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|DVDs AND VIDEOCASSETTES FOR
YOUTH AND/OR ADULTS
VCM-515 CRUSH- (Y/A); 15 min.; Study Guide, UMCom., 1988.
Touching story of Ron and Mabel, a homeless, middle-aged couple who live in a shack beneath an interstate highway bridge in a sizable city.
VCM-516 THE MANY FACES OF POVERTY- (Y/A); 23 min.; Guide; UMCom., 1988.
Film about the poor and other people's perception and misconceptions about the poor. Provides an opportunity for viewers to get to know some persons living in poverty.
VCM-518 WHO SPEAKS FOR THE CHILDREN?- (Y/A); 28 min.; Guide; National Campaign on Children in Poverty, 1988.
Confronts the issues of child
care, nutrition, homelessness, health care and domestic
violence through the testimony of mothers who speak
candidly about the frustrations they have encountered in
the welfare system of the
VCM-524 A WOMAN NAMED MARY: THE FEMINIZATION OF POVERTY- (Y/A); 20 min.; Guide; EcuFilm, 1987.
This film, which shows that poverty can strike anyone, is the story of one woman's struggle with poverty and her Christian faith as she tries to cope with fears about her future.
VCM-548 THE MOUSE'S TALE- (Y/A); 10 min.; Catholic Relief Services, 1984.
Using a clever cartoon style, video shows the causes of hunger and suggests ways to prevent it.
VCM-551 TO LOVE IN DEED: CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHILDREN-(A); Guide; UMC, 1990.
Although featuring Methodist women, the video could be used by any group desiring to become active in programs for children's welfare.
GIFT OF CHOICE- (Y/A); 25:45 min.; Guide; Presby.
Explains the position of
"Pro-choice" of the Presbyterian Church,
VCM-559 THE RICHEST DOG IN THE WORLD- (Y/A); 10 min.; Guide; Cartoon; Australian Catholic Relief, 1989.
The story of a very wealthy dog, Fido, who is challenged by Felicity Flea to re-evaluate his thoughts on the plight of the world's poor and to think of ways to help them.
DVM-560 THE LOS ALTOS STORY- (Y/A); 31 min.; Guide; Dubs, Inc., 1990.
A documentary about real
people, places, and events based on the experience with
AIDS of people in a Rotary Club in
YOUTH AND STUDENTS: THE IMPACT OF CHRISTIAN WITNESS-
(Y); 14:52 min.; Guide;
Tape highlights problems faced
by youth in
VCM-570 CAMPAIGN TO END CHILDHOOD HUNGER- (Y/A); 16 min.; Guide; Presby. Hunger Prog. , 1991.
Video increases understanding
of the plight of children in the
VCM-576 CELEBRATION OF LIFE- (A); 28 min.; Guide; Friendship Press, 1992.
Depicts life in the
VCM-579 FILL THE WORLD WITH LOVE (OGHS)- (J/A); 3:41 min.; UMCOM, 1992.
As the Song "Fill the World with Love" plays in the background, the viewer becomes aware of the many types of projects the church can do all over the world through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. The video is devotional in nature.
Gregory Peck narrates this
three-part documentary about homeless Americans.
Part 2 Profiles of the Homeless- Shows actual homeless people, struggling to survive.
Part 3 - Solutions: Personal and Political Suggests ways to solve the homeless crisis.
VCM-582 CASTING THE FIRST STONE: VIEWS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ABORTION WAR- (Y/A); 58:16 min.; First Run/Icarus, 1991.
Shot in and around the Women's Suburban Clinic in Paoli, PA, video focuses on six women who regularly confront each other from opposite sides of a police barricade. Three believe women have the right to choose and three think abortion is murder. Equal voice is given to proponents of both sides.
VCM-586 THE DEBT CRISIS: AN UNNATURAL DISASTER- (A); 28 min.; Guide; Friendship Press, 1992.
Lively video uses animation,
skits, music, interviews and film footage from across the
Caribbean to show: origin and growth of the region's
foreign debt, weaknesses in local economics, links between
IMF/World Bank structural adjustment policies and burdens
VCM-593 WELCOMING THE CHILDREN- (A); 24 min.; Guide; Friendship Press, 1994.
Video is designed to be used with "Section II: Making a Difference for Children - Step by Step" in Welcome the Child, a Child Advocacy study for churches. This section provides suggestions for developing an effective, sustainable congregational effort to help children and families.
AN EXCELLENT ADVENTURE- (Y/A); 21:16 min.; Guide; Presbyterian
Helps groups planning a mission trip or work camp outside the U.S.A. Guides the group through the planning process from the conception of the idea through the journey itself.
VCM-598 AGING ME...AGING YOU- (A); a 2-video series; Guide; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 1994-95.
This excellent resource on aging, although published by the Presbyterian Church (USA), can be used ecumenically. It stresses the importance of a ministry to the elderly as the number of elderly is increasing greatly.
.1 THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME- 32:42 min.; The video gives portraits of people who are in various stages of the aging process. They include useful/independent citizens, mentally incapable or sometimes abused elders.
2. EXPLORING THE ISSUES- 45:42 min.; Part 2 explores issues related to aging: Ageism, Death and Dying, Spirituality and Aging, Care for the Caregiver, and Justice. An additional segment entitled "Advocacy" offers two plans to explore ways churches can support an ongoing ministry with older adults.
GREAT HOUR OF SHARING VIDEOS -
FAITH- (C/A); 8 min.; Guide; One Great Hour of Sharing,
DVC/DV .6 WE CHANGE THE WORLD
- (C/A); 4:30 min.;
No guide; Church World Service, 2004.
of children in need throughout the world.
VCM-604 HEIFER PROJECT INTERNATIONAL: LEGACY FOR EFRAIN- (Y/A); 20 min.; Dick Young Productions, 1993.
Shows how livestock play vital
roles in meeting the needs of people around the world.
