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  • The Apollo of Gaza
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    The Apollo of Gaza

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    "Balancing romance with skepticism and a touch of mischief, Nicolas Wadimoff's The Apollo of Gaza looks at the tale of an astonishing archaeological find..." The Hollywood Reporter

    Locarno Film Festival
    Göteborg Film Festival

    In summer 2013, a statue of Apollo more than 2500 years old is discov...

  • Our People Will Be Healed

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    "This film functions as both cinema and journalism, the camera pushing us into a world we might not otherwise see and illuminating that world on a human scale." NOW Magazine

    Toronto International Film Festival

    Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community...

  • In Search of Blind Joe Death: Saga of John Fahey

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    Official Selection London Raindance Film Festival
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    The legendary American guitarist, composer and provocateur John Fahey is often considered the godfather of 'American primitive guitar'...

  • Dui Kan (Look Love)
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    Dui Kan (Look Love)

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    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
    Busan International Film Festival
    Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

    Two Chinese children, Linsheng and Xinyuan, grow up in completely different circumstances, but both are confronted with a similar situation. Linsheng lives with his impo...

  • A Drummer's Dream
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    A Drummer's Dream

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    "It's pure emotion... ...A Drummer's Dream isn't really about drumming, but about joy and self-expression." The Globe and Mail

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Tokyo International Film Festival

    Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven di...

  • Unarmed Verses
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    Unarmed Verses

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    "There's a quiet, discreet magic at work with Charles Officer's latest documentary, Unarmed Verses." The Globe and Mail

    Winner Hot Docs Film Festival
    Seattle International Film Festival
    Winner Vancouver Film Festival

    A thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At ...

  • Nowhere Land
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    Nowhere Land

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    ImagineNATIVE Film Festival
    Berlin International Film Festival

    As a young child, Bonnie Ammaq's parents moved their family from Igloolik to the vast interior of Baffin Island. Living off the land for eleven years, the family recount their time living as their ancestors did and the incredible hap...

  • China Gate
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    China Gate

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    DOK Leipzig
    Korean International Documentary Festival

    Right before dawn, students in Huining have already started their studying session; hard working youngsters have filled up the space of school ground. This is one of the most poverty-stricken Counties in Western China; here people's only hope...

  • Everything Will Be
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    Everything Will Be

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    "Kwan's dream-like cinematography beautifully captures Chinatown in its contemporary state of flux..." Exclaim

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Vancouver Film Festival

    As dawn breaks and most of the city still sleeps, the long-time merchants of Vancouver's Chinatown are hard at work. They haul out their ...

  • Ninth Floor
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    Ninth Floor

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    "...an informative and sobering story that offers plenty of food for thought." Shadow and Act

    Toronto International Film Festival

    In 1969, to protest the administration's mishandling of racist accusations towards a professor, students at Sir George Williams University occupied a ninth floor com...

  • My Prairie Home
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    My Prairie Home

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    "Director Chelsea McMullan captures Canadian transgender folk singer Rae Spoon's music and life story in sensitive detail." Variety

    Sundance Film Festival
    Cork International Film Festival
    Winner Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McM...

  • Hadwin's Judgement
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    Hadwin's Judgement

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    "Gorgeously photographed, compulsively watchable and deeply sympathetic." The Globe and Mail

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Raindance Film Festival

    Interweaving speculation, myth and reality, this compelling hybrid of drama and documentary covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of an...

  • Hi-Ho Mistahey!
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    Hi-Ho Mistahey!

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    Toronto International Film Festival

    In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen's Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education in safe and suitable schools for First Nations children. Strong participation in this initiative eventually br...

  • The Hilltops

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    HotDocs Documentary Film Festival
    Santa Barbara Film Festival
    Toronto Jewish Film Festival

    An insider’s exploration into the lives of three prominent settler leaders and their battles to hold on to what they perceive as their biblical heart land. The reality of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict w...

  • Wiebo's War
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    Wiebo's War

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    "Paints a complex and compelling picture of its subject" Variety

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival
    Montreal International Documentary Festival

    Wiebo Ludwig is a suspect in a series of pipeline bombings near his farm. The bombings echo a campaign of sabotage he waged 10 ...

  • La Marche à Suivre (Guidelines)

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    "masterful... the film avoids all the clichés of the kid-centered, goal-focused documentary..." Indiewire

    Berlin Film Festival
    London Film Festival
    Hot Docs Film Festival

    This feature documentary explores the world of adolescence in rural teenagers' interactions with various authority figures. ...

  • Hue: A Matter of Colour

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    Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Vancouver International Film Festival

    Hue, by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin, is a personal, heartfelt investigation into the history and often tragic effects of colourism, the phenomenon whereby people within the same ethnic group discr...

  • Mobilize
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    Mobilize

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    Sundance Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival

    This short film, crafted entirely out of archival footage from the National Film Board of Canada by First Nations filmmaker Caroline Monnet, takes us on an exhilarating journey from the Far North to the urban south, capturing the perpetu...

  • El Camino del Vino (The Ways of Wine)

    Movie + 2 extras

    "A tasty little number about the pleasure to be found in a glass of wine." Hollywood Reporter

    Berlin Film Festival
    Mar del Plata Film Festival
    San Sebastian Film Festival

    Famous Sommelier Charlie Arturaola has lost his most vital asset: his palate. In the search of a solution for this career-en...

  • A Young Patriot
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    A Young Patriot

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    "A gripping chronicle of the breakdown of the so-called Chinese Dream" Hollywood Reporter

    Toronto International Film Festival
    CPH: DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
    Sheffield Doc/Fest

    'A Young Patriot' explores the patriotism in China`s youths born after 1990. The film foll...

  • 1428
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    1428

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    "Fascinating, beautifully crafted Venice prizewinner..." Variety

    Winner - Venice Film Festival
    Dubai International Film Festival
    Vancouver International Film Festival

    The Sichuan Earthquake took place at 14:28 on May 12th 2008. Nearly 100,000 lives were taken, countless buildings, bridges, road...

  • Debris
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    Debris

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    Vancouver International Film Festival

    This short film is a portrait of Tofino, BC intertidal artist Pete Clarkson as he crafts his most ambitious and personal project to date: a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. He, like so many of us around the world, was deeply affe...

  • Roots of a Man
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    Roots of a Man

    Movie + 4 extras

    Foyle Fim Festival Official Selection
    Gloria Film Festival Official Selection

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    There is a place in the hills of Northwest Ireland, a land called Inishowen, where the Clan O'Dochartaigh once held unshakeable...

  • D'ou Je Viens (Where I'm From)

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    Rotterdam International Film Festival

    This feature documentary represents a quest that is both personal and universal. Director Claude Demers (Barbers: A Men’s Story, Ladies in Blue) revisits the working-class neighbourhood of Verdun where he grew up and asks questions about the mysteries of his...