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The Museum (2008)
It's tough running a museum in the 21st century, competing with all the flashy distractions of the digital age. So when William Thorsell sets out to renovate Toronto's Royal Onatrio Museum, he thinks big, opting for a bold architectural gesture...
Directed by Kenton Vaughan [nid:5374]
Edward Burtynsky is internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of nature transformed by industry. Manufactured Landscapes - a stunning documentary by award winning director Jennifer Baichwal - follows Burtynsky to China, as he captures the...
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal
TITLE: The Women’s Movement Continues: Grandmothers in Solidarity GENRE: Documentary, women. TIME: 20min LOGLINE: Canadian Grandmothers welcome African Grandmothers to Canada on a journey into solidarity to end HIV/AIDS in African communities....
Directed by Sarah Moffat
Pinned against the ropes of life, an orphaned immigrant boxer struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion. Using a gritty, cinema-verité style of filming, UNDERDOG PLAZA offers a rare and intimate look at the parallel between the...
Directed by Evan Beloff
“I will tell you once, but you must never ask me again.” With these words from her mother, Rhonda Larrabee discovered the startling truth about her family. She was not of Chinese and French descent, as she had been told while growing up in Vancouver...
Directed by Eunhee Cha
Today’s elders lived through the difficult beginnings of community life, witnessed the coming of modern communications and air travel and participated in the creation of Nunavut. Now they are seeing the young people of Nunavut take their place in the...
Directed by David Poisey, Jolene Arreak, Linda Tucktoo, Martin Kreelak
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
Homefront (2007)
A one-hour documentary about the heroes behind the heroes. Homefront records the experience of the spouses, children, parents, and families of Canadian soldiers steadfastly waiting at home as our military engages in its most dangerous mission since the...
Directed by Ava Karvonen
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
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
At the peak of the summer season, Montreal’s renowned Coleman Lemieux Dance Company descends upon a quiet village in Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park with an artistic team of Canada’s finest solo dance artists to create a site specific work....
Directed by Anne Troake
Passage (2008)
"History would be an excellent thing if only it were true," claimed Tolstoy, and veteran documentarian John Walker takes us on an epic historical adventure that involves cannibalism, a vengeful woman and an historical cover-up by British...
Directed by John Walker
SPIRIT OF THE GAME ~ co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada and Global Television ~ follows a group of young dedicated athletes, their ‘tears and triumphs’, over 2 years time, as they travel to the North American Indigenous Games. Spirit...
Bret Hart, five times' champion of the World Wrestling Federation, sits in a hotel room - one day before the most important fight of his life. Sure, it's just professional wrestling, but this match is different. It will be Bret's last in...
Directed by Paul Jay
The Great War (2007)
The Great War Project is a docu-drama and reality TV series produced by Galafilm and the CBC.
Directed by Brian McKenna
Mentalist. Illusionist. Escape Artist. Mandrake was not one magician, but many. Who was the real Leon Mandrake? This biography draws back the curtain once more for the great magician who mesmerized North American audiences for over 60 years. The...
Directed by Mary Ungerleider
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
believers (2013)
Since the 2006 publication of Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” and Christopher Hitchens’ 2007 book, “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”, religion and God as a concept has been very much in the crosshairs of the Western public. These...
Directed by
Sacha Sewhdat
Hardwood (2004)
Hardwood is a personal journey by director Hubert Davis, the son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, who explores how his father's decisions affected his life and those of his extended family. Elegantly structured into three chapters entitled...
Directed by Hubert Davis
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
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
Involved in an uprising against the Soviet invaders of (his homeland) Czechoslovakia in 1968, George Golias was forced to flee his country as a refugee. In doing so, he left behind a wife, a daughter, his parents and seven siblings. Thirty-seven years...
Directed by Jay Irving
Mars Project (2012)
A decade ago rapper Khari "Conspiracy" Stewart was diagnosed with a psychological disorder, but he has rejected the label and is pursuing a spiritual path. For half of his life, Khari "Conspiracy" Stewart has fought a spiritual war...
Oil Calling (2013)
Oil Calling is a documentary about a new immigrant’s dream to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The documentary follows new immigrants as they train to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The film follows five new immigrants from Nigeria,...
Directed by Brandy Yanchyk