They provide food and much needed income. It demonstrates
development at its best: families and communities working
in partnership to help children. Includes recipients in
IN THE BASEMENT: REACHING OUT OUR HANDS- (A); 28
min.; Guide; Presbyterian Church
Invites viewers to take a glimpse of twelve-step support groups by listening to the life stories of five individuals who are recovering from addiction. Their stories reveal the spiritual journeys that have taken place in the "church in the basement."
VCM-611 OASIS OF PEACE- (A); 28 min.; Guide; Landmark Media, 1995.
Oasis of Peace is the
story of a village in
AND MONEY: HOW WE GIVE- (A); 19:42 min.; No guide;
Although done by the
Presbyterian Church USA, this interesting analysis of the
giving of 5 major denominations is helpful to anyone
interested in stewardship. Dean Hoge, a sociologist at
VCM-614 THE AMISTAD REVOLT- (A); 33 min; Guide; The Amistad Committee, 1995.
The video is a compelling, dramatic story of the most significant event against slavery prior to the Civil War. 53 captured Africans took over the schooner La Amistad in Cuban waters. Thwarted in their plans to return home, they were jailed and charged with murder and piracy. The video portrays the campaign that sparked the abolitionist movement.
VCM-617 LISTENING TO ONE ANOTHER: THE CHURCH IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD- (A); 27 min.; Guide; Friendship Press, 1996.
The video shows how seven
churches in seven different communities have adapted to
having diverse cultures reflected in their congregations
and yet remained faithful to the Gospel. It is presented
in three segments: how they worship, how they work in
their communities, and how they are growing into the
future with challenges to face. Churches featured are in
VCM-620 ACTING ON FAITH- (A); 13 min.; No
This promotional video for
VCM-622 BANKING ON LIFE AND DEBT- (A); 30 min.; Guide; Maryknoll World Prod., 1995.
The full video looks at how
policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary
Fund affect three countries:
VCM-623 WORKING AS ONE IN SHALOM BREAKING URBAN BOUNDARIES- (A); 24 min.; No guide; Communications Plus Video, 1996.
Shows how leaders in ethnic minority and white churches, in the Los Angeles area in particular, are joining together and reaching out into the community to encourage Christian values and an atmosphere of shalom.
VCM-624 KNOW HUNGER: 30 HOUR HUNGER FAMINE- (Y/A); 5:38 min.; No guide; World Vision, 1996.
This video is a powerful introduction to the 30-Hour Famine. Scenes of Famine Groups from around the country depict the excitement and energy of the event while pictures of the world's hurting children help to explain the purpose of the 30-Hour Famine.
This resource video on
VCM-626 CHRISTIAN FAITH IN A VIOLENT WORLD- (A); 28 min.; Guide; Friendship Press, 1997.
This video explores how we as Christians are ministers of God's Word within a violent society by showing three examples of faithful Christians who are working to effect positive change. The video looks at forms of domestic violence, violence against children, crime, and violence in the media.
VCM-628 LAZARUS- (A) 55 min.; Guide;
Lazarus is a musical based upon Jesus's story of a rich man and Lazarus. This one-woman adaptation of Joel Underwood's stage musical is an entertaining and thought-provoking look at the serious issues of hunger and poverty in our world today.
VCM-630 THUMA MINA MISSION THEATER CO. Series- SH/A); No Guide; Presby. Ch. USA, 1997.
Thuma Mina Mission Theater Company is a project of the National and Worldwide Ministries Divisions, General Assembly Council. The company is staging productions to stimulate interest in mission service.
.1 SEND ME, LORD- (60 min.) The first video in the series is a program about mission. The actors are not professionals. The power of this production comes from the honesty and commitment of six individuals telling their stories about serving in mission through the Presbyterian Church USA. Although Presbyterian missions are referred to, the video could be used to excite young people of any denomination about mission service.
This video explores the root causes of today's crisis in uprooted people. It tells stories of tremendous courage in the face of almost overwhelming odds, and it bears witness to models of compassionate sharing. The homeless include victims of civil war, persecution or political intimidation, and economic hardships.
VCM-634 GROWING OLDER GRACEFULLY: PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVES FROM ONE ON THE JOURNEY- (A); 57 min.; No guide; Vision Video, 1998.
Fred Smith, in this engaging video conversation, shows that by starting early to prepare for it, growing older can be full of satisfaction and new joys. He gives easy-to-grasp, practical steps and outlooks that can make growing older a good experience. The interviewer is Ken Curtis, President of Gateway Films/Vision Video.
This video is designed to
enhance and supplement the text, New Wineskins:
Mission in the 21st Century. It brings to the viewer
the faces and voices of global mission leaders as they
reflect on mission, past, present and into the future. It
illustrates how United Methodists from around the globe
seek to be in mission at home and "to the ends of the
earth." An updated guide accompanies the DVD.
The DVD is a resource for the Mission Studies
2010/2011/2012. The study guide includes:
VCM-637 PORTRAITS OF AGE- (A); 30 min.; No
Six vignettes of older persons around the world illustrate the gifts of older adults as well as their concerns. Each segment features an older adult in a different country and can be used by itself. This video illustrates the basic UN principles: Measures that would guarantee continuing: independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity in old age.
VCM-638 DIVERSE CULTURES, ONE GOSPEL-(Y/A); 22 min.; Guide; World Council of Churches, 1995.
The video shows Christians in
diverse cultures embodying the gospel in an amazing
variety of ways. It shows the richness of this encounter
in 7 different cultures around the world. Cultures
included are: the
VCM-639 THROUGH THE CORRIDORS OF
The videostrip is a journey through the historical corridors of mission.
VCM-641 HOMOPHOBIA IN THE WORKPLACE- (A); 60
Brian McNaught presents a skilled explanation of the losses to everyone when homophobia exists in the workplace, at school, or anywhere in our society. He clearly defines homophobia and drawing from his personal experiences, points out many of the difficulties of living and working in today's world as a homosexual.
