Based upon the photos from the Japanese-Canadian Centennial Project, this film is a deeply felt personal statement about the cultural heritage of Canada's Japanese community and the problems that it has encountered in Canadian society. It effectively brings a difficult issue into focus for students as well as for the general public.
This episode takes Storytellers in motion into its third season - The Next Wave, and it plunges us into the heart of downtown Toronto for the the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is a Canadian festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media.
This documentary on the redevelopment of a mixed income housing project in Portland, Oregon follows residents, planners and municipal officials through displacement, building and relocation over a five-year period. It frankly portrays challenges, pitfalls and successes with lessons in community planning in both Canada and the U.S.
Profile of Haida artists Geoff Green, Tony Green and Eric Olson.
This documentary portrays the experience of Canadians and Chinese collaborating in participatory research to enhance community development in Lijiang County, Yunnan, China.
This touching documentary is an intimate portrait of a priest who has devoted six decades of his life to God. Along the way, he offers frank insight into the monastic life, as well as faith, art and the relationship between the two.
Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to the garden.
This 2014 digital release, created by Scott Renyard, pays tribute to the 1982 film by acclaimed BC cinematographer Dick Harvey (1930-2007).
Food fishing for sockeye salmon on the Fraser River has been practiced by British Columbia's first nations communities for thousands of years. With the world changing around them, both the fish and the people remain as close as ever.
The Indigenous Voice introduces the concept and the importance of the indigenous voice as a necessary element of telling stories with accuracy and dignity and sets the stage for the profiles and tributes that follow in Storytellers in motion, Series One.
This final episode of Series two of Storytellers in motion further examines the Indigenous voice. Each of the talented storytellers profiled in the second series reflect on their perceptions of the Indigenous voice in film and television.
In this final installment of our Storytellers series we dive head first into the views of the Next Wave of indigenous storytelling.
Based on a historical event recounted by the real-life Ojibway author, George Copway in 1850, Intemperance takes a satirical look at the introduction of "fire-water" to a village on Lake Superior in the early days of colonialism. Though it's a fiction film, the narration is taken directly from Copway's writing, with little editing, so therefore a hybrid.
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.
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, reporter Duncan McCue is profiled.
This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Ireland's Eye, Newfoundland. Once an outport along the eastern sea board of Canada, Ireland's Eye could not survive the shifts accompanied Newfoundland's entry into Confederation and was emptied during the 1960s.
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