Movies

  • The Art of Resistance
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    The Art of Resistance

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    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, ...

  • Be... Without Water
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    Be... Without Water

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    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, i...

  • 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 ...

  • Black Men Loving
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    Black Men Loving

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    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 famil...

  • Crude Gold: Gran Colombia Gold

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    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...

  • Cultures of Resistance
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    Cultures of Resistance

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    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...

  • Durga
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    Durga

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    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 fem...

  • East Hastings Pharmacy
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    East Hastings Pharmacy

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    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 ot...

  • En la casa, la cama, y la calle

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    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...

  • END:CIV
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    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 a...

  • God's Will
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    God's Will

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    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 gathe...

  • The Good Neighbour
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    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 ...

  • Grass
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    Grass

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    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 wi...

  • Gulabi Gang
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    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 wom...

  • Hands On: Women, Climate, Change

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    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 co...

  • Honour Your Word
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    Honour Your Word

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    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 th...

  • Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

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    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. //...

  • In the Shadow of a Gold Mine

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    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 SHA...

  • 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 oth...

  • My Brooklyn
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    My Brooklyn

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    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 B...

  • Legend of the Storm
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    Legend of the Storm

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    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 wo...

  • The Little Black School House

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    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-...

  • Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!

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    "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 eng...

  • Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley

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    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 la...

  • Occupy Love
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    Occupy Love

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    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 con...

  • Maximum Tolerated Dose
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    Maximum Tolerated Dose

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    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 t...

  • Rhythms of Resistance
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    Rhythms of Resistance

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    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 m...

  • Riots Reframed
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    Riots Reframed

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    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 ...

  • Roadsworth: Crossing the Line

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    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, overla...

  • Silhouette City
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    Silhouette City

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    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...

  • Special Flight
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    Special Flight

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    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...

  • Stolen
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    Stolen

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    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 an...

  • Street Politics 101
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    Street Politics 101

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    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 ...

  • The Take
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    The Take

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    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...

  • They Were Promised the Sea

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    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...

  • Wal-Town: The Film
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    Wal-Town: The Film

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    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 a...

  • You Never Bike Alone
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    You Never Bike Alone

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    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 ...