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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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Devil Operation

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(The) Devil Operation DVD 2010 69 minsFather Marco, a humble priest from the mountains of Peru, is being followed. A private security firm is filming and photographing the priest’s every move; their meticulous reports are code-named “”The Devil Operation””. Marco’s allies are murdered and tortured, but he and his disciples refuse to be victims. They turn their cameras on the spies and develop a counter-espionage plan that leads to South America’s largest gold mine, owned by the Newmont Mining Corporation of Colorado.For the past two decades, Father...

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Banana Split

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BANANA SPLIT (DVD) – Companion book included. Despite the fact that the nearest banana plantation is 5000 kilometres away, the banana is the cheapest fruit in the produce stand. This film explores the North/South split between consumers and the people who work to grow the fruit that Canadians like to eat at any time of year. More information is available at http://shebafilms.com/ . Curriculum guide for World Issues in pdf format is available at http://www.global-ed.org/bananas-unpeeled.pdf (2002) (46 mins)

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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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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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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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Mozambique [Spirit Connection 200/01 (June 2001) – dvd]

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Striking the Anvil: Mozambique–June 13, 2001Mozambique — a country still battling the vestiges of colonialism and a brutal internal war that lasted 17 years. Recent droughts and floods have added to the woes of a people left with little in the way of resources to rebuild their lives. Yet, in spite of this, the people of Mozambique have continued to tackle their problems head on. In this documentary the United Church’s partners tell the story of their beloved country and its commitment to, against all odds, shake the shackles of repression, globalization and poverty.

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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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WHEN DID I SEE YOU HUNGRY?

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The San Damiano Foundation produces films that showcase the active and contemplative dimensions of the spirituality of St. Francis and Clare of Assisi, along with the Franciscan concern for social justice, peace and non-violence. When Did I See You Hungry? (VHS)Narrated by Martin Sheen, this documentary film by award winning author and director Gerard Thomas Straub is a photographic meditation on the plight of the poor and our responsibility to help. The film features more than 250 powerful and poignant black and white photographs from Mr. Straub’s book When Did I See You Hungry? 37...

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