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Antarctica: The Journey to the End of the Earth

Antarctica: The Journey to the End of the Earth

Antarctica. “Terra Australis Incognita,” or unknown southern land. This is the harshest and coldest place on the planet. There are no bustling cities or green forests here, no large rivers ...

Artem Gordina
2016 | 51 min
Arctic Circle - Episode One: On Thin Ice

Arctic Circle - Episode One: On Thin Ice

Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder and faster than any other region on Earth. Although the North may seem remote from the population centres of the world, sensitive ecosystems ...

Wally LongulAtsushi Nishida & Takashi Shibasaki
2009 | 41 min
Arctic Circle - Episode Two: Battle for the Pole

Arctic Circle - Episode Two: Battle for the Pole

Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder and faster than anywhere else. This is where sensitive ecosystems are being altered by global warming the most. Shot in HD, in some ...

Wally LongulTakashi ShibasakiYoichiro Yamamoto & Atsushi Nishida
2009 | 39 min
Being Caribou

Being Caribou

In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic ...

Leanne Allison & Diana Wilson
2004 | 1 h 12 min
Bluefin

Bluefin

Bluefin is a tale set in “the tuna capital of the world,” North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Director John Hopkins explores the mystery of why normally wary bluefin tuna ...

John Hopkins
2016 | 53 min
The Chocolate Farmer

The Chocolate Farmer

This full-length documentary takes us to an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, where cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors ...

Rohan Fernando
2010 | 1 h 10 min
City of Gold

City of Gold

This classic short film from Pierre Berton depicts the Klondike gold rush at its peak, when would-be prospectors struggled through harsh conditions to reach the fabled gold fields over 3000 ...

Colin Low & Wolf Koenig
1957 | 21 min
Cry of the Wild

Cry of the Wild

This feature-length documentary from Bill Mason imparts his affection for the big northern timber wolves and the pure-white Arctic wolves. Filmed over three years in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia ...

Bill Mason
1972 | 1 h 28 min
Dirt

Dirt

This feature documentary is an exploration of the concept of dirt and impurity. From the slums of Kolkata to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to a barbeque joint in Central Texas ...

Meghna Haldar
2008 | 1 h 21 min
Earth Keepers

Earth Keepers

This feature documentary by Sylvie Van Brabant introduces us to Mikael Rioux, a young Québécois activist who founded Échofête, Quebec’s first environmental festival. Spurred by his passionate concern for ...

Sylvie Van Brabant
2009 | 1 h 22 min
An Ecology of Hope

An Ecology of Hope

A documentary portrait of ecologist Pierre Dansereau, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this world ...

Fernand Dansereau
2001 | 1 h 24 min
Elisha and the Cacao Trees

Elisha and the Cacao Trees

This charming short documentary takes us on a trip to Belize, where we meet 13-year-old Elisha, the daughter of a cacao farmer. What links a village in Belize and millions ...

Rohan Fernando
2010 | 17 min
The End of Time

The End of Time

Visionary filmmaker Peter Mettler takes on the elusive subject of time, and once again seeks to film the unfilmable on a journey that takes him to a particle accelerator in ...

Peter Mettler
2012 | 1 h 54 min
Finding Farley

Finding Farley

In this feature documentary, husband-and-wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison (Being Caribou), along with their 2-year-old son and dog, retrace the literary footsteps of Canadian writer Farley Mowat. They ...

Leanne Allison
2009 | 1 h 2 min
The Fruit Hunters - Defenders of Diversity (Episode 2)

The Fruit Hunters - Defenders of Diversity (Episode 2)

Narrated by Nature of Things's David Suzuki, Defenders of Diversity is the second part of a journey through the exotic, endlessly fascinating world of fruit - a story of nature ...

Yung Chang
2013 | 43 min
The Fruit Hunters - The Evolution of Desire (Episode 1)

The Fruit Hunters - The Evolution of Desire (Episode 1)

Narrated by Nature of Things's David Suzuki, The Evolution of Desire is the first part of a journey through the exotic, endlessly fascinating world of fruit - a story of ...

Yung Chang
2013 | 43 min
Hadwin's Judgement

Hadwin's Judgement

A compelling hybrid of drama and documentary, this feature film covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of an extraordinary 300-year-old tree held sacred by the indigenous ...

Sasha Snow
2015 | 1 h 27 min
Hand.Line.Cod

Hand.Line.Cod

Set in the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, this short film follows a group of “people of the fish”—traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand ...

Justin Simms
2016 | 13 min
The Hole Story

The Hole Story

In this feature documentary, Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie continue in the same provocative vein as their earlier Forest Alert, this time turning their lens on Canada's mining industry ...

Richard Desjardins & Robert Monderie
2011 | 1 h 19 min
Hope Builders

Hope Builders

This feature documentary zooms in on a Grade 6 class in Quebec where a teacher is implementing an experimental teaching method aimed at preparing children to take up environmental challenges ...

Fernand Dansereau
2010 | 1 h 29 min
Island Green

Island Green

Prince Edward Island has long been famous for its spuds and red mud. But in the last 50 years since industrialized farming took root, this small, predominantly agricultural island has ...

