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  • Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn Trailer

    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
    Movie + 1 extra

    Diciembres

    Movie + 1 extra

    “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
    Movie + 1 extra

    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
    Movie + 1 extra

    Torrey Pines

    Movie + 1 extra

    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
    Movie + 1 extra

    Film Festival Film

    Movie + 1 extra

    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
    Movie + 1 extra

    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...

  • El Corral Y El Viento (The Corral And The Wind)

    Cinéma du Réel
    CPX:DOX

    Returning home, experiencing time, exploring traces from the past. Miguel Hilari, from Bolivia, uses his camera to look into the past, and created with El corral y el viento a film that seems like a portrait of another time. Hilari returned to the Aymara village of his fat...

  • O laboratório (The Laboratory)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Incuna International Film Festival
    porto/post/doc

    A Tarkovskian Stalker-like atmosphere surrounds Fernando José Pereira’s O laboratório. The ruins we traverse, they are a landscape of memories. Memories of the past, above all. But they also foreshadow a future, a future of ‘life after life’, a f...

  • Second Star On The Right

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

    Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is tr...

  • A Place Called Lloyd

    Movie + 1 extra

    CPH:DOX
    IDFA

    A huge, over-towering hangar is opened. The static camera is positioned at a distance, so that the full grandeur of the hangar and simultaneously that of the Bolivian airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano is shown. Danish director Sebastian Cordes’s A Place Called Lloyd is a record of loyal...

  • Letters From The Desert (Eulogy To Slowness)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Camerimage
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    Montreal World Film Festival

    One defining characteristic of our post-modern life is the drastic change of our ways of communication. In the last fifteen to twenty years, emails and text messages have cast aside letters as a preferred way of communicat...

  • Spoon
    Movie + 1 extra

    Spoon

    Movie + 1 extra

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

    There are many aspects that have defined our turn towards modernity and our plunge into the post-modern era. There are the ways in which we communicate, there are the ways in which we travel, the ways in which we work an...

  • Martin's Hagge
    Movie + 1 extra

    Martin's Hagge

    Movie + 1 extra

    Martin is burdened with the relentless, wily personification of his anxiety and depression: a character named Hagge. After a freewheeling colleague encroaches on Martin's workspace, he comes to discover that his apathy is a choice. Serious subject matter is explored with humour and whimsy in this...