News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: May 2021 (Page 1 of 2)

Remembering Eric Carle

Beloved children’s book creator Eric Carle passed away  earlier this month at the age of 92.  His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 66 languages and sold over 50 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote. More than 152 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

Alloway Library’s Curriculum Resource Centre has over 25 of his colourful books in its collection and are now on display on the main level of the library. Stop by to check a world of ladybugs, spiders, sloths, pancakes and more to share with the child within or nearby!

NEW Curriculum Resource Titles, May 27

Check out NEW Curriculum Resource titles in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Contactless Holds Pickup.

A Bear’s Life by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read
(Interest Level: Grades K-7)
Second in the My Great Bear Rainforest series, this book highlights black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears through stunning photographs and follows these animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness–catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine and illustrated by Claudia Dávila
(Interest Level: Grades 5-9)
Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his schoolyard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Told in the first person and presented in a graphic novel format, the gripping story of Michel’s experience is moving and unsettling.

A Computer Called Katherine by Suzanne Slade and illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison
(Interest Level: Grades 1-3)
The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon.

The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the Race to Light the World by Mike Winchell
(Interest Level: Grades 7-11)
The book tells the story of three prominent men of the Gilded Age: Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse. It’s about how they were as individuals, what they did to advance society, how they worked to hone and improve their inventions, and ultimately, what they did to try to best their competition and win the battle.

Give Me Wings: How a Choir of Former Slaves took on the World by Kathy Lowinger
(Interest Level: Grades 9-12)
This book is a story of the Jubilee Singers, who traveled from Cincinnati to New York, following the path of the Underground Railroad. With every performance they endangered their lives and those of the people helping them, but they also broke down barriers between blacks and whites, lifted spirits, and even helped influence modern American music.

West Coast Wild: A Natural Alphabet by Deborah Hodge and pictures by Karen Reczuch
(Interest Level: Grades K-2)
This stunning nature alphabet book explores the fascinating ecosystem of the Pacific West Coast. From A to Z this book describes in vivid language the rainforest, ocean and beach, and a great variety of animals that a child might see walking along the shore — from tiny sea jellies to inquisitive sandpipers to leaping orcas.

100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters by Anna Claybourne
(Interest Level: Grades 3-7)
This book investigates nature’s worst moments, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed over 200,000 people to the historic 1900 Galveston hurricane. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about natural disasters and a whole lot of things you didn’t.

New Titles Tuesday, May 25

Here is a selection of new and updated titles in our catalogue featuring more from the National Film Board  as well as a rich collection of print material mostly related Irish theatre recently donated to the library.

 A capital plan /National Film Board of Canada. Ottawa, a capital city that grew without direction, is laid out afresh by an expert town planner. Tourists, diplomats and trade experts, walking in the shadow of the Peace Tower, see the historic Rideau Canal and the swimming and skiing facilities close to Ottawa’s centre. But they see, too, the cluttered buildings, the traffic bottlenecks, and the smoke from the cross-town tracks. To make Ottawa a city fit to be Canada’s capital, Jacques Gréber laid out ‘a capital plan.’ With tracks moved, factories relocated, and neighbourhoods redesigned as separate communities, Ottawa becomes a capital city of true beauty and dignity.

 A century of Irish drama: widening the stage /edited by Stephen Watt, Eileen Morgan, and Shakir Mustafa. This book traces a significant shift in 20th century Irish theatre from the largely national plays produced in Dublin to a more expansive international art form. Confirmed by the recent success outside of Ireland of the “third wave” of Irish playwrights writing in the 1990s, the new Irish drama has encouraged critics to reconsider both the early national theatre and the dramatic tradition it fostered.

 Billy Bishop goes to war: a play /by John Gray, with Eric Peterson.  Billy Bishop Goes to War ranks as one of Canada’s most successful and endearing musical dramas in history. The Governor General’s Award-winning musical documents the glorious World War I exploits of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop.

