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What happens when you realize that your family is part of a global superstition that is neither spoken about openly nor even referred to by name? Filmmaker Agata De Santis sets out on a quest to uncover the world of MAL’OCCHIO – the evil eye – where...
Directed by Agata De Santis
From snowmelt in the springtime until snowfall in the autumn herders bring their animals to the high pastures in Kyrgyzstan to graze. Life on the pastures is not easy. But herding has been a mainstay of the economy and culture of Central Asia for...
Directed by Najeeb Mirza
Shock Waves (2007)
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country whose record of human rights violations is among the highest in the world, the journalists at Radio Okapi constantly risk their lives in order to denounce the extreme abuses of power to which the civilian...
Directed by Pierre Mignault
Burning Water (2010)
In the Rosebud River valley, an hour east of Calgary, the water in many homes can be lit on fire. Everyone agrees there's gas in the water. Few agree on why. At Fiona Lauridsen's farm, just outside the hamlet of Rosebud, Fiona and her family...
Directed by
Tadzio Richards
Colour Me (2012)
Colour Me challenges viewers to reexamine how they think about race. We follow motivational speaker Anthony McLean as he runs a groundbreaking mentorship program for black teens in Brampton, the most demographically changing Canadian city. While...
Fifteen year-old Marie’s world is Whitehorse, Yukon. She wins a contest which takes her half way across the Globe to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to witness life in another culture. She has been advocating for children since she was 12 but nothing prepares...
Directed by Lalita Krishna
“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
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
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
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 timely, award-winning film about our ability to transcend war, The Friendship Village tells the story of Vietnam veteran George Mizo, a war hero turned peace activist after losing his entire platoon in an opening salvo of the 1968 Tet Offensive. George...
The Milk Act of 1938 made it illegal to sell raw (unpasteurized) milk in Canada. In November 2006, twenty-five armed officers staged a raid at Michael Schmidt’s farm, confiscating milk, equipment, computers and files. This film follows an activist farmer...
Mallamall (2012)
95% of India's retail industry is run by small entrepreneurs. From street corners to bazaars, in small stores and narrow lanes, the sounds of street callers are matched only by the colors of their merchandize. Every sale is fortified by history,...
Directed by Lalita Krishna
For 430 days, a crew of scientists, sailors and filmmakers live on a schooner in the Antarctic to study the impact of global warming in this gloriously cinematic adventure, full of awe, joy and life-threatening danger. Gale-force winds threaten to dash...
Directed by Jean Lemire
Drawing upon the thinking and analyses of renowned intellectuals, this documentary sketches a portrait of neo-liberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world. Neo-liberalism’s one-size-fits-all...
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
Filmed over the course of several years, Reservation Soldiers focuses on the relationship between the Canadian military and aboriginal youth. For Blair, Mahekan and Noel, three teenage boys from remote Western Canadian reservations, the military...
Directed by Lisa Jackson
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
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is among the oldest conflicts in the history of mankind. However, not much is known about the exiled Palestinians who fled from their homeland at the start of the conflict, upon the creation of the State of Israel in 1948...
Directed by Anastasia Trofimova
Tram, Nadine, Julia and Khadija. Four young women of different ages, social standing, ethnic and religious origins. They have in common to have attended the same school, the International College of the Marcellines, founded by Sister Louise Bonta. Woman...
Directed by Jo Légaré
Breaking Ranks is a documentary about the plight of four U.S. soldiers seeking sanctuary in Canada as part of their resistance to the war in Iraq. The film documents their experiences as they try to exercise their consciences amidst profound emotional,...
Directed by Michelle Mason
The Whale (2011)
THE WHALE tells the true story of a young, wild killer whale -- an orca -- nicknamed Luna, who got separated from his family on the coast of British Columbia, in a long, narrow stretch of sea between mountains, a place called Nootka Sound. Orcas are...
Directed by
Michael Parfit
City Sonic (2009)
As the nexus of Canadian music, the city has been enriched by wave after wave of homegrown and international musicians. Its stages, streets and alleys resonate with the notorious jams, numbing heartaches, and lucky breaks that are the city’s musical DNA...
Directed by
Anita Doron
Peter Lynch
Bruce McDonald
Charles Officer
Rob Pilichowski
George Vale
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]