Le cercle imparfait: la colonisation  (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

Le cercle imparfait: la colonisation (La Voix des Mechif, Series 1)

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This third documentary from Series 1 of La Voix des Mechif, explores the history of Canada's Métis people, dispossessed from land allocated to them in Manitoba as they moved across the prairies into Saskatchewan and later Alberta. The contrast between how the Alberta Government handled the situation from that of Saskatchewan and Manitoba provincial governments reverberates today in the treatment of the Métis people.

Cityaniscape

Cityaniscape

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This black and white artistic travelogue pokes and probes the city of Calgary through the eyes of four very different cinematographers.

In the Same Boat?

In the Same Boat?

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Will the family farm suffer the same fate as the Atlantic fishery?

The Last Harvest

The Last Harvest

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This rich and evocative epic of a Japanese-Canadian experience following World War II is filled with the vibrant intensity of one family's struggle to rebuild their lives and to be accepted as Canadians.

The Life and Work of Alex Janvier

The Life and Work of Alex Janvier

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Alex Janvier has long been recognized as one of Canada's greatest artistic treasures whose work helped change the face of Canadian art. He is an internationally renowned artist whose paintings are in great demand and have been exhibited in galleries and private collections around the world. For Janvier, a Dene Suline from the Cold Lake First Nations Reserve in Alberta, painting has always been a way to tell a story and his art reflects the incredible changes that have taken place to Indigenous people in Canada during his lifetime. 

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.

Mrs. Murakami: Family Album

Mrs. Murakami: Family Album

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Mrs. Murakami: Family Album presents a moving portrayal of the treatment of Japanese-Canadians during and following World War II.

Neighbours, Wild Horses & Cowboys

Neighbours, Wild Horses & Cowboys

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Award-winning filmmaker Linda Ohama captures the essence of the prairies in Neighbours, Wild Horses & Cowboys. She revisits her home community in Southern Alberta to uncover intertwining stories of friendship, appreciation for nature, and neighbourliness.

Nordegg, Alberta • Ghost Towns of Canada

Nordegg, Alberta • Ghost Towns of Canada

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This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Nordegg, Alberta where the discovery of coal deposits by German-Jewish businessman Martin Cohen occurred. His plan was to make Nordegg into a garden city, rather than a mining one. Due to circumstance involving the war, Martin Cohen was forced into exile, leaving Nordegg to became one of Alberta's largest mines.

On the Line

On the Line

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North Vancouver documentary filmmaker Frank Wolf and his friend Todd McGowan trace the proposed track of the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposed by Enbridge to deliver Alberta's Tar Sands bitumen to Asian markets. Their journey by bicycle, hiking, rafting and kayaking shows some somber challenges and risks with this billion-dollar project.

Rowley, Alberta • Ghost Towns of Canada

Rowley, Alberta • Ghost Towns of Canada

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This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Rowley, Alberta, the town famous for its repeated revival.

Soul Communion

Soul Communion

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In 1899, seven thousand Doukhobors, members of a pacifist Christian sect, left Russia for Canada to escape persecution for their beliefs. Soul Communion looks at the lives and work of five Canadian Doukhobor artists and the ways in which they have chosen to express their heritage and customs.

Surviving Eugenics

Surviving Eugenics

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In 1996, Leilani Muir won a landmark legal case against the Canadian province of Alberta for wrongful sterilization and confinement at the Provincial Training School in Red Deer, an institution for "mental defectives". Surviving Eugenics traces the history and ongoing significance of eugenics in Canada.