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  • Authenticity

    Ayurveda, the “knowledge for long life,” is the oldest healing system in the world. Modern Ayurveda is explored through five institutions representing distinct philosophies, each seeking a method true to the intentions of the ancients. From the oldest center of treatment to a modern ayurvedic col...

  • 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.

  • Water for Life - Citizens of the World Series

    Water is one of the most vital requirements for life and researchers around the world are concerned. This episode looks at water use in India, urban agriculture in Senegal, and the privatization of water in Bolivia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Handing Over

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Search for Answers: Cuba-Capetown Connection

    The journey by a South African HIV activist who travels to Cuba to see how they have managed to realize an HIV National Program which has maintained one of the lowest AIDS rates in the world. She returns to South Africa with her newly acquired knowledge about one of today’s most burning questions...

  • How We See Water

    This film follows the lives of two young women, Juana Gomez Ramirez and Rosa Maria Hernandez, in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, as they grow from girls to young women and struggle to fulfill their dreams of obtaining an education while also serving a vital role in earning a living for their ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...