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Close Calls sub-series

Documentary profiling peer support as a resource in teen suicide prevention. The peer support group at Luther College High School in Regina, Saskatchewan is profiled. Interviewees include: John Bragstad, family counselor and former advisor of the Luther peer support group; Autumn Fox and Matt Comstock, former Luther peer support counselors; and Ken Stalwick, advisor of the Luther peer support counselor. Produced in association with Vision TV and SCN. Records include: a closed captioned master; a fine cut; unedited interviews; B rolls; and transcripts of interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Eyewitness to War sub-series

Documentary profiling Gladys Arnold, a Saskatchewan-born journalist who was the only Canadian Press correspondent in France during the outbreak of World War II, and covered the conflict until she was forced to flee upon the German occupation of France in 1940. Arnold returned to Canada and was an activist for the Free French movement. Interviewees include: Gladys Arnold; Barry Robins, cousin to Arnold; Kay Rex, journalist and author; Michel Bonneau, son of a Free French activist; Nelitta Geoffrey-Dechaume, Free French activist; and Eric Amyot, historian and author. Produced in association with History Television, SCN, and CBC Saskatchewan and marketed by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. as part of its Canadian Women of Courage series. Records include: dubs of a closed captioned master with commercial blacks; unedited interviews; B rolls; archival newsreel footage; transcripts of interviews; research materials; and photographs.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Friends First: The Story of Team Schmirler sub-series

Documentary profiling the Sandra Schmirler curling team from Regina, Saskatchewan. The team, comprised of Sandra (Peterson) Schmirler, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker and Marcia Gudereit, were three-time Canadian, three-time world champions and 1998 Olympic gold medalists who remained teammates and close friends until Schmirler's death in 2000. Interviewees include: Shirley Schmirler, Sandra's mother; Jan Betker; Joan McCusker; Marcia Gudereit; Brian McCusker, Joan's husband; Anita Ford, team coach; Lindsay Sparks, Canadian national curling team coach; Shannon England, Sandra's husband; Frank Macera, Jan's husband; Kerry Gudereit, Marcia's husband; Atina Ford, team alternate player; Shannon Kleibrink, curler; and Pat Reid, Olympic team leader. Produced in association with CTV, SCN, and the W Network. Records include: a dubbing master with no commercial blacks; unedited interviews; B rolls; interview transcripts; research material; and digital photographs.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Friends Left Behind sub-series

Documentary on the impact that suicide has on the friends of Geoff, a young man who took his life three years previously. Interviewees include: Shari, Geoff's former girlfriend; Paul, Geoff's best friend; and Steve, Geoff's friend. Records include: a closed captioned master; a dub of the master; a fine cut; unedited interviews; and transcripts of interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Leap of Faith: The Nicole Watt Story sub-series

Documentary profiling Nicole Watt of Melfort, Saskatchewan, a 16-year-old nationally-ranked amateur figure skater. Watt pursued her figure skating goals despite suffering from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Interviewees include: Nicole Watt; Maxine Watt, Nicole's mother; Imogene Watt, Nicole's grandmother; Dr. Ron Laxer, rheumatologist, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dana Matheson-Boe, skating instructor; Dale Hazell, Nicole's coach; Jackie Stell-Buckingham, Skate Canada; Gabriela Samsa, Nicole's ballet instructor; Lori Nichol, Nicole's choreographer; and Norma Kent, Canadian Arthritis Society. Produced in association with CBC Television, SCN, and WTSN. Records include: closed captioned master with commercial black; unedited interviews; B rolls; footage of Nicole Watts' skating perfomances; dubs of home movies; transcripts of interviews; research materials; and digital photographs and newspaper clippings.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Nurses on the Battlefield sub-series

Documentary profiling the Canadian Nursing Sisters, a unit of 4480 registered nurses who volunteered their service, both in Canada and overseas, during World War II. Interviewees include: Edith Landells, editor of Canadian Military Nurses, Volumes 1-3; and nurses Dorothy Macham, Helen Mussallem, and Lettie Turner. Also featured are excerpts from the Canadian Nursing Sisters reunion held in June 1998. Produced in association with History Television, SCN, and CBC Television and marketed by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. as part of its Canadian Women of Courage series. Records include: a dub master with no commercial blacks; footage of reunion events; unedited interviews; B rolls; stock archival footage; transcripts of interviews; research material; and photographs.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Patrick's Story sub-series

Documentary of Patrick Bird, an actor and musician formerly of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who survived childhood sexual abuse, parental neglect, life in the foster care system, alcohol and drug abuse, and multiple suicide attempts. Includes interviews of Bird, two of his foster parents, a former teacher, and musician Keith Secola. Introduction by the documentary's writer/producer Doug Cuthand. Produced in association with the National Film Board, Vision TV, SCN, the Knowledge Network, and Heartland Releasing Inc. Records include: a master; introduction; and unedited interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Remembering Tom sub-series

Documentary of a family from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan coping with the loss of Tom, a young man who committed suicide two years earlier. Includes interviews of Tom's parents, Pat and John, and his siblings Josh and Rachel who discuss Tom's childhood, the factors that may have lead to his suicide, and their journies through the grief process. Produced in association with the National Film Board, Vision TV, SCN, the Knowledge Network and Heartland Releasing Inc. Records include: a master and dub; unedited interviews; and B rolls.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Rescue From Sumatra sub-series

  • F 704-1-9
  • Subseries
  • [1920]-1946, 1999-2001 (predominant: 1999-2001)
  • Part of Lori Kuffner fonds

Documentary profiling Joan Bamford Fletcher, originally from Regina, Saskatchewan. Fletcher, who as an officer of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) during World War II, coordinated the evacuation of 2000 Dutch internees from a camp in Sumatra in 1945. Interviewees include: Beryl Escott, FANY squardon leader; Madge Tibbenham, Fletcher's sister; Lynette Beardwood, FANY Headquarters; Eleanor Minor Nicholls and Nora Byers Granjnert, FANY officers; René Pottkamp, historian with the Netherlands Institute of War Documentation; Lou Lanzing, Dutch internment camp survivor; Diana Lary, professor of Chinese history, University of British Columbia; Dean Oliver, senior historian, Canadian War Museum; and Rev. Jonathan Takeo Yokoyama, former Japanese military cadet. Produced in association with History Television, SCN and the Knowledge Network and marketed by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. as part of its Canadian Women of Courage series. Records include: a closed captioned master with commercial blacks; a dub of the master without commercial blacks; unedited interviews; B rolls and reenactment scenes footage; final script; research materials; and photographs.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Showtime at the Front sub-series

Documentary profiling the Canadian Army revue shows that entertained Canadian troops during World War II. The revue travelled to England, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium during its tour from 1943 to 1945. Interviewees include: Joan Moore and Odette Winterton, performers; Verity Sweeny Purdy, show producer; Robert Farnon, show musical director and arranger; Tom MacKenzie, World War II soldier; and Laurel Halladay, author and historian. Produced in association with History Television, SCN, and the Knowledge Network and marketed by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. as part of its Canadian Women of Courage series. Records include: a closed captioned master with commercial blacks; a dub of the master; unedited interviews; B rolls; stock archival footage; transcripts of interviews; and research material.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-