Re: [Videolib] Looking for movie recommendations to match the book "Three cups of tea"

Christine Godin (diractor@yahoo.com)
Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:14:03 -0700 (PDT)

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If you are familiar with the Life series put out by Bullfrog, there is one about Turkey and how it recognized that educating girls was the future, unlike the story about Pakistan. The title is Educating Yaprak. These series are wonderful and most titles are relatively short in length.

"At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Turkey is a country with a large, young population. But literacy rates have traditionally lagged behind neighboring Greece and Bulgaria. With its sights firmly set on future EU membership, Turkey has identified education as key to reducing poverty. So Turkey has embarked on an ambitious campaign, targeting those most deprived of education - young teenage girls - especially from the poor rural areas. Life visits Turkey's eastern Province of Van and meets 13-year-old Yaprak, just one of the many targeted by this massive education drive. She, for one, is sure of the benefits. "I want to study until the end. I want to finish university. I want to have a job." "

Christine Godin

Gary Handman <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu> wrote:
Here's an interesting possibility

Granito de arena
For more than 20 years, global economic forces have been dismantling public education in Mexico, but always in the constant shadow of popular resistance. This film is the story of that resistance -- of a grassroots, non-violent movement of public schoolteachers who took Mexico by surprise and who have endured brutal repression in their struggle to defend public education. DVD 1: In English (narration) & Spanish (interviews), with optional subtitles in English, English & Spanish, German or French. DVD 2: In Spanish with no subtitles; in Portuguese (narration) & Spanish (interviews), with Portuguese subtitles. Subject Headings Public schools -- Mexico. Written, produced, and directed by Jill Freidberg. 2005. 61 min.

available from: http://www.corrugate.org/corrugate/corrugated_films

At 12:09 PM 7/6/2007, you wrote:
Hi! Our community just selected the book "Three Cups of Tea" by Mortenson and Relin as our One Book, One Community read for next spring.
I am looking for recommendations - 2 or 3 documentaries and 2-3 features - that would augment the book and lead to a possible film showing at the library.
Any suggestions? I've included the publisher's description below to give you an idea of the book's content.

"One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time-- Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself-- at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools"--From publisher description.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Renee

Renee Zurn
Duluth Public Library
520 W. Superior St.
Duluth MN 55811

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors. Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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<div>If&nbsp; you are familiar with the Life series put out by Bullfrog, there is one about Turkey and how it recognized that educating girls was the future, unlike the story about Pakistan. The title is <STRONG><EM>Educating Yaprak.</EM></STRONG> These series are wonderful and most titles are relatively short in length.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>"At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Turkey is a country with a large, young population. But literacy rates have traditionally lagged behind neighboring Greece and Bulgaria. With its sights firmly set on future EU membership, Turkey has identified education as key to reducing poverty. So Turkey has embarked on an ambitious campaign, targeting those most deprived of education - young teenage girls - especially from the poor rural areas. <I>Life</I> visits Turkey's eastern Province of Van and meets 13-year-old Yaprak, just one of the many targeted by this massive education drive. She, for one, is sure of the benefits. "I want
to study until the end. I want to finish university. I want to have a job." "</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Christine Godin<BR><BR><B><I>Gary Handman &lt;ghandman@library.berkeley.edu&gt;</I></B> wrote:</div> <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">Here's an interesting possibility<BR><BR><B>Granito de arena<BR></B>For more than 20 years, global economic forces have been dismantling public education in Mexico, but always in the constant shadow of popular resistance. This film is the story of that resistance -- of a grassroots, non-violent movement of public schoolteachers who took Mexico by surprise and who have endured brutal repression in their struggle to defend public education. DVD 1: In English (narration) &amp; Spanish (interviews), with optional subtitles in English, English &amp; Spanish, German or French. DVD 2: In Spanish with no subtitles; in Portuguese (narration) &amp; Spanish (interviews), with
Portuguese subtitles. Subject Headings Public schools -- Mexico. Written, produced, and directed by Jill Freidberg. 2005. 61 min. <BR><BR>available from: <A href="http://www.corrugate.org/corrugate/corrugated_films" eudora="autourl">http://www.corrugate.org/corrugate/corrugated_films<BR><BR><BR><BR></A>At 12:09 PM 7/6/2007, you wrote:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE class=cite cite="" type="cite">Hi!&nbsp; Our community just selected the book "Three Cups of Tea"&nbsp; by Mortenson and Relin as our One Book, One Community read for next spring.&nbsp; <BR>I am looking for recommendations -&nbsp; 2 or 3 documentaries and 2-3 features - that would augment the book and lead to a possible film showing at the library.<BR>Any suggestions?&nbsp; I've included the publisher's description below to give you an idea of the book's content.<BR><BR>
mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time-- Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself-- at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools"--From publisher description.<BR><BR>Thanks for any help you can give me.<BR><BR>Renee<BR><BR>Renee Zurn<BR>Duluth Public Library <BR>520 W. Superior St.<BR>Duluth MN&nbsp; 55811<BR><BR><BR>VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of
issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors. </BLOCKQUOTE><X-SIGSEP> <div></X-SIGSEP>Gary Handman<BR>Director<BR>Media Resources Center<BR>Moffitt Library<BR>UC Berkeley<BR>ghandman@library.berkeley.edu<BR><A href="http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC" eudora="autourl">http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC<BR><BR></A>"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."<BR><BR>--Guy Debord<BR></div></BLOCKQUOTE><BR><
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.