Practical & Applied Arts
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
John McCrae's War: In Flanders Fields
The First World War's terrible Second Battle of Ypres has just broken out in Belgium. Canadian troops, stationed along the Yser canal, are under heavy fire and the number of casualties is mounting. Among the dead is Alexis Helmer, killed early on the morning of May 2, 1915 - the victim of a direc...
Indian Territory. The Art of Edward Poitras
Poitras, an installation artist, examines the everyday experiences of culture as a Métis artist. His work can be described through historical, spiritual and political references, engaging the viewer on many levels.
A Road Less Travelled. The Art of Noella Thompson
Thompson, motivated by her relationship with history through her investigation of abandoned houses and churches, infuses her paintings with significance, moods and emotions. This program focuses on Thompson working in the small community of Outlook.
The Great Effect of the Imagination on the World. The Art of Brenda Francis Pelkey
Pelkey examines how making a personal environment with personal meanings conveys the magic of the imagination and inserts our individuality and humanity into our living spaces.
Memory and Myth. The Art of Chuck Crate
In his surrealistic work, Crate is concerned with the history he has lived and seen and the places, from the coastal villages to the prairie and the far north, that have deeply influenced the directions of his life.
What Shall We Do?
Briefly reviews the portrayal of women and violence across the various forms of media seen in previous episodes. It examines a range of actions media consumers can take to influence the portrayal of women in the media.
A Taste for Violence
Looks at the portrayal of women and violence in programming aimed at youth. In this episode, discussion focuses on peer pressure and cross-media marketing techniques and what can be done to protect children. It also deals with the normalization of sexually violent or pornographic imagery that now...
Media and Reality
Looks at the portrayal of women in informational, entertainment and dramatic programming. It reviews issues of gender stereotyping, humour, gender equity and the commercial exploitation of stories of women as victims.
Introduces viewers to the portrayal of women in the media. It helps viewers identify and focus on media images and begin to name violent imagery. It sets contemporary media imagery in the context of a lengthy history of images of women. It discusses the links between the portrayal of women in the...
Contemporary Traces examines the work of two inspiring Saskatchewan choreographers, Robin Poitras and Tracy Pfeifer. Each choreographer's approach to the art of dance-making is explored through interviews and excerpts from: "Tangora," choreographed by Robin Poitras, performed by Robin Poitras and...
Folk Stage Dance
Choreographers of folk stage dance look back to the traditions of the mother country for inspiration while being influenced by the contemporary culture of their adopted homeland. This video features a Ukrainian dance group (Poltava Ensemble) and two of the oldest and most vital folk stage dance c...
Autism Videoconference with Dr. Temple Grandin, Part 2
This is part two of a two-part program. On January 16, 1996, Saskatchewan Learning's Special Education Unit hosted a conference on autism. The conference featured a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin, an adult with autism who has a highly successful career. Dr. Grandin spoke via closed-circuit te...
Autism Videoconference with Dr. Temple Grandin, Part 1
This is part one of a two-part program. On January 16, 1996, Saskatchewan Learning's Special Education Unit hosted a conference on autism. The conference featured a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin, an adult with autism who has a highly successful career. Dr. Grandin spoke via closed-circuit te...