An examination of the history of Tibetan medicine in Russia, this documentary is also an illuminating look at one of its most devoted practitioners today.
Building Futures critically examines the four phases of The Downtown Women's Project, a feminist-inspired community development project: community process, partnerships, life skills and training, and the construction itslef.
Just as the practice of footbinding was followed for centuries in China, the practice of wearing high heels has been promoted in the western world as a symbol of feminine beauty and desirability. But what happens to the body when they are worn?
Canada's universal health care system was the envy of the world. But today five million Canadians don't have a family doctor. How did we get here? And how do we get back to the level of primary health care that we believe is our right as Canadian citizens?
A documentary on drug facilitated sexual assault.
Director Charles Wilkinson filmed eight residents of Vancouver's Downtown East Side, with dignity, in a quiet and safe environment. One-on-one conversations are combined with images of life on the street to create an intimate portrait of a sub-class living without the safety net that was once considered a fundamental human right.
In Face First, filmmaker Mike Grundmann and three other remarkable individuals who grew up with facial birth defects open old, surgically-sealed wounds to tell stark anecdotes about the physical pain of corrective surgery and the psychological sting of ridicule and rejection.
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