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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds find their worlds colliding on an East Vancouver sidewalk when domestic violence forces one of them, a pregnant teen named Rosie (Violet Nelson), to flee her home. Àila (Tailfeathers) swiftly offers her...

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There’s Something in the Water

The term “environmental racism” may be unfamiliar to many, but its meaning is fairly literal. It refers to the discrimination minorities face when they are subjected to toxic levels of pollution, often because factories or waste sites are placed...

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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Year (2019)

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

On August 9, 2016, a 22-year-old Cree man named Colten Boushie was killed by a gunshot to the back of his head after entering a rural farm property in Saskatchewan with his friends. When an all-white jury acquitted the...

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Antigone (2019)

Antigone

In her last year of high school, straight-A student Antigone (Ricci) finds her life suddenly overturned when one of her brothers is murdered by a police officer, while the other is arrested. Having lived in Montreal since arriving as...

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Riot Girls (2019)

Riot Girls

In this spirited, punky post-apocalyptic adventure film, all the adults are wiped out by a mysterious plague, leaving kids and teens to fend for themselves. In the town of Potter’s Bluff, there is a sharp divide between two groups:...

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Toxic Beauty (2019)

Toxic Beauty

Beauty products are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Despite public attention, companies continue to get away with harmful practices that leave the average consumer wondering which brand can be trusted.  Toxic Beauty's case in point is the landmark class action lawsuit...

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Our People Will Be Healed (2017)

Our People Will Be Healed

Master documentarian Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The students at a local school for the Norway House Cree Nation discuss their aspirations for the future...

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild – and discovers a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has...

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Roads in February

Still mourning the death of her father, Sarah travels from Montreal to a sleepy village in rural Uruguay to visit her paternal grandmother, Magda. Over a decade ago, Sarah and her parents left Uruguay and never returned. Driven by...

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