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Showing 1 - 10 of 23 titles with a criteria of Subject is Rural Sociology

Cabbage, Potatoes and other Demons

1 village, 1.000 tractors, 100.000 tons of cabbages & potatoes each year - which are hardly sold and eventually destroyed. Is there any way out?

Deckert Distribution | 2016 | 60 minutes

E. F. Schumacher...

Summary of Schumacher's economic arguments referring to the world energy situation.

Bullfrog Films | 1979 | 16 minutes


Follows Nick and Celeste Nolan and their young family on a journey to resurrect Nick's grandfather's dairy farm as a locally sustainable family farm.

Bullfrog Films | 2020 | 52 minutes

Fight for Areng Valley + Lost World

* New films  added Fall 2020 * 

In the Areng valley in southwest Cambodia  members  of the Chong community, supported by  Buddhist  monks, oppose the construction of a dam that would flood their forest homeland.   In Lost World  sand mining  on Cambodia's west coast undermines the  mangrove forests ecosystem that supports a local fishery and a communal way of life. This title has one or more clips.

Global Environmental Justice | 2018 | 25 minutes

Fighting in Southwest Louisiana

Danny Cooper, a rural mailman, lives with his lover Ben Royal in a remote town in the deep American South. Far from the sophistication and relative tolerance of urban centers, Danny has been openly gay since his teens. He has paid a price for his honesty--it cost him his job and his home—but he’s always fought back, and frequently won. Danny fights AIDS with the same openness and courage--and even while facing the prospect of an early death, he calls himself "the luckiest human in the world."

Strange Attractions | 1992 | 27 minutes

The Grasslands Project - A Ranchers View

Miles Anderson is in a tough spot. The land he ranches has been in his family for over a hundred years, but it’s bordered on three sides by an expanding Grasslands National Park and its conservation imperative.

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2016 | 8 minutes

The Grasslands Project - After the Fire

Small rural communities rely on their volunteer firefighters to handle any emergencies.

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2016 | 10 minutes

The Grasslands Project - Generations

Many small communities are losing their young people, attracted to careers away from the farm.

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2016 | 8 minutes

The Grasslands Project - Homecoming

Across the Prairies, annual celebrations take place in countless small communities.

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2016 | 7 minutes

The Grasslands Project - les Fransaskois

The southern Prairies are overwhelmingly anglophone, yet a strong and vibrant francophone population persists in the small rural communities that dot this landscape.

Natl Film Board of Canada | 2016 | 8 minutes