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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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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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WHEN DID I SEE YOU HUNGRY?

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The San Damiano Foundation produces films that showcase the active and contemplative dimensions of the spirituality of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi, along with the Franciscan concern for social justice, peace and non-violence. When Did I See You Hungry? (VHS)Narrated by Martin Sheen, this documentary film by award winning author and director Gerard Thomas Straub is a photographic meditation on the plight of the poor and our responsibility to help. The film features more than 250 powerful and poignant black and white photographs from Mr. Straub’s book When Did I See You Hungry? 37...

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WHEN A BIRD HAS WINGS / THE HIDDEN STORY

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January 5, 2003 – When a Bird has Wings: Haiti. (Broadcast on Wednesday, November 8). Earlier this year Spirit Connection met with church members in Haiti where the struggle continues to bring about social justice in the shadow of free trade liberalization and to reduce the poverty that limits the opportunities of the majority of the people. January 12, 2003 – The Hidden Story: Confronting Colombia’s Dirty War, An analysis of the roots of state terror and Canada’s connection to the worsening human rights situation in Colombia, featuring the powerful testimony of men...

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Peace to the City! Stories of Hope – Tape 1

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Peace to the City! is a global campaign of the World Council of Churches’ Programme to Overcome Violence. With a focus on seven cities around the world, the campaign highlights creative models of community rebuilding. Each locally-produced 30-minute video shares imaginative efforts to overcome violence through cross-community work to build bridges between and reconcile communities drawn into conflict by violence. The seven cities featured are: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (“”Peace to the City!””); Belfast, Northern Ireland (“”We Want...

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Peace to the City! Stories of Hope – Tape 2

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Peace to the City! is a global campaign of the World Council of Churches’ Programme to Overcome Violence. With a focus on seven cities around the world, the campaign highlights creative models of community rebuilding. Each locally-produced 30-minute video shares imaginative efforts to overcome violence through cross-community work to build bridges between and reconcile communities drawn into conflict by violence. The seven cities featured are: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (“”Peace to the City!””); Belfast, Northern Ireland (“”We Want...

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5 MINUTES MORE

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Five Minutes More is a sequel to ‘The Five Minute Project’. It contains five more five-minute stories produced by women from around the world, women who find hope and reason to celebrate. The stories are about two teenaged girls growing up under apartheid in South Africa; a woman in Chile who leaves a violent marriage; a singing teacher in England; a woman in Shanghai trying to balance career and family; and a senior in Cuba who celebrates the dreams of youth in song.

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SINGING PARTNERS

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Congregations of St. James, Simcoe, Ontario and Webster Memorial, Jamaica are twinned through song and work, illustrating partners in mission relationship. Originally broadcast on Spirit Connection, Dec. 10, 1990. A core resource for DWO ‘twinning’ study process.

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MISS AMY AND MISS MAY

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This videotape is the story of two early suffragettes in Jamaica–one black, one white–both middle class. Amy Bailey and May Farquharson have been friends for 60 years and are still active in their 90’s. Their unlikely friendship and the brave, unconventional and fulfilling lives these women have led, spanned the most exciting moments of Jamaica’s recent history, covering periods of some eighty years.

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