Yorkton Short Film Library 109

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In doing my homework on things to see while I was in Dublin I was particularly struck by the description in one book of "Famine", a sculpture group by Rowan Gillespie. The sculptures represent victims of the enormously tragic famine of the mid-1800′s, where a full quarter of the Irish population died or left the country in hopes of better elsewhere.

I walked out to the sculptures on the first of my two nights in Dublin (which was a long haul). It was indeed a incredibly powerful piece of art, perhaps more so in the dark. It was a bit weird, though, to have the holiday lights as the back drop for this harrowing set of figures.

The dome in the background is the Customs House. I really liked the moving traffic lights in the background. The nifty Gorillapod I got last year for Xmas was wonderful for this and many of the other night shots that I got while I was in Dublin.

V315-01
MADE IN CHINA
Multicultural/Race Relations
47:00
Prod. Co.: Holiday Pictures Ltd.
Made in China tells the poignant stories of
adopted children from China, predominantly
girls, who live with Canadian families and face
the challenge of making sense of their identity
and their roots at a very young age.

V436-97
MADE IN TAIWAN
Documentary Over 30 Mins
45:00
Prod. Co.: James Howard
From the busy streets of Taipei to the beauty of
the mountainous countryside, independent
filmmaker James Howard combines personal
narration with interviews from Taiwanese
citizens to offer an exciting exploration of
Taiwanese culture.

V239-95
MADISON: Man in the Moon (Series Finale)
Drama
23:34
Prod. Co.: Forefront Productions Corp.
In this, the final episode of the season for
Madison, Derek pulls his friend Jamie back
from the brink of suicide.

V132-98
MADONNA: Live In Much
Performing Arts/Entertainment
60:00
Prod. Co.: MuchMusic
Madonna drops in to Much and answered
questions from her fans in the environment via
phone, fax, e-mail, and Speakers Corner.

V349-05
MAGIC LION, THE
Animation
06:51
Prod. Co.: NFB
The Magic Lion is about an African boy who
goes on a quest to save the life of his gravely ill
grandfather.

V265-02
MAGIC OF ANANSI, THE
Animation
06:30
Prod. Co.: National Film Board of Canada
Anansi the spider is tired of being looked down
on by all the jungle animals – just because his
webs don’t catch bugs. The fearsome Mr. Tiger
promises to respect the little spider if he brings
him Mr. Snake, the world’s grumpiest creature.
In the end, see what wins Anansi the respect of
the other creatures.

V361-99
MAGIC, THE
Experimental
05:00
Prod. Co.: R. Heydon
In an aura of suspense and fantasy, the short
film The Magic is a tale of a mysterious man who
enters a window to another dimension, where he
recognizes his connection with the cosmos, which
scares him. He runs away only to get hit by a car.

V245-06
MAGIC TOUCH, THE
Documentary Arts/Culture
52:15
InformAction Films
A journey into the creative world of Dominique
Lemieux, flamboyant designer of the magical
costumes that have become the trademark of the
Cirque du Soleil around the world.

V288-02
MAGNETS, THE/Aimants, Les
Animation
01:00
Prod. Co.: National Film Board of Canada
A one-minute clip intended for kids 9 to 12 but sure
to please adults too!

V121-99
MAGNIFICENT ABERSONS, THE
Documentary History
23:05
Prod. Co.: White Pine Pictures
The Magnificent Abersons recounts a Dutch
family’s immigration to Dauphin, Manitoba in the
1920’s. Seduced by romantic images touting the
prairies as the new Eldorado, the young couple
soon realized that Dauphin was no Eden and
farming no romance.

V276-03
MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: The Katherine
de Montrose
Documentary Series
22:00
Prod. Co.: Summit Films
A dream of sailing the distant seas is what has
driven 67-year-old Dick Lennox to continue
building his yacht for 27 years. Now struggling
with emphysema and with his kids all gown up, he
may have to reconsider his deck crew and whether
or not he has what it takes to be the skipper.

V116-04
MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: Voodoo
Documentary Series
60:00
Prod. Co: Summit Films
Marie-Monique Jean-Gilles is a talented children’s
entertainer- but she is also a Mambo or Voodoo
princess.

V099-05
MAHER ARAR
Documentary Point of View
40:33
Prod. Co.: Radio-Canada
Maher Arar, Canadian citizen of Syrian birth,
arrested in New York by the US security, suspected
of links with Al Qaeda, deported to Syria,
imprisoned and tortured for one year. He wants
to clear his name publicly of all suspicion and
find out the truth of who was behind all of this.

V220-06
MAKE SOME NOISE: Activism Is
Everywhere
Youth Production
22:39
Omni Film Productions Limited
‘Make Some Noise’ is a half-hour, thirteen-part
series showcasing teens and 20-somethings who
will stop at nothing to make themselves heard.
Episode One: A young man inspires three teens
who change lives on the other side of the world
and a teenage girl on a mission.

V413-97
MAKING HISTORY: Louis Riel And The
North-west Rebellion Of 1885
Multimedia
Prod. Co.: National Film Board of Canada
One of the most exciting events in shaping
Canadian history. Employing a medium that is a
hybrid of film, books, radio and computer
games, we’re taken on a journey back in time to
observe first-hand, the interaction between the
people involved.

V182-06
MAKING IT BIG: Fashion Designers
Lifestyle Programs
45:50
Force Four Entertainment Inc.
Three up-and-coming fashion designers must
create a fabulous cocktail dress in just two
hours, as they vie for the opportunity to be
mentored by fashion icon Cynthia Steffe and to
have their work displayed at Saks Fifth Avenue
in New York City.

V134-99
MAKING IT RIGHT HERE
Commercials
09:30
Prod. Co.: Communications Nova Scotia
TV ad series designed to demonstrate the
success many Nova Scotians are enjoying due to
their hard work and innovation.

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