Intemperance

Intemperance

Available on DVD

Based on a historical event recounted by the Ojibway author, George Copway in 1851, Intemperance takes a satirical look at the introduction of "fire-water" to a village on Lake Superior in the early days of colonialism. The film is fiction with narration taken directly from Copway's writing and reveals a tale as morally complex today as it was over a hundred years ago.

Kitigan Zibi Waters • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Kitigan Zibi Waters • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

Kitigan Zibi, formerly known as Maniwaki, Quebec is at the confluence of the Gatineau and Ottawa Rivers. Surrounded by rivers and lakes, it's the traditional territory of the Anishinabeg and Algonquin people. And it's here that residents face challenges from the presence of uranium and radium in their water. Health Canada's response to the testing was to issue a "No Water Consumption" order and institute a delivery program of water in heavy plastic carboys, a solution not entirely practical for everyone's needs.

Suckerfish

Suckerfish

Available on DVD

When she was ten, Lisa Jackson fled Toronto to live with relatives in Vancouver to escape her mother's depression, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse - legacies of the residential school experience. Now, sifting through her memories and her mother's letters, she constructs a portrait of a mother whose drive to love her daughter triumphed over her demons of addiction.