100% Woman

100% Woman

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This documentary focuses on Michelle Dumaresq, the first openly transgendered woman in the world to be named to a national team in any sport.

Alice in Big Noses Land

Alice in Big Noses' Land

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This documentary follows filmmaker Nicole Giguere and her adopted Chinese daughter Alice, as they and many of their friends face the challenges of living in North America within a hybrid family.

All ah We

All ah We

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Second-generation Caribbean Canadian Karen Chapman undergoes a cultural transformation into a carnival masquerader at Toronto’s Caribana Parade. On this colourful journey, she discovers her Afro and Indo-Caribbean heritage while asking, “Can you call a place home if you have never been there?”

Amazing Grays: A Celebration of the Crone

Amazing Grays: A Celebration of the Crone

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On Vancouver Island, a group called the Amazing Grays host an annual gathering to celebrate aging. This video presents six twhemes on the aging process: the force of gravity, menopause, cronehood, role models, life passages, and feminine spirituality.

Cedar and Bamboo

Cedar and Bamboo

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Four people of mixed Chinese and First Nations heritage talk about their heritage and identity.

A Dream of Naming

A Dream of Naming

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A woman reflects on the plurality of her self-image in this compelling interpretation of the poem, "A Dream of Naming," written and performed by Vancouver artist Judy Radul.

Ednas Bloodline

Edna's Bloodline

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Edna Elias, the former Commissioner of Nunavut Canada, received an email from Fredrik Norberg, a distant relative in Sweden. He wanted to learn more about Petter Norberg, Edna's great grandfather who had left Sweden in the late 1800's and then settled in Canada's far North.

 

Escapades of the One Particular Mr. Noodle

Escapades of the One Particular Mr. Noodle

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A humorous and personal take on the assimilation question, this film concerns a second-generation Chinese-Canadian who recalls her childhood in a white middle class suburb in the 1960s.

Face First

Face First

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In Face First, filmmaker Mike Grundmann and three other remarkable individuals who grew up with facial birth defects open old, surgically-sealed wounds to tell stark anecdotes about the physical pain of corrective surgery and the psychological sting of ridicule and rejection.

FLESH

FLESH

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In this idiosyncratic documentary, Tami Wilson looks at women and meat in a society obsessed with flesh. Are there parallels between how women and animals are packaged in popular culture?

FLESH and BLOOD: a journey between east and west

FLESH and BLOOD: a journey between east and west

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What's the Ukrainian word for sex? Filmmaker Marusya Bociurkiw explores this question in the humorous and provocative Flesh and Blood, the first-ever Canadian film about East European queer sexualities.

Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

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Filmmaker Xia Tong explores the loneliness and turmoil that often mark the transition to a new country.

A Fortune in Frozen Dim Sum

A Fortune in Frozen Dim Sum

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Filmmaker Ling Chiu tells the sweet, complex and near-tragic tale of one Chinese immigrant family and their brush with disaster and fortune.

From the Mouthpiece on Back

From the Mouthpiece on Back

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Jason DaSilva and New York filmmaker Colleen O'Halloran portray the struggle of a high school students from the 7th and 9th Wards of New Orleans to reunite their brass band after being dispersed from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Their passion for the music and fellowship that comes from the band inspire them to regroup against all odds and play, amid the ruins, in front of enthusiastic crowd on Bourbon Street.

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

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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 gesture

the gesture

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In this short drama, a young lesbian woman and an unforgiving grandmother are brought face to face when the grandmother suddenly shows up, hoping to make amends.

The Girls of St. Marys

The Girls of St. Mary's

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This documentary, narrated by Maliseet elder Maggie Paul, is a collaboration between Christine McLean and the St. Mary's First Nation in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It provides a rare glimpse into the lives of three Maliseet teenagers on St. Mary's First Nation, one of the few urban reserves in Canada. 

Head Cold

Head Cold

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Psychosis: an illness that is apparently incurable, a diagnosis that literally turns the lives of those involved upside-down. For the first time ever, the afflicted author and director Gamma Bak dares to make an autobiographical film dealing with the various stages of her illness.

How a People Live

How a People Live

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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.

Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids

Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids

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Kids today are the most overprotected, overindulged, and overscheduled in history. Is all this attention giving the next generation a competitlve edge, or creating new problems that will last a lifetime?

Johnny Tootall

Johnny Tootall

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Upon his return home from the Bosnian war, Johnny Tootall begins a spiritual quest for discovery of his own true self.

Josefs Daughter

Josef's Daughter

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A Montreal woman delivers a compelling meditation on mortality and family dynamics.

Just Smile and Nod

Just Smile and Nod

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In this short drama, the communication gap between 10-year-old Matt and his elderly Chinese grandfather is anything but typical.

Lip Service: a mystery

Lip Service: a mystery

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Animator and experimental filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming blends narrative and unique visual treatment in this mystery fiction film. A lipless woman, out of work, becomes a private detective and is forced to grapple with her own vulnerability in the world.

Made in China: The Story of Adopted Chinese Children in Canada

Made in China: The Story of Adopted Chinese Children in Canada

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Made in China tells the story of several remarkable children from China between the ages of five and thirteen who make three regions of Canada-British Columbia, Québec, and Newfoundland-their new home.