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.
In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors discuss the public life of a writer, their working relationships with agents and publishers, and what they gain from giving readings.
Two strangers, a guitarist and an introspective young woman, cross paths at a long bench along the side of a city building. One by one, additional strangers join the pair on the bench. Amidst a whirlwind of interactions that lead to both harmony and discord, the guitarist and the young woman eventually discover they have something special in common.
Nehiyawetan means "Let's speak Cree". This dynamic six part series combines live action and animation in an innovative approach to making the Cree language accessible to young children. It follows a group of Aboriginal children as they learn to speak Cree in the city. The approach taken reinforces learning through play, music, adventure and storytelling. Nehiyawetan: Let’s Speak Cree promotes language retention, offers a Cree perspective of the world and encourages smart choices about living in the city.Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to the feast.
Frank Cole is an icon of independent Canadian filmmaking. He focused his singular vision on the production of a few intense and uncompromising films. This complete collection of his work offers a definitive look into his cinema and life.
In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Paul Rickard is profiled.
In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well known Canadian authors emphasize the importance of getting voice right, learning to persist through interminable drafts and overcoming the challenges of writer-editor relationship.
Firebear Called Them Faith Healers presents vignettes of oral storytelling, from the life experience of Métis author Richard Van Camp. Seven people, of different ages and race, stand over a white background to tell a story in three vignettes: The Dream, The Fight and The Faith Healers.
A Chinese-Canadian filmmaker returns to her birthplace to unravel the secrets of footbinding, an ancient Chinese custom.
One hundred years ago, the Fraser River Gold Rush opened the door for hundreds of Euro-Americans seeking their fortune. For the indigenous people of British Columbia, this overnight stampede triggered the ebb of a way of life forged on barter and trade. A Forgotten Legacy: Spirit of Reclamation explores the participation and adaptability of British Columbia's Native people as a new economy overtook the land.
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