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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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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk Year (2019)

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

It is 1961 in Kapuivik, north Baffin Island, and Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did when he was born in 1900. When the white man known as Boss arrives at...

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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 Accountant of Auschwitz

This powerful documentary chronicles the trial of Oskar Gröning, one of the last surviving perpetrators of the Holocaust and a former members of the SS. In 2015, the 94 year old was brought to trial for his role in...

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Back to God's Country (1919)

Back to God’s Country

The first (and earliest surviving) feature film made in Canada by Canadians, Back to God’s Country tells the story of Delores LeBeau, who goes on a treacherous journey to the Arctic with her husband on a vessel captained secretly...

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You Are Here: A Come From Away Story (2018)

You Are Here: A Come From Away Story

What would you do if 6,600 people unexpectedly landed in your small town with no place to stay? For the 11,000 people of Gander, Newfoundland, this incredible event happened in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, when nearly 40...

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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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The Man Who Saved Christmas (2017)

The Man Who Invented Christmas

After a string of flops, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey) finds inspiration from his own life to write his most famous work, A Christmas Carol. With a tight deadline and doubt over how successful a Christmas book...

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The Romance of the Far Fur Country (1920)

The Romance of the Far Fur Country

Shot with a scope that reaches from coast to coast to coast, this early documentary about the fur trade is about as ambitious as it gets. With scenes ranging from intimate to awe-inspiring, this silent epic tells a story...

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Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole (2003)

Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole

In 1929, the Haisla people of British Columbia returned from a fishing trip to find their tribe’s nine-metre mortuary pole — otherwise known as the G’psgolox — missing, severed at the base. The pole’s fate was a mystery for...

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Where the Spirit Lives

A dramatic telling of the story of children in Canada being taken from their homes to attend residential schools. The film starred Michelle St. John as Komi, a young Kainai girl captured, renamed "Amelia" and confined to the residential school...

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West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson was an artist who greatly influenced the Group of Seven and is one of Canada’s most beloved painters. In 1917, at the peak of his creativity, he disappeared while canoeing. His body was found, but his death...

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