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Autism: The Road Back

Autism: The Road Back

Autism: The Road Back charts the personal journey of three families with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It talks to parents, service providers, and experts in ...

Sharon Bartlett & Maria LeRose
2005 | 54 min
Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

Bearing Witness: Luke Melchior

This feature documentary is a portrait of Luke Melchior who, at 26, has lived longer than most people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive wasting of the muscles. Knowing his ...

Dan Curtis
2003 | 51 min
Chi

Chi

Well-known filmmaker Anne Wheeler and actor Babz Chula take off for southern India, armed only with a camera and the hope of making a film about a little-known, seemingly miraculous ...

Anne Wheeler
2013 | 59 min
Infusion

Infusion

In Acadie, the only “real” tea is King Cole, blended in New Brunswick for the past 100 years. Traditionally drunk with a spot of Carnation condensed milk, it recalls simpler ...

Amélie Gosselin
2010 | 17 min
Little Big Girls

Little Big Girls

In this feature documentary, director Hélène Choquette sheds light on the phenomenon of early-onset puberty in girls. Today, it isn't unusual to see the earliest signs of puberty in ...

Hélène Choquette
2014 | 52 min
The Man with the Golden Cells

The Man with the Golden Cells

In The Man with the Golden Cells, director Florence Martin-Kessler asks crucial and timely questions about the right to personal physical integrity in the face of scientific research. Travelling through ...

Florence Martin-Kessler
2007 | 53 min
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

With remarkable access to Canada’s busiest organ-transplant hospital, this documentary brings viewers face-to-face with stories of life and death, and the impossible decisions that tragedy demands. From the very ...

Niobe Thompson
2016 | 1 h 29 min
Pink Ribbons Inc.

Pink Ribbons Inc.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause," has been hijacked by a shiny ...

Léa Pool
2011 | 1 h 37 min
Racing Thoughts

Racing Thoughts

This is a film about children who thought they were “crazy.” Who wanted to die. Who felt fear, anger and hopelessness. Four young people living with mental illness and their ...

Louiselle Noël
2010 | 1 h 13 min
River of Life

River of Life

This documentary focuses on the Yukon River Quest, the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race. Athletes come from around the world to test their endurance, racing day and ...

Werner Walcher
2007 | 53 min
Sessions

Sessions

Can we fight or even overcome cancer in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility? Filmmaker Danic Champoux believes so and in his documentary, Sessions, he dispels many of the clichés ...

Danic Champoux
2012 | 1 h 24 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
Tying Your Own Shoes

Tying Your Own Shoes

This short animated documentary offers an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down Syndrome. An artful, four-way essay about ability, film explores ...

Shira Avni
2009 | 3 min
Unspeakable

Unspeakable

Stuttering is as old as human speech. The biblical Moses stuttered. Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, King George VI and James Earl Jones were also afflicted with the disorder--yet it remains ...

John Paskievich
2006 | 55 min
Vital Bonds

Vital Bonds

Canada's organ donation rate is the lowest in the industrialized world – and every organ lost is also a life. For the first time ever on-screens, Vital Bonds gives viewers ...

Niobe Thompson
2016 | 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
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
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
Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

Being young is tough, especially if you're Black, Latino, Arab or Asian. In a city like Montreal, you can get targeted and treated as a criminal for no good ...

Michka Saäl
2004 | 1 h 15 min