By the Bog of Cats /Marina Carr. Set in the mysterious landscape of the bogs of rural Ireland, Carr’s lyrical and timeless play tells the story of Hester Swane, an Irish traveller with a deep and unearthly connection to her land. Tormented by the memory of a mother who deserted her, Hester is once again betrayed, this time by the father of her child, the man she loves. On the brink of despair, she embarks on a terrible journey of vengeance as the secrets of her tangled history are revealed.

 Camera test /directed by Joyce Wong ; produced by Justine Pimlott, Anita Lee ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). Pairing intimate interviews with absurdist re-enactments, Joyce Wong crafts a tartly subversive look at patriarchy and racism in the film industry.

 Canada at war. Part 2, Blitzkrieg /produced by Stanley Clish, Donald Brittain, Peter Jones ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). April – November 1940. With devastating speed Germany takes Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Italy declares war. The British withdraw from Dunkirk. Mackenzie King feels the Canadian pulse on conscription. England is strafed by the Luftwaffe, and Britons accept Churchill’s challenge of “blood, sweat and tears.”.

 Canada in World War One /produced by Tim Wilson, Frank Spiller ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada. Canada’s role in the Allied Forces during the conflict is explored in this film, showing the brutal realities of trench warfare experienced by Canadian troops. These years of enemy bombings and shooting, left some 60, 000 soldiers dead.

 Canada vignettes: dance /directed by Lise-Hélène Larin ; produced by David Verrall, Derek Lamb ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). The metamorphosis of a map of Canada into human forms who share the natural resources to the rhythm of a dance.

Canada vignettes: June in Povungnituk : Quebec Arctic /directed by Alanis Obomsawin ; produced by Robert Verrall ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). On a beautiful summer’s day in Nunavik, a family enjoys the pleasures of berry picking and fishing as the sound of two Elders throat-singing fills the environment.

 Canada vignettes: log driver’s waltz /directed by John Weldon ; produced by David Verrall, Derek Lamb ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal. This lighthearted, animated tale is based on the song The Log Driver’s Waltz by Wade Hemsworth. Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing to the music of the Mountain City Four.

 Canada vignettes: logger /directed by Al Sens ; produced by Peter Jones, Robert Verrall ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). An animated history of logging on the British Columbia coast.

Canada vignettes: men of the deeps, Cape Breton /directed by Sandra Dudley ; produced by Dorothy Courtois, Peter Katadotis ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). A vignette of coal mines in New Waterford and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, featuring traditional Cape Breton folk songs sung by Men of the Deeps, a miners’ choral group.

 Canada vignettes: onions and garlic : a Hebrew fable /directed by Eva Szasz ; produced by Andy Thomson, Robert Verrall, Floyd Elliott ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). An animated film of an old Hebrew fable.

Canadian landscape /National Film Board of Canada. We accompany A.Y. Jackson on painting trips by canoe and on foot to the northern wilderness of Canada in autumn. He discusses his approach to his subject matter, and shows some of his paintings.

 Canadian screen magazine. No. 4 /production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa). Big Liz Brings Home 12 000 Happy Canadians: Canadian soldiers return home from Europe on the S.S. Queen Elizabeth. Troop Carrier to Airliner: Military aircraft are converted for use as commercial airplanes. B.C. Salmon Run: Commercial salmon fishing and processing in British Columbia is shown. Vets Regain Efficiency with Artificial Limbs: Rehabilitation programs for Canadian veterans allow them to become proficient in the use of artificial limbs. Students Produce Art China in New Industry: In Woodstock, Ontario, high school students participate in local ceramic-ware production.

 Canadians advance near Cambrai. 3 /production agencies: Ministry of Information (London), Canadian War Records Office (London). The devastating effects of shelling. Firemen, soldiers and civilians fight several fires in a village, brick buildings are reduced to rubble, and a water tank in a factory is totally destroyed.

 Caninabis /directed by Kaj Pindal ; produced by Gaston Sarault ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). Caninabis is an animated film about a dog whose brilliant career on the drug squad collapses when he mistakes a truckload of fertilizer for marijuana, causing an uncalled-for “bust.” He is the victim of “burn-out,” brought on by protracted smoking of drugs. The film’s message is clear: smoking marijuana is definitely not good for dogs. Film without words.

