Hot Docs: Strategic Teacher now available in Media Services

“One of the greatest challenges facing schools today is the push to raise the expertise of teachers. but if teachers are going to become experts, they need proven strategies and the training to make them work…plain and simple. In ’The strategic teacher,’ renowned education consultant Harvey Silver illustrates practical ways to make this happen in … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Strategic Teacher now available in Media Services”


“One of the greatest challenges facing schools today is the push to raise the expertise of teachers. but if teachers are going to become experts, they need proven strategies and the training to make them work…plain and simple. In ’The strategic teacher,’ renowned education consultant Harvey Silver illustrates practical ways to make this happen in your school. Join Harvey as he showcases educators from across the United States who have used these strategies to transform their classrooms and schools into places full of a passion and joy for learning. This video features: Teachers who are using proven strategies to build student comprehension, inference, and critical thinking skills; School leaders who are helping teachers acquire the expertise needed to use these strategies effectively; Students whose lives as learners have been changed by the commitment their teachers and school leaders have made to improve instruction using strategic teaching.”–Container.

DVD 9491

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Hot Docs: Romantic Warriors now available in Media Services

Inspired by classical progressive rock bands of 40 years ago such as King Crimson, Emerson Lake, and Palmer and Pink Floyd, young bands of today have transformed progressive music into something new. Ignored by today’s music industry but empowered by the tools of the Internet, these young bnads are trying to find their audience while … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Romantic Warriors now available in Media Services”


Inspired by classical progressive rock bands of 40 years ago such as King Crimson, Emerson Lake, and Palmer and Pink Floyd, young bands of today have transformed progressive music into something new. Ignored by today’s music industry but empowered by the tools of the Internet, these young bnads are trying to find their audience while crafting a personal sound as an alternative to mainstream music.


DVD 9518
HU DVD 9518
(this copy is available for home use)

Distributor description: http://www.progdocs.com
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Hot Docs: Not my life now available in Media Services

This documentary features more than fifty interviews with trafficking victims and their advocates in government, law enforcement, civil society, and the private sector. DVD 9512 Distributor description: http://notmylife.org/about-film


This documentary features more than fifty interviews with trafficking victims and their advocates in government, law enforcement, civil society, and the private sector.

DVD 9512

Distributor description: http://notmylife.org/about-film

Hot Docs: Feminist Philosophers: In Their Own Words now available in Media Services

Feminist Philosophers: In Their Own Words This series provides educators and scholars with in-depth, digitally filmed interviews with many of the scholars who generated and initially sustained feminist philosophy in North America. Susan Bordo – DVD 6924Sandra Bartky – DVD 6925Alison M. Jaggar: April 23-24, 2004 Chicago – DVD 9486Sara Ruddick: may 21-22, 2004 New … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Feminist Philosophers: In Their Own Words now available in Media Services”

Feminist Philosophers: In Their Own Words

This series provides educators and scholars with in-depth, digitally filmed interviews with many of the scholars who generated and initially sustained feminist philosophy in North America.

Susan Bordo – DVD 6924
Sandra Bartky – DVD 6925
Alison M. Jaggar: April 23-24, 2004 Chicago – DVD 9486
Sara Ruddick: may 21-22, 2004 New York City – DVD 9487

Series website.

Hot Docs: Deciphering Dyslexia now available in Media Services

“The trials and triumphs of four people facing a lifelong struggle with learning. Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading and writing difficulties, affecting about 10 per cent of the population. [This documentary] is designed to raise awareness and provide an understanding of dyslexia, to bring a human face to this invisible disability and … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Deciphering Dyslexia now available in Media Services”


“The trials and triumphs of four people facing a lifelong struggle with learning. Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading and writing difficulties, affecting about 10 per cent of the population. [This documentary] is designed to raise awareness and provide an understanding of dyslexia, to bring a human face to this invisible disability and to reduce the stigma surrounding it. The film profiles four individuals and their families. Their stories, along with expert commentary, illustrate the likely causes of the disability and the most scientifically sound strategies for intervention”–container.

