March 02, 2009

New DVD's available to borrow or view online

Alloway librarians are cataloguing a new batch of DVDs you can request, check out, or view most of them online via the catalogue.

Tribute to Quebec City The National Film Board is offering an exceptional audiovisual heritage: It’s a box set of nine NFB films on the history of Québec City. The three DVDs include a teacher’s guide. Follow this heritage online too! Watch seven of the complete films for free on the site.

Titles in the set include: (Click on titles to connect to more information from NFB)
Carnival in Quebec
The Calèche Driver
Dreams of a Land
The Fate of America
Walls of Memory
Samuel de Champlain (Quebec 1603)
My Park, My Plains
Madwoman of God
Forever Quebec
For the following items, click on the title to access high and low resolution streaming video options. TWU log in may be required.

The Sustainable City
"Cities are man's nature," but as the urbanization of the planet intensifies and natural resources diminish, the way we think about and build in our cities is increasingly being questioned. This program interviews city planners, architects, bureaucrats, and engineers in Europe who are creating innovative solutions and designs for cities, transportation infrastructures, public spaces, and private homes as well as alternative, sustainable, ecological and healthy building materials, processes, and working and living environments.

Autism Spectrum Disorders is a 6 disc set containing 3 programs on DVD (The Many Faces of autism: Autism: the diagnostic process; and Treating individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders) as well as 2 discs with instructor's guides and self grading tests. Because of the wide breadth of material presented, this is an excellent resource.

Child Slavery BBC Reporter Rageh Omaar travels to Ghana, Saudi Arabia, India, Cambodia and Peru to investigate child slavery practices and the circumstances that lead to slavery in these countries. Some are sold to child traffickers by desperately poor parents, and others are bonded labour paying off family debts. Many are simply economic slaves, forced to work long hours in dangerous conditions just to supplement a pitiful family income in order to survive. Others are sex slaves, imprisoned and abused constantly. Profiles children who are or who have been in slavery.

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