VCM-642 GET CONNECTED; A GLOBAL VILLAGE EXPERIENCE-
(Y); 17 min.; Guide; Un.
The video shows the experiences of a group of teens who gather to take part in a "global village experience." The group learn a lot about the disparity of resources throughout the world and gain a deeper understanding of themselves in the process.
VCM-643 A FAIR SHARE: WORKING TO END HUNGER- (Y/A); 13 min.; Guide; Bread for the World, 2000.
This promotional video for "Bread for the World's" "Fair Share" program shows the plight of a young couple when their low income forces them to lose their apartment. It shows how the restrictions of the welfare agency, now called "Transitional Authority" prevent them from getting needed help.
VCM-644 THE GRIT AND GRACE OF BEING A CAREGIVER: MAINTAINING YOUR BALANCE AS YOU CARE FOR OTHERS-(A); 36 min.; Willowgreen, 1993.
Jim Miller shares from his experiences as his wife recovered from cancer. The video uses nature photography to illustrate seven paradoxical principles of healthy care giving. It concludes with an affirmation of life-giving possibilities care giving can provide.
VCM-645 TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: THE NGO'S- (A);
13 min.; Guide;
NGO is short for Non-Governmental Organization, non-profit voluntary groups who intend to make a difference in the issues that confront global society. The video tells how and why NGO's gather citizens together in support of certain issues and change the course of events.
VCM-646 HONEST TALK ABOUT EATING DISORDERS-(A) 45 min.; Guide; Bridge Resources, 2000.
The video is an in-depth look at eating disorders among youth and young adults. It includes biblical and medical perspectives on a healthy body image. The following questions are dealt with: 1. How do these disorders victimize young people? 2. How do they begin? 3. What are the negative and positive spiritual practices that can reinforce or eliminate them? Types of eating disorders are also discussed.
VCM-647 PAINTING A DIFFERENT PICTURE: MENTAL ILLNESS TELECONFERENCE- (A); 93 min.; EcuFilm, 2000.
Representatives of the faith community relate personal experiences and suggest ways churches can offer support and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, and their families.
VCM-648 A CALL TO CARE: WELCOMING AFRICAN REFUGEES- (A); 19 min.; Guide; UMC Board of Global Ministries, 2000.
This video explores the
experiences of African refugees resettled in this country
and the experiences of their sponsors. Refugees tell their
reasons for fleeing and hopes for the future in the U.S.
Sponsoring congregations from the
VCM-649 JOURNEYS OF THE SPIRIT- (A); 30 min.;
Five vignettes introduce
viewers to five aspects of the effects of urban culture on
various persons living in the
VCM-650 THE ITEBA STORY: MUTUAL
This video is about two local
churches--the First Presbyterian Church of Washington,
Pennsylvania; and the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church of
Cincinnati, Ohio--in mission with an ecumenical
theological seminary in northeast
VCM-651 A SIMPLE GIFT- (Y/A); 16:02 min.; No Guide; Heifer Project International, 1997.
The video shows some of the
places churches work as partners in mission with Heifer
Project International to overcome global hunger. It shows
the difference the simple gift of a farm animal makes. To
Bread for the World is a
Christian voice for ending hunger. Members help hungry
people by writing, calling, and visiting our nation's
decision makers about legislation that addresses hunger in
our communities and around the world. AFRICA: HUNGER
TO HARVEST is a promotional video to stimulate
viewers to support a proposal in Congress to increase
VCM-654 CROPWALK VIDEOS: WITH WINGS OF HOPE- (Y/A); 7 min. No Guide; Church World Service, 2001.
CROP WALKS are interfaith,
multicultural, cross-generational, family-friendly events
that bring communities together at several levels as
people walk to raise money to relieve suffering around the
world. WITH WINGS OF HOPE shows how money will be
used to help children and families in
A group of Christians from the
VCM-656 O GOD, OUR WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS- (A); 2:05 min.; No Guide; UMCommunications, 2001.
This music video shows gripping images of lives changed forever by the September 11th tragedy. It is useful for "minute for missions" or with small groups.
VCM-657 TELECONFERENCE #1: STOPPING VIOLENCE AGAINST
WOMEN- (A); 1 hr. & 46 min.; No guide;
Gives startling facts about violence against women. Features Senator Jay Rockefeller and a panel of people who work to end violence against women.
VCM-658 TELECONFERENCE #2: THE EFFECTS OF DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN- (A); 2 hrs.; No
guide; Presbyterian Church
A worldwide panel discussion of
the effects of domestic violence against children. Rev.
Brian Ogawa from
VCM-659 WORKING FROM POVERTY TO PROMISE (Bread for the World)- (Y/A); 9 min.; Guide; Bread for the World, 2002.
Encourages churches to do an "offering of Letters" to Congress in support of hunger-fighting legislation during a worship service and put them in the offering plate. This campaign calls on Congress to strengthen Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANP) in ways that will reduce poverty and support families.
VCM-660 DE COLORES- (Y/A); 28 min.; No guide; EyeBite, (Woman Vision), 2001.
This is a bilingual documentary of how Latino families and communities are replacing deep-rooted homophobia with deeper roots of love and tolerance.
VCM-661 REMEDIES: HEALING THE EARTH (Heifer Project)- (Y/A); 19 min.; No guide; Heifer International, 2001.
The video shows how grassroots communities are taking on the challenge of restoring the environment and taking part in sustainable livestock development to end hunger and poverty. Travel to sites in seven countries where Heifer International is helping people take action and providing the resources that make change possible.
VCM-662 MAKING A KILLING: PHILIP MORRIS, KRAFT AND GLOBAL TOBACCO ADDICTION
(A); 29 min.; No Guide; INFACT, 2000.
Reveals the burning truth in once-secret corporate documents of how Philip Morris has conspired to hook children on tobacco and keep the government from protecting public health. Documents how Philip Morris hides behind Kraft Foods, contributing to political campaigns, lobbying against regulations, and influencing media coverage.