Millefiore Clarkes
2013 | 25 min
The Lumberfros

The Lumberfros

In Abitibi, hundreds of kilometres from the city, thousands of workers go North, as did Jos Montferrand and François Paradis. Working as brush cutters, these 21st-century lumberjacks discover Quebec's ...

Stéphanie Lanthier
2010 | 1 h 11 min
The Magnitude of All Things

The Magnitude of All Things

When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws ...

Jennifer Abbott
2020 | 1 h 26 min
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss ...

Nova Ami & Velcrow Ripper
2018 | 1 h 25 min
On the Ice Floe

On the Ice Floe

This short documentary depicts a warm yet ephemeral community that comes together on the ice in Rimouski, Quebec—the site of an unusual encounter between ice fishermen and French artist ...

Stéphane Lahoud
2012 | 27 min
Our Town Faro

Our Town Faro

This short film is about the small town of Faro located in the Yukon wilderness. In the 1970s, Faro was poised for success as a mining town but when metal ...

Mitch Miyagawa & David Oppenheim
2004 | 8 min
Payback

Payback

This feature documentary based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth offers a fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces ...

Jennifer Baichwal
2011 | 1 h 26 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 1 - Territories

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 1 - Territories

Viewer Advisory: This film contains scenes of animal slaughter.

An emerging generation of farmers unites around a common cause: developing initiatives that favour sustainable and rewarding community-based agriculture.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 37 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 2 - Seeds

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 2 - Seeds

Nature awakens and the food self-sufficiency project takes shape. Preserving the region’s ecosystem, however, demands awareness-raising efforts.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 32 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 3 - Roots

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 3 - Roots

Spring is the season for working the land and planting. Thanks to a cooperative approach and mutual aid, everything runs more efficiently.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 33 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 4 - Embers

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 4 - Embers

With a little bit of resourcefulness, people can confront the greatest challenges. And when the environment is under threat, a peaceful resistance springs to life.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 30 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 5 - Harvests

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 5 - Harvests

With the right vision in place, the land has real potential. In farm fields or in the streets, strength in numbers matters above all.

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 30 min
Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 6 - Communities

Ramaillages (Gatherings) - Episode 6 - Communities

Viewer Advisory: This film contains scenes of animal slaughter..

Fall has come: the harvest festival, hunting and butchering season. The village gets ready for winter. As ties between communities are ...

Moïse Marcoux-Chabot
2020 | 32 min
River Silence

River Silence

The people who live along Brazil’s Xingu River are facing man-made Armageddon. The massive Belo Monte Dam, one of the world’s most contested infrastructure projects, has caused untold ...

Rogério Soares
2019 | 1 h 32 min
School on the Move

School on the Move

Instead of going away to school, some Evenk children of remote Siberia have the school brought to them!

French anthropologist Alexandra Lavrillier is fighting alongside the Evenk people of south-eastern ...

Michel Debats
2008 | 50 min
Shining Mountains - Once and Future Wild

Shining Mountains - Once and Future Wild

This documentary from the Shining Mountains series focuses on solutions to the conservation issues facing the Rockies. There, business, government and local residents are getting political and joining forces to ...

Guy Clarkson
2005 | 46 min
Shining Mountains - The Ancient Ones

Shining Mountains - The Ancient Ones

This documentary from the Shining Mountains series follows mountain guide, pilot and cinematographer Guy Clarkson on an ecological journey through the Rockies. Clarkson explores the area’s rock, ice, flora ...

Guy Clarkson
2005 | 46 min
Sovereign Soil

Sovereign Soil

Set in the northern wilds surrounding the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, Sovereign Soil is an ode to the beauty of this ferocious, remote land and the wisdom ...

David Curtis
2019 | 2 h 11 min
A Step Towards the Arctic - Reflections and Visions of the North

A Step Towards the Arctic - Reflections and Visions of the North

In this feature documentary, Swiss citizen Yves Delaunay seeks to understand how the Inuit are coping with the mutation of the Arctic as it is caught in the violent sway ...

Anne-Marie Tougas
2012 | 52 min
Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress

This feature documentary connects the financial collapse, growing inequity and the Wall Street oligarchy with future technology, sustainability, and the fate of civilization itself. Inspired by Ronald Wright's bestseller ...

Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks
2011 | 1 h 26 min
This Land

This Land

This short documentary recounts a 2000-km expedition undertaken by 7 rangers (both Inuit and non-Native) and a female filmmaker to raise a flag on the northernmost tip of Canadian soil ...

Dianne Whelan
2009 | 35 min
Toxic Trespass

Toxic Trespass

In Toxic Trespass, intrepid filmmaker Barri Cohen launches an investigation into the effects of the chemical soup around us. She starts with her 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like ...

Barri Cohen
2007 | 52 min
Up the Yangtze (Short Version)

Up the Yangtze (Short Version)

A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze - navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as 'the river.' See it while you can. The Yangtze is about to be ...

Yung Chang
2007 | 1 h 5 min
Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point

Two Inuit communities of the circumpolar north—one on Canada’s Baffin Island, the other in Northwest Greenland—are linked by a migration led by an intrepid shaman. Navarana, Inughuit ...

Stephen A. Smith & Julia Szucs
2012 | 1 h 22 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
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
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 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
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
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