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When I Walk Emmy Speech

When I Walk Emmy Speech

Congratulations to director/producer Jason DaSilva and co-producer Alice Cook, When I Walk, on their Emmy Award for Best Outstanding Informational Program, Long Form. This worthy recognition acknowledges years of work by Jason and Alice, along with support from many ...

Colonization and Reconciliation

We are in the process of assembling works in the collection exploring themes of colonization and reconciliation. This is a beginning. There are more to come, so please check in as we update this cataloguing over the next two ...

New Releases

Bihttoš

Bihttoš

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival for the Embargo Collective II, Bihttoš is an unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, re-enactments and family photos, Writer/Director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers delves into the dissolution of her parents' mythic love story and how past injustices have coloured her perception of love.

 

 

Intemperance

Intemperance

Lisa Jackson

Based on a historical event recounted by the real-life Ojibway author, George Copway in 1850, Intemperance takes a satirical look at the introduction of "fire-water" to a village on Lake Superior in the early days of colonialism. Though it's a fiction film, the narration is taken directly from Copway's writing, with little editing, so therefore a hybrid.

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

Andrea Vandenboer / Grace Butland

Art is an expression of our humanity, and artists give expression to the time and place in which they live. In SILENT NO MORE, Pentz shapes clay into life-size female sculptures, scoring, marking and scarring them to create tactile surfaces that reflect the experiences of women whose lives have been restrained by culture, religion, illiteracy and fear.

 

Surviving Eugenics

Surviving Eugenics

Robert A. Wilson / Jordan Miller / Nicola Fairbrother

In 1996, Leilani Muir won a landmark legal case against the Canadian province of Alberta for wrongful sterilization and confinement at the Provincial Training School in Red Deer, an institution for "mental defectives". Surviving Eugenics traces the history and ongoing significance of eugenics in Canada.

Traceable

Traceable

Jennifer Sharpe

Traceable is set against the backdrop of the fast-fashion industry and our increasing disconnect of where and how clothing is made, and the hands that create a garment. Interviews with traceability experts, intercut with emerging designer Laura Siegel's journey across India to produce her collection, the film explores our connection to the communities impacted by the products we consume.

The Hand of Franklin

The Hand of Franklin

Frank Wolf

A four-person team attempts to be the first to row self-propelled through the fabled Northwest Passage in order to shed light on the effects of climate change in the Canadian Arctic.