Development and Debt looks at the history of the international development assistance that began in the early 1960s and conditions attached to that aid, often benefitting those providing it more than its recipients.
A documentary on drug facilitated sexual assault.
Director Charles Wilkinson filmed eight residents of Vancouver's Downtown East Side, with dignity, in a quiet and safe environment. One-on-one conversations are combined with images of life on the street to create an intimate portrait of a sub-class living without the safety net that was once considered a fundamental human right.
"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.
A young family from the Secwepemc First Nation lives in a traditional pit house near Kamloops in the Thompson River Valley of British Columbia. Their lives are rooted in concern for the environment, respect for unceded traditional territory and a return to traditional First Nations culture.
Followers of different religions, six courageous individuals faced similar issues when they "came out". Gay Spirit reveals how they struggled to embrace their sexuality alongside their spirituality. They share their stories with candour and honesty.
In this youth-driven documentary, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students at a high school in the town of Hope, British Columbia explore issues they face at their high school. The film project created a dialogue among students and the community as a step toward eliminating bullying.
The Gwa'sala and 'Nakwaxda'xw First Nations people lived as two distinct groups along Canada's northwest coast. How A People Live traces their history, from traditions documented by Franz Boas and Edward Sheriff Curtis, the Indian Residential School experience and a forced relocation from traditional territories in 1964, to return visits to their homelands that ignited the healing process and aroused interest in rich cultural traditions.
Interdependence explains that, concerned or not, everyone is affected—through trading relationships and other factors of interdependence such as health, the environment, economics and global security.
The Legacy of Colonialism examines the role worldview played in the 500 years of colonization that began in the 15th century, tracing historical structures contributing to the current status of many lesser-developed countries.
Why is representation of women in government worse in Canada, the USA and the UK than in many other democracies? An exploration of attitudes, political structures and different democratic voting systems that affect how many women get their names on the ballot reveals answers and solutions.
Métis videographer Rita Jasper provides a street-level perspective to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women in Vancouver, British Columbia, a province where the number of victims is disproportionately high. Two 30-minute chapters honour the women as remembered by their loved ones and by survivors; a third chapter casts a critical lens on the investigation and systemic racism that created this phenomenon.