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Deceptively beautiful, this Super-8 Kodachrome collection of vignettes of everyday life for Palestinians under occupation has a dreamlike quality, but the reality is anything but. A man picks olives against an azure sky. Grandmothers plead with...
Directed by Mary Ellen Davis, Jose Garcia-Lozano, Will Eizlini
Set at an idyllic music camp for emerging musicians in rural Ontario, A Drummer’s Dream focuses on a rare assembly of some of the most versatile drummers in the world, including Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro...
Directed by John Walker
A Generation of Orphans gives voice to six children who have been orphaned by AIDS across sub-Saharan Africa. Their personal and varied life stories are told with the help of the grassroots agencies that work valiantly on their behalf. This portraiture-...
Directed by Liz Marshall
A Growing Season follows vegetable farmer John Gorzo Jr. and his family over eight months on his farm in the Holland Marsh, located north of Toronto. This growing season gets off to a cold, wet start in April delaying the planting season. As he waits...
In this classic exploration of marriage in conflict, Billy and Antoinette Edwards, their son Bogart and dog, Merton spontaneously live out their lives and laughter, tears, wit, tenderness, fierce anger, patience, pain and sorrow ensue. Hoping to discover...
Directed by Allan King
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
"A Perfect Passion" is a documentary about one man's extraordinary talent, and his influence on an art form that he has embraced as his life's purpose. Using "Edmonton Hopak", Kanevets' tribute dance to his chosen home...
Directed by Gail Currie
On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the state of Chiapas, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The Government deployed its troops, and at least 145 people died in the...
Directed by Nettie Wild
Shot entirely on location over eight months, often in dangerous conditions, Wild’s film is far from being a dry study of the complex ins and outs of Filipino politics. Instead it follows five characters through the post-Marcos world: two NPA guerillas,...
Directed by Nettie Wild
“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
The miraculous discovery of a whale bone during the excavation of a new subway line in downtown Toronto during the 1980s set the city all aflutter. The bone found in a landfill about 20 meters below the surface did not belong there. There existed no...
Directed by Peter Lynch
One of Canada’s most influential and significant artists Carl Beam earned a reputation for being fearless, visionary and ultimately, unforgettable. From his early years growing up on Manitoulin Island to his turbulent years spent at a residential school...
The activist life seen from the pov of Ottawa-based shit disturbers. What makes them do it? What is the price? Imagine a character driven series about social agitators: from craftivists to hacktivists; from whistle blowers to institutional anarchists....
Aftermath: The Remnants of War is a feature length documentary that takes us to France, Russia, Vietnam and Bosnia to reveal a dark past that still haunts us. With a mix of never before seen footage, stock images, narration and original score, Aftermath...
Directed by Daniel Sekulich
Born into a world of wealth and privilege, he devotes his life to eliminating poverty and inequality. A religious leader who traces his ancestry back to the Prophet Muhammad, he struggles to balance the traditional with the modern. His Highness the...
Directed by
Jane Chablani
Bill Cran
Almost Home (2003)
In 1972, five young film students made a documentary about the Sayisi Dene, an aboriginal band in Northern Canada that had been forcibly relocated from their ancestral home 16 years earlier. Today, three of the original group, now seasoned filmmakers,...
Directed by Sean Patrick Shaul // ALONE UP THERE is a firsthand journey to understand one of the most difficult art forms. The stand-up comedian is both an artist and an artisan: painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act,...
Directed by Sean Patrick Shaul
Ámuñegü (2013)
Directed by Galen Brown
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...
And We Knew How to Dance presents a unique record of Canada’s ‘other veterans’. Twelve Canadian women, aged between 86 and 101, recall their entry onto what had formerly been a ‘man’s world’ of munitions factories and farm labour. As nurses and ambulance...
Directed by Maureen Judge
Broadcast and screened at the United Nations and worldwide, Another Side of Peace provides a provocative and intimate look at the human side of conflict, and the healing power of communication and reconciliation. This story reminds us that humanity can...
5 days, 2 cultures, 1 beat. Capitalizing on the popularity of Hip Hop, Social Worker and longtime B-boy Stephen Leafloor has brought positive Hip Hop workshops to the north, this time to the remote Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. While dancing to the...
Arktika traces the ambitious and disasterous Soviet attempt to conquer a vast arctic region spanning half of the top of the world. Shouldering aside native hunters and herders, the Soviets built an industrial empire and moved two million people and a...
Directed by Gary Marcuse
Army of One (2003)
In the wake of 9/11 three young people join the U.S. army, seeking direction in their lives. They discover that unless they conform fully to the army values, their personal issues are only magnified within the military. What unfolds is an intimate and...
Directed by Sarah Goodman
On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was told he would slowly go blind. It's taken fifteen years, and as Ryan prepares to let go of his last sliver of sight, he sets out to Germany to hear one note give away to another in the notorious 639 year long...
Directed by Scott Smith
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