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For Persevering People

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For Persevering People featuring Margaret J. Wheatley  How do we not lose our way in this difficult time?  How do we maintain our clarity, stamina and faith as we experience disruptions, set-backs and obstacles?  How do we persevere on behalf of the people, places and causes we love? Based on Margaret’s book Perseverance, this DVD is a gentle, encouraging inquiry into these and other questions, and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and strengths of people who persevere.

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan (73 minutes, English sub-titles) The moving film follows Soorgul and Amir on a journey home to Afghanistan after 16 years in exile. Sent as school boys to neighbouring Tajikistan during the Soviet occupation of their country, they became stranded when Afghanistan fell into chaos and civil war. Together, the two young men journey through one of the world’s most harsh and beautiful landscapes. For one of them the journey ends in a joyful reunion. The other discovers a heartbreaking family secret hidden all these...

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul (81 minutes, French sub-titles) In 2001, Haruhiro Shiratori lost his only child in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Instead of isolating himself in grief, he decides to meet the Afghan people and help them prevent such attacks from happening again. A Japanese Don Quixote, he dreams of building a cultural centre for the children of Kabul. A Dream for Kabul charts Shiratori’s double effort – to advance a humanist project in the face of adversity while seeking reconciliation with his dead son.

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar Afghan Chronicles (52 min) In Kabul, the press group Killid Media is a real phenomenon, one in which women play a key role. This documentary follows the distribution of its magazines around the city, offering an inside view of the reconstruction of Afghanistan. This new publisher carries a message freed from the constraints of tradition. Yet despite the emergence of democracy, these achievements are still fragile. Good Morning Kandahar (50 min) Offering a fresh look at the Afghan war, Ariel Nasr sets out to take the pulse...

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Joan Chittister: Spirituality of Struggle (3 dvd set)

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Spirituality of Struggle  3 DVDs, total running time-82 minutes What is the purpose of struggle and how do we grow with it? Based on Joan Chittister’s award winning book, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope (Eerdmans), this 3-part series is an invitation to look again at the struggles of life in order that we might remember how to recognize new life in our souls the next time our hearts turn to clay.

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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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The Take

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This feature documentary is about a movement of occupied factories that is turning the globalization debate on its head.  After decades of following the rules prescribed by the global market, Argentina’s economy dramatically collapsed.  Now, in the rubble of the failed model, thousands of Argentines are defiantly writing some rules of their own.  No. 1: When owners shut down their businesses, the employees have a right to take over the machines and keep their jobs. The story of the workers’ struggle is set against the dramatic backdrop of a crucial presidential election in...

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Listening to Soul Pain dvd

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LISTENING TO SOUL PAIN DVDThis video is meant to raise awareness of the effects of trauma on the human spirit and emphasize that complete healing requires attention to the spiritual concerns which surface in the wake of the experience. While the spiritual struggles may begin almost immediately following the event, the most intense pain of the spiritual conflict is often encountered only many months, or even years, after. (25 minutes) 2000

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Shameless: The ART of Disability

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SHAMELESS: THE ART OF DISABILITY Art, activism and disability are the starting point for what unfolds as a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals.. This film marks Director Bonnie Klein’s return to a career interrupted by a catastrophic stroke in 1987. She now turns the lens on the world of disability culture and the transformative power of art. Joining Klein are artists with diverse (dis)abilities. As we get to know each of these remarkable people driven by a passion for art and transformation, the everyday complexities and unexpected richness of life with a...

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Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar – #7, Bug-A-Boo (Safe Viewing)

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The Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar tells the growing up story of Carlos, an ever-curious little caterpillar who often finds himself in one predicament or another. Helped by his Uncle Pedro, a butterfly with a lifetime of experience behind him, Carlos learns many lessons that will help him through his own little journey of life! These entertaining adventures are done in full 3D animation with great music and Latin flavor. 25 minutes each. #7, Bug-A-Boo (Safe Viewing) — Carlos and his friends are off to a weekend of fun on a school camping trip! But the outing takes a twist as a dare to...

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