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.
The Dorion family, Metis from Prince Albert and Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.
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.
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.
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.
The Marchand family, members of the Okanagan band in Vernon, BC, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.
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.
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.
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.