The Art of Drowning

The Art of Drowning

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Talented animation from Diego Maclean meets the poetic talent of American poet Billy Collins to ponder the possibilities of those last few moments of life. The film is a visual interpretation of the poem by Billy Collins.

The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

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The Certainty of Shadow is a video work filmed in Sicily, with the participation one of the world’s great Arab poets and Nobel nominee, Adonis.  Inspired by Plato's Allegory of The Cave, the video proposes a voyage/dialogue between three artists: Canadian painter and videographer Kali Jones, Italian photographer and installation artist Maurizio Ruggiano, and Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis, a Syrian poet, essayist and translator. Adonis has written more than 20 books and volumes of poetry in the Arabic language and in this work, he figures as a contemporary Odysseus, exploring varying notions of perception.

 

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

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La certitude de l'ombre est une vidéo installation tournée en Sicile, avec la participation d'Adonis. La vidéo, inspirée par le mythe de la caverne de Platon sur l’illusion de la perception, ce projet raconte un voyage / dialogue entre les artistes Kali Jones (Canada), Maurizio Ruggiano (l'Italie), et Ali Ahmad Said Esber (Adonis) qui figure ici comme un Ulysse contemporain.

firebear called them faith healers ...an aboriginal story...

firebear called them faith healers ...an aboriginal story...

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Firebear Called Them Faith Healers presents vignettes of oral storytelling, from the life experience of Métis author Richard Van Camp. Seven people, of different ages and race, stand over a white background to tell a story in three vignettes: The Dream, The Fight and The Faith Healers.

Lights, Camera and Action: Tantoo Cardinal • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Lights, Camera and Action: Tantoo Cardinal • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Tantoo Cardinal is profiled.

Mr. Tapwe: Doug Cuthand • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Mr. Tapwe: Doug Cuthand • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Doug Cuthand is profiled.

Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered

Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered

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Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered is a fascinating portrait of Jane Jacobs, a critical thinker who understood the need for citizens to become involved in shaping public policy that shapes the cities in which they live.