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  • 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.

  • Violin Whisperer

    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...

  • The Invisible Wounds of War

    Canadian soldiers returning home have always been changed by war and peacekeeping, frequently in harmful but unseen ways.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Woman in No Man's Land

    Mary Riter Hamilton was as a Canadian artist. In 1919, she painted the battlefields of France and Belgium, recording the aftermath of World War One.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Handing Over

    A traditional hand game is once again trending again among young Dene people in the Northwest Territories.

  • Razor Wire

    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.

  • Blueberry blast

    Blueberries, nutrition and tradition in Nipigon, Ontario

  • Mother's Day on the Golan Heights

    A short sequence that illustrates the everyday challenges for people living in an occupied territory. A not so happy Mother's Day is marked each year on the border between the Golan Heights and Syria.

  • A Father's War: The Story Behind an Artifact

    A World War One uniform and other beloved keepsakes tell the story of Finnish Canadian Alfred Saxberg's war-time experience, allowing a family insight into a life that was rarely discussed. Featuring: Marg Saxberg and Captain George Romick

    Director: Ron Harpelle & Kelly Saxberg
    Camera: Kelly Sax...

  • Shorncliffe - Keeping the Memory Alive

    Shorncliffe was used as a staging post for troops destined for the Western Front during the First World War and in April 1915 a Canadian Training Division was formed there. The Canadian Army Medical Corps had general hospitals based at Shorncliffe from September 1917 to December 1918.

  • Hommage: l’art de guerre de Pascal Boillet

    Pascal Boillet et un artiste peintre illustrateur, dont l'art tourne autour des deux grandes guerres et le monde merveilleux peuplé de dragons, elfes, nains et créatures fantastiques

  • Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op

    Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op provides locally sourced products to consumers in isolated communities in Northwestern Ontario. Here is how they do it.

  • Take Out Food

    Food Rescue is a volunteer organization that provides a food bank and associated resources to people in need in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.