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The Milk Act of 1938 made it illegal to sell raw (unpasteurized) milk in Canada. In November 2006, twenty-five armed officers staged a raid at Michael Schmidt’s farm, confiscating milk, equipment, computers and files. This film follows an activist farmer...
Hitler's Canadians tells the little known story of German POWs behind Canadian barbed wire during World War Two. It features dramatic re-enactments of daring and hilarious escapes, the biggest prison rebellion in Canadian history and surprising...
Directed by Douglas Williams
My Toxic Baby (2009)
From feeding and fussing to poo-poos and boo-boos, new moms and dads have enough to worry about. But with heightened awareness of health risks posed by chemicals used in everyday products, modern parenting is fast becoming a decision-making minefield....
Directed by Min Sook Lee
Kim wrote herself a letter so she would remember the pain of her crystal meth addiction, and it provides the structure for this insightful film that features the stories of two young women from small towns, their families and counsellors as they struggle...
Directed by Elizabeth Miller
As the last companion of Molinari, Jo Légaré was a privileged witness of his final years. Listening to him speak of his life and his work, she came to realise she would one day make a film about him. On screen, Molinari brings to life his childhood, his...
Directed by Jo Légaré
Stunt People (1989)
Lois Siegel is a filmmaker, casting director, writer, photographer, professor, and musician. She lives in Ottawa, Canada. Her film STUNT PEOPLE (featuring four generations of the Fournier family) won a 1990 Genie Award: Best Short Documentary from the...
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Song of the Lodz Ghetto, the new feature-length documentary by David Kaufman, is a comprehensive historical account of Poland’s “first and last” Jewish ghetto, established by the Nazis during the Second World War in Lodz, Poland’s leading industrial...
Directed by David Kaufman
Drawing upon the thinking and analyses of renowned intellectuals, this documentary sketches a portrait of neo-liberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world. Neo-liberalism’s one-size-fits-all...
Wal-Town (2006)
Six student activists. Thirty-six Canadian towns. One giant corporation. A daunting experiment in activism. A group of six university students, calling themselves Wal-Town, take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets...
Directed by Loaded Pictures
Just Arrived (2003)
The experiences of three newly-arrived immigrant families from the Republic of Macedonia are chronicled as they launch fresh new lives in Toronto and Winnipeg. They reveal their expectations, fears, hopes, dreams and reactions to their new lives. They...
Directed by Sandra Danilovic
On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and...
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Alanis Obomsawin
"Do you think you are stupid?" a teacher asks Cla­rissa, a ten year old aboriginal child in the Vancou­ver schools who is two years behind her class­mates. This question opens an in­quiry into the story of Clari­ssa, and many like her who...
Directed by Gary Marcuse
Linda, David, Jim and Yvonne lost most of their sight in early adulthood. Despite their vision loss they now share one extraordinary experience: paddling together on a dragon boat team called “Eye of the Dragon”. They were up to the challenge of...
Directed by Adelina Suvagau
Maureen Marovitch believes in polyamory, the philosophy of simultaneously loving more than one person. David Finch, her live-in boyfriend, does not and he is far from silent about his wish that Maureen break up with her two other boyfriends and settle...
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When Hockey Came to Belfast is the striking story of how Canadian ice hockey is transcending religious lines. Bringing Northern Irish youth together in a shared love of the game, the rink gives boys and girls a haven from the turf warfare that pervades...
Directed by Linda Conway
An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate twenty-seven years after his untimely death. His inimitable music and writing reveal and insightful world-view that we are still unravelling – his complex recording...
Odd Kid Out (2002)
Odd Kid Out: An Intimate Portrait of Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The stigma associated with this 'Disorder' is so severe that many individuals and those close to them suffer in isolation. In this deeply personal film...
Directed by Karen O'Donnell
What happens when you realize that your family is part of a global superstition that is neither spoken about openly nor even referred to by name? Filmmaker Agata De Santis sets out on a quest to uncover the world of MAL’OCCHIO – the evil eye – where...
Directed by Agata De Santis
This documentary film takes an historical look at the Jewsih community of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia from the turn of the 20th century to their 100th anniversary in 2001. Interviews are done with remaining members of the Jewish community as well as others...
Remembering Arthur is a feature-length documentary about an influential yet little-known Canadian filmmaker. Although the Montreal-born artist's work won many awards and received an Oscar nomination, his life ended tragically in suicide. This...
Directed by Martin Lavut
Sharkwater (2006)
For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into...
Directed by Rob Stewart
The idea of grandparents as caregivers is nothing new. Grandparents are often the people that parents turn to when they need advice, help, childcare, and support. But what of the grandparents who have had to step in beyond the role of doting elders?...
Directed by Karen Shopsowitz
A hard-core chocoholic and admitted sugar junkie quits cold turkey. Sugar Free: A Year Without Sugar is a one hour documentary that explores one woman’s foray into a year without the sweet stuff. No cookies, cakes, candies or ice-cream. No sweetened...
Directed by Shannon Grinnell
I'm making 2 documentaries, one called "Tour Israel by Remote - Is it Possible to Know the Truth?" and the other & "Tour Israel by Remote - Answers for us Spawned from Ancient Cruelty." I'm planning to go back to Israel...