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  1. Future is Now, The (2012)

    Director
    Gary Burns; Jim Brown
    Subject
    Philosophy; Psychology; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 91 minutes), Canadian $ 24.95

    A drama-documentary in which a journalist meets "The Man of Today" who, while a responsible citizen, is disengaged from greater society. He believes once he’s dead nothing more matters!. As an experiment...

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  2. Waking the Green Tiger (2012)

    Director
    Gary Marcuse
    Subject
    Environmental science; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 78 minutes), C$250.00

    Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the upper Yangtze river in southwestern China. Featuring...

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  3. Chocolate Farmer, The (2012)

    Director
    Rohan Fernando
    Subject
    Agriculture; Anthropology; Development studies; Environmental science; Geography

    An unspoiled corner of southern Belize, where cocoa farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a steward of the land. The film captures a year in...

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  4. Prosecutor (2012)

    Director
    Barry Stevens
    Subject
    Law
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 94 minutes), $79.95

    The film follows Luis Moreno-Ocampo through the first trials of the newly formed International Criminal Court. As the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, he investigates and prosecutes some of the world’s worst...

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  5. Visions of Africa: Colonial Cinema I. Films from Central Africa, 1940s - 1960s (2012)

    Subject
    Film studies; History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 56 minutes), £28.00 (individual rate)

    Collection of films mostly made by government of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, during the 1940s, 19550s, and 1960s. Contents include the following films: Mary’s Lucky Day (Lux toilet soap commercial); The Box...

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  6. South African Propaganda Films of the Apartheid Era: Selection IV (2012)

    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 52 minutes), £28.00 (individual rate)

    During the apartheid era, the South African Information Service launched a campaign of propaganda and disinformation aimed at the Western powers, which it considered its natural allies against what it called...

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  7. Race is a Four Letter Word (2011)

    Director
    Sobaz Benjamin
    Subject
    Psychology; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 56 minutes), £29.00

    Directed by Sobaz Benjamin, who was brought up in England and moved to Grenada before settling in Canada. He highlights some conflicts around race, heroically exposing himself in the process: a black man who...

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  8. Vinland Mystery (2011)

    Director
    William Pettigrew
    Subject
    Archaeology
    Distribution
    DVD (29 minutes)

    This short documentary depicts the search, discovery and authentication of the only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good. Mentioned in Icelandic manuscripts and speculated about for...

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  9. Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression (2011)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Mental Health and Counselling; Psychology; Social welfare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 57 minutes), £29.00

    Statistics reveal that depression in children and young people has increased by one-third in the past 30 years. Untreated depression costs a teenager in many ways: lost educational opportunities, lost social...

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  10. A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis (2011)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Mental Health and Counselling; Psychology; Social welfare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 57 minutes), £29.00

    Until recently a diagnosis of psychosis was seen as the end to normal life. With onset occurring most often in young people between 13 and 25, this serious mental health disorder often has tragic...

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