Family • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 1)

Family • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 1)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to family.

Feast • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 2)

Feast • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 2)

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Nehiyawetan means "Let's speak Cree". This dynamic six part series combines live action and animation in an innovative approach to making the Cree language accessible to young children. It follows a group of Aboriginal children as they learn to speak Cree in the city. The approach taken reinforces learning through play, music, adventure and storytelling. Nehiyawetan: Let’s Speak Cree promotes language retention, offers a Cree perspective of the world and encourages smart choices about living in the city.Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to the feast.

Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way

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Three 30-minute films, made in partnership with two First Nations bands in the Carrier territory of north central British Columbia, describe conflict over land and sovereignty and ask if there is a way forward.

Foretold

Foretold

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In this mixed-media animation, Lulu Keating ponders a prescient dream and ruminates on mortality, alongside artistic output and worth.

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. 

The Friendship Village

The Friendship Village

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The Friendship Village follows the life of George Mizo, a Native American veteran of the Vietnam War. Decades after the war, he realized a dream to build a village for Vietnamese children exposed to the notorious dioxin, Agent Orange.

From the Inside/OUT!

From the Inside/OUT!

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From the Inside/OUT! is a moving account of confinement and liberation based on a remarkable art show of the same name.

Fuga Island: A Tale of Visionaries, Dreamers and Schemers

Fuga Island: A Tale of Visionaries, Dreamers and Schemers

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This documentary profiles the work of Karie Garnier and the Filipino activists who join him in the fight against wealthy foreign landlords in the Philippines.

Fun • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 1)

Fun • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 1)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to fun.

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.

Gibson Woods

Gibson Woods

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The short musical drama Gibson Woods explores the presence of history and the connection between the African Nova Scotian and Mi’Kmaq communities.

GiiahlGalang: The State of the Haida Language • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

GiiahlGalang: The State of the Haida Language • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

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Fears that the indigenous people of Haida Gwaii on Canada's Northwest coast will lose a unique worldview embodied in a fading indigenous tongue, lead community members such as Diane Brown, coordinator of the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program to work to teach the native language to young people.

The Girls of St. Marys

The Girls of St. Mary's

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This documentary, narrated by Maliseet elder Maggie Paul, is a collaboration between Christine McLean and the St. Mary's First Nation in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It provides a rare glimpse into the lives of three Maliseet teenagers on St. Mary's First Nation, one of the few urban reserves in Canada. 

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

Greening the Cube: 100-Mile Housing

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Bringing the sustainability question home–with shelter in mind, what sort of future will you build?

Greetings • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 1)

Greetings • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 1)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to greetings.

The Hollow Tree

The Hollow Tree

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Documentary follows the bizarre saga of eccentric and passionate citizens who stand against gravity, decay and bureaucracy in order to save a thousand-year-old cedar tree from annihilation.

How A People Live

How A People Live

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The Gwa'sala and 'Nakwaxda'xw First Nations people lived as two distinct groups along Canada's northwest coast. They traces their history, from traditions documented by Franz Boas and Edward Sheriff Curtis, the Indian Residential School experience and a forced relocation from traditional territories in 1964, to return visits to their homelands that ignited the healing process and aroused interest in rich cultural traditions. Two versions: 59 min and 45 min. Streaming available.

The Hunt and The Walk (2 Parts)

The Hunt and The Walk (2 Parts)

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Inuvialuit and Vuntut Gwichin filmmaker Dennis Allen visits the tiny village of Colville Lake near his own childhood home of Inuvik in Canada's Northwest Territories. There he meets the Kahso Go'tine, a North Slavey Dene group and one of the last remaining truly traditional people.

The Hunt: Food from the Land • The Hunt and The Walk

The Hunt: Food from the Land • The Hunt and The Walk

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To balance modern influences of technology, the Kahso Go'tine people of Slavey Lake embark on a traditional caribou hunt every autumn, dressing the meat in the traditional ways of their elders. Invuialuit and Vuntut Gwichin filmmaker Dennis Allen documents this event.

In Our Own Hands: Exploring Tools for Community Based Planning in China

In Our Own Hands: Exploring Tools for Community Based Planning in China

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This documentary portrays the experience of Canadians and Chinese collaborating in participatory research to enhance community development in Lijiang County, Yunnan, China.

In the Company of Fear

In the Company of Fear

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Colombia is notorious for its politics of fear. In the Company of Fear explores the power of non-violent resistance to oppose state terror, through the work of "Protective Accompaniment".

In the Garden • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 2)

In the Garden • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 2)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to the garden.

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

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Interdependence explains that, concerned or not, everyone is affected—through trading relationships and other factors of interdependence such as health, the environment, economics and global security.

ITUSTO To Rise Again

ITUSTO To Rise Again

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I'TUSTO is the Kwakwaka'wakw word for "to rise again". 'Namgis filmmaker Barb Cranmer worked alongside members of her community and has documented their tremendous efforts as they rallied over the next 21 months to rebuild the big house.

Journey to the Centre

Journey to the Centre

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Inmates build a labyrinth on the lawn of the Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, B.C. as part of a restorative justice program.