VCM-663 ZENITH- (A); 57 min.; Guide; Prairie Fire Films, 2002.
Zenith looks at the way one small Midwestern farm town copes in the face of its dying agricultural economy. Determined to hold fast to their faith, their community, and their sense of humor, the locals from Zenith, Kansas, share how their involvement in the Great Plains Passion Play has kept the town united and inspired.
VCM-664 JUSTICE 4 ALL- (Y/A); 20 min.; Guide; General Board of Global Missions, 2002.
This is the basic resource for the youth study on Restorative Justice. It features a youth as narrator and youth addressing issues related to this topic. The program is broken into segments that feature different areas of concern: police/youth and youth/youth mediation; an international peace issue; and youth peer counseling in a high school. Good for adult viewing as well as for youth.
VCM-665 TRANSFORMATIONS- (SH/A); 58 min.; No Guide; Global Net Productions, 1999.
Journey with host George Otis, Jr., to transformed communities on 3 continents. See how a drug cartel was brought to its knees, bars have been transformed into churches, and city jails have been closed. Learn how the power of prayer can deliver similar results in your own neighborhood.
VCM-666 THE VISIONARIES DOCUMENTARY- (A); 2 videos; 2 parts; 60 min.; No Guide; National Association for Community Mediation, 1999.
The videos profile three community mediation programs and a representative case from each: a victim/offender mediation, a race relations dialogue group, and a multi-party land use negotiation. It is a two-part documentary series which was aired on PBS and narrated by actor Sam Waterston.
VCM-667 CREATING A SAFER COMMUNITY: COMMUNITY MEDIATION AND COMMUNITY-ORIENTED POLICING PARTNERSHIPS- (A); No Guide; 20 min. National Association for Community Mediation, 2000.
This video is designed to showcase community-oriented policing and community mediation center
partnerships started by the Northern California Collaborative: Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service, Conciliation Forums of Oakland, Community Boards of San Francisco, and their respective police department. It identifies the goals of these partnerships, partnership benefit, the use of mediation services, and the use of conflict management/conflict resolution skills.
VCM-668 WITH THESE GIFTS- (Y/A); 20 min. 2 guides; United Church of Christ, 1993.
This resource focuses on seven
lay persons across the
DVM-669 BI-SEX' U-AL- (A); 21 min.
BI-SEX' U-AL is a video designed to encourage local church members to begin the discussion about bisexual orientation and identification. It introduces three bisexual individuals--Charlotte Asher, the Rev. John Selders, and the Rev. Darryl Wade Kistler--who share their own stories of faith and sexuality.
VCM-670 CROSSING BORDERS- (A) ; 3 segments; 45 min.; Guide; Service Center, 2003.
The video introduces the three
segments of the 2003 mission study themes: Exodus -
Journey to Freedom (Moses and African-Americans),
DVM-671 CONNECTING DIVERSITY IN COMMUNITY: Race,
Class, Gender, Religion- (A); 5 sessions; 36:11
min.; Guide and DVD; Presbyterian Church
In this video the viewer will see congregations and ministries who made a commitment to the challenging task of breaking down barriers and unhealthy divisions in their community. The five sessions on a vast array of issue and topics help viewers develop their own plan of action to begin to break down barriers of race, class, gender, and religion.
VCM-672 INTIMATE INVESTIGATION: A GUIDE FOR PLANNING PROGRAMS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND GAY UNIONS- (A); 60 min.; Guide, Evaluation Sheet, and DVD; Lake Merritt UMC, 2003.
In 2001, Lake Merritt UMC began
a project to create a dramatic way to raise discussion
about holy union ceremonies which the
VCM-673 MIGHTY TIMES: THE STORY OF ROSA PARKS (J/A); 40 min. Guide; Teaching Tolerance, 2003.
The video brings the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott alive for today's students. A viewer's guide with classroom activities and historical documents is included in the kit.
VCM-674 KOREA'S HOPE: RECONCILIATION AND PEACE- (A); 29 min.; Guide; Gallagher and Graybeal, 2003.
The video seeks to help
American Christians understand why the question of
VCM-675 THE SAN JOSE FAMILY SHELTER- (Y/A); 5:15 min.; No guide; Wohlmut Media Services, 1994.
Sr. Margaret Gregg talks about
the homeless situation in
VCM-676 RISE TO THE CHALLENGE: END WORLD HUNGER- (A); 9 min.; Guide; Bread for the World, 2003.
The video tells the story of a
young Bolivian girl and her family who live in poverty in
a small village. Hopes came to life for Alejandrina and
her family when an ecumenical development organization
called FEPADE, came to town and helped the community
transform itself. The video solicits letters to the
VCM-677 IN THE EYES OF A STRANGER: RESTORING HOPE TO REFUGEES- (JH/A); 8:35 min.; Guide and Journal; UCC refugee Ministries, 2003.
This video is about the amazing transformation that takes place in the lives of refugees and church folk who welcome them through the ministry of refugee resettlement. Hear the voices of refugees and Christians who have responded to God's call to welcome the stranger and to love the sojourner. Appropriate for One Great Hour of Sharing promotion.
SURPRISE - THE NEW FACES OF
See what it means to be a missionary in the 21st century. Although inspiring stories of missionaries show the direction of the UCC ministry with global partners, the basic information is helpful for all denominations.
VCM-679 KEEP THE PROMISE ON HUNGER AND HEALTH (Bread for the World series); (A); 10 min.; Guide; Bread for the World, 2004.
Bread for the World members
Edie and Denny Lott live in
VCM-680 WORLD SONG- (E/A); 15 min.; No guide; Pyramid Film and Video, 1992.
A joyful kaleidoscope of images that celebrate the common humanity which unifies all the cultures of the world. "World Song" travels around the globe and brings back pictures of the little events that make our lives special--events we share with people everywhere.
