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  • nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

    Movie + 1 extra

    "A powerful work of activist cinema." Toronto Star

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Montreal International Documentary Festival
    DOXA Documentary Film Festival

    On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural propert...

  • Birth of a Family
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    Birth of a Family

    Movie + 1 extra

    "A revelatory documentary, Birth of a Family is a family-reunion doc unlike any you’ve seen before." POV Magazine

    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Edmonton International Film Festval

    In this deeply moving feature-length documentary from filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, three sisters and a brother m...

  • Angels Wear White
    Movie + 1 extra

    Angels Wear White

    Movie + 1 extra

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Venice Film Festival
    Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Winner of the Best Director at Golden Horse Awards, director Vivian Qu pens a thoughtful story on security, solidarity, and abuse. As main character Mia struggles with the responsibility of knowing ...

  • Dhalinyaro (Youth)
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    Dhalinyaro (Youth)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Lulu Ali Ismail's directorial debut pens the beautiful and poetic coming of age story of Hibo, Asma, and Deka, three girls navigating their final high school semester. The blossoming young women question what it means to be educated in Djibouti and where class separates them as they select school...

  • Wander Life
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    Wander Life

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    Wander Life is a tender portrait of middle school for introverts. Hinano, a soft spoken and unassuming student, hides from her school mates in fear of being bullied. One day, seeking shelter at the school's infirmary, Hinano befriends her school nurse Shindo. The two confide in each other and Shi...

  • Girls' Encounter
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    Girls' Encounter

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    "The filmmaking debut of actress-turned-writer/director Yûka Eda, it might be the latest recent Japanese effort to take on female yearning and marginalisation, but this involving feature is a mature addition to the growing thematic subgenre." - Screen Daily

    Hong Kong International Film Festival
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  • Gun Runners
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    Gun Runners

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    "Gun Runners is a contextual, intimate look inside a world most of us know nothing about." The Globe and Mail

    Hot Docs
    Palm Strings Film Festval

    Director Anjali Nayar's fascinating, inspirational film follows two former warriors from Northern Kenya. Julius Arile and Robert Matanda, as they look...

  • Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn

    Movie + 1 extra

    Osaka Asian Film Festival
    Japan Cuts New York

    In 1726, Sanchu Okayama, farmers negotiate with the feudal domain in order to seek exemption from rising taxes before infighting leads to suppression by the Samurai class. Banding together, the farmers prepare for battle. A young farmer, Jihei is ex...

  • Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger

    Toronto International Film Festival

    "In 65 minutes, numerous issues involved in Indigenous community and government relations are deftly explained to give space to this important fight for basic human rights for Indigenous children." - NOW Toronto

    The story of Jordan River Anderson, an Indigeno...

  • The Road Forward
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Road Forward

    Movie + 1 extra

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    imagineNATIVE Film Festival

    Marie Clement's The Road Forward is a musical documentary that utilizes numerous filmmaking techniques to powerful effect. Using the story of Canada’s first Indigenous newspaper, The Native Voice, as its focal point, this particularly distincti...

  • Rent a Friend
    Movie + 1 extra

    Rent a Friend

    Movie + 1 extra

    Tokyo International Film Festival

    Writer director Mayu Akiyama’s debut film is a fresh and surprising romantic drama focussed on an unusual relationship. When aspiring journalist Nasa (Eri Tokunaga) meets 'friend-for-hire' Sota (Atsushi Hashimoto) she decides to engage his services with a view t...

  • Diciembres
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    Diciembres

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    “Diciembres” blends together archive footage and fictional scenes – using a poetic style that viscerally recreates moments from the invasion." - Variety

    Diciembres centres on the US invasion of Panama in 1989 and a reconciliation among survivors a decade later in December 1999 when a photographe...

  • Our Dance Of Revolution

    Movie + 1 extra

    “But this is an important, ground breaking movie. See it with an audience that’s bound to be passionate and proud.” - NOW Toronto

    Hot Docs International Documentary Festival

    Our Dance Of Revolution is a documentary that tells the stories of Black queer folks in Toronto. Throughout history the c...

  • Wapikoni Territory and Environment Programme Two

    6 videos

    Exploring the healing abilities and gifts that our surroundings can provide us, Territory and Environment Programme Two is made up of short films that show us how we can rise up and show up for the world around us, and how in exchange it can do the same for its people.

  • Wapikoni Territory and Environment Programme One

    7 videos

    A programme made up of short films that dive into the importance of land and water protection, and the connections they have with Indigenous culture and traditions, as well the respect and love for the territories that is expressed through language, action, and art.

  • Black President
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    Black President

    Movie + 1 extra

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Durban International Film Festival
    New Horizons Film Festival

    Mpumelelo Mcata’s debut documentary feature is an inventive and complex film looking at the life and work of Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiuarai. The film uses the artist's 2011 exhibition ‘State of ...

  • Torrey Pines
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    Torrey Pines

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    BFI Flare
    Cucalorus Film Festival
    Framline Film Festival

    Based on a true story, Torrey Pines is an inventive, wonderfully imaginative coming-of-age tale taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. The animated film focusses on the filmmaker Clyde Petersen's childhood over the course...

  • Film Festival Film
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    Film Festival Film

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    Berlin International Film Festival

    Fanon is an ambitious young Black African filmmaker attending the Durban International Film Festival. Directors Mpumelelo Mcata and Perivi Katjavivi convey how she tries desperately to find a producer to fund her debut feature film. The film accurately portrays...

  • A Dog Barking At The Moon

    Movie + 1 extra

    Berlinale Film Festival
    Hong Kong International Film Festival

    Director, Lisa Zi Xiang’s Chinese family saga, A Dog Barking At The Moon, winner of the Teddy prize at Berlinale for LGBT-themed features, is told through different periods of time, often exploring pivotal moments in a family's histo...

  • Of Good Report
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    Of Good Report

    Movie + 1 extra

    "a sensational noir thriller" The Guardian

    Toronto International Film Festival
    BFI London Film Festival
    Durban International Film Festival

    Director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's stylish and compelling thriller follows an introverted high school teacher, Parker Sitole (Mothusi Magano), in rural South Afr...

  • The Smart Studios Story

    Movie + 1 extra

    SXSW

    Wendy Schneider’s illuminating documentary pays tribute to the history of Madison, Wisconsin-based recording studio, Smart Studios and its connection to the global rise of Alternative Rock in the 1990s. Featuring fantastic archive material and contributions from its founders and many of the...

  • Figures
    Movie + 1 extra

    Figures

    Movie + 1 extra

    "This black-and-white study of human endurance, communication and compassion manages to be both austere and moving." Hollywood Reporter

    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Torino Film Festival

    Living in Barcelona, Stella is an Argentinian without any papers and suffers from ALS. As her li...

  • Cinema Morocco
    Movie + 1 extra

    Cinema Morocco

    Movie + 1 extra

    Dok Leipzig 2018 – Next Masters Competition

    Cinema Morocco, located in São Paulo, Brazil was once the location of lavish red carpet film premieres and the most luxurious theatre in South America in the 50's. It was the host to Hollywood stars and South American premieres of classic films like Su...

  • Brief Story From The Green Planet

    Movie + 1 extra

    Berlin International Film Festival
    ACID program, Cannes Film Festival
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    Argentinian director Santiago Loza's highly imaginative, and consistently surprising, Brief Story From The Green Planet premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2019, going on to win th...