 Canon /directed by Norman McLaren, Grant Munro ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). McLaren and Munro use three different animation techniques to provide visual representations of canons in a film designed to teach viewers about this ancient musical form. The soundtrack combines both recorded classical music and sounds produced by a synthesizer.

 Capturing reality: the art of documentary /directed by Pepita Ferrari ; produced by Michelle van Beusekom ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). From cinema-vérité pioneers Albert Maysles, Joan Churchill and Michel Brault to maverick moviemakers like Errol Morris and Nick Broomfield — some of the doc world’s brightest lights reflect upon the unique power of the genre in Capturing Reality. Articulate and entertaining, provocative and thoughtful — the remarkable cast includes such luminaries as Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, the innovative British director Kim Longinotto and Alanis Obomsawin — the First Lady of First Nations cinema. Studded throughout are intimate interviews with 33 directors and clips from over 50 films — classics such as Grey Gardens and The Thin Blue Line, as well as such arresting recent work as Darwin’s Nightmare and The Day I Will Never Forget, offering insight into various aspects of the complex creative process. Provocative pranksters, courageous activists and consummate storytellers — directors discuss the multiple creative choices involved in making documentary cinema.

Caregivers. Episode four, Pat and Molly /directed by Dan Curtis ; produced by Adam Symansky, Don Haig ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). When she was a student nurse, Pat Tucker received training in bedside care. Today, she puts those skills to good use in caring for her mother who requires round-the-clock attention. Produced with the help of individual caregivers and community agencies across Canada, this is a “how-to” series with soul.

 Far from the land: new Irish plays /foreword by Sebastian Barry ; edited and introduced by John Fairleigh. A startling collection of plays by playwrights working in the north and south of Ireland, all of which have been groundbreaking events in contemporary Irish theatre.

Heroines: three plays /John Murrell, Sharon Pollock, Michel Tremblay ; edited by Joyce Doolittle. Three of Canada’s most distinguished playwrights – Tremblay, Pollock and Murrell – depict vivid manifestations of the feminine.

 Jennie’s story ; & Under the skin /Betty Lambert. Winner of the 1983 Chalmers Canadian Play Award, Jennie’s Story is set in the late 1930s on the Canadian prairies. It concerns the Sexual Sterilization Act  allowing a sterilization procedure to be performed without consent on individuals that were deemed to be unfit or mentally challenged. Jennie McGrane takes the title role, and her discovery of what the priest Father Fabrizeau has done to her is the central drama of the play. Believing she had an appendectomy when she was a teenager, the truth is revealed when she’s unable to conceive. In Under the Skin, Emma, the twelve-year-old daughter of Maggie Benton, has disappeared. John and Renee Gifford, Maggie’s neighbours and friends, attempt to console her, but their own ominous behaviour makes this a cold comfort.

Joyce, O’Casey, and the Irish popular theater /Stephen Watt. This study explores Ireland’s late 19th-century popular theater and its impact on the works of two of its major writers, James Joyce and Sean O’Casey. Employing the strategies of Marxist cultural analysis and the “New Historicism,” Watt recreates a seldom-discussed aspect of Irish popular culture and assesses its contribution to various political and social discourses in turn-of- the-century Dublin.

 Livingstone /Tim Jeal. Teal draws on fresh sources to provide the most fully rounded portait yet of this complicated man, dogged for years by private and public failure despite his full share of success.

Making sense of the journey: the geography of our faith : Mennonite stories integrating faith and life and the world of thought /edited by Robert Lee and Nancy V. Lee ; foreword by Loren E. Swartzendruber. The Mennonite writers of this book were Depression-era babies who amid experiencing World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, and the Cold wars, helped Eastern Mennonite College and North American Mennonites develop more global perspectives and commitments.

 North ; also, Soldiers ; Act of union ; Mary’s men: four plays /by Seamus Finnegan.

Ourselves alone /by Anne Devlin. Three women in Belfast dream of escaping the political peril that marks their lives, but cannot because of the family loyalties instilled in them and their complicated relationships with men.

