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Psychology

55 Socks

55 Socks

Based on a poem by Marie Jacobs, the animated short 55 Socks, by Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman, pays tribute to the ingenuity of the Dutch people during a dark period ...

Absences

Absences

Absence is a rupture, a loss. But it also implies a quest. In her latest film, director Carole Laganière (East End Kids) explores various forms of absence—and its painful ...

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 ...

Big Drive

Big Drive

This short animation film tells the story of a family road trip across the Canadian prairies set in the 1970s. In an era before in-car movies and video games, 4 ...

Blood and Water

Blood and Water

When the 2004 tsunami hit the coast of Sri Lanka, 65-year-old Anton Ambrose's wife and daughter were killed. "In five minutes," he says, "I lost everything."

A year later ...

Bob's Birthday

Bob's Birthday

This film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film. When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his ...

Children of Soldiers

Children of Soldiers

In this documentary shot at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa during a troop deployment to Afghanistan, children and teens talk about the particular circumstances of having soldiers as parents.

Directed by ...

The Day Is Listening

The Day Is Listening

This short animation is set to the words of poet Hélène Dorion. In the film, a man and a woman's love for each other rivals only their affection for ...

The Future Is Now!

The Future Is Now!

In this feature film, a journalist (Liane Balaban) meets “The Man of Today” (Paul Ahmarani) who, while a responsible citizen, is disengaged from greater society. He believes once he’s ...

Griefwalker

Griefwalker

This documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital. Through his daytime job, he has been at the ...

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors

I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors is director Ann Marie Fleming’s animated adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed illustrated memoir. Using the healing power of humour, the film ...

Invisible City

Invisible City

Invisible City is a moving story of two boys from Regent Park crossing into adulthood – their mothers and mentors rooting for them to succeed; their environment and social pressures tempting ...

It's a Girl's World

It's a Girl's World

It's a Girl's World takes us inside the tumultuous relationships of a clique of popular 10-year-old girls. Playground bullying captured on camera shows a disturbing picture of how ...

Jaded

Jaded

This sharp and funny mockumentary uses role reversal to illustrate the realities of overt and systemic racism in the workplace.

This film is part of the Work For All series ...

Junior

Junior

This full-length documentary offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at our national sport, hockey. Taking in an entire season of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, this film reveals the daily lives of players ...

Kids Talkin'About Death

Kids Talkin'About Death

Kids Talkin' About Death is an insightful look into how kids see and interpret death, from the loss of a parent to helping a grieving friend. Candid, charming and astute ...

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 ...

NCR: Not Criminally Responsible

NCR: Not Criminally Responsible

Directed by John Kastner, this feature documentary about violence, mental illness, and the rights of victims tells the story of a troubled young man who stabbed a complete stranger 6 ...

Namrata

Namrata

The intensely personal story of Namrata Gill – one of many real-life inspirations for director Deepa Mehta's film Heaven on Earth – told in her own words. After 6 years, she ...

Professor Norman Cornett: 'Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?'

Professor Norman Cornett: 'Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?'

This feature documentary by Alanis Obomsawin is a thoughtful tribute to Norman Cornett, a McGill University professor celebrated by scores of students appreciative of his unconventional yet powerful teaching methods ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Sense of Touch

A Sense of Touch

The evocative images in this film stimulate associations between visual and tactile information. Vivid close-ups of sensuous activities such as licking a popsicle, stroking a beard and walking barefoot in ...

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 ...

Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence

Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence

Sophie Bissonnette's documentary analyzes the hypersexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Psychologists, teachers and school nurses criticize the unhealthy culture surrounding our children, where ...

Spare Change

Spare Change

This animation short by Ryan Larkin (Walking, Street Musique, etc.) recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal. It tells the story of ...

The Spine

The Spine

In this animated short, Oscar® winner Chris Landreth returns with a poignant story of redemption that takes us into the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a ...

Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes

Staying Real - Teens Confront Sexual Stereotypes

Preteens and teens discuss the adverse effects of the sexual stereotypes they're bombarded with. They talk about how hard it is to develop their own personality and make friends ...

Subconscious Password

Subconscious Password

In this short animation, Oscar®-winning director Chris Landreth (Ryan, 2004) uses a common social gaffe—forgetting somebody’s name—as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the ...

They Think I'm Chinese!

They Think I'm Chinese!

Thousands of girls who were in the first wave of Chinese children to be adopted in Québec in the 1990s have reached adolescence. The filmmaker focused her lens on five ...

Turning 32

Turning 32

What are the universal characteristics we humans share? Robbie Hart and Luc Côté explore this intriguing question as they meet again with five people they originally interviewed 16 years ago ...

Tying Your Own Shoes

Tying Your Own Shoes

Tying Your Own Shoes is an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down Syndrome. An artful, four-way essay about ability, this animated ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...