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The Fast I Choose-Steve Bell’s Journey to Ethiopia

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There is reason for hope. That’s what struck singer/songwriter Steve Bell most in his recent trip to Ethiopia where he witnessed the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Not long before the trip, Steve had begun contemplating what his response to hunger should be. He began fasting as he prayed for direction. A few months later Steve had arrived in Ethiopia, visiting villages where people are struggling to cope with changing climate, unfair trade rules, and overpopulation. He connected with people through music and storytelling. There are incredible things happening there, he continued. We...

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Easing the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa

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Easing the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa (DVD) – This documentary is an introduction to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s four areas of work. Narrated by Stephen Lewis, the film highlights the work of grassroots organizations in Africa and also shows what Canadians are doing to help fight the pandemic. In DVD format, there are two versions on the DVD – a 16 minute one and 7 minute one. (2007)

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My Dead Husband’s Land

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MY DEAD HUSBAND’S LAND (DVD) – A story of courage and persistence, My Dead Husband’s Land tells how women in Zorongo, Kenya, have changed the cultural power that prevented them from inheriting their deceased husbands’ land. (2007) (32 mins)

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Dead in the Water

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DEAD IN THE WATER (DVD) – There’s a problem with the world’s water supply. One person in four doesn’t have access to clean drinking water. Many governments lack either the resources or the will to provide this essential commodity to their citizens. In recent years, a number of powerful companies have spotted this crisis and seen a business opportunity. From the deserts of California to the streets of Sweto, and in several thousand other cities and towns throughout the world, often with the involvement of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, these...

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Bicycle (The): Fighting Aids with Community Medicine

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BICYCLE (THE): FIGHTING AIDS WITH COMMUNITY MEDICINE  -(17 mins) Pax Chingawale pedals his bicycle over 20 km a day visiting his neighbors from house to house. His travels take him to twenty villages, in Zomba District, southern Malawi, Africa. In The Bicycle, director Katerina Cizek chronicles Pax’s journeys as he battles AIDS at the grassroots. Pax is not a doctor or a nurse. He’s a retired government auditor who volunteers with Canada’s Dignitas International, helping create a model for making ARV drugs accessible to the world’s most vulnerable people: those who...

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Mothers Courage, Thriving Survivors

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MOTHERS COURAGE, THRIVING SURVIVORS (DVD) – A documentary about women of Rwanda following the genocide of 1994. A story of determination, resilience and generosity. (2005) (52 mins)

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Their Brothers’ Keepers: Orphaned by Aids

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Millions of children in Africa have lost their parents to AIDS.  Filmed over a 7-month period inside Chazanga Compound, a shantytown in Lusaka, Zambia. The crew focuses on two families headed by children in their ongoing struggles for food, water, schooling, and health care. Local community and aid workers offer support but lack any real resources.  Throughout the film, excerpts from speeches by Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, fill in the broader social context.  The film powerfully conveys the sense of hope grounded in the human spirit to survive.  (56 minutes) ...

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Poverty and Prayer

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POVERTY and PRAYERAfter making five films in three years, filmmaker Gerry Straub pauses in Poverty and Prayer to reflect on the impact of filming in India, Kenya, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico, El Salvador and the Philippines. Seeing the suffering caused by extreme poverty pushed him deeper into prayer, which in turn taught him to be more dependent upon God for everything. While Poverty and Prayer contains some new footage, the film features the most powerful scenes from the five films produced and distributed by The San Damiano Foundation. Features scenes from: When Did I See You Hungry?;...

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Journey to Hope (SC: February 2000) DVD

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Feb. 7, 2000 A Journey to Hope. — a television version of a hard-hitting play that was presented at the 1998 gathering of the World Council of churches in Harare, Zimbabwe. It is a tough, angry and satirical look at the history of Africa and its exploitation by colonialists and the so-called ”big men” of the independence era. (28:30)

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Community Violence (SC: Dec 2006) DVD

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December 3, 2006: Community ViolenceFrom paramilitary violence in Colombia to school shootings in Canada, the church finds itself on the front lines. This program provides an update on what churches locally and internationally are doing to respond and what is needed to help stop upheaval in communities. This program includes a story about how the church helped Montreal residents put the September 2006 Dawson College shootings into a faith context. Also included is a story from Latin America, in which a community comes to grips with the loss of their young people through paramilitary...

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