The video weaves together three strands of one story: (1) the life of Father Elias Chacour and his vision and work for peace in the Holy Land (2) the development of schools from kindergarten to university founded by Father Chacour in Ibillin, in the Galilee region of Israel, and (3) the current situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Father Chacour is a three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
VCM-682 YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Crop Walk- (Y/A); 7:15 min.; No guides; Church World Service, 2003.
2003 promotional video for Crop Walk, a service organization which fights hunger, protects children, helps refugees, fights for human rights, sustains hope, and makes a difference throughout the world.
Part 1 is the story of a
14-year-old boy who lives in a working class neighborhood
DVM-684 PROTESTANT CHURCHES IN CHINA- (A); DVD; 17 min.; No guide; General Bd. of Global Ministries, UMC, 2003.
The video shows the development
of the Christian Church in
VCM-685 CHILDREN IN AMERICA'S SCHOOLS with Bill Moyers- (A); 120 min.;
Using Jonathan Kozol's book Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools as its starting point, the documentary illustrates the vast differences separating inner-city, rural and suburban educational environments. A powerful, heart-wrenching journey. The video includes a presentation by Dr. Hornbeck on June 3, 2003, which is 35 minutes in length.
This colorful, intriguing video
shows in dramatic interview how three Cuban Christians
practice their faith in the wake of the Cuban revolution.
Their stories lay to rest many myths and raise significant
questions for Christians in
VCM-687 MISSING PEACE; WOMEN OF PEACE AND THE FAILURE OF WAR- (A); 44 min.; Guide; Old Dog Documentaries, Inc. 2004.
Six women (two Muslims, two Jews, and two Christians) look at the widening polarizations of religions today and how violence towards the other binds people around the world in deepening fear and grief. The women present a bold strategy for achieving peace--personally, interpersonally, and globally.
VCM-688-STOLEN CHILDHOODS narrated by Meryl Streep- (A); 80 min.; No guide; Galen Films, 2003.
Filmed in seven countries, "Childhoods" examines the cost of child labor to the global community, probes the causes of this complex phenomenon and recommends actions that can be taken to eliminate this gross human rights violation.
DVM-689 HUNGER NO MORE: FACES BEHIND THE FACTS- (A); 57 min.; Guide; Mennonite Media, 2004.
Meet the people behind the
facts on hunger. Encounter people of faith across
VCM-690 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - WHAT CHURCHES CAN DO- (A); 20 min.; Guide; Faith Trust Institute, 2002.
This one-hour study session uses the video to present basic consciousness-raising on the issue of domestic violence. It provides concrete ideas about how congregations can become involved and can offer a safe space for battered women in the church to come forward. The video recommends referring battered women and batterers to appropriate community service providers who are experts in the field.
VCM-691 MAKE HUNGER HISTORY: 2005 OFFERING OF LETTERS (BREAD FOR THE WORLD SERIES)- (Y/A); 10 min.; Guide; Bread for the World, 2005.
DVM-692 COMING TO SAY GOOD-BYE: STORIES OF AIDS IN AFRICA- (A); 40+ min.; on-line guide; Maryknoll Productions, 2004.
This documentary about
courageous people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya and
Tanzania is a story of church workers, medical
professionals, social workers, and educators who stand by
those suffering, especially the thousands of children
orphaned by AIDS. Viewers are led to reflect on the
personal and structural aspects of HIV/AIDS in
VCM-693 HIV/AIDS AND THE OLDER ADULT- (A);
30 min.; Guide;
The number of older people with
HIV/AIDS is on the rise. About 13% of all people diagnosed
with AIDS in the
VCM-694 COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT with Dustin Hoffman- (A); 79 min.; No guide; Telling Pictures, 1989. (Gift)
From an Olympic athlete to an
eleven-year-old boy to an inner city married man, "Common
Threads" relates the story of five people who had AIDS. It
tells the story of the first decade of AIDS in
VCM-695 SPREAD THE WORD: THE ROLE FOR BLACK CHURCHES IN THE AIDS CRISIS- (SH/A); 25 min.; Guide; Office of Health Ministries, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), 2000. (Gift)
AIDS is now the leading cause
of death among black men between the ages of 24 and 44,
and cases of AIDS are increasing among women and
heterosexuals. Researchers estimate that 60% of AIDS in
VCM-696 VIDEO FOR 2005 MISSION STUDIES- (A);
40 min.; Guide;
This fast-paced video gives perspective on the three mission study themes for 2005: Children of the Bible, India/Pakistan, and Public Education.
DVM-697 THE SOUL OF INDIA- (A); 82 min.; No guide; Amazon.com, 2001.
This DVD indeed captures the
"Soul of India" as the viewer sees the many landscapes
from jungles, deserts, and the highest mountains in the
world to tropical beaches, fading colonial hill stations,
and crowded cities. The
VCM-698 ENCOUNTERS WITH TRUTH: RAJMOHAN GANDHI- (Y/A); 40 min. Guide; Friendship Press, 1994
Rajmohan Gandhi seeks to bridge the values and methods of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, and the enormous challenges facing his country: rural and urban poverty, pollution, corruption, violence, and divisions of language, regions, caste, and religion.
DVM-699 WINGS LIKE A DOVE: HEALING FOR THE ABUSED CHRISTIAN WOMAN-(A); 34 min; Guide; Faith Trust Institute, 1997.
Through the voices of victims, clergy, and helping professionals, the DVD offers hope and healing to abused women and valuable information for religious and community groups.
VCM-700 CARING IN
ACTION: CHURCH WORLD SERVICE TOOLS OF HOPE AND
BLANKET PROGRAM- (A); 13:93 min.; No
guide; Church World Service, 2003.
Learn how tools as simple as a blanket, a hammer,
and a child's chair can become a beautiful rainbow of
caring. This tape contains
three video presentations: Caring
in Action (Church World Service Program) - 8:45 min.;
VCM-701 CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
AFRICA INITIATIVE: A JOURNEY OF PARTNERSHIP
AND HOPE- (A); 12 min.; No guide; Church
World Service, 2005.
