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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt

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Earth Speaks…voices of ecological debt DVD, 11 minutes In this short dvd program we see and hear a concise and informative introduction to the devastation caused by gold mining in Central and South America.

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Between Midnight and the Rooster’s Crow

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BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND THE ROOSTER’S CROW (DVD; 2005; 66 mins)    Filmmaker: Nadja Drost – Canadian oil giant EnCana is under fire for the construction of an oil pipeline that is generating controversy and conflict in the Amazon. Faced with the contamination of their lands and coercion by military forces, Ecuadorian peasants tap into reserves of remarkable strength and courage as they resist.  ‘Between Midnight and the Rooster’s Crow’ explores the experiences of the people whose lives are being drastically altered by the race for black gold – a race fueled by oil...

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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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Building a Church: Columbia: SC Feb. 11, 2007

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February 11, 2007 – Building a Church: The Methodists of Colombia The Methodists of Colombia are part of a young South American church that has heard God’s call to create community with the poorest and most oppressed people in society. By reaching out to the poor, the Colombian Methodist Church is attracting new members from all backgrounds who are excited by its Wesleyan vision of social grace and its practical commitment to serve “”the least of these.””

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Empire DVD (Spirit Connection: December 2, 2007)

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“”Empire”” (SC, Dec. 2, 2007) introduces empire and responses to it through the work of partners in Colombia, a national youth gathering, and an interview with theologian/activist Ched Meyers. The specter of empire is so subtle that we often fail to recognize it in our lives. But for a group of young people in Canada and those who live on the margins in Colombia, the manifestations of empire are clearly visible, and they are actively resisting, but can they be successful?

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Mission Program 2005 DVD

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MISSION PROGRAM 2005 DVD features Los Qunichos School in Managua, Nicagua. It accompanies the Discovery III packet. The DVD contains:LOS QUINCHOS: STREET VENDORS OF MANAGUA, NICARAGUA (10 minutes)LOS QUINCHOS 2002: THE LEAST OF THESE (20 minutes)Also included are the following which could be used with youth and adult studies:PEACE, WHAT PEACE? CONFRONTING CENTRAL AMERICA’S NEW ECONOMIC WARdocumentary about the desperate ECONOMIC life in CENTRAL America – Guatemala, NICARAGUA and El Salvador. (29 minutes) RAYO-X (THE X-RAY) Rayo-X: NICARAGUA. An analysis of the destruction caused...

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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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SPIRIT CONNECTION – February/March 2007 Compliation (DVD)

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February 4, 2007 – Newfound ChurchChurch for people who don’t like church; From the web to the pews Emerging Spirit and Wondercafe; The Manitou Collection Celebrating the Spirit of the People through art. February 11, 2007 – Building a Church: The Methodists of Colombia The Methodists of Colombia are part of a young South American church that has heard God’s call to create community with the poorest and most oppressed people in society. By reaching out to the poor, the Colombian Methodist Church is attracting new members from all backgrounds who are excited by its...

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Sipakapa NO (VHS)

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Sipakapa, San Marcos, Guatemala:In 2005, Montana Exploradora, subsidiary of the Canadian/US transnational company Glamis Gold, received 45 million US dollars in financing from the World Bank to exploit an open-pit gold mine in Guatemala. A Community Consultation was held in Sipakapa on June 18, 2005, to establish whether the population would accept or reject mining exploitation in its municipality. The result was a resounding “”NO”” to mining. This documentary analyses the debate on mining exploitation and demonstrates the dignity of the Sipakapan People as they fight...

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Sipakapa NO (DVD)

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Sipakapa, San Marcos, Guatemala:In 2005, Montana Exploradora, subsidiary of the Canadian/US transnational company Glamis Gold, received 45 million US dollars in financing from the World Bank to exploit an open-pit gold mine in Guatemala. A Community Consultation was held in Sipakapa on June 18, 2005, to establish whether the population would accept or reject mining exploitation in its municipality. The result was a resounding “”NO”” to mining. This documentary analyses the debate on mining exploitation and demonstrates the dignity of the Sipakapan People as they fight...

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