Assu of Cape Mudge • A Family Tree Narrative

Assu of Cape Mudge • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Assu family, members of the We Wai Kai band in Cape Mudge, BC, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

The Day Stashi Ran Out of Honey

The Day Stashi Ran Out of Honey

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An old man, a village, a potato field in bloom and the sudden appearance of war on your doorstep-it's Poland, 1939. This visual collage blends found footage and live action with drawn and cut-out animation to portray a grandfather's recollection of one fateful day.

Dion of the Kehewin • A Family Tree Narrative

Dion of the Kehewin • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Dion family, members of the Kehewin Reserve in Alberta's northeast corner, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

Dorion of Prince Albert and Cumberland House • A Family Tree Narrative

Dorion of Prince Albert and Cumberland House • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Dorion family, Metis from Prince Albert and Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

A Family Tree Narrative (6 Parts)

A Family Tree Narrative (6 Parts)

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A Family Tree Narrative portrays six First Nations families in Canada through the oral tradition of storytelling.

firebear called them faith healers ...an aboriginal story...

firebear called them faith healers ...an aboriginal story...

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Firebear Called Them Faith Healers presents vignettes of oral storytelling, from the life experience of Métis author Richard Van Camp. Seven people, of different ages and race, stand over a white background to tell a story in three vignettes: The Dream, The Fight and The Faith Healers.

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.

Hungry Wolf of the Blood Tribe • A Family Tree Narrative

Hungry Wolf of the Blood Tribe • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Hungry Wolf family, member of the Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot people in southern Alberta, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

Last Ones Standing

Last Ones Standing

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Set in Goldrush Days in Barkerville, this silent-movie-style short fiction film retells the story of children who spot a fire and raise an alarm to those who stop it from spreading. Silent with sub-titles.

Lavallee of the Piapot • A Family Tree Narrative

Lavallee of the Piapot • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Lavallee family, members of the Piapot reserve in Saskatchwan's Qu'Apelle Valley, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

Marchand of the Okanagan • A Family Tree Narrative

Marchand of the Okanagan • A Family Tree Narrative

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The Marchand family, members of the Okanagan band in Vernon, BC, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.

My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me

My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me

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War is unimaginably horrific, rife with atrocities that defy human comprehension. But after a war is over and order is restored does hatred disappear?   

 

 

Les passeurs

Les passeurs

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Ulysse, Maya, Adam, Barbara and Thomas are the Fictional characters of this film built with true stories. Quebecers of various ethnic backgrounds tell their sense of Quebec identity.

Pleasure Film (Ahmeds Story)

Pleasure Film (Ahmed's Story)

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Talented Canadian actor Valerie Buhagiar tells a story about an intriguing Iranian man living in Vancouver. She recounts a powerful and symbolic tale that emerged from his dreams.

So Far So....

So Far So....

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Ann Marie Fleming's accelerated look at growing up delivers a new twist on storytelling which will leave viewers spinning with amusement. Consequential events such as birth, graduation, leaving home, and beginning a first career are crammed into this delightful animated short.

Songololo: Voices of Change

Songololo: Voices of Change

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From Vancouver filmmaker Marianne Kaplan comes an exciting glimpse of the process of change presently taking place in South Africa. Instead of detailing the horrors of apartheid, Songololo portrays the emergent post-apartheid culture, born of the collective past and aspirations of black South Africa.

Surviving In the Cracks

Surviving In the Cracks

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When Safe Houses for street youth in British Columbia faced closure, youth came together to create the play, Surviving In the Cracks. It was a play with a purpose, to inform an unaware public about why they ended up on the street and why the safe houses saved their lives. This is their story.

The Working Cats Guide to the Klondike

The Working Cat's Guide to the Klondike

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Old timers, First Nation storytellers, historians and a cast of Yukon locals recall a traditional practice of “cat sledding” unique to the Dawson City area in Canada’s far North.