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North American Indians migrated to Europe in the 1800s to find a better life. Some escaped coercion. Two Sioux descendants share their experience of discovering and preserving their aboriginal roots and culture in present day France.
Directed by Patrick Bensen
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
Crimes of Compassion takes an insider's look at the Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS) as it struggles to operate after being busted by the police. The VICS was established to provide affordable, medical-grade cannabis to people with...
"Keepers of the Water" is a 4min documentary about a group of 9-12 year old kids who live in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. Their town is directly downstream from the Alberta oil sands, the world's largest and most toxic industrial project, and...
Directed by Ayelen Liberona
The Minoan civilization is regarded as the very cradle of European culture. Every year thousands of tourists travel to Crete to gaze at the imposing Palace of Knossos. Apart from the pyramids of Gizeh, the centre of Minoan culture is one of the most...
Directed by
Nikos Dayandas
Christian Bauer
As a small child, Peter Gary lay helpless while his mother took the brunt of Nazi machine gun fire meant for both of them. Left to die in a desolate forest with only a handful of other survivors, Gary narrowly escaped his own extermination on a frigid...
Directed by Michael Oved Dayan
Power (1996)
When Hydro-Québec announced its intention to proceed with the enormous James Bay II hydroelectric project, the 15,000 Cree who live in the region decided to stand up to the giant utility. With unprecedented access to key figures like Cree leader Matthew...
Directed by Magnus Isacsson
Unveiled: The Mother Daughter Relationship is an entertaining, Genie Award winning documentary that follows three sets of mothers and daughters in the throes of planning and executing a wedding. Rich in vérité style cinematography and complemented by...
Directed by Maureen Judge
SISTERS IN ARMS is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of three remarkable women who have chosen the most difficult and dangerous military professions and are facing combat on the battle fronts of Afghanistan. Corporal Katie Hodges is a...
Directed by Beth Freeman
A POV documentary exploring the life and work of James Beveridge, an idealist who never let go of his dreams. As a co-founder of the National Film Board of Canada, Beveridge was a disciple of John Grierson - making films with a political purpose to...
Directed by Nina Beveridge
"Nature's Invitation" is a documentary about Canada's quest to get new immigrants in touch with nature. It also explores the consequences of of a life devoid of nature. "Nature’s Invitation" follows new immigrants as...
Directed by Brandy Yanchyk
Filmmaker Arturo Perez Torres follows in the footsteps of two friends traveling on an extraordinary and extremely dangerous journey from Central America to North America. On their journey they encounter gangs and vigilantes as well as border patrol. But...
The End of Suburbia explores the American way of life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now, some...
Directed by Gregory Greene
Cuban Song (2008)
Every image tells a story in this sensitively crafted mosaic that captures the soul of everyday life in Havana. An irresistible soundtrack drives and narrates the camera's sensitive observations of the mundane and the unexpected with lyrics of love...
Directed by Fernand Belanger, Louise Dugal, Yves Angrignon
'MYTHS FOR PROFIT' is a dramatic, expose documentary which explores 'Canada's role in Industries of War and Peace’. Through diverse interviews and case studies this documentary unveils the specific interests and profits that...
This stunning montage of still photographs and moving images captures the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Balinese practice of cockfighting. Traditionally, blood must be spilled to appease the bhutas, the evil spirits that live underground. The...
Directed by Carl Valiquet
When Phyllis Sevigny is diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, the disease has spread to her bones, liver and lungs. But after her third chemotherapy treatment, the cancer is in remission. This is her first miracle. A year later, when the...
Directed by Lorna Thomas
The Khutzeymateen Provincial Park (aka K'tsim-a-deen) Grizzly bear sanctuary was established as the first area in Canada to be protected specifically for Grizzly bears and their habitat. It also represents the first undisturbed estuary of its size...
Directed by Ken Matheson
Please see http://www.charterofrights.ca/en/04_00_01 for links to the full streaming documentary and the Canadian New Media Award nominated website. FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS was produced in 11 languages. Each language version is unique. The documentary won...
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
Asmaa Ibnouzahir et Geneviève Lepage, deux jeunes Québécoises engagées, indépendantes d’esprit et éduquées, sont également des femmes voilées. Geneviève s’est convertie à l’islam en 2001, à la suite des événements du 11 septembre. Musulmane d’origine,...
Directed by Francine Pelletier
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
Nollywood Babylon is a feature documentary about the explosive popularity of Nigeria's movie industry. The film drops viewers into the chaos of Lagos' Idumota market. Here, among the bustling stalls, films are sold and unlikely stars are...
Wal-Mart Nation is an access oriented documentary about the international anti-Wal-Mart movement. The filmmakers were trying to ask the question "How did the world's most successful and influential company become the most hated?" Wal-Mart...
Directed by Andrew Munger