Abalone Odyssey

Abalone Odyssey

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A chronicle of the Bamfield Huu-ay-aht Community Abalone Project, or BHCAP, a community stewardship project on Vancouver Island that couples First Nations wisdom with western science to revive the threatened population of the pinto abalone.

Arctic Shadows: The Arctic Journeys of Dr. R. M. Anderson

Arctic Shadows: The Arctic Journeys of Dr. R. M. Anderson

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Dr. Rudolph Martin Anderson spent seven winters and ten summers north of the Arctic circle in his
career as an Arctic scientist. This documentary salutes his contributions to conservation, Arctic science and cultural knowledge from three different expeditions.

Bachs Pig

Bach's Pig

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The immortal nature of Johann Sebastian Bach's music makes it difficult to imagine him ever giving his attention to anything other than his splendid music. The wonderful cut-out animation in Bach's Pig gives us a glimpse into one of the more earthly moments in the great composer's life.

Canadas Best Kept Secret: The Natural World of R.D. Lawrence

Canada's Best Kept Secret: The Natural World of R.D. Lawrence

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Between 1996 and his death in 2003, naturalist R.D. Lawrence wrote 30 books, published in 32 countries and in 16 languages. Canada’s Best Kept Secret combines interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the prolific Canadian author and ecologist who provided a voice for those without one.

Dan

Dan

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Digitally hand-drawn animation in TV Paint portrays the journey of Dan, from his existence as an egg with plans to hatch into a beautiful rooster like all the other eggs only to find out that he was never born to be a rooster.

 

FLESH

FLESH

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In this idiosyncratic documentary, Tami Wilson looks at women and meat in a society obsessed with flesh. Are there parallels between how women and animals are packaged in popular culture?

Greenpeace: Voyage to Save the Whales

Greenpeace: Voyage to Save the Whales

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An award-winning documentary which depicts the dramatic confrontation in the Pacific between Russian whalers and environmentalists determined to save the whale from extinction. The film also provides valuable information about whales in their habitat.

Le jour et la nuit

Le jour et la nuit

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This classic animation follows an elfin flute player as he awakens the forest creatures with his music.

K-9 Corrections

K-9 Corrections

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K-9 Corrections is a story about women inmates and the dogs that are changing their lives behind prison walls. This story provides an intimate look at the lives of incarcerated women and their relationships with the dogs they care for while in prison.

Labyrinth [Shelley McIntosh, 1978]

Labyrinth [Shelley McIntosh, 1978]

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Strolling with his master through a constantly shifting landscape of corridors and stairs, a beret-capped canine discusses life, philosophy, and his master.

The Little Forest/La petite forêt

The Little Forest/La petite forêt

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In The Little Forest, Mr. and Mrs. Beetle put aside their work to enjoy a little weekend entertainment.

A Little Life

A Little Life

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Hatch, eat, fly, die...this enchanting short film shows the complete life cycle of the green bottle fly (phaenicia sericata) in minute detail.

Living River

Living River

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This 2014 digital release, created by Scott Renyard, pays tribute to the 1973 film by acclaimed BC cinematographer Dick Harvey (1930-2007).

An award winning film by Dick Harvey, narrated by renowned naturalist Roderick Haig-Brown, illustrates the interconnectedness of the animals, plants, birds and fish around a British Columbia river. It is their home.

Lonesome Joe

Lonesome Joe

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A lonely tow truck driver encounters the pleading gaze of a dog, locked in a car and seemingly mistreated by its owner. Joe decides to liberate man's best friend-but, as it so often is in life, everything is not as it would appear to be.

Murmuration

Murmuration

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Murmuration is a black and white poetic study of the starling. Using animated live action, and optically printed images, the filmmaker muses on the destiny of "sturnis vulgaris," deplored conqueror of continents.

Run, Sockeye, Run (The Life Cycle of the Sockeye Salmon)

Run, Sockeye, Run (The Life Cycle of the Sockeye Salmon)

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"Okay sockeye, listen up! The sooner we get started the sooner we'll be on our way..." In Run, Sockeye, Run, a computer animated salmon coaches a "team" of sockeye getting ready to embark on the arduous upstream journey to their spawning grounds.

shambhala alley

shambhala alley

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shambhala alley is a meditation on mortality, and the fact of death makes each moment sacred.

Who Killed Miracle?

Who Killed Miracle?

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In June 1977, a baby orca was spotted swimming erratically in Menzies Bay near Campbell River, British Columbia. It survived several brushes with death to become a star performer at Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. Five years later, the whale known as Miracle died under mysterious circumstances. This documentary revisits the circumstances surrounding her life and death and reveals a more complex story. 

The Working Cats Guide to the Klondike

The Working Cat's Guide to the Klondike

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Old timers, First Nation storytellers, historians and a cast of Yukon locals recall a traditional practice of “cat sledding” unique to the Dawson City area in Canada’s far North.