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Poor No More

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Poor No More (53 minutes; DVD; 2010) Poor No More offers solutions to Canada’s working poor.  The film takes three Canadians to a world where people do not have to beg, where housing is affordable and university education is free. They ask themselves:  if other countries can do this, why don’t we?

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Working Like Crazy

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Working Like Crazy is a fresh look at the struggles and victories of some former mental health patients who work in businesses owned and run by other psychiatric survivors. Labelled “”unemployable,”” they have given themselves a safe space among peers. A place where they can earn an income and rebuild their lives. Laurie spent years in psychiatric isolation and now runs a courier business; Diana has transformed rage and family violence into work for the Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses; since Graham has a job at Fresh Start Cleaning, his plan is...

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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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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

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Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action In these times of crisis, there is an electric charge in the air, a burgeoning renewal amongst both people who have focused their lives on the spiritual, and those whose lives are centered around the struggle for change.

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Chinese Workers in Disney World

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CHINESE WORKERS IN DISNEY WORLD (DVD) – Chinese Workers in Disney’s World: Those with Justice – A documentary about working conditions in China filmed by the National Labor Committee and SACOM (Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior) (2005) (11 mins)

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Rebuilding Winnipeg’s North End

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REBUILDING WINNIPEG’S NORTH END – Once known as a bustling neighbourhood embracing new immigrants, Winnipeg’s North End is now known as one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. In an attempt to address the North End’s infrastructure and social issues, Inner City Renovation (ICR) was created in 2002. ICR is a general construction contractor committed to the revitalization of Winnipeg’s inner city neithbourhoods and creating quality employment opportunities for residents. The film features interviews with employees and footage of renovation projects.

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Turbulent Waters

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TURBULENT WATERSTurbulent Waters unfolds like an international thriller as we follow three International Transport Federation (ITF) inspectors on board huge container ships in Canada, France and South Africa in response to calls of distress from their crews. Tensions escalate and the fears of the crews are palpable as these ITF inspectors face down the captains and representatives of powerful ship owners. Registered under flags of convenience purchase from Liberia, Panama and Cambodia to escape fair tax, wage and safety regulations, shipping companies have reaped immense profits and turned...

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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices

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WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Priceis a feature length documentary that uncovers a retail giant’s assault on families and American values. The film dives into the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to fight a goliath. A working mother is forced to turn to public assistance to provide healthcare for her two small children. A Missouri family loses its business after Wal-Mart is given over $2 million to open its doors down the road. A mayor struggles to equip his first responders after Wal-Mart pulls out and relocates just outside the city...

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El Contrato

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El Contrato follows Teodoro Bello Martinez, a poverty-stricken father of four living in Central Mexico, and several of his contrymen as they make an annual migration to southern Ontario. For eight months of the year the town’s population absorbs 4000 migrant labourers who pick tomatoes for conditions and wages no local will accept. Under a well-meaning government program that allows growers to monitor themselves, the opportunity to exploit workers is as ripe as the fruit they pick. Only men with families to support and no more than an elementary school education need apply....

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After the Tsunami – November 18, 2007

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After the Tsunami – Spirit Connection Nov. 18, 2007 (DVD) 28 minsPeople around the world sent money and support to the people of southeast Asia and Africa after the tsunami in 2004, but was the flood of money really helpful? This documentary, produced by Development and Peace, looks at the lessons learned from that experience.

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