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  • Above All Else

    2 Videos

  • The Art of Resistance

    2 Videos

  • Be... Without Water

    2 Videos

  • Between Midnight & the Rooster's...

    2 Videos

  • Black Men Loving

    2 Videos

  • Crude Gold: Gran Colombia Gold

    2 Videos

  • Cultures of Resistance

    2 Videos

  • Durga

    2 Videos

  • East Hastings Pharmacy

    2 Videos

  • En la casa, la cama, y la calle

    2 Videos

  • END:CIV

    2 Videos

  • God's Will

    2 Videos

  • The Good Neighbour

    2 Videos

  • Grass

    2 Videos

  • Gulabi Gang

    2 Videos

  • Hands On: Women, Climate, Change

    2 Videos

  • Honour Your Word

    2 Videos

  • Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guard...

    2 Videos

  • In the Shadow of a Gold Mine

    2 Videos

  • The Kalasha and the Crescent

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  1. Above All Else

    2 Videos

    One man risks his family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel, a retired high-wire artist and circus performer, from the moment that he discovers survey stakes on his land, through years of activism and civic engagement, to four climatic days in September 2012, when Daniel made a final stand ag...

  2. The Art of Resistance

    2 Videos

    Argentina’s troubled history, culminating in the major crisis of 2001, has seen the rise of a wave of original artistic and cultural expression. This documentary introduces us to several creators and artist collectives who use artistic expression as a means to deliver powerful social statements, explore unbridled creativity, and participate actively in constructing a new reality. The Art of Resistance is an inventive treatment of these artists’ res...

  3. Be... Without Water

    2 Videos

    Twenty eight concerned citizen groups are demanding that at least a moratorium be placed on the billion-dollar shale gas industry operations until the “infant industry” methods can be proven to be safe. Citizens are worried about well water contamination, heavy industrialization of rural areas, increasing pollution, a decrease in the value of their homes, etc. When damage is done to their property, they fear that they will not receive any compensat...

  4. Between Midnight & the Rooster's Crow

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    In the aggressive search for the 'black gold' that drives Western economies, multinational corporations are working to extract billions of dollars of oil reserves from beneath Ecuador's rainforest. This film investigates the operations of the EnCana Corporation, a firm that, despite proud public declarations of its social responsibility, is shown to be answerable for widespread environmental contamination and human rights violations. // Nadja Drost...

  5. Black Men Loving

    2 Videos

    This documentary upends the stereotypical images of black men as fathers to the extent that it seems, as one dad says, that “Black men loving is political” and “almost radical”. We are taken into the world of responsible parenting where we explore what being a father means to these men. The family life of these men differs amongst them and the film touches on the fathers’ parenting techniques and their experiences with their own fathers. This refre...

  6. Crude Gold: Gran Colombia Gold

    2 Videos

    This film is part of the CRUDE GOLD series, and is focused on a particular mining company. The story of how Gran Colombia Gold came to be formed is the story of abuses of power against a worker's union as a rightful owner of the mine. The story takes place in Segovia, a town with a long and proud tradition in gold mining. The Toronto-based corporation may be involved with the murder of president of the Regional Union Mining and Energy workers, Rafa...

  7. Cultures of Resistance

    2 Videos

    In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, acclaimed filmmaker Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, traveling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. From Iran, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, moving on to Brazil, wher...

  8. Durga

    2 Videos

    The colourful and joyous festival of Durga Puja is one of the largest religious festivals in India. However, while the goddess is celebrated, millions of Indian women live another reality, much less revered. This haunting visual poem examines the contradiction between the spiritual worship of femininity and the brutality of domestic violence. // Paramita Nath, Canada, 2012, 11' //

  9. East Hastings Pharmacy

    2 Videos

    The chronicle of a typical pharmacy of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, where most clients are on a treatment that requires taking daily doses of methadone witnessed by the pharmacist. The pharmacy is a site of rituals and repeated interactions where quiet routine and confrontation follow each other in one continuous movement. This film was made in collaboration with residents of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside through improvisations and re-enactme...

  10. En la casa, la cama, y la calle

    2 Videos

    The documentary follows Tamara, a first time actor who plays the role of Jessica, a teenager who gradually finds herself trapped in a sexual exploitation ring and on the verge of being trafficked. Now a national spokesperson on the issue, Tamara explores the complexity of her role both on and off screen. Bismarck, the charismatic actor who plays 'the pimp,' shares his personal motivation for getting involved and why raising awareness among young me...

  11. END:CIV

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    This film examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?” // Franklin López, Canada, 2011, 115' //

  12. God's Will

    2 Videos

    A former neo-Buddhist who has become an ardent defender of Orthodox values, Dmitry Enteo riveted public attention after performing several eccentric actions on himself. He calls himself an orthodox ‘actionist’, and opposes the creative activity of the Voyna and Pussy Riot art groups. Having gathered a movement of Orthodox activists around himself and called it ‘God's Will’, Dmitry declared his intention to lead first Russia, and then the whole worl...

