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Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises

Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises

In this feature-length documentary from Alanis Obomsawin, the filmmaker returns to the village where she was raised to craft a lyrical account of her own people. After decades of tirelessly ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2006 | 1 h 44 min
Wake

Wake

A woman looks out across a lake, where each drop of water contains a memory of a pioneer in women’s sports, preserved forever.

This film was made as part ...

Jenna Marks
2013 | 1 min
WALL

WALL

Preeminent UK playwright and screenwriter David Hare—whom The Washington Post referred to as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English”—writes and stars in this innovative animated feature that ...

Cam Christiansen
2017 | 1 h 19 min
The Wanted 18

The Wanted 18

This feature film incorporates live action footage with animation to tell the curious story of 18 cows. Acquired by a Palestinian community in the late 1980s, the cows were a ...

Amer Shomali & Paul Cowan
2014 | 1 h 15 min
The Wanted 18 (Abridged Version)

The Wanted 18 (Abridged Version)

This feature film incorporates live action footage with animation to tell the curious story of 18 cows. Acquired by a Palestinian community in the late 1980s, the cows were a ...

2014 | 52 min
Wapos Bay: A Mother's Earth

Wapos Bay: A Mother's Earth

In episode 14 from the Wapos Bay series, a school project sets Raven on a confusing search for her identity. She finally figures it out – with help from her blond ...

Dennis Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: A Time to Learn

Wapos Bay: A Time to Learn

In episode 5 from the Wapos Bay series, missing sled dogs and a pile of homework are just a few of the things Talon has to deal with before setting ...

Dennis Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Dance Dance

Wapos Bay: Dance Dance

In episode 18 from the Wapos Bay series, T-Bear faces a dilemma. He wants to follow his heart and dance, but can he do it without disappointing Jacob, who wants ...

Melanie Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Going for the Gold

Wapos Bay: Going for the Gold

In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, a talking dog comes to Talon in a dream, urging him to go for gold in golf at the Indigenous Games. Uncle ...

Dennis Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Journey Through Fear

Wapos Bay: Journey Through Fear

In episode 2 from the Wapos Bay series, Aboriginal Day festivities are getting underway, but there's even more cause for excitement in Wapos Bay. T-Bear unexpectedly spends the night ...

Melanie Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Lights, Camera, Action!

Wapos Bay: Lights, Camera, Action!

In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, film star Adam Beach mentors T-Bear and Talon as they make videos celebrating Treaty Days in Wapos Bay. Raven feels left out ...

Melanie Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes

Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes

In this feature animation film, Talon and Raven learn that their dad, Alphonse, has taken a job in the big city and their family will have to move away from ...

Dennis Jackson
2011 | 1 h 12 min
Wapos Bay: Raiders of the Lost Art

Wapos Bay: Raiders of the Lost Art

In episode 19 from the Wapos Bay series, the boys find ancient rock paintings, and then decide to capture the modern painters who are spraying up the town with graffiti ...

Dennis Jackson
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Raven Power

Wapos Bay: Raven Power

In this episode from the Wapos Bay series, Raven wants the men to realize how much they underappreciate the town's women. The women go on a week-long retreat, and ...

Cam Lizotte
2008 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: Something to Remember

Wapos Bay: Something to Remember

In episode 4 from the Wapos Bay series, the pressure is on as T-Bear is handed the task of commemorating Wapos Bay's military veterans, and Raven is struggling to ...

Dennis Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: The Elements

Wapos Bay: The Elements

In episode 6 from the Wapos Bay series, the survival skills of Talon, T-Bear, Raven and Mushom are tested by an unexpected storm. The children are helping grandfather Mushom set ...

Melanie Jackson
2006 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: There's No 'I' in Hockey

Wapos Bay: There's No 'I' in Hockey

In this first episode from the Wapos Bay series, Talon and his cousin T-Bear play on the same hockey team, but their relationship becomes strained when they both try to ...

Dennis Jackson
2005 | 24 min
Wapos Bay: They Dance at Night

Wapos Bay: They Dance at Night

In episode 3 from the Wapos Bay series, Talon, Raven and T-Bear learn what can happen when they forget to respect tradition. Raven can't resist whistling at the glimmering ...

Dennis Jackson
2007 | 24 min
War Is Not a Game

War Is Not a Game

The first Geneva Convention to “regulate” war was signed in 1864. A century and a half later, armed conflicts are increasing in number across the globe and are no more ...

2010 | 52 min
Waseskun

Waseskun

Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this feature-length doc follows a group of incarcerated men with troubled pasts as they undergo treatment based on Indigenous philosophy at the Waseskun Healing Center ...

Steve Patry
2016 | 1 h 21 min
Waseteg

Waseteg

This animated short presents the story of a young Mi'kmaq girl whose name means "the light from the dawn." Sadly, her mother dies while giving birth and, though her ...

Phyllis Grant
2010 | 6 min
Waterlife

Waterlife

Waterlife is a documentary film about the Great Lakes that follows the flow of the lakes' water from the Nipigon River to the Atlantic Ocean. The film's goal is ...

Kevin McMahon
2009 | 1 h 49 min
Wavemakers

Wavemakers

This feature documentary takes us on an intriguing human and musical discovery of the most expressive of electronic instruments, the Ondes Martenot. A group of Martenot aficionados pursues the legacy ...

