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Crime and Legal

Act of Dishonour

Act of Dishonour

Set in the northern region of Afghanistan, this feature drama tells the story of a young bride-to-be who strays from local customs after befriending an Afghan-Canadian translator. Part lament against ...

Nelofer Pazira
2009 | 1 h 30 min
Avenue Zero

Avenue Zero

Human trafficking is a reality: Asian girls are enslaved in suburban massage parlors; domestic workers toil like slaves in suburban homes; girls in a Montreal subway station are lured into ...

Hélène Choquette
2009 | 52 min
Buying Sex

Buying Sex

Timely and wise, this important documentary about the state of prostitution laws in Canada is a revelation. Buying Sex offers a wide spectrum of insight into the issue, inviting us ...

Teresa MacInnes & Kent Nason
2013 | 1 h 15 min
The Coca-Cola Case (Short Version)

The Coca-Cola Case (Short Version)

Columbia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002, more than 470 workers’ leaders have been brutally killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on ...

German Gutierrez & Carmen Garcia
2009 | 52 min
Confessions of an Innocent Man

Confessions of an Innocent Man

This raw exposé examines William Sampson’s harrowing experience while imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for a crime he didn’t commit. Sampson was working as a businessman when he was ...

2007 | 52 min
Escape to Canada

Escape to Canada

Around the world, Canada is known for its beavers, Mounties and winter climate. But a new Canada has emerged in the past couple of years, famous for potent marijuana, gay ...

Albert Nerenberg
2005 | 1 h 21 min
Gun Killers

Gun Killers

Written and directed by Jason Young (Animals, Inside Time), Gun Killers takes us into the rural, secluded paradise that retired blacksmiths John and Nancy Little call home. As the tranquil ...

Jason Young
2019 | 10 min
Kids in Jail

Kids in Jail

With unprecedented access, this documentary paints an intimate, complex portrait of kids in jail. The film raises difficult yet vital questions about at-risk youth and young offenders, and asks: Should ...

Larry Lynn
2013 | 45 min
Life with Murder

Life with Murder

When their son is accused of murdering his sister, a mother and father face perhaps the most awful decision any parent could have to make: whether to break with their ...

John Kastner
2009 | 1 h 35 min
Love, Scott

Love, Scott

Following the journey of a young gay musician who is attacked and paralyzed from the waist down, Love, Scott is an intimate and visually evocative window into queer experience, set ...

Laura Marie Wayne
2018 | 1 h 16 min
NCR: Not Criminally Responsible

NCR: Not Criminally Responsible

While gripped by psychosis, a troubled young man stabs a complete stranger six times in a crowded shopping mall. The young man is declared not criminally responsible on account of ...

John Kastner
2013 | 1 h 39 min
NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (Short Version)

NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (Short Version)

While gripped by psychosis, a troubled young man stabs a complete stranger six times in a crowded shopping mall. Declared not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder, the young ...

John Kastner
2013 | 52 min
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his ...

Tasha Hubbard
2019 | 1 h 38 min
Out of Mind, Out of Sight

Out of Mind, Out of Sight

This feature documentary profiles four residents of the Brockville Mental Health Centre, a forensic psychiatric hospital for people who have committed violent crimes. Four patients—two men and two women ...

John Kastner
2014 | 1 h 27 min
Prosecutor

Prosecutor

This feature documentary follows the Chief Prosecutor through the first trials of the newly formed International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo investigates and prosecutes some of the world's worst criminals ...

Barry Stevens
2010 | 1 h 34 min
Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child

Richard Cardinal died by his own hand at the age of 17, having spent most of his life in a string of foster homes and shelters across Alberta. In this ...

Alanis Obomsawin
1986 | 29 min
Silence Is Gold

Silence Is Gold

This feature documentary takes us through the twists and turns of judicial proceedings pitting Canadian mining companies Barrick Gold and Banro against author Alain Deneault, his co-writers and publisher Éditions ...

Julien Fréchette
2012 | 1 h 17 min
this river

this river

This short documentary offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Volunteer activist Kyle Kematch and award-winning writer Katherena Vermette have ...

Erika MacPherson & Katherena Vermette
2016 | 19 min
Through a Blue Lens

Through a Blue Lens

Constable Al Arsenault, along with six other policemen, document the people on their beat to create a powerful film about drug abuse. This group of officers developed a unique relationship ...

Veronica Alice Mannix
1999 | 52 min
Vendetta Song

Vendetta Song

This short documentary follows Montreal filmmaker Eylem Kaftan as she travels to Turkey in an attempt to unravel the 30-year-old mystery of her aunt Guzide's murder. As she searches ...

Eylem Kaftan
2005 | 52 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
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
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