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33 Videos

  • In Security

    A documentary about how barbed wire, a simple 19th century invention used to claim land for agricultural purposes, has evolved into a silent sentinel that acts as a means of control over people and spaces around the world.

  • Des Indiens Comme Nous

    Un groupe de Français de Picardie partage une passion d'enfance pour les indiens d'Amériques : chaque week-end, ils se costument en indiens pour animer des fêtes de village. Mais leur grand rêve est de voyager aux Etats-Unis, pour rencontrer des vrais indiens. Quand finalement ils vont, en 15 jou...

  • Indians Like Us

    A group of people from France share a passion for everything Native American. Their dream is to travel to the United States to meet Native Americans. They take a trip to the Midwest where they discover that the reality for contemporary Native Americans is quite different from their idealized vision.

  • Three Drops

    Everyone will lose someone they love at some point, death being our one, universal certainty. But how we deal with that loss is a wholly personal journey. In Three Drops, Yellowknife filmmaker France Benoit narrates the intimate story of her struggles during the first year after her environmental...

  • Pulp Friction

    The global forestry industry is in transition. This film looks at the lives of people who live in the shadow of a pulp mill in three communities; Terrace Bay, (Canada) Kemijärvi, (Finland) and Fray Bentos, (Uruguay).

  • Long Walk Home- The Incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford

    A documentary about Sheila Burnford, a writer and adventurer who had her debut novel, “The Incredible Journey,” translated into two dozen languages and made into a Disney film.

  • The Bishop Who Ate His Boots

    Renowned Canadian cinematographer, Richard Stringer's documentary about his grandfather, Isaac O. Stringer, an Anglican missionary and Bishop who, along with his wife Sadie, devoted their lives to the Canadian North and its people.

  • Banana Split

    Un documentaire qui explore les fondements historiques de certains des problèmes en cours qui entourent les fruits les plus populaires au monde.

  • I Want To Be Afsaneh

    Afsaneh and her daughter live in Tehran. Her husband became a drug addict and abandoned his family. Afsaneh was left destitute and forced to rely on her family for place to live. Out of desperation she sold one of her kidneys, but her struggle with poverty continues.

    Director: Selma Nayebi
    Cou...

  • Where is my Mother House

    Many elderly people in nursing homes in Iran have been abandoned by their children and they suffer from a lack of love and attention. Despite good conditions within these homes for the elderly, the clients of these homes eternally hope to leave and return to the bosom of their families.

  • Seeking Bimaadiziiwin

    A short documentary about youth suicide and harm reduction through the celebration of traditional knowledge and beliefs.

  • Sharing Tebwewin

    “Sharing Tebwewin” (Sharing the Truth) is a 30-minute educational documentary designed to help health workers become more “culturally competent” in their work with Indigenous people.

  • Northern Grown

    A documentary about a region where where farms were carved out of the Boreal Forest. Unlike the Canadian Prairies or the Niagara region, producing food in Northwestern Ontario requires a special kind of farmer.

  • Big Blue Row - Angela Madsen

    Angela Madsen, a Paralympian, died 20 June 2020 while attempting to row from California to Hawaii. This film was shot after she had successfully captained Big Blue with a 16 member crew across the Atlantic in 2011. Find out what motivated her and what her challenges were.

  • Banana Split

    A documentary that explores the history and the ongoing issues that surround the world’s most popular fruit. All you need to know about the "meal in a peel."

  • Guardians of Eternity

    Mary Rose lives in a Dene community near an abandoned mine that produced 7 million ounces of gold but left 237,000 tonnes of arsenic behind. Her community has to worry about this toxic legacy of the Giant Mine forever.

  • Going with the Grain: Rail meets Inland Sea at the Lakehead

    One of the most important industries in Thunder Bay is the storage and shipping of grain. Grain elevators stand as silent sentinels on the shore of Lake Superior. This film offers a short history of the grain trade at the Lakehead.

