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24 Days in Brooks

24 Days in Brooks

Over the course of a decade Brooks, Alberta, transformed from a socially conservative, primarily white town to one of the most diverse places in Canada as immigrants and refugees flocked ...

Dana Inkster
2007 | 42 min
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
Black Soul

Black Soul

Martine Chartrand’s animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his ...

Martine Chartrand
2000 | 9 min
The Coca-Cola Case

The Coca-Cola Case

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 | 1 h 25 min
The Colour of Beauty

The Colour of Beauty

Renee Thompson is trying to make it as a top fashion model in New York. She's got the looks, the walk and the drive. But she’s a black ...

Elizabeth St. Philip
2010 | 17 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
The Girls of Meru

The Girls of Meru

Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide.

In Kenya ...

Andrea Dorfman
2017 | 1 h 27 min
Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers

Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers

This feature documentary exposes the little-known tragedy of girl soldiers in Uganda. How can they learn to live normal lives again after being abducted and trained to become killing machines ...

Raymonde Provencher
2010 | 1 h 13 min
Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers (Classroom Length)

Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers (Classroom Length)

This feature documentary exposes the little-known tragedy of girl soldiers in Uganda. How can they learn to live normal lives again after being abducted and trained to become killing machines ...

Raymonde Provencher
2010 | 52 min
Gulîstan, Land of Roses

Gulîstan, Land of Roses

This documentary travels deep into the mountains and deserts of Kurdistan, where armed female guerillas from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) defend Kurdish territory against ISIS. These women share their ...

Zaynê Akyol
2016 | 1 h 26 min
Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Short Version)

Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Short Version)

In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2013 | 1 h 0 min
Hue: A Matter of Colour

Hue: A Matter of Colour

Hue, by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin, is a personal investigation into the history and often tragic effects of colourism—the phenomenon whereby people within the same ethnic group ...

Vic Sarin
2013 | 1 h 25 min
The Invisible Nation

The Invisible Nation

Online release: November 30, 2012 The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Gradually ...

Richard Desjardins & Robert Monderie
2007 | 1 h 33 min
Martha of the North (Short Version)

Martha of the North (Short Version)

Martha was only 5 when she and her parents were lured away from their Inuit village. Along with a handful of other families, they were moved to Canada’s most ...

Marquise Lepage
2009 | 47 min
Mighty Jerome

Mighty Jerome

From acclaimed filmmaker Charles Officer comes the story of the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, Canada's most record-setting track and field star. Gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews ...

Charles Officer
2010 | 1 h 23 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
No More Tears Sister - Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal (Short Version)

No More Tears Sister - Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal (Short Version)

A story of love, revolution, and betrayal, No More Tears Sister explores the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri ...

2004 | 52 min
The People of the Kattawapiskak River

The People of the Kattawapiskak River

The People of the Kattawapiskak River by Alanis Obomsawin looks at the causes of a housing crisis in a Northern Ontario Cree community in 2011.

Alanis Obomsawin
2012 | 50 min
Race Is a Four-Letter Word

Race Is a Four-Letter Word

In this personal documentary, director Sobaz Benjamin introduces us to an interesting group of people: a black woman who wants to be considered iconically Canadian, a white man who is ...

Sobaz Benjamin
2006 | 55 min
Red Path

Red Path

This short documentary tells the story of Tony Chachai, a young Indigenous man in search of his identity. Moved by the desire to reconnect with his Atikamekw roots, he delivers ...

Thérèse Ottawa
2015 | 15 min
Salvation

Salvation

This documentary portrays the front-line street workers who serve the needy under the umbrella of the Salvation Army. One of the world's largest social agencies, the Army is a ...

Rosemary House
2001 | 50 min
Sigwan

Sigwan

Sigwan tells the touching story of a young girl who is comforted and counselled by the animals of the forest. Written and directed by distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, the film ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2005 | 13 min
Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns ...

Karen Cho
2012 | 1 h 27 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
Trapped in a Human Zoo - Based on Abraham's Diary

Trapped in a Human Zoo - Based on Abraham's Diary

A forgotten diary helps one woman uncover the incredible journey and the mysterious disappearance of a group of Inuit, trapped in the world of human zoos of the 19th century ...

Guilhem Rondot
2016 | 52 min
Under the Hood, a Voyage into the World of Torture

Under the Hood, a Voyage into the World of Torture

This documentary traces the stories of several people who were tortured by democratic countries. September 11, 2001 saw the birth of a new world order. The war against terror now ...

Patricio Henríquez
2007 | 1 h 47 min
Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd

This feature documentary recounts the incredible odyssey of 22 men from China’s persecuted Uyghur minority who were detained in Guantánamo as terrorists. These Turkic-speaking Muslims, persecuted by the authorities ...

Patricio Henríquez
2014 | 1 h 38 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
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
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