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Thin Ice Extended Edition

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Edition: Extended Edition with Extras
Duration: 73 minutes
Extras: 57 minutes
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
Year: 2013

A David Sington/Simon Lamb Film

Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming, filming scientists at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. The result is both a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate.

Thin Ice is a joint initiative between the University of Oxford, Victoria University of Wellington and DOX Productions, London. Both Universities have active programmes with world-wide networks of collaborators in climate change and related research.

Photographed by Simon Lamb
Edited by David Fairhead
Music by Philip Sheppard
Co-produced by Catherine Fitzgerald
Executive Producers Peter Barrett and Philip England
Directed by Simon Lamb and David Sington

SKU: 062001

Home Use Price: $35.00
Institutions Price:$92.00

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Aftershock & Would You Survive?

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration Total: 143 minutes
Year: 2008

Mind The Gap

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 46 mins approx.
Year: 2013

Why is the gap between the rich and the poor growing faster in New Zealand than in most other OECD countries? And why is inequality bad for all of us?

Award winning documentary maker Bryan Bruce files his special report on what’s gone wrong with our economy and what we can do about it.

Bruce spent 18 months researching and filming his documentary which screened on TV3. He got interviews with some of the world’s leading economists – like Muhammad Yunus who won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his concept of micro-loans, Prof Robert Wade of the London School of Economcs, Cambridge professor and best selling author Dr Ha-Joon Chang, and Prof Richard Wilkenson whose book The Spirit Level triggered a world wide debate about the effects of inequality.

“What I learned,” Bruce says, “is that Neoliberal economic theory has failed to deliver the greatest good to the greatest number of people which, in my view, is what an economy should be all about.”

Bruce found some solutions to the widening gap in Italy and in Bangladesh, and they are in his documentary. However, he warns the real challenge is to decide what kind of country we want.

“Do we want to do something about the increasing gap between the rich and the poor? Because if we do, then we need to move away from the politics of self interest and turn the ME society back into the WE society by legislating for equality.”

Inside Child Poverty

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$20 from every DVD sale goes to
Russell School Breakfast Club.

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 44 mins approx.
Year: 2011

“Outstanding. The most significant piece of New Zealand Television in years”
– Radio New Zealand TV Reviewer Simon Wilson.

We used to think of New Zealand as a great place to bring up kids. Not anymore.
Multi-award winning documentary maker Bryan Bruce spent 6 months investigating why the current state of child health in New Zealand is so bad and what we can do about it. This is his controversial report.

What’s gone wrong and how can we fix it?

His journey begins in East Porirua, just 15 Km from Parliament to discover what the Free Market economy has done to the health of children living in lower income families.

Skin infections and respiratory illnesses he discovers are rife. Children living in damp moldy rental houses are suffering the highest rate of Rheumatic Fever in New Zealand.

In search of an answer Bruce travels to Sweden to find out why they are Number 2 in the OECD for child health and we are third from the bottom.

“What I discovered” says Bruce “ is that they work smarter. They know that for every dollar they spend on prevention they save about $4 on cure. They have a completely free health care system for children and they feed every child a free, healthy lunch, everyday. For the Swedes child health is a moral responsibility not a political issue.”

A thought provoking essay on the role of the State in the care for our children.

Additional donations to the Russell School Breakfast Club would be most welcome.

Russell School Breakfast Club
18 Fantame Street
Cannons Creek
Porirua 5024

Michael Smither: The Next Ten Years – Episode 4

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Episode Four: Life and Death

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 49 mins
Year: 2013

The Bridge

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 44 mins approx.
Year: 2001