 Plays–one /Enda Walsh ; with a foreword by the author.  The first eight astonishing plays by Enda Walsh, ‘one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre’ . Bursting onto the theatre scene in 1996 with Disco Pigs, Enda Walsh has delivered a sustained fusillade of strikingly original plays ever since. This volume, with a Foreword by the author, contains: The Ginger Ale Boy about a Cork cabaret about a ventriloquist who loses control. Disco Pigs , his breakthrough play, that ‘does for Irish kids what Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting did for young Scots’. Misterman  in which we meet Thomas Magill on his obsessive mission to bring God to the townsfolk of Inishfree. bedbound, his Fringe First Award-winning play, in which a father and daughter are trapped in their own compulsive and claustrophobic story. The Small Things, a ‘harrowingly precise and poetic’ exploration of language and our need for words to survive. Chatroom, a chilling tale of teenage manipulation. Also included are two previously unpublished short plays, How These Desperate Men Talk and Lynndie’s Gotta Gun , written during Walsh’s time working with European theatremakers.

 The beauty queen of Leenane and other plays /Martin McDonagh. These three plays are set in a town in Galway so blighted by rancor, ignorance, and spite that, as the local priest complains, God Himself seems to have no jurisdiction there. The Beauty Queen of Leenane portrays ancient, manipulative Mag and her virginal daughter, Maureen, whose mutual loathing may be more durable than any love. In A Skull in Connnemara, Mick Dowd is hired to dig up the bones in the town churchyard, some of which belong to his late and oddly unlamented wife. And the brothers of The Lonesome West have no sooner buried their father than they are resuming the vicious and utterly trivial quarrel that has been the chief activity of their lives.

 The Canadian pavilion, Expo 67 /National Film Board of Canada. The visit to the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67 highlights Canada’s natural resources and advances in technology and science.

 The canoe /National Film Board of Canada. Utilizing engineering ingenuity that is centuries old, Atikamekw elders Agatha and Cézar Néwashish build a small-scale version of a birch-bark canoe. With their expert hands, a stunning work of art is created

The cemetery of Europe: The Spanish play, The German connection, The Murphy girls: three plays /by Seamus Finnegan.

 The custom of the country /John Fletcher and Philip Massinger ; this edition prepared by Nick de Somogyi. This 17th-century play by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger traces the fortunes of two brothers shipwrecked in a foreign land. By turns poignant and risqué, sentimental and satirical, its beautifully crafted plot embodies the collaborative art of its authors.

The field, and other Irish plays /John B. Keane. The Field, Sive, & Big Maggie portray ordinary people confronting change in modern Ireland.

 The Gigli concert /by Tom Murphy. ‘One of the greatest Irish plays of the century’ (Irish Times.)  Murphy’s gift – here and in his other plays – is at once to stimulate and destabilise. It’s a thrilling and intense experience to sit in a theatre and hardly to know where you are or that anything exists beyond the stage in front of you. This is a dark, funny, consuming evening of high points, breaking points, hangovers and hints – uncertain hints – of hope’ (Observer)”

 The magnificent voyage of Emily Carr /Jovette Marchessault, translated by Linda Gaboriau. Emily Carr lived in a magical place that she had christened The House of All Sorts. In this house ,Carr, with all her greatness and her imperfections, receives visitors

The matrix of Christian ethics: integrating philosophy and moral theology in a postmodern context /Patrick Nullens & Ronald T. Michener.  This book begins to delve into this relevant and contemporary subject through methodological reflection on the commands, purposes, values, and virtues of Christian life in today”s context. To address these factors, an integrative approach to ethics is proposed, borrowing from classical ethical models such as consequential ethics, principle ethics, virtue ethics, and value ethics. This is what the authors call a matrix of Christian ethics.   It concludes with some practically oriented guidelines to help the reader consider contemporary ethical questions and conflicts within a framework of biblical wisdom, in view of the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of followers of Christ.

The Melville boys /Norm Foster. Two men arrive at their cabin in the woods for a weekend of drinking and fishing. The arrival of two sisters changes everything.

The mousetrap: a play in two acts /by Agatha Christie.

