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  • 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. ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • My Madness is My Love: Impressions of Vaslav Nijinsky

    A film based on ‘The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky’. All of the text coming from a most sensitive artist genius who, being confronted with the horrors of war, betrayal, and inhumanity of society, - could no longer exist as the person he had been.

    Based on ‘the Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky’
    Choreography:...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dreams Deferred: Legacy of American Apartheid

    A film exploring the realities of a system of exclusion via the Criminal Justice System affecting the African American community. The focus is on drug laws from the 1970’s taking a national prison population of 300,000 to 2.5 million. The Children’s Defense Fund stating, “1 of 3 African American ...

  • 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...

  • Seeking Bimaadiziiwin

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

  • Kindness: Taking It To the Streets

    The scales of social justice do not always tip equally. There are members in society who fall through very wide cracks, and without love and kindness and caring, their climb out of darkness can be slippery at best. This 27-minute film shows the positive differences being made by caring people in ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rosies of the North

    A film about women who built planes during WWII and Elsie MacGill, the first woman in Canada to graduate with an engineering degree and the first woman in the world to design an airplane.

  • Handing Over

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Data Mining The Deceased

    Genealogy is the largest historical enterprise in the world and one of the largest data mining operations, driven by the Mormons, Ancestry.com and genetic genealogy testing companies. Data Mining the Deceased explores the industry behind the exponential intensity of genealogy, raising some key qu...