  • The Fatal Flower

    The Port Arthur Amateur Cinema Society produced three films in the 1920s. "A Race For Ties" (1929) was Canada’s first feature-length amateur film. Its success led to "Sleep Inn Beauty" (1929) and "The Fatal Flower," which began production in 1930, but was left unfinished. 75 years later, a group ...

  • Kiri's Piano

    Inspired by Canadian folk singer James Keelaghan's 1988 song of the same name, the film chronicles one woman's sacrifice in the face of rampant prejudice tearing her Japanese-Canadian family apart.

  • Le Printemps des Voyageurs - La Genèse

    Un documentaire qui s’agit d’un aperçu sur les périls de raconter l’Histoire Autochtone par l’intermédiaire du cinéma et les tribulations de ceux qui se sont lancés dans cette aventure.

  • Northland: Long Journey

    The filmmaker seeks new truths regarding her father’s death from occupational illness due to exposure from workplace toxins three decades prior. His death was officially denied to be related to his work environment but new scientific evidence amended the original legal and medical judgments.

  • Conversations on the Lake

    The film explores how land, water, and landscape are valued by communities along the Canadian north shore of Lake Superior. Speakers from towns, environmental organizations, and First Nation communities express diverse ecological and social themes affecting their region.

  • Où rougissent les coquelicots: Le Lakehead à la Guerre

    Le portrait émouvant d'un soldat et de sa communauté durant la Grande Guerre et l'histoire de la réunion de 1921 à Port-Arthur, Ontario, lorsque le coquelicot a été désigné comme un symbole international ou de commémoration.

  • Where the Poppies Grow - The Lakehead at War

    Where the Poppies Grow is a short docu-drama about one soldier during the Great War. Alfred Saxberg was a first generation Finnish Canadian who signed up at the beginning of the war and was fortunate to return home in 1919. When the Great War ended In November 1918, the people of the Lakehead c...

  • The Big Blue

    A feature length documentary about Canadian writer Charlie Wilkins and his 53 day, 5000 km voyage across the Atlantic Ocean with 15 crewmates aboard Big Blue.

  • Hard Time

    A documentary about one man's journey, from a life of poverty in rural Louisiana, through the state corrections system, to becoming a political activist devoted to the fight for the rights of political prisoners in the United States.

  • Dorothea Mitchell - A Reel Pioneer

    A documentary film about a little known pioneer of Canadian film and the group of modern day filmmakers who discover and finish her last silent film.

  • A.K.A.

    A documentary about the little-known story of Ronald Ivan MacDonald, a serial impostor with only a high school education who stole the identities and obtained work as a psychologist at several universities, clinics and hospitals in Canada. ...

  • Toxic Time Bomb

    “Toxic Time Bomb” is about the impact of industrial pollution on a community and about activists who have spent 30 years fighting to ensure that industry and government take responsibility for the destruction of the environment.

  • Temps dur

    Un documentaire sur le parcours personnel d'un homme, d'une vie de pauvreté en Louisiane rurale, à travers le système correctionnel de l'État, à devenir un militant politique dévoué à la lutte pour les droits des prisonniers politiques aux États-Unis.

  • Les gardiens de l'éternité

    Située à Yellowknife dans le Grand Nord canadien, l’ancienne mine Giant produisit plus de 7 millions d’onces d’or entre 1948 et 1999 ayant comme tragique effet secondaire la création de plus de 237,000 tonnes d’arsenic, assez d’arsenic pour tuer le monde bien des fois.

  • Voyageur Legacy- Our Story

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    Director: Kelly Saxberg
    Camera: Kelly Saxberg, Jean Claude Tse, Dave Kornachuck, Donald Delorome, Dave Clement, Linda Danchuck, Chris Ficek
    Editor: Dany Joyal
    Music: Laurent Roy, Dany Joyal
    Sound: Ron Harpelle, Garbriel Harpelle, Ed Ackerman
    Translation: Christopher Campbell

  • 100 years of film Thunder Bay

    A montage of films made in Northwestern Ontario since the invention of moving pictures.