DVD 9399

Film website including clip:
http://www.knowledge.ca/program/deciphering-dyslexia

Hot Docs: Corporations in the Classroom now available in Media Services

“As cash-strapped schools struggle to pay for books and other materials, corporate sponsors are offering promotions, sponsorships, and even free curriculum. The line between corporate social responsibility and back-door marketing opportunities is blurring … This tough documentary asks: Should our schools be free of commercial messages? Or should they be a microcosm of the outside … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Corporations in the Classroom now available in Media Services”


“As cash-strapped schools struggle to pay for books and other materials, corporate sponsors are offering promotions, sponsorships, and even free curriculum. The line between corporate social responsibility and back-door marketing opportunities is blurring … This tough documentary asks: Should our schools be free of commercial messages? Or should they be a microcosm of the outside world, where access is sold to the highest bidder?”–Container.

DVD 9264

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Hot Docs: Coca Cola Case: A film about Coca-Cola and labor rights in Latin America now available in Media Services

In early 2000, two American lawyers in employment law, David Kovalik and Terry Collingsworth, embark on a crusade against the Coca-Cola empire. Indeed, in the offices of countries like Colombia, Guatemala and Turkey, it uses a paramilitary militia to remove or kill the workers trying to unionize. Denying their responsibility for these crimes, executives of … Continue reading “Hot Docs: Coca Cola Case: A film about Coca-Cola and labor rights in Latin America now available in Media Services”


In early 2000, two American lawyers in employment law, David Kovalik and Terry Collingsworth, embark on a crusade against the Coca-Cola empire. Indeed, in the offices of countries like Colombia, Guatemala and Turkey, it uses a paramilitary militia to remove or kill the workers trying to unionize. Denying their responsibility for these crimes, executives of Coca-Cola to take no action that this situation continues. Collingsworth Kovalik and filing lawsuits against Coca-Cola in the Federal Courts of the United States, and with the activist Ray Rogers, head of the Stop Killer Coke “, they manage to provoke a boycott of Coca-Cola in several American schools.

DVD 9254

Film website: http://www.thecoca-colacase.org

Hot Docs: Africa is a woman’s name now available in Media Services

This documentary follows three very different African women working to create change at all levels of society: Amai Rose, a Zimbabwean housewife and businesswoman; Phuti Ragophala, a school principal in one of South Africa’s poorest communities; and Njoki Ngund’u, a human rights attorney and member of Kenya’s parliament. DVD 9240 Women Make Movies description: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c809.shtml

This documentary follows three very different African women working to create change at all levels of society: Amai Rose, a Zimbabwean housewife and businesswoman; Phuti Ragophala, a school principal in one of South Africa’s poorest communities; and Njoki Ngund’u, a human rights attorney and member of Kenya’s parliament.

DVD 9240

Women Make Movies description: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c809.shtml

Hot Docs: When China met Africa now available in Media Services

“A historic gathering of over fifty African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr. Liu is one of thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs who have settled across the continent in search of new opportunities. He has just bought his fourth farm and business is booming. In northern … Continue reading “Hot Docs: When China met Africa now available in Media Services”


“A historic gathering of over fifty African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr. Liu is one of thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs who have settled across the continent in search of new opportunities. He has just bought his fourth farm and business is booming. In northern Zambia, Mr. Li, a project manager for a multinational Chinese company, is upgrading Zambia’s longest road. Pressure to complete the road on time intensifies when funds from the Zambian government start running out. Meanwhile Zambia’s Trade Minister is on route to China to secure millions of dollars of investment. Through the intimate portrayal of these characters, the expanding footprint of a rising global power is laid bare–pointing to a radically different future, not just for Africa, but also for the world.”–From distributor description.

DVD 9246

Distributor description: http://bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/wcma.html

Hot Docs: The Learning now available in Media Services

“The learning chronicles an emotionally charged year in the lives of four Filipino women as they leave their homeland to teach in Baltimore’s inner-city schools. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families’ impoverished lives back home. But the women also bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in America, … Continue reading “Hot Docs: The Learning now available in Media Services”


“The learning chronicles an emotionally charged year in the lives of four Filipino women as they leave their homeland to teach in Baltimore’s inner-city schools. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families’ impoverished lives back home. But the women also bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore’s tough realities” — container.

DVD 9236

Distributor description: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c813.shtml