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We Were Children - The Traumatic Legacy of Residential Schools
In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of 2 children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from…
Circles - Restorative Justice at Work
A film about justice and community healing, hope and transformation. In the Yukon, an innovative program is bringing together a traditional form of Aboriginal justice--circle sentencing--and the Canadian justice system. Sentencing circles don't focus on punishment. Instead, they bring together…
Finding Dawn - Missing First Nations Women and the Highway of Tears
Dawn Crey. Ramona Wilson. Daleen Kay Bosse. These are just three of the estimated 500 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past thirty years. Directed by acclaimed Metis filmmaker Christine Welsh, Finding Dawn…
Invisible Nation - The Algonquin People
The sad reality of the Algonquin, Invisible Nation brings the history of this people to the screen for the first time. The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans…
Through These Eyes - Anthropology, The Netsilik People & Politics
An American elementary school program from the 1970s. Man: A Course of Study (MACOS), looked to the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic to help students see their own society in a new way. At its core was The Netsilik Film…
Qallunaat! - Why White People are Funny
What's so funny about white people, otherwise known as Qallunaat to the Inuit? Well, among other curious behaviours, Qallunaat ritualistically greet each other with inane salutations, repress natural bodily functions, complain a lot about being cold and seem to want…
Life On Victor Street
This short documentary depicts an Aboriginal Winnipeg teen's struggle to stay in school and away from local gangs. Filmed over 2 years, the film is a moving portrait of one family trying to break the cycle of addiction, violence and…
How People Got Fire
How People Got Fire centres on Grandma Kay (based on elder Kitty Smith) and the connection she forges with the village children through the oral tradition of their culture. Twelve-year-old Tish is one of those children - an introspective, talented…
Smudge
Christians have cathedrals. Muslims their mosques. For Native Canadians used to praying in natural settings, all the world is a sacred space. But the props of Aboriginal spirituality - drums, chants and smouldering sweet grass - can draw unwanted attention…