The Church World Service Initiative is addressing five critical areas of concern: Conflict resolution and Peace building, Refugees and Displaced People, Hunger and Poverty Alleviation, Water for Life, HIV/AIDS.
DVM-702 SACRED CHOICES AND
ABORTION: 10 NEW THINGS TO THINK ABOUT-
(A); 57 min.; Guide; The Religious Consultation, 2005.
Ten insightful segments feature scholars from major faith traditions--Christian, Muslim, and Jewish--as well as women and girls whose lives have been forever changed by abortion. It discusses religion's point of view on a woman's right to choose.
VCM-703 BRIARS IN THE COTTON
PATCH: THE STORY OF KOINONIA FARM-
(Y/A); 57 min. No Guide; EcuFilm, 2003.
This video is the story of a courageous group of
Blacks and Whites who withstand violence and hostility
in the early days of the Civil Rights Movement in
DVM-704 REGRET TO INFORM-
(A); DVD; 75 min.; No guide; Docurama, 1999.
Winner of seven major awards and an Oscar for
Best Documentary, Regret to Inform is
hailed by critics for its extraordinary power and
beauty. Twenty years after her husband was killed
in a mortar attack, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes to
DVM-705 SHADOW VOICES:
FINDING HOPE IN MENTAL ILLNESS-
(A); DVD; 58 min.; Guide; Mennonite Media,
This DVD is a documentary on stigma, recover, and hope. It is an inside look at what it is like to live with a mental illness. It shows how individuals and their families find their way through medical, governmental, societal, and spiritual issues to hope.
TO HOPE: RESPONDING TO AIDS IN RURAL
See and hear the challenges of living with HIV
in a rural village in the Henan Province of China. Among the 3,300 people who
DVM-707 CONNECTING THREADS SERIES- (A); 7 videos; Guides, Global Ministries, UCC 2003-05.
Connecting Threads is a series
of videos explaining and promoting the Global
Ministries of the United Church of Christ. The experiences shown are
useful for other denominations.
DVM-707.1 .AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH GLOBAL MINISTRIES-
Sess. 1 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL MINISTRIES:
Sess. 3 EAST
Sess. 4 LATIN
Sess. 5 MIDDLE EAST: Lilies among Thorns
Sess. 6 SOUTHERN
.2 BENEATH AFRICAN SKIES- 12 min. Experience the sights,
sounds, challenges and faith-filled hope of
.3 AGAINST THE CURRENT, TOWARD THE LIGHT-
14 min. Witness the light
that illuminates life for many in
.4 LILIES AMONG THORNS- 17 min. Encounter the richness of
people and mission in the Middle East and
.5 PARTNERS IN
.6 OUT OF THE DARKNESS, INTO THE SUN: LATIN AMERICA AND THE
.7 MOUNTAINS IN THE WIND- 21 min. Witness the struggles,
accomplishments, and faith-fueled climb of our
brothers and sisters in East Asia and the
VCM-708 BREAD FOR THE WORLD’S 2006 OFFERING OF LETTERS VIDEO: ONE SPIRIT. ONE WILL. ZERO POVERTY- (Y/A); 10 segments; 11 min.; Guide and Hunger Report 2006; Bread for the World, 2006.
Most people in the
AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION- (A); 28 min.; Information guide; Landmark,
The video explains the globalization controversy. Some feel that the rapid expansion of the international marketplace and the power of those who control it are the principal reasons why the gap between rich and poor is increasing, not diminishing. On the other hand, some view globalization as being the only way for prosperity to spread to developing countries.
NORTHEAST BRAZIL 2004- (A); 12 min.;
Fahnestock Ministry Video, 2004.
This video shows the growth and development of Presbyterian churches in Northeastern Brazil. It is narrated by missionaries, Linda and Paul Fahnestock
VCM-712 MADAGASCAR with Dan and Elizabeth Turk- (Y/A); 13 min.; The Outreach Foundation, 2005.
Madagascar is an interesting and inspiring video about the work of Presbyterian missionaries, Dan and Elizabeth Turk. Dan is an environmentalist who has helped develop and maintain the plant life of a country which has unusual plants and animals. Elizabeth is a nutritionist and health specialist who is working to combat major illnesses like diarrhea and AIDS through education and prevention projects such as the mosquito netting project. As Presbyterian missionaries, they are affiliated with FJKM, the largest Protestant church in Madagascar.
DVM-713 CALL ME MALCOLM- (A); 90 min. Guide; United Church of Christ, 2004.
Malcolm is a transgendered young man. The film begins with his final year of seminary. He is unemployed, uncertain about his future as a minister, unrecognized by his parents, and without a love in his life. He decides to take a road trip across the U.S., visiting people with various perspectives about identity. Malcolm shares his reflections with candor, eloquence, and compassion.
DVM-714 PEACE X PEACE: WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINES- narrated by Jessica Lange; (A); 86 min.; No guide;
Peace X Peace, 2003.
This documentary bears witness to the lives of women around the world engaged in peace-building activities that are often undervalued or ignored. The featured women include a former underground teacher educating women and girls in Afghanistan, Hutu, and Tutsi; female journalists operating a peace radio station in Burundi; plus key leaders in Bosnia, Argentina, and the United States. The Peace X Peace organization’s goal is to empower women to effect a shift towards peace on a global scale.
VCM-715 THE JUSTICE MISSION- (Y); Curriculum, 5 sessions; 40 min.; Youth Specialties, 2002.
Many American kids today-even in Christian churches-don’t have a full idea of the challenges presented by brutality, crying children, grieving widows, or of what they can do about the problems. This video-based curriculum depicts the stark facts about oppression and injustice around the world and gives a Bible-based approach to dealing with them. The sessions are: Oppression, What God Hates, Joining the Fight Against Injustice, God’s Vision, Do It Now!
