Bombies

Bombies

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Bombies tells the untold story of the deadly legacy of unexploded cluster bombs in Laos through the personal experiences of villagers, activists and others who courageously deal with them on a daily basis.

The Caretakers

The Caretakers

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In 2014, actiivists of all ages, ranging from First Nations people to established Vancouver residents and new Canadians, ascended Burnaby Mountain in Canada's third largest city. There they made camp on the proposed route of a future pipeline. They were willing to do whatever it took to keep the project from going forward, a necessity in their view to protect this area of unceded Coastal Salish people for future generations.

Comrade Dad

Comrade Dad

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Writer/director Karin Lee reflects on her father Wally Lee and the communist bookstore that he ran on Vancouver's Skid Row from the mid-1960s until the early 1980s.

Consequences: The Private Side of Britain

Consequences: The Private Side of Britain

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This provocative documentary chronicles the effects of Margaret Thatcher's right-wing policies on Britian in the 1980s and looks at how similar Canada's political landscape is 20 years later.

Deconstructing Supper

Deconstructing Supper

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Chef John Bishop explores the politics, economics and ethics of eating in the billion-dollar battle to control global food production.

The Emblem of Turkey: The Kurdish Problem

The Emblem of Turkey: "The Kurdish Problem"

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Kurdish-Canadian filmmaker Jiyar Gol examines the volatile situation in Turkey for the Kurdish population.

For You, My People

For You, My People

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Through a combination of 2D and 3D digital animation techniques of hundreds of photographs, the politics of Senator Salvador Barrera is chronicled through a series of flashbacks into the dark side of political opportunism.

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. 

The Friendship Village

The Friendship Village

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The Friendship Village follows the life of George Mizo, a Native American veteran of the Vietnam War. Decades after the war, he realized a dream to build a village for Vietnamese children exposed to the notorious dioxin, Agent Orange.

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [52 min version]

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [52 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.

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.

HOLODOMOR - VOICES OF SURVIVORS

HOLODOMOR - VOICES OF SURVIVORS

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Twenty-five Ukrainian Canadians tell their stories of survival during the Holodomor--death inflicted by starvation--a genocide of Ukrainian people engineered by Joseph Stalin during 1932 and 1933. 

In the Company of Fear

In the Company of Fear

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Colombia is notorious for its politics of fear. In the Company of Fear explores the power of non-violent resistance to oppose state terror, through the work of "Protective Accompaniment".

Journey for Lotus

Journey for Lotus

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Journey for Lotus is a documentary about a Korean-Canadian taking a journey to find goodness in a traumatic historic period of Japanese colonization of Korea. This documentary unveils the truth about the Japanese colonialism of Korea (1910-1945).

Kla Ah Men: As Far Back as the Story Goes

Kla Ah Men: As Far Back as the Story Goes

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The Sliammon First Nation reflect on their history and the personal cost of the very lengthy treaty process in British Columbia.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

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With a critical eye, Lest We Forget looks at the issues of race, human rights and homeland security post-911 in the United States and Canada.

Liberation or Occupation? A Passage through Iraq

Liberation or Occupation? A Passage through Iraq

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Almost a year after the American invasion of Iraq and ousting of Saddam Hussein, Kurdish-Canadian filmmaker Jiyar Gol takes an unpredictable journey into the heart of the war-torn country.

Little Sisters vs. Big Brother [47 min version]

Little Sister's vs. Big Brother [47 min version]

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This documentary centers on the debate over censorship as it follows Vancouver's Little Sister's Bookstore and its 20-year struggle with Canada Customs over the seizure of books.

Little Sisters vs. Big Brother [71 min version]

Little Sister's vs. Big Brother [71 min version]

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This documentary centers on the debate over censorship as it follows Vancouver's Little Sister's Bookstore and its 20-year struggle with Canada Customs over the seizure of books.

The Lynching of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam

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The Lynching of Louie Sam tells a powerful story of racism, international politics, murder, and cover-up in Canada and the U.S. at the end of the 19th century.

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

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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.

Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals

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A scrambled satellite signal blurs televised images into a kaleidoscope of sound and colour to starkly portray the co-option of religious dogma for profit and political gain.

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong

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A working class mother breaks the constraints of sex and class to become a union organizer and strike leader for women workers during the most explosive labour confrontation in Canadian history - the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.

Premier Louis J. Robichaud: An Acadian Icon

Premier Louis J. Robichaud: An Acadian Icon

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This documentary traces Louis Robichaud's tumultuous career. A charismatic and driven man, he became the first Acadian elected as premier of New Brunswick in the upset Liberal vicotry of 1960.

The Pristine Coast [110min version]

The Pristine Coast [110min version]

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The marine ecosystem off the coast of British Columbia is in trouble. Alexandra Morton, a biologist who lives in the Broughton Archepelago, began to document the decline of pink and chum salmon in the late 1990's following a massive expansion of open-net pen fish farming on the west coast of Canada. The Pristine Coast explores the policy decisons taken and not taken that have led to this crisis for the Pacific Coast ecosystem.