Documentary on artist Dale Auger. He became a highly acclaimed painter as well as a renowned comedian and motivational speaker until his untimely death in September 2008. He speaks about his work and how he sees his role as that of a modern-day Medicine Man.
"With an irresistible humour, Rimmer speculates in The Dance on the nature of the film loop. We see a 1920s couple whirling around a dance floor ata dizzying pace ... Even after the technical building block of the film is evident, the vertiginous effect remains ... Uncanny in its ability to evoke acomplexity of responses from a simplicity of means."
- Art and Cinema #2
Circumstances surrounding the untimely death of this legendary Canadian landscape painter at the age of 40 pose unresolved questions that have vexed researchers for decades. Historical research and dramatic re-enactments ponder if his death is, in fact, one of Canada's most famous "cold cases."
An old man, a village, a potato field in bloom and the sudden appearance of war on your doorstep-it's Poland, 1939. This visual collage blends found footage and live action with drawn and cut-out animation to portray a grandfather's recollection of one fateful day.
Contemporary sculptures with mixed media in a Gothic style explore contemporary issues in a body of work that has led this Ontario artist to be referred to as "master of the grotesque" and "ecologist of the human soul."
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, award-winning indigenous writers, producers, and directors Dennis Jackson and Melanie Jackson are profiled.
This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Depot Harbour, Ontario which was built by Canadian lumber giant John Rudolphus Booth as a terminus for his private rail line that transported timber and linked grains farmers in the west to ports on the Atlantic.
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?
Development and Debt looks at the history of the international development assistance that began in the early 1960s and conditions attached to that aid, often benefitting those providing it more than its recipients.
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