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  • Jaha's Promise
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    Jaha's Promise

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    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    CPH:DOX
    Mill Valley Film Festival

    Jaha's Promise tells the remarkable story of activist Jaha Dukureh, as she returns home to Gambia from the U.S. to campaign against the female genital mutilation practices that almost destroyed her life. Having endured the devastating impact o...

  • nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

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    "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

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    "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...

  • 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...

  • Angels Wear White
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    Angels Wear White

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    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 ...

  • 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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  • Dhalinyaro (Youth)
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    Dhalinyaro (Youth)

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    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...

  • Rent a Friend
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    Rent a Friend

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Second Star On The Right

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    "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...

  • The Road Forward
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    The Road Forward

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    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...

  • The Smart Studios Story

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    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...

  • Wapikoni Indigenous Women Programme One

    7 videos

    A collection of short films that centre Indigenous women and the vital and grounding roles they play in Indigenous communities and in maintaining and passing along important traditions and teachings to the generations to come.

  • Wapikoni Indigenous Women Programme Two

    6 videos

    Wapikoni Indigenous Women Programme Two is composed of short films about women who challenge stereotypes, are revisiting old traditions, and who are the focal point and pillars of their communities.

  • Spoon
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    Spoon

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    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...

  • A Dog Barking At The Moon

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    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...

  • Band Ladies

    2 seasons

    Winner Montreal Independent Film Festival
    Winner First Glance Film Festival

    Band Ladies is a darkly comedic digital original series about an uptight homemaker, a disillusioned lawyer, a desperate artist, an infertile millionaire and a love-sick flake, who turn their monthly Book Club into a Punk...

  • Farah Goes Bang
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    Farah Goes Bang

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    "...road movie tropes are re-energized with a gender switch and infusion of politics in Farah Goes Bang." The Hollywood Reporter

    Tribeca Film Festival Winner
    Garden State Film Festival Winner

    A road-trip comedy that centers on Farah, a twenty-something woman who tries to lose her virginity whil...

  • The Nikaidos' Fall
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    The Nikaidos' Fall

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    Hong Kong International Film Festival
    Nara International Film Festival

    Iranian filmmaker Ida Panahandeh directs this Japanese drama focussing on Tatsuya Nikaido, a middle-aged divorcee who runs an agricultural company and lives in a suburb with his daughter and mother. After his only son's death...

  • Thirty Souls
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    Thirty Souls

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    "...in equal parts magical, haunting, mysterious and tangible." Cineuropa

    Berlin Film Festival
    San Sebastian International Film Festival
    Camerimage

    Twelve-year-old Alba longs to discover the mysterious, unknown reality of death in director Diana Toucedo's debut feature, an intensely atmospheri...

  • Avocado Toast the series

    1 season

    Ever wondered about your parents' sex life? Neither did Molly and Elle until coming out and divorce forced them to learn about their parents' new sexcapades.
    After a lifetime of dating men, Molly (31, a grade eight teacher) surprises herself when she falls in love with a woman for the first time....

  • 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...

  • No Soy Lorena (I'm Not Lorena)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Locarno International Film Festival
    Stockholm International Film Festival

    A case of mistaken identity becomes a living nightmare when a young actress finds herself relentlessly assailed by debt collectors, in this Kafkaesque fable for the information age.

    Chi...