80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

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This compact and comprehensive series explores what could be done to improve living conditions in lesser-developed countries.

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

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Development and Debt looks at the history of the international development assistance that began in the early 1960s and conditions attached to that aid, often benefitting those providing it more than its recipients.

Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy

Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy

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Drawing upon the thinking and analyses of renowned intellectuals, Encirclement sketches a portrait of neo-liberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world. 

Freedom Babies

Freedom Babies

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A young family from the Secwepemc First Nation lives in a traditional pit house near Kamloops in the Thompson River Valley of British Columbia. Their lives are rooted in concern for the environment, respect for unceded traditional territory and a return to traditional First Nations culture. 

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

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Bringing the sustainability question home–with shelter in mind, what sort of future will you build?

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

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Interdependence explains that, concerned or not, everyone is affected—through trading relationships and other factors of interdependence such as health, the environment, economics and global security.

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

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The Legacy of Colonialism examines the role worldview played in the 500 years of colonization that began in the 15th century, tracing historical structures contributing to the current status of many lesser-developed countries.

On the Line

On the Line

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North Vancouver documentary filmmaker Frank Wolf and his friend Todd McGowan trace the proposed track of the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposed by Enbridge to deliver Alberta's Tar Sands bitumen to Asian markets. Their journey by bicycle, hiking, rafting and kayaking shows some somber challenges and risks with this billion-dollar project.

Over Land

Over Land

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This farm story, from the inside out, paints an intimate portrait of a Canadian family facing a crisis in agriculture.

Reservation Soldiers

Reservation Soldiers

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Reservation Soldiers takes a closer look at the complex relationship between the Canadian Forces and First Nations youth, following three young men from Saskatchewan reservations over a period of two years.

STRONG COFFEE: The Story of Café Femenino

STRONG COFFEE: The Story of Café Femenino

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STRONG COFFEE is an informative look at what it takes to get coffee into your morning cup and what your coffee purchase means to the farmers toiling in the world's coffee belt. It is a story of hope, determination, universal love, and tremendous strength.

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

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A Tropical Paradise provides an overview of the 80/20 split of global wealth and introduces the concept of developing countries and the origin of the term “third world.”

THE U.S. AND US

THE U.S. AND US

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Questioning the very notion of Canadian sovereignty, this short documentary features an amusing mélange of Quinn's street performances and sobering interviews from some of Canada's leading authors, activists and politicos.

Where to Next? • 80:20—The Developing World

Where to Next? • 80:20—The Developing World

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Where to Next? gives a thoughtful perspective on foreign aid, pointing out that outcomes are often greater for business development in donor nations than poverty reduction in recipient countries.