The Oxford history of Ireland /edited by R.F. Foster.  This volume captures all the varied legacies of the Emerald Isle, from the earliest prehistoric communities and the first Christian settlements, through the centuries of turbulent change and creativity, right up to the present day. Written by a team of scholars–all of whom are native to Ireland–this book offers the most authoritative account of Irish history yet published for the general reader.

 The Pillowman /Martin McDonagh. A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

 The steward of Christendom /Sebastian Barry. The play that established Barry as one of Ireland”s most powerful contemporary playwrights. Thomas Dunne, ex-chief superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan police looks back on his career built during the latter years of Queen Victoria”s empire, from his home in Baltinglass in Dublin in 1932. Like King Lear, Dunne tries valiantly to break free of history and himself.

New Titles Tuesday, May 18

Here is a selection of titles added to the collection in the past week.

Today, we include  items from our National Film Board streaming media collection of some6000 titles. These video titles are not necessarily new – but have had their catalogue records upgraded by the National Film Board.  It’s a great collection spanning more than 50 years of Canadian documentary and art film.

 “CONTACT”: requiem for a word / directed by: Olivier D. Asselin ; produced by: Pierre-Mathieu Fortin, Nathalie Cloutier ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). An investigation into how language is changing in the age of COVID-19. The complete upheaval of social relationships today is leading to the reinterpretation of certain terms, which have suddenly taken on a fatal connotation. This film is a funeral mass in memory of the word “contact.”

 1999 / directed by: Samara Grace Chadwick ; produced by: Annette Clarke, Dominic Desjardins, Sarah Spring, Selin Murat, Aline Schmid, Kat Baulu, Jac Gautreau  When death haunts a high school in a small town in the late 1990s, everyone is forever transformed. 1999 is not a ghost story, but the ghosts are palpable at every turn. The absences left by the relentless teenage suicides still shimmer with questions, trauma and regret. Ultimately the film weaves together multiple voices in a collective essay on how grief is internalized-and how, as children, we so painfully learn to articulate our desire to stay alive.

 55 socks / National Film Board of Canada. Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, the animated short 55 socks, by Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman, pays tribute to the ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period of their history – the winter of hunger in 1944-45. It’s the closing months of the war in occupied Holland and some women unravel a beautiful bedspread in order to knit 55 socks to barter for food. a simple, poetic film of rare beauty.  .

 60 day cycle / directed by: Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg ; produced by: Nicholas Klassen, Robert McLaughlin ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). When society shifts abruptly into pandemic low gear, a lone cyclist embarks on a tour that begins with shuttered shops and empty streets, and ends with a city opening up to a new reality.

Action: the October Crisis of 1970 / director and narrator, Robin Spry ; written by Robin Spry. A long and thoughtful look at the desperate days of October 1970 when Montreal awaited the outcome of FLQ terrorist acts, placing the events of the October Crisis in the long perspective of history. Compiled from news clips and other films, it shows independence movements and their leaders past and present, reflects the mingled relief, dismay, and defiance when the Canadian army came to Montreal, and shows how political leaders viewed the intervention.

Afterlife / National Film Board of Canada. What is dying? How does it feel? Afterlife is an impressionistic and visionary response to these eternal questions. Based on recent studies, case histories, and some of the ancient myths, the afterlife state is portrayed as an awesome but methodical working-out of all the individual’s past experiences. Film without words.

Aftermath: the legacy of suicide / directed by: Lisa Fitzgibbons ; produced by: Jacques Ménard ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). Filmmaker Lisa Fitzgibbons grew up with the uneasy feeling that things were not as they seemed. Then she finally learned that her father had ended his life. Surprised to discover that she is not alone, she reaches out to other survivors and meets two people who also lost their fathers to suicide at an early age. We listen to their stories, presented simply and compassionately against a background of poetic images. In speaking of their experiences, buried emotions resurface. Hope is reborn as all three come to terms with their fathers’ death – and with their own lives. In French with English subtitles.

Alouette / National Film Board of Canada. Norman McLaren and Rene Jodoin created this animated version of the popular French song, using simple drawings and paper cut-outs. The lyrics appear on the screen to encourage the audience to join in and sing along.

