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World Population Issues

By Classroom Video - 1998

This video provides an historical background to population growth and presents different perspectives on how many people the earth's resources can…

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Yitzhak Rabin: Warrior-Peacemaker

By Willy Lindwer - 1998

The first feature-length documentary about Israel's Prime Minister, murdered in 1995. His widow, Leah Rabin, tells of war and peace, duty and family…

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Careers for the 21st Century: Engineering Occupations

By Discovery Education - 1997

Careers For the 21st Century is the most comprehensive series for career exploration on the market today. It offers viewers the opportunity to go out…

Cruel Lessons

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

Residential Schools, the term conjures up a history of abuse for Canada's First-Nation peoples - poignant reminders of the cultural and citizenship…

Hockey Lessons

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

Quebec and the threat of separation, a continuing issue for a multi-cultural Canada. One dramatic flare-up, the Montreal riots - cars overturned…

Home and Away

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

"The Rock," as Newfoundland is affectionately known by inhabitants and expatriates alike, not only refers to a physical entity, but also to a strong…

Moving Experiences

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

Immigration and multiculturalism, citizenship and discrimination - themes emerging from the vivid memories of four immigrants. Each from different…

Out of Sight, Out Of Mind

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

Multiculturalism, civil rights during wartime, discrimination and citizenship are explored as four Canadian citizens of Japanese origin remember…

Persons At Last

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

Women as a minority, lacking even the most basic rights of citizenship, cultural and economic? Hard to believe, but not until 1929 and the famous…

Pilots Of The North

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

Before the term was applied to Canada's downhill skiers, a fearless group of pilots defied constant danger and death to open up Canada's North. Their…

The Great Depression

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

Compelling stories drawn from one of the centuries most harrowing events - the Great Depression. In this program, four seniors recall the poverty…

The Quarriers

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

William Quarrier, a successful Scottish businessman began a program of caring for street children that, in 1874, led to the establishment of the…

Women at War

By Five Corners Communications - 1997

They laboured in the factories and enlisted in the services, often serving overseas. They made a significant contribution to the War effort, and…

Alton was a Poet - 1943

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1995

No Price Too High chronicles the history of Canadian participation in the Second World War. Episode one commences with the unveiling of the Vimy…

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Children of the War

By Willy Lindwer - 1995

1.5 Million Jewish children were killed during the Holocaust. Many of those who survived were traumatized as the war changed their lives…

Folly - 1936 to June 1940

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1995

No Price Too High chronicles the history of Canadian participation in the Second World War. Episode one commences with the unveiling of the Vimy…

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Jerusalem: Between Heaven and Earth (Part 1 of 3)

By Willy Lindwer - 1995

Jerusalem: City of History 3000 Years of Jerusalem's history, told by families who are deeply rooted in the city. These Jewish, Christian and Moslem…

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Jerusalem: Between Heaven and Earth (Part 2 of 3)

By Willy Lindwer - 1995

Jerusalem: City of Religion 3000 Years of Jerusalem's history, told by families who are deeply rooted in the city. These Jewish, Christian and…

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Jerusalem: Between Heaven and Earth (Part 3 of 3)

By Willy Lindwer - 1995

Jerusalem: City of Peace 3000 Years of Jerusalem's history, told by families who are deeply rooted in the city. These Jewish, Christian and Moslem…

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La prix de la liberté (3 DVDs)

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1995

Episode 1 - Le temps des illusionsEpisode 2 - Un soutien vitalEpisode 4 - Alton etait un poêteEpisode 5 - La libérationEpisode 6 - La victoire

Liberation - 1944

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1995

No Price Too High chronicles the history of Canadian participation in the Second World War. Episode one commences with the unveiling of the Vimy…

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Myths & Legends of Ancient Rome

By Discovery Education - 1995

A trilogy of ancient Rome's most enduring and fascinating tales are included in this animated video. In Romulus and Remus, a wolf finds the newborn…

No Price Too High: Canadians and the Second World War

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1995

This highly-acclaimed six-part series pays tribute to the Canadians who participated in World War II - young Canadians whose collective courage and…

The End of the Beginning - 1942

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1995

No Price Too High chronicles the history of Canadian participation in the Second World War. Episode one commences with the unveiling of the Vimy…

