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In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three 12-year-old Inuit boys, Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee Nungak and Eric Tagoona, were sent to live with White families in Ottawa, to be educated in White schools. The...
Directed by Barry Greenwald
A breathtaking journey into the mysterious life, death and afterlife of Frank Cole, a brilliant, enigmatic filmmaker obsessed with his art, the Sahara, life, and most compellingly, death. His formally inventive films explored his fascination with...
Directed by korbett matthews
In an energetic fusion of images and ideas, this two-volume video explores the political life and ideas of the controversial author, linguist and radical philosopher, Noam Chomsky. Highlighting Chomsky's analysis and criticisms of the media,...
Known worldwide for her passionate performances, Prima Ballerina Evelyn Hart is one of Canada’s most inspiring and honored artists. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Performing Arts and a Companion of the Order of Canada, she has danced her way...
Directed by Betsy Carson
In the City of Richmond, British Columbia, a tiny village on stilts clings to the bank of the south arm of the Fraser River. Settled more than a hundred years ago by Finnish fishermen, Finn Slough's residents now are mostly artists and eccentrics...
Directed by Steve Hanon
FLATLY STACKED is a humorous yet poignant documentary that asks the question: How can a flat-chested woman find happiness in a world obsessed with big breasts? With personal stories, archives and hilarious animation, FLATLY STACKED lifts and enhances...
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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
Enter the world of Chow Dong Hoy, a photographer with a rare vision of life in a frontier culture. C.D. Hoy moved from China to British Columbia at the turn of the century. This documentary chronicles his extraordinary life from Vancouver in 1902 to...
Directed by
Faith Moosang
The name "Tim Horton" dots the Canadian landscape. But few know the tragic and tangled story behind the hockey icon who founded on of Canada's most successful donut chains. What begins as a fairy tale got lost in bad luck and bad...
Directed by Daniel Gelfant
How Can a Boy (2012)
A young Karen man, a refugee at the age of ten when the Burmese military attacked his village, deals with loss and the guilt of being one of the lucky ones to survive the horrors of the civil war by helping his community and telling world the truth about...
Directed by Ed Kucerak
The Year Before is a portrait of four Montreal teenagers in their final year of high school. In classic vérité tradition, this film goes deep inside their everyday world to explore the evolving values of, and growing pressures, facing young men.
Directed by Katie McKenna
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
Kids today are active players in a sexually-charged popular culture, fuelled by technology. But at what cost? Whether it’s posting sexy photos and raunchy video on the net, ass-grabbing in the school hallway or spreading explicit gossip that shatters...
Directed by Lynn Glazier
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...
Winds of Heaven is a ninety-minute filmic journey into the deep brooding mystery and inner beauty of Emily Carr’s paintings - a lyrical, luminescent and entertaining impression of the life of Carr and her connection to the First Nations people of the...
Directed by Michael Ostroff
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...
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
To his friends, he’s Mr. Dynamo. To his doctors, he’s a miracle. To the rest of the world, he’s The Hawk, the Arkansas-born King of Rockabilly who made Canada his home and his stage for more than four decades. He’s still rocking the house today – against...
Directed by Anne Pick
It has taken fifty-something odd years of life, but Irene is finally fed-up. Who knew that the baby boomers would end up aging? Our parents are older and need us now. Our children are grown, but just won?t leave. We have aches, and pains, and mortgages,...
Directed by madeline yakimchuk
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
The story of Mr. Chi Pig from hardcore stalwarts SNFU and his struggle with drugs, mental illness and punk rock. You're not going to need to know a lot about punk rock to love Mr. Chi Pig and his debut self-titled biographical documentary. You won...
Directed by Sean Patrick Shaul
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...
Broke. (2009)
Broke, the latest documentary from award-winning filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld, is set in a pawnshop. The owner, David Woolfson, is a banker of last resort. A grouchy old guy with a mushy heart, Jewish immigrant from South Africa, he’s been running the store...
Directed by Rosie Dransfeld
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