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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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This Beggar’s Description

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Philip Tétrault has been locked up in jails and psych wards, kicked out of the house by desperate friends and family and spent long periods living on the streets of Montreal. However, he is also a talented writer and loving father whose deep family bonds and friendships have helped him come through periods of incredible darkness brought on by his schizophrenia. Directed by Pierre Tétrault, This Beggar’s Description tells his brother Phil’s story – one of art, love, and madness – capturing the far-reaching effects of schizophrenia on one man, his friends and his...

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Oldest Oppression

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OLDEST OPPRESSION (THE) (DVD) – A 45 minute version of a student-created drama that gives a voice and a face to victims of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The Oldest Oppression was filmed by Jeremy Williamson of Red Sky Films and produced by the Sisters of the Holy Names Justice and Peace Network, Manitoba. (2008) (45 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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Hannah’s Story

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HANNAH’S STORY (DVD) – When 5 year old Hannah Taylor spotted a homeless person, she wanted to change the world. Her desire to do something to help led to the establishment of the charity, Ladybug Foundation, which has raised over $1,000,000, literally making change for those lacking life’s basic needs. (2007) (29 mins)

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Journey to Hope (SC: February 2000) DVD

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Feb. 7, 2000 A Journey to Hope. — a television version of a hard-hitting play that was presented at the 1998 gathering of the World Council of churches in Harare, Zimbabwe. It is a tough, angry and satirical look at the history of Africa and its exploitation by colonialists and the so-called ”big men” of the independence era. (28:30)

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007

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B.C. Stories (Stories from B.C.) – Spirit Connection Dec. 9, 2007 (DVD) 28 mins On this show, meet Alvin Dixon, who reflects on his life and work with residential school survivors as they move toward healing; travel up the coast to Bella Coola to meet a young teacher who is working to reintroduce the community’s tradition language to his students; meet Bob Burroughs, who has chronicled the history of United Church hospitals; and visit one of the remaining hospitals on the isolated shore.

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SPIRIT CONNECTION: October 14, 2007 Youth Leadership Circle

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Kofi Hope is a young man with a vision and persuasion. A United Church member from Mississauga, Ontario, he has been front and centre as an advocate for Black youth and nonviolent solutions to social problems. In this program, Kofi gathers an exciting group of like-minded young people from diverse countries, nationalities, and religions-all dedicated to changing the world and staying deeply rooted in their faith.

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Threads of Justice (DVD)

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Nov. 17, 1997 — Special: Threads of Justice. In Canada, women in garment manufacturing sweatshops and homeworkers systems are often exploited. The employees are mainly immigrant women and too often their working conditions violate Canadian labour standards. This situation is becoming a serious moral concern for consumers. (29:30)

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NO PLACE CALLED HOME – VHS

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No Place Called Home:  “I know we’re poor, but it’s what we are,  not who we are. ” Shot in an intimate, cinema verite style, No Place Called Home follows the Rice Family over the course of a year as they move in search for affordable housing. “My biggest dream is that all my kids make it in life”, says Kay Rice, who has just moved with husband, Karl, and her six children to a small, rundown rental house. Just as the family´s circumstances are looking slightly better, things turn sour with the landlord who threatens eviction. Kay, worried that a veiled threat...

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