canada to join his children.
Marius van Dijk van Nooten was born in the Netherlands in 1930 and grew up in the Dutch East Indies. He was eleven when the Japanese invaded in 1942 and was put into many concentration camps. After the war, he returned to the Netherlands and joined the merchant marines. In 1954, he moved to Canada and became a sea
Miriam was born to a missionary family on a small island off Celebes, now Sulawesi in Indonesia. In 1942, just before Miriam turned two, her family was put into many concentration camps in Sumatra by the Japanese. Her family was eventually reunited and moved to the Netherlands in 1946. There, she became a teacher, a principal, and a registered nurse. In 1965, she immigrated to Canada and continued working as an RN.
Canada: A People’s History 971 CAN (3DVDs)Duration: 202 minutes
When the World Began 15,000 BC to 1800 AD Adventurers & Mystics 1540 to 1670
Claiming the Wilderness 1670 to 1755 Battle For a Continent 1754 to 1775
A Question of Loyalties 1775 to 1815
Cape Breton Island Duration :50
In this beautiful portrait of the island, Peter Murphy travels throughout rural Cape Breton with his camera, meeting its people, listening to music and poetry, and capturing the stunning natural beauty of the land in all its seasons. This video looks beyond the conventional tourism image, to present an authentic, spontaneous and intimate picture. Some of the best known Celtic musicians are here as well as some unknown treasures. Acadians and Micmac add to this diverse portrait of a unique island.
Trail of Dreams-Trans Canada Trail
Duration: 48 minutes #2
The Trans-Canada Trail offers Canadians a grand route to rediscovering their country and history. From St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Coalmont, B.C., host Lloyd Robertson takes us on a journey which reveals a rich variety of movingly human tales, wonderful and wacky incidents, even conflicts and confrontations. Trail of
Dreams tells the story of this grand vision and a thousand little visions involving a love of nature and the environment, the many individual prides of achievement, personal remembrances, human dramas, a renewed sense of history, and awakened yearnings to move freely, in touch with nature. Set against the changing visual vistas of Canada’s natural wonders, it is a unifying and inspiring story, documenting a dream being turned into reality by thousands of ordinary Canadians and communities.
Becoming Canadian Duration: 30
We meet refugees in the throes of resettlement: what are their main problems, adjustment, strategies, how do they find living out their faith in a new society? We report on the success of some refugees to form self-help initiatives, and how that is building community amongst themselves and also with their non-refugee supporters.
Living With Deer Duration: 25
Statistics show that 30% of all highway accidents in South Eastern Ontario in 1996 involved deer, and that some apple growers experience up to $10,000 per acre crop damage from deer. Based on beautiful wildlife footage shot over a period of more than a year, this video brings the life of the graceful white-tailed deer to the screen. In the process it encourages viewers to think about the complex relationship between people, deer and the natural habitat, and the hard issues which should be addressed. Can there be too many deer? What should be done to
control their numbers?
The Natural Athlete: Fanny
“Bobbie” Rosenfeld Duration: 45
In the 1925 Ontario Ladies’ Track and Field Championship, the Patterson Athletic Club won firsts in the discus, the 220 yards, the 120-yard low hurdles and the long jump, and seconds in the 100 yards and the javelin, all with only one entrant in the meet-Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld. She was the consummate team player, and dominated every sport she tried. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the first year women were allowed to participate in track and field events, Bobbie won a silver medal in relay; and led Canada to victory in the overall team competition. Less than a year later arthritis forced her into retirement. She continued in sports as a coach, and later wrote a sports column for the “Globe and Mail”, which ran for over twenty years. In 1949 she was among the first inductees into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and she was named “Canadian Woman Athlete of the Half-
Century” in a Canadian Press poll. Bobbie Rosenfeld was the finest woman athlete Canada has ever produced. Even now, there is no serious challenger to Bobbie for the title, “Female Athlete of the Twentieth Century.”
