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Angelique's Isle (2018)

Angelique’s Isle

In the midst of the 1845 mining boom on the shores of Lake Superior, newlywed Anishinaabe woman Angelique (Julia Jones) agrees to accompany her voyageur husband, on a copper expedition. Left by the rest of the crew to guard...

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Mother of Many Children (1977)

Mother of Many Children

In this first feature from legendary documentarian Alanis Obomsawin, she examines the role of motherhood in Indigenous society and how it has developed in the modern era. In examining the lives of women from birth to old age and...

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Falls Around Her (2018)

Falls Around Her

When a world-famous Anishinaabe musician (Tantoo Cardinal) returns home in search of peace and quiet, she finds that her international fame allows her no time to relax. As she tries to combat a constant series of requests for her...

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Too Dirty For A Woman

In Labrador City, Newfoundland, women have been hired by the Iron Ore Company as truck drivers, engineers, labourers, geologists, warehouse workers, machinists, and mechanics. Living in a company town, they are pioneers in their own community. The women talk...

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Window Horses (2016)

Window Horses

This extraordinary animated feature tells the tale of Rosie, a young Canadian poet of Chinese and Persian descent. Rosie lives in Vancouver with her Chinese grandparents and dreams of travelling and seeing the world. When she receives an invitation...

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Water (2005)

Water

Set in India during the rise of Mahatma Gandhi, Water recounts the story of Chuyia (Kariyawasam), a child bride. When her husband dies suddenly, Chuyia is forced to live in an ashram for Hindu widows, essentially cut off from...

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Trick or Treaty? (2014)

Trick or Treaty?

One of the masters of Canadian documentary cinema, Alanis Obomsawin has spent decades chronicling the injustices visited on First Nations communities, creating a remarkable body of work. In her latest film, she digs into the difficult history of Treaty...

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Werewolf (2016)

Werewolf

The difficult existence of a pair of homeless drug addicts is shown with harsh honesty and surprising sensitivity in McKenzie’s highly acclaimed debut feature. Shot almost entirely in close-ups that capture the disorienting world these characters inhabit, McKenzie teases...

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The Road Forward

A musical doc unlike anything you’ve seen before, The Road Forward pushes the boundaries of what we expect of documentaries and offers a unique, defiant blend of genres that will leave you smiling and feeling inspired. The film tells the tale of...

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Breadwinner (2017)

The Breadwinner

Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get...

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The Stone Angel

Margaret Laurence's much-lauded heroine Hagar Shipley may by 90 years old, but she is not ready to lie down and die just yet. When her son, Marvin (Dylan Baker), takes his mother to look at a nursing home, she...

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The War Between Us

In 1942, Japanese-Canadians were evicted from their homes by the Canadian government and trucked to tiny communities in remote corners of the country. Amid the anger, frustration and fear arising from forcing one community upon another, two women discover...

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