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Americans often appear to Canadians as relentless in the promotion of their materialistic lifestyle and culture; but a group of wealthy American families defy that stereotype. For over a century, they have traveled north to a lake area in Canada called...
An inventive exploration of the visceral nature of sound and how we learned to capture and reproduce it over time. Anchored by the discovery of the phonograph by the brilliant-and deaf-inventor Thomas Edison, this visual and conceptual collage of rich...
Directed by Francisca Duran
Power (1996)
When Hydro-Québec announced its intention to proceed with the enormous James Bay II hydroelectric project, the 15,000 Cree who live in the region decided to stand up to the giant utility. With unprecedented access to key figures like Cree leader Matthew...
Directed by Magnus Isacsson
The Market (2010)
In Canada, Sandra's kidneys are failing and her blood type is not compatible with her mother or daughter, ruling them out as donors. Sandra has been waiting for a new kidney for over 5 years and the disease has, at age 40, put her life on hold....
Directed by Rama Rau
Kas Lalani's flight touches down in Bombay. His cell phone is ringing off the hook. The CEO of a small British outsourcing firm, he is working hard to cash in on the global gold rush of telemarketing jobs from the West. For their efforts, they are...
City Sonic (2009)
As the nexus of Canadian music, the city has been enriched by wave after wave of homegrown and international musicians. Its stages, streets and alleys resonate with the notorious jams, numbing heartaches, and lucky breaks that are the city’s musical DNA...
Directed by
Anita Doron
Peter Lynch
Bruce McDonald
Charles Officer
Rob Pilichowski
George Vale
A preview from a compelling documentary chronicling a year in the life of two adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This deeply personal film features the filmmaker's son, Kail and another young man Daniel. Seven years after...
Directed by Karen O'Donnell
Women: The Face of AIDS reveals the unprecedented toll AIDS is having on women in sub-Saharan Africa. This half-hour documentary is an intimate window into the daily lives of five courageous women, and the heroism of the grassroots organizations that...
Directed by Liz Marshall
Mugshot (2013)
MUGSHOT is a feature documentary investigating the cultural significance of the mugshot.
Directed by Dennis Mohr
Nuclear Dynamite reveals the untold story of American and Soviet plans to use nuclear explosives to launch spaceships and carry out gigantic “geographical engineering” projects including digging a new sea-level Panama Canal with atomic bombs. More than...
Directed by Gary Marcuse
Living with Kidney Failure is a film about the lived-experience of seven individuals of different ages, disease histories and cultural backgrounds. The stories of their dialysis-dependency highlight some of the quality-of-life issues faced by people...
Directed by Garry Beitel
Saving My Family Farm focusing on the sale of my family’s 6 generation farm in Whitby, ON. It's an ongoing project as the film was completed in 2010 but the farm was demolished in 2012, so the film focuses on the family farm itself, its role, the...
Directed by Kathleen Mackey
On a rain-soaked morning in May 1961, amidst the snow-capped mountains and verdant forests of Squamish, British Columbia, two young climbers; Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper started up the Stawamus Chief. Within two weeks news of their attempt had spread and...
Directed by Ivan Hughes
Original Kin (2004)
When people go searching for their biological families, what are they hoping to find? And do they ever find it? Original Kin follows three very different yet equally compelling stories of adult adoptees and their search for their biological parents....
Directed by
Stefan Ranström
Susan Chang
“Leaving the Fold” is a documentary film about young Hassidic or ultra-Orthodox Jews in Montreal , New York and Israel who can no longer tolerate living in the world in which they were born. They are prepared to turn their backs on their relationships...
Directed by Eric R. Scott
From snowmelt in the springtime until snowfall in the autumn herders bring their animals to the high pastures in Kyrgyzstan to graze. Life on the pastures is not easy. But herding has been a mainstay of the economy and culture of Central Asia for...
Directed by Najeeb Mirza
It's a Different World follows the lives of three autistic children, Scott (11), Stephen (10), and Katie Turner (10) over the course of two years, documenting their changing perspective on what being autistic means to them. Although Scott and...
Directed by Ramona Persaud
Degrees North (2008)
A feature documentary shot south to north across the latitudes of Canada. Beginning at Pelee Island (42 degrees north) and finishing at the Arctic Circle (66 degrees north), DEGREES NORTH is a journey of discovery, space, and time. Using light,...
When public education funding was slashed in the 1980s, America opened its doors to corporations' deep pockets. As Canadian schools faced budget shortfalls a decade later, most of the country followed suit. As cash-strapped schools struggle to...
Directed by Jill Sharpe
Quarantaine (2010)
“Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer's marvelously entertaining multi-disciplinary take on the male mid-life crisis. Mixing solo dance, collective scat, humour and pathos, Victorian gothic animation and great music, this Montreal stage adaptation is...
Directed by
Philip Szporer
Borealis (2008)
From Portage and Main in downtown Winnipeg to the family cottage near Parry Sound in Ontario, filmmaker Frank Wolf and his inexperienced friend Taku Hokoyama tackle raging rapids and gruelling portages on a 3,100 km canoe trip through Canada's...
Directed by Frank Wolf
Pretty Boys (2002)
Ultra style; yet verité. A trip. From the catwalks of Milan to Stony Plain Alberta, meet the men who want to be cover boys.
Directed by James Dunnison
MARGARET & EVERGON: SYNOPSIS In 1999, the celebrated Montreal photographer Evergon took a remarkable series of nude portraits of his own mother, then 80 years old: black and white images that embodied not the infirmities of old age, but a timeless...
Directed by Donald Winkler
In 2000, developers purchase the crumbling, century-old Gladstone hotel to turn it from skid row flophouse to arts and music hotspot. They think it’s empty... until they meet Marilyn, the chambermaid with a heart of gold; Shirley Ann, the cynical front...