AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

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This compilation of six animated motion comics is based on the rise of female DJ's, each climbing the ranks of the international electronic music scene while wrestling with their own personal struggles. Based on the feature documentary AMPLIFY HER, it shifts the women's stories into a graphic novel esthetic, imagined by 16 female artists.

Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell, Parts 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell, Parts 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

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In 1985, a small but resolute group of Haida elders joined the front lines to fight clearcutting on Lyell Island.

The Caretakers

The Caretakers

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In 2014, actiivists of all ages, ranging from First Nations people to long-time Vancouver residents and new Canadians, ascended Burnaby Mountain in Canada's third largest city. There they made camp on the proposed route of a future pipeline. Their determination to do whatever it takes to keep the project from going forward springs from a firm belief in the need to protect this area of unceded Coastal Salish people for future generations.

The Fast

The Fast

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The Fast follows Doreen Manuel on her journey into the Rocky Mountains for a four-day fasting ceremony to tap into her inner power as a storyteller.

Fractured Land

Fractured Land

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"Deep down we're all fractured," an oil and gas representative tells young Aboriginal leader and lawyer Caleb Behn. Behn knows that feeling all too well, as he struggles with the role he'll play in protecting his traditional territory under Treaty 8 in northern British Columbia, an area that is currently under siege from some of the world's largest natural gas operations. 

Freedom Babies

Freedom Babies

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A young family from the Secwepemc First Nation lives in a traditional pit house near Kamloops in the Thompson River Valley of British Columbia. Their lives are rooted in concern for the environment, respect for unceded traditional territory and a return to traditional First Nations culture. 

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [52 min version]

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [52 min version]

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Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot reveals the important role of women in establishing grassroots social movements like the one to protest clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Canada's West Coast.

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [86 min version]

Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot [86 min version]

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Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot reveals the important role of women in establishing grassroots social movements like the one to protest clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound on Canada's West Coast.

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

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In this youth-driven documentary, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students at a high school in the town of Hope, British Columbia explore issues they face at their high school. The film project created a dialogue among students and the community as a step toward eliminating bullying.

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

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Why is representation of women in government worse in Canada, the USA and the UK than in many other democracies? An exploration of attitudes, political structures and different democratic voting systems that affect how many women get their names on the ballot reveals answers and solutions.

Moon Water

Moon Water

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Métis videographer Rita Jasper provides a street-level perspective to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women in Vancouver, British Columbia, a province where the number of victims is disproportionately high. 

Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 1 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

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Human hunger for energy is insatiable and the exploration for shale gas is causing up a stir among environmentally aware social groups. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing is the process of extracting shale gas from the depth of the earth.

Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

Mother Frackers: The Uprising, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4)

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Human hunger for energy is insatiable and the exploration for shale gas is causing up a stir among environmentally aware social groups. 

The Pristine Coast [110min version]

The Pristine Coast [110min version]

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The marine ecosystem off the coast of British Columbia is in trouble. Alexandra Morton, a biologist who lives in the Broughton Archepelago, began to document the decline of pink and chum salmon in the late 1990's following a massive expansion of open-net pen fish farming on the west coast of Canada. The Pristine Coast explores the policy decisons taken and not taken that have led to this crisis for the Pacific Coast ecosystem. 

The Pristine Coast [52min version]

The Pristine Coast [52min version]

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The marine ecosystem off the coast of British Columbia is in trouble. Alexandra Morton, a biologist who lives in the Broughton Archepelago, began to document the decline of pink and chum salmon in the late 1990's following a massive expansion of open-net pen fish farming on the west coast of Canada. The Pristine Coast explores the policy decisons taken and not taken that have led to this crisis for the Pacific Coast ecosystem. 

REACTOR

REACTOR

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On March 11th, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan. This disaster resulted in an estimated 15,878 deaths and trillions of dollars in damage, including a partial meltdown at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

 

The Road Stops Here: The Walbran Valley

The Road Stops Here: The Walbran Valley

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This documentary looks at the Walbran Valley on southern Vancouver Island, home of one of British Columbia's last ancient temperate rain forests, and follows the actions of protesters who are fighting to save it from logging.

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 4--13 parts)

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The fourth and final series examining the role of water in culture and spirituality of Indigenous people has a focus on stewardship and the efforts mounted to balance respect for environment with development. Four films visit New Zealand where the Maori have worked hard in the courts to ensure the rights of water in the face of industrial pressures. In Canada and Washington state, the role of First Nations in ensuring sustainability in their use of what water can offer is inspirational and a contrast with what happened with government and industry when millions of gallons of toxic chemicals were discharged into pristine wilderness from a breach of the dam at British Columbia's Mount Polley mine.

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

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Art is an expression of our humanity, and artists give expression to the time and place in which they live. In SILENT NO MORE, Pentz shapes clay into life-size female sculptures, scoring, marking and scarring them to create tactile surfaces that reflect the experiences of women whose lives have been restrained by culture, religion, illiteracy and fear.

 

Squat!

Squat!

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An inside look at Montreal's first political squat.

Surviving In the Cracks

Surviving In the Cracks

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When Safe Houses for street youth in British Columbia faced closure, youth came together to create the play, Surviving In the Cracks. It was a play with a purpose, to inform an unaware public about why they ended up on the street and why the safe houses saved their lives. This is their story.

La terre: la base de la nation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

La terre: la base de la nation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

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In this second documentary from Series 1 of La Voix des Mechif, the essential need for land ownership to establish any form of jurisdiction is explored, along with how The Manitoba Act of 1870 allocating land to the Métis people failed them through the Scrip program exploited by both Church and State.

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

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Too Close…for Comfort is a short drama, the first film to tackle homophobia as it affects people with HIV infection and AIDS.

Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal [52 min]

Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal [52 min]

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Englsih, Urdu and Pashto w/English sub-titles

Modernity clashes with tradition in a remote village in the Kohistan region of Northern Pakistan when footage shot on a mobile phone goes viral and conclusions are drawn that two families have been dishonoured.