Second-generation Caribbean Canadian Karen Chapman undergoes a cultural transformation into a carnival masquerader at Toronto’s Caribana Parade. On this colourful journey, she discovers her Afro and Indo-Caribbean heritage while asking, “Can you call a place home if you have never been there?”
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, director and producer Jeff Bear is profiled.
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, filmmaker Barry Barclay is profiled.
Karen Chapman examines media representation of beauty and hair, in particular. She interviews a number of women from the African and Caribbean Canadian community and in her journey to explore the relationship of hair to beauty shaves her head, only to experience a new sense of freedom.
Stories of early 20th century Sikh and Chinese immigrants who built first a cement plant, and then the Butchart Gardens, enriches the history of Vancouver Island, while illustrating the harsh impact Canada's restrictive immigration laws had on those communities.
An intriguing film that defies classification and combines biography, dreams, documentary, and journalistic narration, Bowl of Bone was directed by Jan-Marie Martell in collaboration with Interior Salish (Nlaka'pamux) herbalist Annie Zetco York.
Chiefs & Champions takes an intimate look at twelve exceptional Canadian Aboriginal athletes. Besides being world class performers in their chosen sport, they have gone on to become leaders in their communities, as well as role models and advocates on the international level.
In 1942 the Canadian Government ordered the uprooting of 22,000 men, women, and children in one of the nations' largest and cruelest dispossessions and dispersals ever. A generation later, Japanese Canadians fought back and won. Twenty-five years later, Children of Redress uncovers the struggle in detail.
In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Barb Cranmer is profiled.
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, award-winning indigenous writers, producers, and directors Dennis Jackson and Melanie Jackson are profiled.
The Dorion family, Metis from Prince Albert and Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, discuss the importance of their family roots and culture.
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