VCM-716 UPROOTED: REFUGEES OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY - (Y/A); 28 min. No guide; National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 2001. Gift
This compelling story tells how the global economy has forced people to leave their home countries. The video raises questions about U.S. immigration policy in an era when corporations cross borders at will.
DVM-717 WE SHOULD TALK PEACE - (SH/A); 26 min.; Guide; EcuFilm, 2006.
Find hope in the stories of grassroots peacemakers in Africa who are making a difference in their own communities. Featured are stories from Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda.
DVM-718 SUNNYVALE COMMUNITY SERVICES: OUR BUSINESS IS BOOMING AND THAT’S NOT GOOD - (8 min.); No Guide; Sunnyvale Community Services.
A documentary about the work of Sunnyvale Community Services.
VCM-719 60 YEARS OF HELP AND HOPE - (JH/A); 8:27 min.; No Guide; Church World Service, 2006.
This 60th anniversary video looks at the people and programs that make the ministry of Church World Service special, around the block and around the world.
DVM-720 A TEAM FOR PEACE - (J/A); 6 sessions, 93 min.; No guide; Landmark Media, 2007.
This DVD follows a group of preadolescent soccer players, half Palestinian, half Israeli, who are put together to play on an all-star team —The Peace Team— and compete in the world’s largest international youth soccer tournament. Behind the team is Olympian Johann Olav Koss, founder of the children’s charity “Right to Play,” which promotes conflict resolution through sport in more than 20 impoverished countries. Can mutual respect and understanding be discovered on the soccer field? Can they then be translated to off-field life in the tinder-box of the Middle East?
DVM-721 HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE - (Y/A); Guide and Resource book; 17 min.; San Jose Presbytery, A White Noise Production, 2007.
This locally produced DVD is divided into four main parts.
Part 1 – Community. The DVD shows how people from local churches involve themselves in community activities which promote justice and fight poverty. One example is a community center which serves homeless and other needy people.
Part 2 – Leadership. Community members organized a community garden of over 90 plots where people could plant food or flowers as they wished.
Part 3 – Communication. Through communication hunger programs and other service organizations are formed and people develop attitudes of peace. The emphasis was that peacemaking begins with individuals reconciling their differences.
Part 4 – Advocacy. Both adults and children can become advocates for making the world a better place.
HOPE: STORIES OF ENCOURAGE-MENT FOR PEOPLE
AND CHURCHES TO FOLLOW GOD’S
VCM-723 THIS HOLY PLACE: THE STONES CRY OUT - (Y/A); No Guide; 16 min.; Global Ministries
See and hear the challenges that occupation
poses to the life and faith of Palestinians. Through this video
and guide, explore issues of peace and justice in the
’07 MISSION TRIP TO ZIMBABWE - Y/A); 1 DVD;
3 sessions; 15 min.; UC Davis/Andy Blalock, 2007.
Sess. 2 – Slide Show of Trip (3:30 min.)
Sess. 3 – Ways to Help (4 min.)
DVM-725 HEART TO HEART - (Y/A)/ 9 min.; No guide; Church World Service, 2005.
This DVD traces the journey of “Gift of the Heart” kits from the congregations and groups who put their hearts into each kit to the Brethren Service Center in Maryland, where the kits are processed and shipped to their destinations—the hands of neighbors in need here and around the world.
DVM-726 SERVANT OR SUCKER: WISE AND COMPASSIONATE WAYS TO HELP THE POOR - (Y/A); 5 sessions, 10-15 min. ea.; Leader’s Guide on DVD; EcuFilm, 2008.
This DVD helps viewers discern appropriate, Christ-centered actions when it comes to addressing poverty on a personal or organizational level. Included are realities of poverty such as the concepts of time, relationships, money, and values: a “poverty” tour of interviews with those who are homeless or poor; interviews with those who have helped and/or have been suckered; and steps viewers can take to be an effective servant without getting suckered. The sessions are:
1. The Dilemma
2. Why Do People Beg?
3. An Individual’s Response
4. Making Compassionate Decisions
5. Churches’ and Organizations’ Responses
DVM-727 TURNING POINTS: STORIES OF LIFE AND CHANGE IN THE CHURCH - (A); 4 sessions; 57 min.; Leader’s Guide; Covenant Network of Presbyterians, 2004.
This documentary is a presentation about Presbyterians struggling with the denomination’s current ordination standards. It is a four-part story of real people. There is a study guide suitable for use in adult education classes. It can be used wherever the church gathers for study and discernment of God’s call to the church today. Each section focuses on a particular story and is surrounded by thoughtful, Reformed theological content.
DVM-728 WILL THE NILE WAR TAKE PLACE? - (A); 7 sess.; 52 min. total; No Guide, Landmark Media, 2007.
Potential conflicts are brewing between the nations that share the Nile River Basin. The days of the Nile’s only nourishing Egypt’s great demand for water might be at an end. Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda control the sources of the river and have been demanding a greater share of the water. Thirteen countries need to come to agreements on how to share Nile water in order to avert war.
DVM-729 ENOUGH: DISCOVERING JOY THROUGH SIMPLICITY AND GENEROSITYwith Adam Hamilton; (A):
2 DVDs; 1 hr. 32 min. total; Leader’s Guide; Program book; Abingdon Press, 2008.
Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom on prudent financial practices. Find the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity.
A ENOUGH DVD includes excerpts from Adam Hamilton’s life-changing series of sermon messages in the following sessions.
Introductory Session: Faith in the Midst of Financial Crisis (14:40 min.)
