• DVD

Borderless (DVD)

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Borderless is an educational film that gives voice to the struggles and dreams of undocumented workers in Canada. Geraldo, a Costa Rican construction worker, and Angela, a second-generation Caribbean domestic worker, struggle against labor exploitation. Against the odds, they work to build a future for families painfully separated by restrictive immigration laws. Viewers meet an often invisible workforce and reflect on the hidden costs of sustaining our first world economy. This DVD comes with a study guide that offers background information, discussion questions, workshop exercises and...

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SPIRIT CONNECTION – October 2004 (Compilation 3 Episodes) DVD

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Oct. 3 2004 – Season Premiere: A profile of the Right Rev. Peter Short, the 38th Moderator of the United Church of Canada.  An update with the Rev. Jim Sinclair, General Secretary of the general Council of the United Church, on where the church and government are over the question of refugees seeking sanctuary in congregations. Oct. 10 2004 – Life Amid the Tension: Churches in Cuba The United Church has always maintained a strong relationship with churches in Cuba.  In recent years, American churches have been renewing their ties with Cuban churches.  But the “war on...

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STARTING OVER: REFUGEE VOICES

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This is a video resource for groups which are preparing to sponsor under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. It shares the insights and first-hand accounts of newcomers’ experiences in order to provoke discussion and to motivate reflecxtion on the role of the sponsorship group and the issues of private sponsorship.

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Who Can be Sponsored? Private Sponsorship of Refugees to Canada

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This video was produced for the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program to provide Canadian groups contemplating refugee sponsorship with an understanding of the criteria used by the Government of Canada to screen refugee applicants overseas.

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HATE AND DESTRUCTION (UNHCR)

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This is a youth resource for the 1997-99 mission study theme, ‘Uprooted Peoples’. The lyrics and images of this music video aim to provoke young people to think about the dangers of hate and intolerance. The song, by the British group Soul II Soul, is part of a public awareness campaign aimed at combatting increasingly violent incidents of racism around the world against foreigners and refugees.

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THEY ARE REFUGEES

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Prepared for children, to help understand why people are refugees, where they go, what they eat, what their schooling is like, etc.

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ECU-DECADE

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This UCTV special made for television was shot on-location in Moscow, Canberra, Korea, Geneva and Canada. The programme looks at the many DECADE concerns, from the problems of refugee women, to battered women in N.A. society, to single parenting, etc. Both Aruna Gunandson and Beatrice Wood of the W.C.C. explain why the churches felt the DECADE was necessary. The video also features interviews with Korean theologian, Chung Hyung Kyun and Canadian Lutheran Rebecca Larson providing a look at feminist understanding of the world and theology.

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PALESTINE: THE MUCH PROMISED LAND

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Since 1948 many Palestinians have had to leave their homeland. Three Palestinian refugees tell their stories. The video also provides a brief history of how the persecution of the Jewish peoples began an influx of immigration to Palestine from Europe and Russia which began in the 1940’s. Further background information explains the reasons for the emergence of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the 1960’s.

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