The Grains of the Earth Duration: 30
Complex carbohydrates (starches) for energy. Eating more bread, pasta and grains for weight control. Dill Pasta with Mushrooms (Susur Lee) Bulgur with Shitake Mushrooms (Elila Belton) Stuffed Baked Vegetables (Roula Tsifliklis)
World Wars and the Quest for Order:
The Early 20th Century (1900 to
1955) Duration: 23 minutes #13
Chronicles the dramatic events of the first fifty years of the century: the ravages of two wars, the hardship of economic depression, the exposure of Hitler’s Holocaust, and the rise of communism in Easter Europe, China and elsewhere. Discusses the response of the world’s writers to this epoch of upheaval and reveals how their
works interrogate human motivation and values. Highlights the writings of T.S. Eliot, Yeats, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Richard Wright and recounts how thy commented on the savagery and emptiness of the time. Explores the inspirational writings of such authors as Du Bois, authors in the Harlem Renaissance, Steinbeck,
Ancient Greece Duration: 49
View some of the most outstanding sculpture and architecture found in Ancient Greece from the early Archaic Period through the Hellenistic age. Over 100 vivid examples of these masterpieces, including the Charloteer of Delphi, the Discus Thrower, the Parthenon, and the Great Altar of Zeus, convey the humanistic spirit and magnificence of this civilization and emphasize the interdependence of its religion, government, social life, and art.
Ancient Rome Duration: 40 minutes
Survey important events in Roman history from its origins around 1000 B.C., to the late 5th century A.D. The territorial expansions of the empire and customs and beliefs of its citizens, governments, and armies are examined through the works of distinguished Roman artists. Economic, political, and religious history, as well as names and dates, come to life in this captivation study of Roman art and architecture.
The Middle Ages Duration: 34
Stimulate your students’ interest in learning about the Middle Ages. Touching on events and persons of great historical influence, including the Crusaders, Constantine, Justinian, and Charlemagne, the dramatic artwork and thoughtful narration capture the spirit of this time, from the beginning of the decline of the great classical civilizations to the heralding of the coming Renaissance.
The Renaissance Duration: 33
Examine magnificent works of art by more than 50 Renaissance artists from the 14th, 15th and early 16th centuries. By presenting the age in terms of its art, music, and ideas of thinkers, the program gives an especially strong impression of the moving personalities of the Renaissance, their concerns and interests. You will
understand how their studies of nature, anatomy, medicine and the sciences opened pathways to the vast knowledge achieved in our own time. Authentic music from the 15th and 16th centuries, played on Renaissance instruments, further enhances the listening experience.
The Baroque Duration: 43 minutes
Explore the Baroque age during the late 16th and 17th centuries through the works of famous painters, sculptors, architects, and musicians. With great insight and sensitivity, these artist reflected the turmoil of their times, characterized by a loss of faith in man, God and previous knowledge, as well as the exciting, creative process of rebuilding this faith on sturdier foundations.
The Enlightenment Duration: 42
Look at the 18th century from all of its different angles-the Ancient Regime, the Age of Reason, and the Age of Enlightenment. Throughout this program the significance of the 18th century developments for the future of Western man are brought into sharp focus. Rocco and the beginning of classical style are explored through the fines examples of painting, sculpture, architecture, and music of the period. The program gives a clear and moving picture of a tragic century, replete with beautiful works of art and intelligent people who were, however, blind to the inequities of their world.
Romanticism Duration: 24 minutes
Trace the Romanitic period from its birth at the end of the “enlightened” 18th century to the final reaction against Romanticism during the mid-19th. Glorious works of art and music convey the triumph of individuals with all their moods, feelings, and turbulent emotions. Historical events, such as the sage of Napoleon, and their influence on artistic creation are developed in both a historical and artistic content.
The Pre-Modern Era Duration: 40
Study the diverse artistic movements which developed during the second half of the 19th century. The social, political, and economic background of the era is extensively discussed, reflecting its influence on the art and artists of the time. Numerous artistic developments, from the emergence of Realism to the rise of Impressions to the escape into Art Noveau, are presented with depth and clarity.
Linda Lundström Duration: 26
President of Linda Lundström Ltd., Linda is an extraordinary businesswoman and fashion designer. She collaborates with Native artists to create works committed to increase awareness of Aboriginal culture.
The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong
Duration: 44 minutes #23
Helen Armstrong was a working-class woman and a mother who blazed through the constraints of sex and class to become a legendary union organizer and strike leader for women workers in one of the most explosive labor confrontations in Canadian history, the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. Until recently, the fundamental role that working women played in the Winnipeg General Strike has slipped off the history pages. Hers was a fascinating and complex character: a warm and loving matron, affectionately called “Ma” Armstrong by working women and their families; a shrewd political radical. Armstrong was widely known in Canada for her tireless humanitarian efforts on behalf of working girls and women.