AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

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This compilation of seven animated motion comics is based on the rise of seven female DJ's each climbing the ranks of the international electronic music scene while wrestling with their own personal struggles. Based on the feature documentary AMPLIFY HER: the rise of the feminine, it shifts the women's stories into a graphic novel esthetic, imagined by 16 female artists.

AMPLIFY HER: the rise of the feminine

AMPLIFY HER: the rise of the feminine

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What does the true feminine look like if given a chance to express itself? Three female electronic dance music artists battle demons from painful pasts as they emerge to become beacons on the global festival scene in this documentary intercut with animated motion comic segments in its exploration of a cultural renaissance of the feminine.

Bowl of Bone: Tale of the Syuwe

Bowl of Bone: Tale of the Syuwe

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An intriguing film that defies classification and combines biography, dreams, documentary, and journalistic narration, Bowl of Bone was directed by Jan-Marie Martell in collaboration with Interior Salish (Nlaka'pamux) herbalist Annie Zetco York.

Do You Really Want to Know? [57 min version]

Do You Really Want to Know? [57 min version]

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Do You Really Want to Know? is a documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing.

Do You Really Want to Know? [72 min version]

Do You Really Want to Know? [72 min version]

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Do You Really Want to Know? is a documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing.

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

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Documentary on notorious activist Paul Watson. Explores the birth of the modern environmental movement and the founding of Greepeace and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Fractured Land

Fractured Land

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"Deep down we're all fractured," an oil and gas representative tells young Aboriginal leader and lawyer Caleb Behn. Behn knows that feeling all too well, as he struggles with the role he'll play in protecting his traditional territory under Treaty 8 in northern British Columbia, an area that is currently under siege from some of the world's largest natural gas operations. 

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [86 min version]

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [86 min version]

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Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot reveals the important role of women in establishing grassroots social movements like the one to protest clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Canada's West Coast.

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [62 min version]

No Numbers: Identity beyond measure [62 min version]

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Examines the general sense of "dis-ease" in society and the increasing normalcy of hating ourselves. Three women use film to move away from the self-destructive practices of disordered eating toward those that are self-creating.

One Big Hapa Family

One Big Hapa Family

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Preconceptions about racial purity are under the microscope in this fact-paced, heart-warming documentary by Jeff Chiba Stearns, who has a heritage that is half-Japanese, half-European.

Public Art Private Views: Exploring Art in Public Spaces

Public Art Private Views: Exploring Art in Public Spaces

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Public Art Private Views is an exploration of art in the public realm--how it gets there, how it's made, and the role art plays in creating communities in urban environments.

Regarding: Cohen

Regarding: Cohen

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Outspoken and unconventional, Lee Cohen is a high-profile advocate for asylum seekers. For over 20 years, this dedicated Halifax lawyer has been the constant watchdog of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board, an increasingly secretive entity in the wake of 9/11. Cohen continually drags closed-door refugee hearings into the public eye, as he does with the two talked-about cases at the center of this documentary.

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This classic psychological thriller follows a cold and calculating bill collector who has a crisis of conscience.

Two Indians Talking

Two Indians Talking

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Two Indians Talking is a comedic drama about the conflicting opinions of two First Nations men as they prepare to set up a roadblock. Each man wants fiercely to do the right thing, but struggles with the question, “When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?”

Under the Lizards (Pod Jaszczurami)

Under the Lizards (Pod Jaszczurami)

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The spirit of modern Polish society is embodied in a rich cultural heritage. Internationally celebrated filmmaker and artist David Rimmer reveals Polish life through a montage of live music footage, personal interviews with artists (primarily musicians), and everyday images.

Undivided Attention

Undivided Attention

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An episodic experience of cinematic metaphor and structure, Undivided Attention contradicts, tickles, and soothes our desire to understand and make sense of what we see. This rich and challenging film comments on conventions of narrative and documentary, and has some fun with film theory.