For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted.
Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using the Place Hold function to have them taken to the library of your choice for pickup.
1. Battle for Brooklyn
HT 177 N5 B388 2011
‘Battle for Brooklyn’ follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for the densest real estate development in U.S. history.
2. Bugs, bones & botany : the science of crime
QH 313.5 F67 B842 2010
This documentary delves into the realities of crime science and introduces some unexpected heroes on the forensic scene. Bugs, plants, bones are some of nature’s best detectives.
3. A chemical reaction : the story of a true green revolution
RA 1270 P4 C49 2009
Much of Canada has spoken and many lawn and garden pesticides are now banned in most of the nation. “A Chemical Reaction” examines how Hudson, Quebec, became the first town in North America to eliminate these products and how its battle all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court inspired activists everywhere — yet some towns and provinces are still holding out.
4. Eyes on the fries : young workers in the service economy
HD 6273 E94 2004
Examines the rise of the low wage service sector and what it means for a generation of young Americans whose lives depend on it.
5. How to start a revolution
HM 1281 H69 2011
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp is one of the globe’s greatest thinkers on nonviolent revolutions. His work over the last 50 years has been groundbreaking.
6. Secure freedom
KF 9625 S43 2006
A handful of men are now held under Security Certificates, a loophole in immigration law that allows indefinite detention without charge or trial. While the government argues for their deportation to Middle Eastern countries where they’ll likely be tortured, the detainees are forced to wait for years in temporary holding cells.
Shocked to learn this is happening in Canada, Alexandre Trudeau investigates the shadowy law, first visiting detainee Hassan Almrei in prison.
7. Sin Pais (Without Country)
F 869 S39 G827 2010
In 1992, Sam and Elida Mejia left Guatemala during a violent civil war and brought their one-year old son, Gilbert, to California. The Mejia’s settled in the Bay Area, and for the past 17 years they have worked multiple jobs to support their family, paid their taxes, and saved enough to buy a home. They had two more children, Helen and Dulce, who are both U.S. citizens. Two years ago, immigration agents stormed the Mejia’s house looking for someone who didn’t live there. Sam, Elida, and Gilbert were all undocumented and became deeply entangled in the U.S. immigration system.
8. Untangling the Mind : the legacy of Dr. Heinz Lehmann
RC 438.6 L43 U58 1999
When Montreal psychiatrist, Dr. Heinz Lehmann launched his medical career in the 1930s, psychiatric hospitals were, in Lehmann’s own words, “Snake Pits.” Naked inmates lay in their own excrement. Screams and cries emanated from locked isolation wards. Orderlies wrestled violent patients into straightjackets. Lehmann refused to accept these conditions. “Untangling the Mind: The Legacy of Dr. Heinz Lehmann” tells the poignant story of the man who transformed North American asylums into the therapeutic environments they are today.
HV 4765 N7 W44 2005
Wegmans Cruelty is a half hour documentary produced by a small investigative team from the organization Compassionate Consumers. Organization members contacted Wegmans Food Markets to try to hold some meaningful dialogue about the conditions at Wegmans Egg Farm, and were then misled and dismissed by Wegmans representatives. The team set out to capture actual footage inside the farm and create a film based on their experience.
10. Wiebo’s War
TD 195 G3 W54 2012
Wiebo’s War is a feature documentary that tells the story of a man’s epic battle with the oil and gas industry. In the 1990s, natural gas wells were drilled near the home of Reverend Wiebo Ludwig and his clan in Alberta. Soon after, livestock began to die, and the Christian community started experiencing health problems, including a series of miscarriages. After 5 years of being ignored by the oil and gas industry, Ludwig decided to fight for his land and his family’s survival.