THE WORLD THROUGH AN ACADEMIC LENS
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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.
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...
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ...
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.
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 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...
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.
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” 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.
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.
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.
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