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Mission and Service Stories 2012

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Mission and Service Stories 2012 This DVD offers 19 video clips of stories of how the United Church of Canada supports ministries and projects close to home and around the world through contributions to the Mission and Service Fund. The clips range in length from 1:10 to 5:15 minutes, and include  stories from  St. John’s, Cuba, and the Phillipines; stories about silent worship, HIV patients, and building schools; and stories that inspire and encourage our support of mission and service.

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Future of Food

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THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed about the introduction of genetically altered crops into our...

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Grounds for a Movement: a look at Fair Trade Coffee

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Grounds for a Movement: A Look at Fair Trade Coffee(Digital, Colour, Documentary, 24 minutes, 2004)Nikkel, Kevin Fair trade is gaining recognition as a legitimate response to globalization. Fair trade coffee puts more money in the hands of farmers by eliminating the middle-men on the chain of coffee trading. But what really motivates the movement? Does it simply ease the conscience of the middle class? Are large roasters jumping on the bandwagon to capitalize on consumer demands? Will fair trade coffee move into the mainstream?

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At the Trough

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At the Trough (DVD) – Features stories that expose the destructive nature of the global economy and, in particular, the corporate hog industry in Manitoba. Formatted in chapters. Shown at the 2008 Winnipeg, Global Justice Film Festival. (2008) (54 mins)

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King Corn: You are What you Eat

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KING CORN: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – KING CORN is a documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbours, genetically modified seeds, nitrogen fertilizers, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most productive, most subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food...

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Banana Split

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BANANA SPLIT (DVD) – Companion book included. Despite the fact that the nearest banana plantation is 5000 kilometres away, the banana is the cheapest fruit in the produce stand. This film explores the North/South split between consumers and the people who work to grow the fruit that Canadians like to eat at any time of year. More information is available at http://shebafilms.com/ . Curriculum guide for World Issues in pdf format is available at http://www.global-ed.org/bananas-unpeeled.pdf (2002) (46 mins)

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Fight for True Farming

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FIGHT FOR TRUE FARMING (THE) – Crop and animal farmers in Quebec, the Canadian West, the US Northeast, and France offer solutions to the social and environmental scourges of factory farming. Driven by the forces of globalization, rampant agribusiness is harming the environment and threatening the survival of farms. (English subtitles) (2005) (NFB) (90 mins)

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Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining

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Adventuros pioneers transform Peru’s harsh northern desert into a fertile valley of mango and lime orchards. But all they’ve worked for is threatened when gold is discovered under their land. Fear, violence, and murder rock their conce-quiet community. In the midst of chaos, a martyr’s vision united the farmers and leads them down a revolutionary path of non-violent resistance. This set of 2 DVDs contains 85-minute and 52-minute versions of Tambogrande. It was produced with Mission and Service Fund assistance and can be used with the United for Peace Bible Study.

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Genetically Modified Food (DVD)

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This video is designed as a resource for United Church congregations and groups participating in the study and consultation process on genetically modified (GM) food. This process aims to engage a wide variety of voices in the development of a church policy on the use of biotechnology and genetic engineering in food production. Each segment of the video provides an overview presentation corresponding to a session of the study process outlined in the printed guide on genetically modified food issues. Segments:– Introducing the Consultation Process (40 mins.)– Health, Ecology,...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – November 2006 Compilation DVD

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November 5, 2006: The Power and the Grace: Canadian Servicewomen of the Second World WarThe untold stories of the United Church women who served during wartime. Some toiled in cold, damp British offices, breaking secret codes, while others worked in hospital corridors and under tarpaulins caring for dying and wounded soldiers. Sixty years later they talk, many for the first time, about their experiences. A documentary by Vancouver filmmaker Alison MacLean. November 12, 2006: Affirming CongregationsCreating inclusive communities and embracing diversity, regardless of sexual orientation, is...

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