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19 Days

19 Days

This short documentary follows several refugee families during their first 19 days in Canada, as they navigate an unfamiliar terrain that has suddenly become their home. Located in the quiet ...

Asha Siad & Roda Siad
2016 | 26 min
1999

1999

When death haunts a high school in a small town in the late 1990s, everyone is forever transformed. In this gentle, prismatic film, Samara returns to the town she fled ...

Samara Grace Chadwick
2018 | 1 h 30 min
24 Davids

24 Davids

Céline Baril’s latest film takes us across three continents on a quest driven by a simple yet original idea: to shine a spotlight on the inimitable Davids of this ...

Céline Baril
2017 | 2 h 12 min
The Amina Profile

The Amina Profile

Part love story, part international thriller, and a gripping chronicle of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax, this feature documentary travels from San Francisco and Washington to Istanbul, Tel Aviv ...

Sophie Deraspe
2015 | 1 h 25 min
The Amina Profile (Short Version)

The Amina Profile (Short Version)

Amina Arraf, a pretty Syrian-American revolutionary who’s having an online affair with Montrealer Sandra Bagaria, launches the provocatively named blog A Gay Girl in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising gains ...

Sophie Deraspe
2015 | 52 min
Assholes - A Theory

Assholes - A Theory

Some grapple with the challenge of treating other human beings decently. Others are just… assholes, claims Professor Aaron James in his New York Times bestselling book, Assholes: A Theory. This ...

John Walker
2018 | 1 h 21 min
Balakrishna

Balakrishna

When an extraordinary new resident – Balakrishna, an Indian elephant – arrived in the town of East River, Nova Scotia, in 1967, no one was more in awe of the creature than ...

Colin MacKenzie & Aparna Kapur
2019 | 15 min
Because We Are Girls

Because We Are Girls

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years ...

Baljit Sangra
2019 | 1 h 25 min
Conviction

Conviction

Conviction envisions alternatives to prison through the eyes of women behind bars and those fighting on the front lines of the decarceration movement.

Nance AckermanAriella Pahlke & Teresa MacInnes
2019 | 1 h 18 min
The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed examines the global food crisis from the viewpoint of farmers in various countries, exploring how their situation relates to the economic crisis, rural exodus, and dwindling natural resources.

Mathieu Roy
2017 | 3 h 2 min
Everything Will Be

Everything Will Be

This feature documentary by Sundance award-winning director Julia Kwan captures the subtle nuances of a culturally diverse neighbourhood—Vancouver’s once-thriving Chinatown—in the midst of a transformation that plays ...

Julia Kwan
2013 | 1 h 25 min
Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.

This feature documentary delves into the rich history of Canadian queer women’s experiences in the mid-20th ...

Aerlyn Weissman & Lynne Fernie
1992 | 1 h 24 min
The Fruit Hunters

The Fruit Hunters

From award-winning director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight) comes a story of adventure, desire and obsession.

Yung Chang
2012 | 1 h 35 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.

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Andrea Dorfman
2017 | 1 h 27 min
Grassroots in Dry Lands

Grassroots in Dry Lands

Grassroots in Dry Lands tells the story of three unconventional social workers united by a common vision that transcends the antagonisms between their countries. Nuha, from Nablus (Occupied Palestinian Territories ...

Helene Klodawsky
2015 | 1 h 30 min
Hell Runs on Gasoline!

Hell Runs on Gasoline!

This short documentary transports us to the Saint-Félicien racetrack, where engines are running hot and excitement has reached a fever pitch. With its thunderous soundtrack, jarring backfires and choking clouds ...

Martin Bureau
2015 | 7 min
In Pursuit of Peace

In Pursuit of Peace

IN PURSUIT OF PEACE makes the case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict. We follow four Canadian peacemakers as they take us inside ...

2015 | 1 h 27 min
Into the Light

Into the Light

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Gentille M. Assih
2020 | 1 h 19 min
Kenbe la, Until We Win

Kenbe la, Until We Win

Some dreamers have the power to inspire us, bring us together, and help us reconnect with our humanity. Alain Philoctète, a Haitian artist and activist who settled in Quebec, returns ...

Will Prosper
2019 | 1 h 20 min
Last Chance

Last Chance

This feature documentary tells the stories of 5 asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await ...

Paul Émile d'Entremont
2012 | 1 h 24 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
Moments of Life

Moments of Life

The phenomenon of perinatal grief has largely gone unrecognized; parents who live through the experience frequently find themselves isolated, with no resources to support them. Co-directed by Samuel-A. Caron and ...

Samuel-A. Caron & France Gallant
2020 | 20 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
Our People Will Be Healed

Our People Will Be Healed

Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2017 | 1 h 37 min
Picture This

Picture This

What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it ...

Jari Osborne
2017 | 33 min
A Place that Matters

A Place that Matters

In Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage in Caraquet, New Brunswick, Acadian artists Renée Blanchar, France Daigle, René Cormier and Allain Roy launch several community projects to bring back the former Youth Club built by ...

Renée Blanchar
2014 | 1 h 29 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
A Short History of the Highrise

A Short History of the Highrise

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada and the New York Times, A Short History of the Highrise is an interactive documentary that explores the 2,500-year global history ...

2013 | 20 min
A Short History of the Highrise, Part Four: Home

A Short History of the Highrise, Part Four: Home

In the final installment, "Home" consists of images from New York Times readers, who submitted personal pictures of their lives in high-rises from around the world. Montreal musician Patrick Watson ...

Katerina Cizek
2013 | 5 min
A Short History of the Highrise, Part One: Mud

A Short History of the Highrise, Part One: Mud

In the first installment, "Mud" traces the historical roots of the residential highrise, from the biblical Tower of Babel to the tenement buildings of New York. The film is narrated ...

Katerina Cizek
2013 | 4 min
A Short History of the Highrise, Part Three: Glass

A Short History of the Highrise, Part Three: Glass

In the third installment, "Glass" examines the recent proliferation of luxury condos and the growing segregation between the rich and poor. The film is narrated by the singer-songwriter of Cold ...

Katerina Cizek
2013 | 4 min
A Short History of the Highrise, Part Two: Concrete

A Short History of the Highrise, Part Two: Concrete

In the second installment, "Concrete" explores how, in New York City and globally, residential high-rises and public housing attempted to foster social equality in the 20th century. The film is ...

Katerina Cizek
2013 | 7 min
Stateless

Stateless

n 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013: the Dominican Republic ...

Michèle Stephenson
2020 | 1 h 36 min
Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia

What is fatphobia and what can be done to overcome it? With poetic illustrations and painful, compelling testimony, Tales of Ordinary Fatphobia offers multiple examples of the psychological effects of ...

Josiane Blanc
2019 | 23 min
Theater of Life

Theater of Life

Theater of Life captures the remarkable story of how renowned chef Massimo Bottura, joined by 60 of the world’s top chefs, transformed food destined for the dumpster into delicious ...

Peter Svatek
2016 | 1 h 34 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
Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (Short Version)

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (Short Version)

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
2015 | 52 min
Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises

Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises

In this feature-length documentary from Alanis Obomsawin, the filmmaker returns to the village where she was raised to craft a lyrical account of her own people. After decades of tirelessly ...

Alanis Obomsawin
2006 | 1 h 44 min
What is Democracy?

What is Democracy?

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians—What Is Democracy? connects past and present, emotion and the intellect, the personal and the political ...

Astra Taylor
2018 | 1 h 47 min