Higher Learning | 2023 Retrospective
Discover a selection of incredible post-secondary films and resources that you might have missed in 2023. All titles are curated for students aged 18+.
A group of women discuss and try to break cultural taboos about female sexuality. They support each other to overcome the trauma of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and reclaim ownership of their own bodies.
We often think of standing up against injustice as a matter of public protest, social media posting, or criticizing opponents. But what happens when pursuing justice includes personal sacrifice, social ostracism and potentially cutting yourself off from your community?
Chronicling Ensaf Haidar’s tenacious struggle to have her husband, Raif Badawi, released from a Saudi prison, Waiting for Raif raises important questions about engagement, power and government responsibility.
Oana Suteu Khintirian’s documentary Beyond Paper takes us from the intimacy of family archives to the immensity of universal libraries, showing how paper is integral to every facet of our shared humanity.
Ever Deadly is much more than a glimpse into the personal, artistic and sound world of Inuk musician Tanya Tagaq. Ever Deadly provides insight into government-enforced colonial policies and how they impacted, and continue to impact, Inuit through multiple generations.
Perhaps nothing could be more democratic than asking the question “What is democracy?”
Phil Comeau’s The Secret Order plunges us into the world of the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier (“la Patente”), a francophone Catholic secret society. Rigorously researched, the documentary brilliantly explores a little-known aspect of Acadian history.
Wintopia was born of the many tapes, audio files, and letters that acclaimed filmmaker Peter Wintonick left behind after his death in 2013.
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