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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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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (Les Trailer Park Boys - Le film) (2006)

Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

When pot-smoking petty criminals Julian (Tremblay) and Ricky (Wells) get caught breaking into an ATM, they’re both quickly sent to prison. Eighteen months later, the boys are released back into society, but the transition isn’t easy. Ricky’s girlfriend, Lucy...

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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 Hanging Garden (Le jardin suspendu) (1997)

The Hanging Garden

Growing up as a depressed, overweight gay teen in Nova Scotia was hard for young William, so he ran away at the age of 15 and never looked back. That is, until ten years later when he returns for...

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New Waterford Girl

Moonie Pottie (Balaban) is a 15-year-old misfit who will do anything to get out of dreary New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Lou Benzoa (Spencer-Nairn) is a tough girl from the Bronx who couldn’t be happier to be moving to the...

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Maudie (2016)

Maudie

Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada's best known and most loved folk artists. The fragile but determined Maudie...

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Margaret's Museum (1995)

Margaret’s Museum

Adapted from Sheldo Currie’s novel The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, this poignant period drama looks at a small mining town in 1940s Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where Margaret (Bonham-Carter) grows to despise the mines in which both her brother...

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Goin' Down the Road (Le voyage chimérique) (1970)

Goin’ Down the Road

Joey (Bradley) and Peter (McGrath) are best friends from a small town in Nova Scotia. With their seasonal work becoming scarce, they decide to pack up their meagre belongings and head west to Toronto, where they’re convinced better luck...

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Goon (2011)

Goon

A misfit among his brainy family members, lovable bouncer Doug “The Thug” Glatt (Scott) has a righteous left hook. His fighting skills are so strong, in fact, that he unexpectedly lands a spot on a minor-league Canadian hockey team,...

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The Book of Negroes

This CBC mini-series is based on the internationally celebrated novel by Canadian author Lawrence Hill. A compelling tale of loss, courage, love and the triumph of the human spirit, it follows the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo (Ellis), an...

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