Actuality: The Art and Life of Allan King

Actuality: The Art and Life of Allan King

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Actuality is a definitive portrait of the great filmmaker, Allan King.

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981

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Celebrating artistic innovation in Vancouver from 1967 to 1981, this documentary follows a period when Canada was an international hub for experimental film. Vancouver artists, on Canada's west coast, had a particularly dynamic scene that inspired an enduring body of work that resonates today.

 

Bak Wo Son (Reflections): Jeff Bear, Parts 1 & 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

Bak Wo Son (Reflections): Jeff Bear, Parts 1 & 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, director and producer Jeff Bear is profiled.

Culture Shock in Alert Bay: Barb Cranmer • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Culture Shock in Alert Bay: Barb Cranmer • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Barb Cranmer is profiled.

Current

Current

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An observation of conceptual and minimalist patterns of light by structural film artist Ellie Epp.

Danis Goulet • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

Danis Goulet • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, filmmaker Danis Goulet is profiled.

Dennis Jackson & Melanie Jackson • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

Dennis Jackson & Melanie Jackson • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, award-winning indigenous writers, producers, and directors Dennis Jackson and Melanie Jackson are profiled.

Le Dormeur du Val

Le Dormeur du Val

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In spoken French with optional subtitles in French, English, Spanish and German

Based on Arthur Rimbaud's poem Le Dormeur du Val, this art essay video stages different young soldiers from different times and countries, to illlustrate the absurdity of war. No matter the location or the context, the soldiers represent only one person--a victim.

 

The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

The Entrepreneur: Brenda Chambers • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, entrepreneur Brenda Chambers is profiled.

Finding My Talk: Paul Rickard • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Finding My Talk: Paul Rickard • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Paul Rickard is profiled.

First Steps

First Steps

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At just the age of 26, Vancouver filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. First Steps is a short personal diary on film, documenting how his world changed over the first four years of this neurological disorder.

From the Edge: Gil Cardinal • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

From the Edge: Gil Cardinal • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Gil Cardinal is profiled.

From the Trapline: Shirley Cheechoo • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

From the Trapline: Shirley Cheechoo • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, director Shirley Cheechoo is profiled.

Gail Maurice • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

Gail Maurice • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, actress and director Gail Maurice is profiled.

Great Expectations (not what you're thinking)

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A frustrated artist, unable to put her ideas on paper, turns to an over-the-top daydream in which her filmmaking garners her fame, fortune, kudos, exotic vacations, social standing, ardent suitors and parental approval.

Haisla Anchor: Carla Robinson • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

Haisla Anchor: Carla Robinson • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, CBC News anchor Carla Robinson is profiled.

Hatties Heist

Hattie's Heist

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Hattie's Heist is a transformational rags to riches comedy that makes a comment on the widespread plight of impoverished seniors and the dwindling pensions facing retiring boomers. It's best perceived as a caper film. It is not a story to encourage oldsters to rob banks, but an inspirational tale to encourage them to fulfill their dreams before it is too late.

Hunkpapa Woman: Dana Claxton • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Hunkpapa Woman: Dana Claxton • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Dana Claxton is profiled.

imagineNative • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

imagineNative • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

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This episode takes Storytellers in motion into its third season - The Next Wave, and it plunges us into the heart of downtown Toronto for the the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is a Canadian festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media.

The Indigenous Voice • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

The Indigenous Voice • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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The Indigenous Voice introduces the concept and the importance of the indigenous voice as a necessary element of telling stories with accuracy and dignity and sets the stage for the profiles and tributes that follow in Storytellers in motion, Series One.

The Indigenous Voice, Part 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

The Indigenous Voice, Part 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

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This final episode of Series two of Storytellers in motion further examines the Indigenous voice. Each of the talented storytellers profiled in the second series reflect on their perceptions of the Indigenous voice in film and television.

The Indigenous Voice, Part 3 • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

The Indigenous Voice, Part 3 • Storytellers in motion (Series 3)

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In this final installment of our Storytellers series we dive head first into the views of the Next Wave of indigenous storytelling.

Intemperance

Intemperance

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Based on a historical event recounted by the Ojibway author, George Copway in 1851, Intemperance takes a satirical look at the introduction of "fire-water" to a village on Lake Superior in the early days of colonialism. The film is fiction with narration taken directly from Copway's writing and reveals a tale as morally complex today as it was over a hundred years ago.

The Intrepid Native Reporter: Duncan McCue • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

The Intrepid Native Reporter: Duncan McCue • Storytellers in motion (Series 2)

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In this episode of Storytellers in motion, reporter Duncan McCue is profiled.