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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
Water On The Table is a character driven social issue documentary by Liz Marshall that explores Canada’s relationship to its fresh water, arguably it's most precious natural resource. The film asks the question: is water a commercial good like...
Directed by Liz Marshall
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,...
The Take (2004)
The Take is a political thriller that turns the globalization debate on its head. The film follows Argentina's radical new movement of occupied businesses: groups of workers who are claiming the country's bankrupt workplaces and running them...
Directed by Avi Lewis
The Yangtze is about to be transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river's edge - a young woman says goodbye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. The Three Gorges Dam - contested symbol of the...
Directed by Yung Chang
On the way to cash in bottles for a few dollars, a group of homeless men turn into road warriors, careening their grocery carts down the death-defying hills of North Van at speeds of 70 kilometres per hour. There are dangers and sometimes a man is...
Directed by Murray Siple
In 100 days - between April 6 and July 16, 1994 - an estimated 800,000 men, women and children were brutally killed in the obscure African country of Rwanda. The victims - many horrifically hacked to death with machetes - were Tutsi, and moderate Hutus...
Directed by Peter Raymont
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
Scared Sacred (2004)
ScaredSacred deftly weaves together stunning footage with haunting memories, inspirational stories, and an evocative soundscape. Featuring an engaging, first-person narrative, this film is an exquisite portrait of a search for meaning in times of turmoil...
Directed by Velcrow Ripper
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
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
25 to Leh (2012)
The Himalayan Mountains are one of the most remote and seldom visited regions of the world. It is a land of great spiritual strength for the few who call it home and the even fewer that travel there to find that strength within themselves. That inner...
Directed by
Daniel Todorov
Club Native (2008)
Falling in love with the wrong person can have devastating repercussions for Mohawks on the Kahnawake reserve in Quebec. Award-winning director Tracey Deer takes a courageous look at her home community, raising questions of identity, history and...
Directed by
Carl Freed
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
The Falls (1991)
For 300 years, Niagara Falls has been an icon of the North American landscape. It is now also one of the world's most toxic waterways. Here, 25 percent of the world's fresh water supply is being systematically poisoned, but the 11 million...
Directed by Kevin McMahon
Nelofer Pazira, the star of the movie "Kandahar", returns to her native Afghanistan. In the hope of tracking down her childhood friend Dyana -- whose story inspired the feature film -- Nelofer travels to the city of Kabul, Kandahar and Mazar-e-...
Directed by
Paul Jay
Nelofer Pazira
Bevel Up is a compelling documentary that follows outreach nurses through their day-to-day work as they bring healthcare directly to youth, sex workers, addicts and street people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. As they work with people in alleys...
Directed by Nettie Wild
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
CAT LADIES (2009)
Cat Ladies is a verité documentary that pierces the intimate world of the “cat lady” – women who give and seek love in their world with their cats. Four different women who have been slapped with the same label: “The Crazy Cat Lady”. Through intimate...
Directed by Christie Callan Jones
Diamond Road (2008)
Every year, worldwide, 24 tons of diamonds are teased from the heart of the earth. Once mined they begin their year-long journey through the "pipeline," a vast, secretive network encompassing five continents and a diverse cast of characters. By...
PAUL QUARRINGTON: LIFE IN MUSIC is a documentary about a celebrated artist whose sudden diagnosis of a terminal illness leads him to ask the universal question, what would you do? He is driven to squeeze every ounce of creative juice from his multi-...
Directed by Bert Kish
The Calling (2004)
“The Calling” is comprised of rarely seen Olympic footage dating from 1936 onwards. This exhilarating, emotional film was created to explore what it “feels” like to participate in the Olympic Games. It was mixed in 10.1 surround sound for a custom built...
Directed by Paul Hart
This documentary follows the artistic life and struggle of figure skating coach and choreographer Ellen Burka from pre-war Amsterdam, to Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, to Dutch national champion in 1946, bohemian Toronto in the 1950’s...
Directed by ASTRA BURKA
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
From acclaimed director Bruce McDonald, teaming with Emmy and Oscar nominated documentary producer Erin Faith Young and her producing partner Jennifer St. John, comes a rare and exclusive musical journey. Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist...
Directed by Bruce McDonald
A revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humour and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists. Rare footage and compelling interviews...
Directed by Brigitte Berman
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
Raw Opium is a feature length documentary (and two-part TV series) about a commodity that has tremendous power – both to ease pain and to destroy lives. The opium poppy is the raw material for heroin, fueling a vast criminal trade larger than the...
Directed by Peter Findlay
Can a sacred plant from the Amazon heal our minds and spirits? For centuries, indigenous people of South America have used ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant medicine, to cure all manner of psycho-spiritual ills. Today, thousands of Westerners, seeking...
Directed by Richard Meech
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
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 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
Six years ago, 65-year-old photographer Hai Tran fell in love with 3-D photography and is on a mission to share its wonders with as many people as possible. His passion for photography began as a child in Vietnam, continued when he fled with his young...
Directed by Siu Ta
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
Junior (2007)
There's no margin for error, getting drunk or breaking curfew in the high-stakes game stickhandled by the coaches, agents, trainers, owners and shareholders of junior hockey. Direct cinema and dramatic editing capture the joys and the anguish of...
Directed by Isabelle Lavigne, Stephane Thibault
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