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West Wind

This short documentary features a visual tour of legendary Canadian painter Tom Thomson's favourite natural landscapes. The film traces Thomson's career, which began in Toronto, where he worked as a commercial artist. Later, Thomson's weekend sketching trips in the...

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Varley

This short documentary is a portrait of Frederick Varley, Canadian painter and member of the Group of Seven. In the film, Varley returns to his studio in Toronto after a sketching trip. The camera moves about the studio selecting...

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The Boys of St. Vincent (Le collège St. Vincent) (1992)

The Boys of St. Vincent

This hard-hitting miniseries was based on real events that took place at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in Canada’s largest sexual abuse scandal. At the heart of this powerful film is a remarkable performance by Henry...

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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 Bronswik Affair

This funny yet serious short film demonstrates the effectiveness of advertising and the marketing machine. Its comic appeal lies in the characters and the absurd situations they find themselves in, but it also shines a harsh light on our...

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge

In the cold dawn of Easter Monday on April 9, 1917, 100,000 soldiers get ready for Canada's largest World War I attack. For three years, Vimy's German fortifications have repeatedly thrown back French and British assaults. More than 160,000...

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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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The Trotsky (Le Trotski) (2009)

The Trotsky

Leon Bronstein (Baruchel) isn’t an average Montreal high school student. For one thing, he’s convinced that he is the reincarnation of early-20th-century Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. When Leon starts a hunger strike in his father’s (Rubinek’s) clothing factory, he...

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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (Trente-deux films brefs sur Glenn Gould) (1993)

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Mirroring the structure of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the recording that made eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould famous, this dramatic narrative is broken up into 32 short pieces. Each short film provides an insight into an aspect of Gould’s life...

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Rocks at Whiskey Trench (Pluie de pierres à Whiskey Trench) (2000)

Rocks at Whiskey Trench

This affecting doc profiles a key element of the 1990 Oka crisis in which the Mohawk communities of Kahnawake and Kanehsatake stood against the Canadian military and Canadian citizens in a stand-off that turned violent. On August 28, 1990,...

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