And so to bed / National Film Board of Canada. Peabody Award-winning director Jeff McKay takes us on an unusual odyssey into the world of the commonplace–our beds. Visit the beds of families, Nevada hookers, truckers, a murderer in his cell, artists, an undertaker, a coroner and a homeless man who remembers his mother tucking him in.

 Angry Inuk / directed by: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ; produced by: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Bonnie Thompson, Bob Moore, Daniel Cross, David Christensen . In her film Angry Inuk, Inuk director Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities. Arnaquq-Baril and her cameras travel through the Canadian Arctic, giving voice to the people the animal activists rarely bother to meet: the hunters, the craftspeople, the families for whom the seal hunt is a critical part of their livelihood and survival. She follows a group of students to Europe, where they plead the Inuit case before a European Union panel. The film interweaves the reality of Inuit life with the story of their challenge to both the anti-sealing industry and those nations that mine resources on Inuit lands while simultaneously destroying the main sustainable economy available to the people who live there.

Animation from Cape Dorset / National Film Board of Canada. A collection of short animated sequences produced by Inuit of the Cape Dorset (Baffin Island) Film Animation Workshop, which was established to teach to northern people a new and novel form of creative expression. The results, as shown here, reveal an easy adaptation to the medium, a keen sense of observation and an underlying humour, whether the subject be fact or fancy.

Arctic Circle – episode two: battle for the pole / directed by Wally Longul, Takashi Shibasaki, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Atsushi Nishida. Shot in HD, in some of the world’s most desolate and stunning locations, Arctic Circle marries dramatic footage with hard science and striking computer graphics to tell the story of climate change as nobody has seen it before.

A–holes: a theory / directed by John Walker ; produced by Ann Bernier, Annette Clarke, John Walker Ever get the impression that a–holes are taking over? A–holes: A Theory, a timely new doc from John Walker, investigates the breeding grounds of contemporary culture and searches for signs of civility in a rude-‘n-nasty universe. Inspired by Aaron James’ New York Times bestseller of the same name.

At the caribou crossing place. Part 1 / directed by Quentin Brown Part of a series on the Netsilik Inuit as documented by the Education Development Center. In this part, the time is early autumn, the place an Inuit camp in the Pelly Bay region of the Canadian Arctic. A woman, a boy and two men are shown occupied with their various activities. Film without words.

 Audacious / National Film Board of Canada. Michael Bublé reveals the source of his creative courage in this captivating short film. Supported by a devoted family who always believed in his dreams, Bublé remains a rebel. With 50 million albums sold, this inimitable Canadian artist is beloved by audiences around the globe, and continues to defy all expectations.

 Avenue zero / National Film Board of Canada. Asian girls are enslaved in suburban massage parlors. Domestic workers toil like slaves in suburban homes. Girls in a Montreal subway station are lured into prostitution. Vancouver gangs recruit Honduran boys to sell drugs … Human trafficking is a reality today. And it’s happening closer to home than you might think. Featuring candid interviews with victims, witnesses, and perpetrators, Avenue Zero weaves a spellbinding portrait of a dark and sinister trade flourishing in the shadows of the law.

 Holy Trinity, perfect community / Leonardo Boff ; translated from the Portuguese by Phillip Berryman. In this insightful work, Leonardo Boff unpacks the mysteries of Trinitarian faith, showing why it makes a difference to believe that God is communion and a model for Christian life today.

The apology / directed by Tiffany Hsiung ; produced by Anita Lee, Anita Lee ; production agency: National Film Board of Canada (Montreal). The Apology follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten. Whether they are seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government or summoning the courage to finally share their secret with loved ones, their resolve moves them forward as they seize this last chance to set future generations on a course for reconciliation, healing, and justice. .

 The awful fate of Melpomenus Jones / National Film Board of Canada. Based on the Stephen Leacock short story, this amusing film, animated and set to toe-tapping ragtime music, tells of a polite and timid young curate with a major shortcoming. He just could not bring himself to say goodbye, and this was to cause him great grief and considerable consternation.

The pillar. TWU CONTENT. From 1963 to 2021, TWU’s annual yearbook captures the images of life on campus. The unprecedented 2020-2021 issue is now in the library

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