No Page for Dalits
This short film emphasizes the religious or sacred basis of discrimination and one modern instance thereof, where caste members literally have no way to participate in the traditional Indian search for marital partners.
Wesley Shrum is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Video Ethnography...
David Ludwik Rapkievian is a master instrument maker, musician, and folk dancer, who works in the Russian, Polish and Armenian traditions. As an instrument maker, David crafts violins in his Washington Grove, MD workshop. While growing up in Detroit, David discovered a love of music through his P...
Ep. 1 - The War to End All Wars - The World at War
Episode One - The World at War
In this documentary series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War, award-winning documentary filmmaker Mark Terry interviews professors in York University's Department of History examine various aspects of the war and the role Canada played in it.
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.
Ep.1 - Consequences of Confederation - Communications: Distances and Connections
Episode One - Communications: Distances and Connections
This episode features History Professors Marlene Shore and Marcel Martel of Toronto’s York University as they discuss Canada’s early attempts to unite a vast country through new and experimental communications methods in the late 19th centu...
Thinking with the Hands
What role does physicality play in science? "Thinking with the Hands" is a short ethnographic documentary dedicated to the involvement of physicality in scientific knowledge production. This film investigates the role played by hands in daily laboratory work routine.
Empty Under Sky
Empty Under Sky, was made in response to Robin Starbuck receiving the Middlebury New Filmmakers Award for Best Music with Film Integration. It was made in collaboration with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra composer in residence, Matt LaRocca, and it screened with the orchestra during their fall 20...
Four Keeps Dakáake
This short essay film is based on Crow/Apsaalooke tribal cosmology in which wind characterizes one of the four cardinal points and when called upon represents for the tribe a powerful blessing in endurance and return. In this film dakaake (Apsaalooke for bird) signifies both wind and child. A non...
Edrick Jenkins was sentenced to 60 years of prison in the Louisiana State Penitentiary for a break and enter theft. After 25 years in prison he reflects on what the razor wire that surrounds the prison means to him.
Ep. 2 - The War to End All Wars - Canada at War
Episode Two - The War to End All Wars - Canada at War
In this documentary series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War, award-winning documentary filmmaker Mark Terry interviews professors in York University's Department of History examine various aspects of the war and the ...
Ep. 3 - The War to End All Wars - Women at War
Episode Three - Women at War
History professors Kathryn McPherson, Molly Ladd Taylor and Jennifer Stephen examine the extensive role women played in World War One, both at home and overseas. One of the more fascinating revelations discussed is that Canada was the only country to rank women as o...
Ep. 4 - The War to End All Wars - Empires at War
Episode Four - Empires at War
History professors Deborah Neill, Stephen Brooke, Joan Judge and Thabit Abdullah discuss how the British, French, Chinese and Ottoman Empires approached the war often recruiting soldiers from their respective colonies as the war dragged on.
In this documentary seri...
Ep. 5 - The War to End All Wars - Technologies at War
Episode Five - Technologies at War
History professors Deborah Neill and Craig Heron discuss the new advances in technologies that were developed during World War One that not only helped end the war, but also gave rise to a new way of fighting that was used to great extent in World War Two.
Ep. 6 - The War to End All Wars - The Spoils of War
Episode Six - The Spoils of War
History professors Stephen Brooke, Joan Judge, Kalman Weiser, Thabit Abdullah, Jennifer Stephen and William Wicken break down the aftermath of the First World War. Particular attention is given to the Treaty of Versailles, how the Chinese were affected by "secret ...
Ep7-War to End All Wars-Les Canadiens Français et la Première Guerre Mondiale
Episode Seven - Les Canadiens Français et la Première Guerre Mondiale
FR - Professeurs Marcel Martel, Colin Coates et Roberto Perin discuter de la guerre du point de vue des Canadiens français, notamment le rôle joué par
l'Église Catholique, la conscription et les luttes politiques entre les...
Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington
The Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington opened in 19th February 1916, with over 1000 beds. Built on the site of the present Orpington hospital; it was one of the largest and most up to date in the world. In 1917 the hospital was renamed as the No. 16 Canadian General Hospital and another 1000 be...
Ep.2 - Consequences of Confederation - Citizenship: Insiders and Outsiders
Episode Two - Citizenship: Insiders and Outsiders
This episode features History Professors David Koffman, Jennifer Stephen, and William Wicken of Toronto’s York University as they examine Canada’s early immigration policies and innovative attempts to populate a vast area of land.
Ep. 3 - Consequences of Confederation - Canada and its Southern Neighbour
Episode Three - Sleeping Next to an Elephant: Canada and its Southern Neighbour
This episode features History Professors Sean Kheraj and Marcel Martel of Toronto’s York University as they examine Canada’s on-again, off-again relationship with the United States, including the bromance between Can...
Ep. 4 - Consequences of Confederation - Gender, Sexuality, and the Criminal Code
Episode Four - Gender, Sexuality, and the Criminal Code
This episode features History Professors Kathryn McPherson and Jennifer Stephen of Toronto’s York University as they examine Canada’s position on the abortion debate and women’s rights.
Consequences of Confederation is a 5-part video serie...
Ep 5 - Consequences of Confederation - Indigenous People, Police and Western Exp
Episode Five - Indigenous People, Police and Western Expansion
This episode features History Professor Shelley Gavigan, Senior Scholar and Professor Emerita Osgoode Hall Law School at Toronto’s York University as she discusses Canada’s relationship with its Indigenous People and how it formed th...
Who was Sylvia
Hubert and Jacomyn are modern day pioneers living in a straw bale home, powered by sun and wind, yet they are connected to a bygone era by the discovery of a mysterious neighbour who they would never meet .
Flash Frame Film and Video Network production for International Doc Challenge 2012
At the Edge - Age, Injury, and the Positivity of Grappling
At the Edge is a short film about a thriving community focused on grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other combat sports. Participation comes with a price. Many bare scars, but battle wounds rarely discourage these warriors.
Sniper Patrick Riel
In this short lecture, Dr. Ron Harpelle of the Lakehead University Department of History discusses the life and military accomplishments of Patrick Riel, a sniper in the First World War.
A traditional hand game is once again trending again among young Dene people in the Northwest Territories.