  13. The Good Neighbour

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    This film takes a closer look at the effect on the local people living in the area of the Canadian oil sands in Alberta. Through a young Norwegian woman’s eyes we get an insight into the complicated industry's navigations between the lack of governmental rules and regulations, and the violations of First Nation's human rights and their land-based constitutional rights. Statoil, a major oil company primarily owned by the Norwegian government (and th...

  14. Grass

    2 Videos

    This documentary examines the U.S. government's marijuana regulations, and how these laws have influenced public perceptions of the drug. Narrated by noted pot advocate Woody Harrelson, the film opens with a series of comically outdated anti-drug reels before chronicling America's relationship with marijuana through the decades. Filmmaker Ron Mann splices together archival footage of U.S. politicians, musicians and artists to support his weed-frien...

  15. Gulabi Gang

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    Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. And yet it is hope that we discover as we follow the pink sari-clad women of Gulabi Gang. These women travel long distances by cart and tractor, bus and train, to wrest justice for women and Dalits, undeterred by sneering policemen and condescending bureaucrats. // Nishtha Jain, Norway - India - Denmark, 2012, 96' //

  16. Hands On: Women, Climate, Change

    2 Videos

    This collaborative doc offers unique perspectives across cultures and generations; A young woman challenges the expansion of oil rigs in the North Sea while a seasoned community organizer interprets satellite weather reports for fisherman struggling to survive on India�۪s increasingly volatile coast. Silje Lundberg runs the only youth environmental organization in Norway, leading 7000 members in a campaign to prevent arctic oil exploration around t...

  17. Honour Your Word

    2 Videos

    The film draws us into the lives of two young leaders: Marylynn Poucachice, a mother of five, and Norman Matchewan, the soft-spoken son and grandson of traditional chiefs. Both spent their childhoods on the logging blockades their parents set up to win a sustainable development plan protecting their land. But it turns out signing the agreement was the easy part. Now, 20 years later, Norman and Marylynn are taking up the struggle of their youth, to ...

  18. Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

    2 Videos

    The film presents the emblematic case of the defense of Wirikuta, sacred territory to the Huichol people, against the threat of mining exploitation. This native people to this land, launches a spiritual crusade to protect life, evidencing the internal contradictions in our materialistic world. // Hernán Vilchez, Mexico - Argentina, 2014, 125' //

  19. In the Shadow of a Gold Mine

    2 Videos

    Tanzania is one of the largest gold producers in Africa. Multinational mining companies operate mines across the country. But as these companies turn greater profits and Tanzania becomes a major investment destination, hundreds of people are bearing the cost, at times with their lives. IN THE SHADOW OF A GOLD MINE is an investigative portrait of one multinational gold mine in Tanzania and its impact on the small-scale miners and farmers who live in...

  20. The Kalasha and the Crescent

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    Rumored to be the descendants of Alexander the Great, the Kalash people have in fact inhabited northern Pakistan's Chitral valley since long before the legendary conqueror came to the region. They uphold a rich cultural heritage, with polytheistic beliefs, seasonal festivals, and a variety of other traditions that are at odds with Pakistan's dominant Islam. Today, even as the majestic peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains shield the Kalasha from the re...

  21. My Brooklyn

    2 Videos

    This is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighbourhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves to Brooklyn in 1988, lured by cheap rents and bohemian culture. By Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighbourhoods she has come to call home. She watches ...

  22. Legend of the Storm

    2 Videos

    Nine-year-old Otsí:tsa's innocence is destroyed when violence engulfs her community during the Oka Crisis, a 78-day standoff that erupted between the Mohawk Nation and the Canadian Government during the summer of 1990. Otsí:tsa, however, has something to prove - not only to herself, but to the world. She's a tough Mohawk girl who will not be defeated. // Roxann Whitebean, Canada, 2015, 17' //

  23. The Little Black School House

    2 Videos

    This one-hour documentary unearths the little known story of the women, men, and children who studied and taught at Canada’s racially segregated Black schools. It is a poignant and unfailingly honest evocation of the struggle of African Canadians to achieve dignity and equality through education- a right fundamental to a democratic society. Extraordinary archival film footage, rare photographs, and touching first hand accounts from past students, t...

  24. Maximum Tolerated Dose

    2 Videos

    An animal / human experiment to find the highest dose of a chemical that, when administered to a group of test subjects in a clinical trial, does not result in a fatality due to short-term toxicity. This dose is then used for longer-term safety studies of the same species, lasting anywhere from two years to a lifetime. The MTD test is controversial, however, in part because of difficulties in extrapolating findings to more realistic doses, and in e...

  25. Occupy Love

    2 Videos

    From the Arab Spring to the European Summer, from the Occupy Movement to the global climate justice movement, a profound shift is taking place: humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is collapsing. Endless growth on a finite planet cannot be sustained. The resulting crisis has become th...

