“Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous,” says Thomas King. King knows a thing or two about storytelling and its cultural clout. Born to a Cherokee father and Greek/German...
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The year was 1960. The place: Annecy, a historic town in the French Alps, where a group of local cinephiles were mounting the first competitive edition of the Annecy International...
Documentarian Courtney Montour seeks material on Mary Two-Axe Earley and her historic fight on behalf of Indigenous women.
Christy Garland profiles a young female cadet in Palestinian Security Forces in her high-stakes coming-of-age story called What Walaa Wants.
Discover Caterpillarplasty, a mesmerizing and meticulously crafted tale of body modification, medical technology and transcendence by David Barlow-Krelina.
Wondering what we've got cooking this year? We're here to satisfy your appetite! Here's a sneak-peek at 5 of our upcoming projects.
Growing up in Calgary Cheryl Foggo looked forward to the annual Stampede with excitement, but began wondering why her own ancestors, African-American homesteaders on the Canadian Prairies, were absent from Alberta’s foundation myth. With John Ware Reclaimed, she’s shining a light on the underwritten history of Alberta’s Black pioneers and the remarkable life of John Ware.
Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq possesses one of the fiercest and most arresting voices in contemporary music. Occupying a sonic universe all her own, somewhere between wolf and human, she infuses the throat-singing tradition of her people with fearless new urgency, leaving audiences and critics in a state of gobsmacked awe.
Toronto's red-hot youth basketball scene is profiled in True North, an upcoming web series by Ryan Sidhoo.
The headquarters of Afghan Film occupy unassuming premises, one of many bullet-scared structures in central Kabul, with little indicating its vital role in Afghanistan’s cultural history. Yet it was from...
Words have always been precious to Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin who routinely begins production on a film by simply listening, recording quiet conversations with her main subjects. Much of this original audio later occupies a central place on her final soundtrack.
Jay Cardinal Villeneuve got the idea while working with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Cree/Métis filmmaker had been hired by the Commission to record testimony from adult survivors of Canada’s residential schools system and among those who came forward to tell their stories was Lena Wandering Spirit.