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The Fatal Dilemma

By Willy Lindwer - 1995

The dramatic story of Mr. Abraham Ascher and Professor David Cohen, the leaders of the Jewish community of Amsterdam. They became the heads of the…

Victory - March 1945 to Year's End

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1995

No Price Too High chronicles the history of Canadian participation in the Second World War. Episode one commences with the unveiling of the Vimy…

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David Macaulay: Roman City

By PBS Distribution - 1994

The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life…

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Simon Wiesenthal: Freedom is not a Gift from Heaven

By Willy Lindwer - 1994

Simon Wiesenthal, the world's most famous Nazi hunter, tells his life story for the first time: his youth in the Ukraine, his World War II…

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Teddy Kollek: From Vienna to Jerusalem

By Willy Lindwer - 1994

The first documentary about the life and achievements of Teddy Kollek, mayor of Jerusalem for 28 years (1965 - 1993). Kollek tells his fascinating…

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Child in Two Worlds

By Willy Lindwer - 1993

A documentary about Jewish war orphans who were raised by Christian families. The film includes the gripping story of Halinka, a baby born in the…

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Diary of the Last Heroes: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943

By Willy Lindwer - 1993

The five surviving members of the Jewish High Command tell in details the gripping story of the Warsaw Ghetto revolt, a unique event in Jewish as…

Canada and World War I

By Classroom Video - 1992

For many, WW1 marks the beginning of nationhood. But the cost to Canada was high - nearly one in ten of her soldiers was killed. The moving story of…

Physics of Music

By Classroom Video - 1992

Topics include wave nature of sound, sound on a CRO; music versus noise; pitch, frequency, amplitude, wavelength; musical scale, octaves; hearing and…

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Return to My Shtetl Delatyn

By Willy Lindwer - 1992

Filmmaker Willy Lindwer traveled with his father Berl Nuchim and his daughter Michal to Galicia (now Poland & Ukraine) to retrace the route his…

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The Wannsee Conference

By Willy Lindwer - 1992

Eleven million European Jews were sentenced to death on January 20, 1942, at a lavish villa in Berlin. Fifteen high-ranking Nazi officers were…

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Drinking and Drugs: Driving Under the Influence

By Discovery Education - 1991

Dramatized incidents---based on true stories from the files of the National Highway Traffic Safety administration---illustrate the real-life tragic…

Grain and Flour

By VEA Group Pty Ltd - 1991

This fascinating program follows grain from harvest to the retailers' shelves.

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Married with a Star

By Willy Lindwer - 1991

Eleven minutes of rare film footage of a Jewish wedding that took place in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in 1942 was recently discovered and entrusted to…

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Relating to Peers

By Classroom Video - 1991

An appealing dramatisation of some common problems springing from low self esteem such as worthlessness, jealousy, shyness, bullying and peer…

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Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday

By Discovery Education - 1990

When Alexander's grandparents give him five dollars, he is rich! With his new fortune, Alexander embarks on a whimsical spending spree that…

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David Macaulay: Pyramid

By PBS Distribution - 1990

How did ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of heavy stone with amazing precision? Who were the leaders who…

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Westerbork: Camp of Hope and Despair

By Willy Lindwer - 1990

In "Camp of Hope and Despair," Willy Lindwer documents the tragic history of this infamous site. He sought out some of the few survivors of the camp…

444 Days to Freedom: The Inside Story

By Canamedia Ltd. - 1989

This documentary, winner of three Canadian Gemini Awards and narrated by William Shatner, offers an in-depth portrait of the events encompassed by…

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

By Discovery Education - 1989

Alexander knew the minute he woke up with gum in his hair that it was going to be a very bad day. And it was. An amusing series of mishaps befall…

The Acceptance of Pain

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1988

Jean Vanier discusses how the fear of pain often separates us from one another, from God, and from ourselves.

The Age of Discouragement

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1988

Jean Vanier challenges us to encounter the pain and anguish in our lives. To deny pain is to runaway from reality and live in an age of…

The Cry of the Poor

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1988

Jean Vanier discusses how the poor, the sick and the lonely and crying out to us and how service to the poor can reconcile us with our own poverty…

The Flight from Pain

By Norflicks Productions Ltd. - 1988

Jean Vanier discusses how our fear of pain often leads us to seek refuge in the false images of drugs, mass media, and addiction.