Yorkton Short Film Library 69

V234-02
GHOSTS ON THE LAND
Documentary Social/Political
46:58
Prod. Co.: Non-Inferno Media Inc.
Ghosts on the Land examines Canada’s
farm-income crisis through the stories of three
Saskatchewan farm families who are dealing
with the situation in different ways. It also
addresses the cultural consequences that
accompany the shift to a global economy and
it’s impact on the family farm.

V087-02
GIFT OF SUMMER, A
Documentary Social/Political
60:00
Prod. Co.: Turner Thompson Entertainment
A Gift of Summer is the compelling story of
Dr. Dan Offord, the renowned child psychiatrist
and Order of Canada recipient, who has
dedicated his life to helping children in need.
He is the director of a unique camp on the
shores of Christie Lake near Ottawa – a camp
that provides outdoor recreation and skills
development programs for boys and girls from
underprivileged circumstances.

V327-02
GIFT OF THE CREATOR’S GAME, THE
Documentary Short Subject
24:50
Prod. Co.: Big Soul Productions
The Gift of the Creator’s Game is an
exploration into the history and future of
Lacrosse from an Iroquoian perspective.
Lacrosse is looked upon as a sacred gift from
the creators for healing purposes. Including
interviews with Lacrosse legends Judy “Punch”
Garlow and Gaylord Powless, we explore the
evolution of Lacrosse, its introduction to the
modern world and how it has maintained it’s
cultural integrity despite its recent wave of
Commercialisation.

V218-99
GIFT, THE
Documentary General Subject
48:00
Prod. Co.: National Film Board of Canada
If you want to understand birth, you have to go
back to the first one. And for us, that’s the sky
woman, the story of the pregnant woman falling
through the sky. And when she fell, she had
corn under her fingernails – a gift to the
Americas.

F604-00
GIFT, THE
Drama
25:00
Prod. Co.: Cheshire Films
Nia and Burke live inside safe and comfortable
routines that pattern their relationship, work and
life together. The Gift is a darkly comedic tale
about trying to inject passion into this ritualistic
relationship..and taxidermy.

V145-02
GILDAN
Documentary Short Subject
14:42
Prod. Co.: CBC
96
Examination of working conditions maintained by
Canadian t-shirt manufacturer in Honduras. Gildan
Activewear of Montreal promised first world
standards to its third world employees. But didn’t
deliver.

V361-01
GILLER PRIZE 2000, THE
Industrial/Promotional
24:13
Prod. Co.: Associated Producers
Canada’s Giller Prize is one of the most prestigious
literary awards in the world. The award is
presented as part of a live broadcast during which
each nominated author’s book is interpreted in 2-3
minute video, featuring a dramatic visual
interpretation of a pivotal scene from the novel.

V230-02-W
GILLER PRIZE 2001, THE
Industrial/Promotional
20:00
Prod. Co.: 90th Parallel Film & Television
Production Ltd.
The Giller Prize is Canada’s premiere prize for
fiction. The videos are featured at the gala awards
ceremony and are intended to give a sense of what
the book is generally about and a feel for the
author’s intent and inspiration.

V094-01
GIRLS WHO SAY YES
Drama
23:00
Prod. Co.: Canadian Film Centre
Two girls. One ex-boyfriend. Shake, but don’t stir
- a sexy recipe for reversing positions of power in
friendship.

V225-00
GLADYS
Documentary General Subject
55:00
Prod. Co.: Productions La Fete
On June 27th, 1998 she celebrated her 104th
birthday. She is still living by herself in her New
York apartment.

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GLASSES
Animation
23:00
Prod. Co.: National Film Board of Canada
Funny and poignant, Glasses is a vivid cinematic
exploration of elementary school life and just how
hard it can be when you don’t see things quite the
way everyone else does.

V074-03-W
GLENN GOULD: The Russian Journey
Documentary History
57:00
Prod. Co.: DocuTainment Plus Productions Inc
This documentary follows Gould’s 1957 visit to
the Soviet Union, where, at the age of 24, he
became the first North American pianist to play
behind the Iron Curtain.

V202-97
GLIMMER OF HOPE
Documentary Over 30 Mins
52:00
Prod. Co.: National Film Board of Canada
In heart-rending scenes of real-life drama,
Glimmer Of Hope documents the tragedy and
healing of one family who experienced the
murder of their daughter and sister. In meeting
the killers, they bring a monstrous act and its
perpetrators into human focus.

V013-01
GLOBAL CITIZENS: Canadians Reaching
Out To The World
Educational/Instructional
11:06
Prod. Co.: Canadian International Development
Agency
Meet Canadians who have made a personal
commitment to fight poverty and help improve
the lives of people around the world. Among
those featured is Dr. James Orbinski, president
of Doctors Without Borders.

V081-02
GLOBAL WARNING: Episode #1: October
17, 2001
Educational/Instructional
60:00
Prod. Co.: Knowledge Network
This episode examines the history of global
warming and the nature of climate change.
Viewers learn about different forms of
greenhouse gases and visit some of Canada’s
leading climatologists at the University of
Victoria. The program will reveal tangible,
dramatic evidence of climate change in British
Columbia.

Natural Actor
actor

Benson is the main character in the first short movie in the history of Vimeiro Productions (now Hudson-Vimeiro Productions given the fact I live now next to this river) – Acordar (Waking up).
He’s a natural talented actor and a web designer for BES (see www.bes.pt).
He lives in a room that I call the Batcave (remember Batman) and drives a VW Golf (that I call the Batcar – yes, it’s black). His loyal sidekick is his dog (and alter ego) Benson.
So…who is Benson?…Long story.
I can only say that Benson is one of the founders of the Lisbon Horror Movies Film Club (more information at www.ctlx.com).
I hope I could film with him again in a near future.

(Note: Portugal is a sunny and joyful place…even in the winter about 70F)

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