1. When Dreams become Nightmares (15:24 min.)
2. Wisdom and Finance (18:30)
3. Cultivating Contentment (19:00)
4. Defined by Generosity (18:55)
Bonus: To Be a Blessing (5:09)
B. ENOUGH STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM GUIDE;
Adam Hamilton offers a simple campaign that will transform how the church and individuals view the role of money in connection with their life’s purpose and the positive impact that transformation will have on the world. The accompanying DVD includes the following video clips and resource files:
1. The Stock Market 1941 to Today
2. The Economic Crisis
3. Finding Financial Stability
4. What Would You Take?
5. Tithing and the Ten Apples
6. Additional Resources
DVM-730 HURRICANE IKE – SEPTEMBER, 2008: THE FORGOTTEN STORM - (Y/A); 2 Video clips, 66 and 77 seconds ea.; No guide; Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 2009.
The DVD shows video clips of the terrible disaster that Hurricane Ike brought to Galveston, Texas in 2008. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provided recovery help.
DVM-731 NEW HOPE FOR PEACE: WHAT AMERICA MUST DO TO END THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT - (A); 1 DVD; 21 min.; No Guide; Landrum Bolling, 2009.
39th President Jimmy Carter; James A. Baker, National Security Advisor to George H.W. Bush; Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to President George H. W. Bush; and Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to President Carter discuss the importance of a strong U.S. initiative for Middle East peace. The four statesmen respond to questions by Landrum Bolling, President-Emeritus of Earlham College. Bolling has had a long career in international conflict resolution, negotiations, and interfaith dialogue.
DVM-732 STRONG ROOTS, FRAGILE FARMS - (A); 1 DVD, 2 sessions, 57 min.; Guide; United
Church of Christ, 2006.
Hosted by Willie Nelson, this documentary is a dramatic look at the farmers’ plight, its causes, and possible solutions. Farmers in Mexico, the the Philippines and the United Stataes tell their stories and offer viewers a rare glimpse into their challenging lives. The DVD has won universal acclaim
DVM-733 WHEN FREEDOM?: SUDAN IN CAPTIVITY - (A); 21 min., Missions Study Guides; Friendship Press, 2002.
Encounter the daily struggles of people in Sudan through the experience of refugees, who invite you to be partners in their struggles and dreams. They remind us that even in their war-torn country there is hope. A mission study guide by Maxine West entitled The Beauty and Courage of Sudan accompanies this DVD. A mission study guide for children by Martha Bettis Gee entitled Piece Work/Peace Work: Working Together for Peace and Sudan is also available.
DVM-734 FACING SUDAN: ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS - (A); 21 min. Mission study Guide; Friendship Press, 2002.
Over the past 20 years, millions have died in Sudan. A civil war devastated the South and currently a genocide is occurring in the western region of Darfur. “Facing Sudan” is the story of ordinary individuals, moved into action by the events in Sudan. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things, even in Sudan. A mission study guide by Maxine West entitled The Beauty and Courage of Sudan accompanies this DVD. A mission study guide for children by Martha Bettis Gee entitled Piece Work/Peace Work: Working Together for Peace and Sudan is also available.
DVM-735 STORIES FROM NICARAGUA - (Jr/A); 18:34 min; No guide; Heifer International, 2009.
This DVD features 8 life-changing stories of families from western Nicaragua whose lives have been changed by Heifer. Because of the gift of an animal, they are receiving better nutrition, and more income, and are achieving peace with their neighbors.
DVM-736 THE AGE OF AIDS: COMMUNITY TOOLKIT - (A); 1:55 min. Frontline, CPB, 2006.
“The Age of Aids” is the definitive look at the first 25 years of the AIDS pandemic. This toolkit is a step-by-step guide to planning an HIV/AIDS awareness event in your community. The DVD includes downloadable material.
DVM-737 STEADFAST HOPE: THE PALESTINIAN QUEST FOR JUST PEACE - (A); Book includes leader’s guide 80 min.;
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), 2009.
Introduction: A Tale of Two Peoples (11 min.)
Chapter 1: The Big Picture (11 min.)
Chapter 2: Can We Call It Apartheid? (9 min.)
Chapter 3: Non-violent Resistance (8 min.)
Chapter 4: Who Profits? (11 min.)
Chapter 5: Telling the Story (9 min.)
Chapter 6: Hardships and Hope (15 min.)
Conclusion: Transformation (4 min.)
DVM-738 COMING HOME: HURRICANE KATRINA 5 YEARS LATER - (Y/A); 51 min.; No guide; Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 2010.
This DVD contains stories from Hurricane Katrina involving Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Relief volunteers. They provide hope to the residents, helping rebuild homes and lives.
DVM-739 HAITI: CHALLENGES AND HOPE: PERSPEC-TIVES ON A LIVING HISTORY - (Y/A); 1 DSVD, 4 sessions, 5 to 13 minutes ea.; Guide; United Methodist Women, 2011.
This mission study invites viewers to reflect on how the church can be in mission with the people of Haiti rather than in mission to them. The study encourages ongoing exchanges of cultural understanding, mutual respect and mission partnership between the United Methodist Church and the people of God in Haiti, offering perspectives on Haiti’s theological history and the need for a clear and vibrant theology of liberation. Chapters in the leader’s guide are:
Chapter 1 – The Land and Its People
Chapter 2 – Toward a Haitian Liberation Theology
Chapter 3 – The 35 Seconds That Changed Haiti’s Landscape
Chapter 4 – Links of Solidarity and Partnership
Chapter 5 – Challenges and Opportunities for Haiti and Its People
DVM-740 CHILDREN OF THE NAKBA - (SH/A); 26 min.; Leaders’ guide on PDF files on DVD;
Mennonite Central Committee, 2005.
For Palestinians the events between 1947 and 1949 are remembered as a time when Israeli forces destroyed over 500 Palestinian villages and expelled between 700,00 and 900,000 Palestinians from their lands. These refugees have lived expelled from their land since then. Learn about the Palestinians who call these events the “Nakba”, an Arabic word meaning “catastrophe.” Both Palestinians and Israelis are children of the Nakba, heirs to a story of dispossession. In addition to extended interviews and DVD-ROM features , this DVD includes the videos “Dividing Wall,” “Walking the Path Jesus Walked,” and “Family Stories: Palestine.”