Caroline Martel
2012 | 1 h 37 min
Way of the Hunter

Way of the Hunter

Deep in the Great Bear Rainforest, against the backdrop of British Columbia’s breathtaking wilderness, a former hunter comes to terms with his past and looks with hope towards the ...

Robert Moberg
2018 | 16 min
We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

The rights of First Nations children take centre stage in this monumental documentary. Following a historic court case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2016 | 2 h 43 min
We Regret to Inform You...

We Regret to Inform You...

In a check-box society that functions by dividing us into neatly-defined categories, where does someone with a strong mind and a weak body fit in? Dr. Heidi Janz - award-winning playwright ...

Eva Colmers & Heidi Janz
2015 | 11 min
Weather Report

Weather Report

For many people, global warming is something happening somewhere else to somebody else, but for millions, it is right at their doorstep. This film journeys across the globe, from the ...

Brenda Longfellow
2007 | 52 min
The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer

This short animation presents the haunting story of two brothers who share the scars, though not the memories, of an untold history that has driven them to existential extremes. Combining ...

Randall Lloyd Okita
2014 | 9 min
The Whale and the Raven

The Whale and the Raven

Director Mirjam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into ...

Mirjam Leuze
2019 | 1 h 41 min
What is Democracy?

What is Democracy?

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians—What Is Democracy? connects past and present, emotion and the intellect, the personal and the political ...

Astra Taylor
2018 | 1 h 47 min
What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants

Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of becoming a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces (PSF). Despite discouragement from ...

Christy Garland
2018 | 1 h 23 min
Where I Belong

Where I Belong

This documentary tells the story of a young man’s struggle to balance his African traditions and new Canadian home. Arinze Eze was born in Canada and raised in Nigeria ...

Arinze Eze
2007 | 45 min
Where the Land Ends

Where the Land Ends

Against the backdrop of the camera’s meditative wandering through the places that created Quebec, Where the Land Ends explores and questions the historical narrative, as a group of young ...

Loïc Darses
2019 | 1 h 29 min
Who Cares

Who Cares

In this cinema vérité documentary, director Rosie Dransfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex trade workers where, in a post-Pickton era, women now voluntarily provide police ...

Rosie Dransfeld
2012 | 1 h 19 min
Wiebo's War

Wiebo's War

Wiebo's War is a feature documentary that tells the story of a man's epic battle with the oil and gas industry. In the 1990s, natural gas wells were ...

David York
2011 | 1 h 33 min
Wiebo's War (Short Version)

Wiebo's War (Short Version)

Wiebo's War is a feature documentary that tells the story of a man's epic battle with the oil and gas industry. In the 1990s, natural gas wells were ...

David York
2010 | 52 min
Wiggles and Giggles

Wiggles and Giggles

In this animated short, a playful group is dancing when they become aware they're being watched by a huge, menacing head. When the head interrupts their good time, they ...

Sara Guindon
2009 | 1 min
The Wild Horse Redemption

The Wild Horse Redemption

At a prison in the high desert foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, hardened criminals are taught the training methods of ‘horse whisperers’ and given 90 days to tame wild ...

2008 | 52 min
Wild Life

Wild Life

This Oscar®-nominated animated short tells the story of a dapper young remittance man who is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching in 1909. However, his affection for ...

Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby
2011 | 13 min
Window Horses

Window Horses

This feature-length animated film centres around the story of Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Shiraz, Iran. Rosie lives in Vancouver with ...

Ann Marie Fleming
2016 | 1 h 28 min
The Wings of Johnny May

The Wings of Johnny May

The first Inuit bush pilot in Nunavik, Johnny May has lived through adventures worthy of the novels of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. While his exploits have made him a legend among ...

Marc Fafard
2013 | 1 h 23 min
Wintopia

Wintopia

Wintopia is an intimate father-daughter story and poignant search for the meaning of utopia. Following the quick and tragic death of Peter Wintonick, Canada’s “documentary ambassador to the world ...

Mira Burt-Wintonick
2020 | 1 h 28 min
Wipe Out

Wipe Out

Narrated by Olympic gold medalist Ross Rebagliati, this film tells the story of three young men living with permanent brain damage as the result of head injuries they suffered pursuing ...

2008 | 50 min
The Wobble Incident

The Wobble Incident

The Wobble Incident is an erratic journey through layers of cinematic illusion. When the First Sound rings out in a silent cartoon world, two characters experience momentous change as their ...

Claire Blanchet & Sam Vipond
2009 | 4 min
World of Passage

World of Passage

In this short documentary, massive ships harking from all four corners of the world majestically glide by on the St. Lawrence River as riverside residents watch. But they know nothing ...

Nadine Beaudet
2015 | 7 min
The World's Largest Studio

The World's Largest Studio

Larger than Universal's and Paramount's combined, Hengdian World Studios features 12 motion picture shooting sites spanning different periods of Chinese history. Since 1996, the company has invested over ...

Charlie Moretti & Matt Clarke
2007 | 52 min
Writing the Land

Writing the Land

In this short documentary, a Musqueam elder rediscovers his Native language and traditions in the city of Vancouver, near where the Musqueam people have lived for thousands of years.

Writing ...

Kevin Lee Burton
2007 | 7 min