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First-time filmmaker Simonee Chichester's father, Edgar, left her when she was just six years old. Since then, her only parent has been her overbearing and fiercely loving mother. Twenty-three years later, her father's alcoholism and depression...
A legend to his legions of fans, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is the most successful comic book artist in history. Over the past decade, this shrewd and enigmatic entrepreneur has grown his business into a multi-million dollar entertainment empire...
Directed by Kenton Vaughan
Spend a day with Don the Barber in his one-of-a-kind barbershop, a veritable time capsule of a by-gone era. The shop's door has been open for twenty-five and a half years, the place never once dusted, the anecdotes constantly recycled and most of...
Directed by Paul Kell
Father of three, successful TV actor and artist and proud member of the First Nations two-spirited gay community, Byron Chief-Moon is a fascinating mesh of dynamic personae. But when he dances alone in the forest, the complexity of the real world washes...
Directed by
Philip Szporer
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
A moving and disturbing portrait of the legacy of the nuclear arms race in Japan, the Marshall Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and the planet. With contributions from world-renowned experts Noam Chomsky, Hans Blix, Arjun Makhijani, Douglas Roche and many...
The Montreal rockabilly subculture like you've never seen before!
Directed by Patricia Chica
Shipbreakers (2004)
Welcome to the ship breaking yards of Alang, India, where the world's oceangoing ships come to die. Tens of thousands of Indians live and work here, systematically dismembering, by hand, the hulks of hundreds of vessels every year, piece by piece...
Directed by Michael Kot
Garbage! is a feature documentary about how the Canadian household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. The film follows a Toronto-based family who agrees not only to collect their garbage for a period of three months...
Directed by Andrew Nisker
From the makers of last year's hit climate change documentary, The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning, comes this new feature film reporting on the latest climate change discoveries being made at both ends of the earth - The Arctic and...
The Ministry of Children and Family Development in British Columbia provides foster care for children from birth to the age of 19. But when youth reach their 19th birthday, the parental role of the government finishes abruptly – even though young people...
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
In the rich fabric of the city’s landscape - rows of boarded storefronts, the bright sprawl of petrochemical plants and the swollen rooms of hospital wards and crowded bars - one finds a microcosm of the 21st century. Filmed in the Chemical Valley of...
Directed by Brett Story
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...
Directed by
Alanis Obomsawin
Moli Who? (2006)
Moli who ? Molinari the enigma is a well-documented, humorous, compassionate and passionate portrait of the painter Guido Molinari. Artists, friends, art historians, former students and journalists from Montréal, Toronto and Paris recount stories and...
Directed by Jo Légaré
Bats have always coexisted with man. Despite this, science has only recently begun to realize that bats possess secrets of immeasurable benefit to human beings; qualities that science is now harnessing to help the blind, to save victims of stroke, to...
Directed by Jon KALINA & Jean-Marie MIGAUD
The penis. Why is this wonderful wiggly appendage such a source of tension, confusion and anxiety? Can a search for penis perfection provide the answer? Is there such a thing as a perfect penis? PENIS DEMENTIA: The Search for the Perfect Penis is an...
Directed by
65_redroses (2009)
Redefining the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age, 65_RedRoses leaves viewers with a new appreciation of life and the digital world. This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and...
Directed by
Philip Lyall
On February 15th, 2003 the largest protest in human history occurred. Millions of people from all seven continents marched in the streets of more than 800 cities to show that they did not support the invasion of Iraq. New peace groups were formed and old...
Directed by David Maidman
In this short documentary, TTC Enthusiast and Urban Explorer Jeremy Woodcock travels to Bessarion Station, the least used Subway Station on the Toronto Transit Map, to find out if it really does exist and why it would be built in the first place.
Directed by Cameron Wyllie
Tiger Spirit (2008)
Millions of Korean families were separated from one another in the 1950s when war broke out between the Soviet-occupied North and the American-controlled South. For more than a generation, families have not been able to visit, speak on the phone or even...
Directed by Min Sook Lee
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
North American Indians migrated to Europe in the 1800s to find a better life. Some escaped coercion. Two Sioux descendants share their experience of discovering and preserving their aboriginal roots and culture in present day France.
Directed by Patrick Bensen
Paris Stories explores the force of fiction for a woman who left Canada and her "good job for a girl" to live in a city where writers weren't viewed with suspicion and asked for three months rent in advance. Considered by both critics and...
Directed by Lynn Booth