  26. Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights B...

    2 Videos

    "Pinkwashing" is a term activists have coined for when countries engaged in terrible human rights violations promote themselves as "gay friendly" to improve their public image. Israel is the country most famous for this strategy, having initiated it as part of a rebranding campaign has been engaged in for the last decade. This film explores how pinkwashing works and what local activists are doing to fight back. // Dean Spade, United States, 2015,...

  27. Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan ...

    2 Videos

    The film follows farmers of the fertile Aguan Valley, who responded to 2009 military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya by taking over 10,000 acres of palm oil plantations under illegal control of the most powerful man in the country, Miguel Facuss̩. The farmers established co-ops on the land in the face of horrifically violent responses from Facuss̩ and his paramilitary security guards. The film follows this story, and profiles some of the l...

  28. Rhythms of Resistance

    2 Videos

    Rio de Janeiro introduces a controversial policing program (UPP) in the favelas. The Police murder two young boys in cold blood, another officer protests, disappears, and is found murdered hours later. Artists in the communities resist against police brutality and social exclusion through their music and performance art, questioning the rhetoric of pacification and to what extent the UPPs are intensifying the criminalization of poverty. // Jason O'...

  29. Riots Reframed

    2 Videos

    This film takes the viewer through a journey that begins in Tottenham, London - where Mark Duggan was shot dead by police - and spirals out to a broader and deeper look into the role of police, power, racism, government, prison, resistance and more. Although the voices base their analyses around the riots, the scope of the film is much wider and stands in its own right as a poetic but fierce challenge to the system we live under. The result is a ra...

  30. Roadsworth: Crossing the Line

    2 Videos

    Over a period of three years, the stencil artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, made his mark on Montreal in the early hours of the morning by launching a self-described "attack on the streets." Armed with spray paint and handmade stencils, he began to play with the language of the streets, overlaying city asphalt markings with his own images: a crosswalk became a giant boot print, vines choked up traffic dividers, and electrical plugs filled parkin...

  31. Silhouette City

    2 Videos

    As Trump’s election has shown, rightwing fascist groups cannot be considered fringe and periphery groups easily discounted for their extremism and small numbers. SILHOUETTE CITY couldn’t be more relevant as it compellingly tracks the rise of one faction of the American right, charting a troubling course of the recent history of American apocalypticism. This beautifully crafted and thoughtful film deploys rarely seen archival footage, rightwing move...

  32. Special Flight

    2 Videos

    In 1994 the Swiss approved a law authorizing the detention of all foreigners in an irregular situation until they are expelled. Every year, a purely administrative decision has thousands of men and women imprisoned up to 24 months before their expulsion. Their only crime is to be paperless. Those who refuse to leave voluntarily are bound hand and foot, hooded, put in disposable diapers and forced into a plane. // Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 2011, ...

  33. Stolen

    2 Videos

    STOLEN is a dramatic short film that follows troubled, 14-year old, Shayna Hill as she is admitted and runs away from her group-home. Roughly inspired by the recent murders and attacks on Native girls, it is a small glimpse into a typical Native girl’s life before becoming one of 1200+ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Through quiet, cinematically beautiful storytelling, STOLEN exposes a national issue that narrative filmmaking has n...

  34. Street Politics 101

    2 Videos

    In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike, rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach over one hundred thousand. Police routinely clubbed students and their allies, and arrested them by the hundreds. Some w...

  35. The Take

    2 Videos

    The documentary opens in suburban Buenos Aires, where thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head. A film which is almost guaranteed to make you alternately cry and laugh and most of all leave the screening with an overwhelming desire to chang...

  36. They Were Promised the Sea

    2 Videos

    A lyrical, musical, polemical road movie, this film is an intimate journey shot in Morocco, Israel-Palestine, and New York. Kathy Wazana's research into her family origins in Morocco unleashed a complex web of questions about dual identity, political opportunism, and the challenges faced by those torn between Homeland and Promised Land. Wazana gives us unique access to a cast of characters that includes a Jewish advisor to the King of Morocco, the ...

  37. Wal-Town: The Film

    2 Videos

    Six student activists. Thirty-six Canadian towns. One giant corporation. A daunting experiment in activism. A group of six university students, calling themselves Wal-Town, take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Armed with thousands of pamphlets and fliers, and with one gonzo journalist along for the ride, they visit 36 of Canada's more than 200 Wal-Mart stores with one formidable goal: to raise public awareness about Wal-Mart's business pr...

  38. You Never Bike Alone

    2 Videos

    Cyclists are building critical mass in Vancouver, Canada, and changing the face of the city. This film charts the development of critical mass rides in Vancouver from the protest rides across the historic Lions Gate Bridge in the early to mid-Nineties, through the "No Fun City" years of the late 1990s and early 2000s, where cyclists were routinely arrested for riding together, up to giant Critical Mass rides of more recent years. Vancouver has beco...