Scary Stuff • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Scary Stuff • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to scary stuff.

Seasons • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 2)

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

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

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

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Seeds of Hope takes a look at a unique development project in Indonesia started by two Canadians.

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

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High school students in Victoria, B.C. who benefited from a successful elementary school strings program launch a campaign to have the program reinstated after local authorities cut it in an attempt to balance a school district budget.

Sitting on a Story

Sitting on a Story

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Sitting on a Story illustrates the search for healing after a loved one's death, while celebrating the exuberance of humankind through memorial park benches.

Award: Best Cultural Documentary, 1998 Hot Docs Film Festival 

Sports • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Sports • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

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Standing Tall is a project organized by the Manitoba Métis Federation to counter-act poor test results produced by the existing education system and to encourage Métis parental and community input into the schools.

Storytelling • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Storytelling • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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

STRONG COFFEE: The Story of Café Femenino

STRONG COFFEE: The Story of Café Femenino

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STRONG COFFEE is an informative look at what it takes to get coffee into your morning cup and what your coffee purchase means to the farmers toiling in the world's coffee belt. It is a story of hope, determination, universal love, and tremendous strength.

Sun, Moon, Stars • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Sun, Moon, Stars • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to the sun, the moon and the stars.

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.

Theatre • Nehiyawetan: Lets Speak Cree (Series 3)

Theatre • Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree (Series 3)

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

The Thinking Garden

The Thinking Garden

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xiTsonga with English subtitles

Three generations of South African women are sowing the seeds of change through the creation of a community garden to build a better future.


Tribal Journey, Part 1: Paddle to Squaxin • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 1: Paddle to Squaxin • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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Paddle to Squaxin follows a planning meeting for the 2012 tribal journey for canoe families to gather at Squaxin in extreme southwestern part of the South Salish Sea (Puget Sound, Washington). 

Tribal Journey, Part 2: Nala Winds • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 2: Nala Winds • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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Nala Winds is the canoe family from the Heiltsuk First Nation of Bella Bella. Organizers Frank and Kathy Brown meet in the Cowichan gymnasium to launch their journey out of Cowichan Bay. Frank explains that the protocol of always asking for permission to come ashore after a day of paddling is an acknowledgement of title of land and of the people whose waters they are passing through.

Tribal Journey, Part 3: Kwumut Lelum • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 3: Kwumut Lelum • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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One of the canoe families taking part in the Tribal Journeys is Kw'umut Lelum on Snuneymuxw territory, Vancouver Island. This Aboriginal-based child and family services organization considers tribal journey to play an important role in healing, helping children find their connection to ways of their ancestors and to the water. 

Tribal Journey, Part 5: The Village Welcome • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 5: The Village Welcome • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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After a day's paddling, canoe families need to come ashore to rest and rejuvenate. The Village Welcome shows welcoming ceremonies at several landings. For the 14 canoes that left Beecher Bay on southern Vancouver Island July 17, 2012 and landed at Port Angeles, Washington, this was part of their tribal journey to Squaxin. 

Tribal Journey, Part 6: Landings and Protocol • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 6: Landings and Protocol • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

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Three years' planning for the 2012 Tribal Journey brought 97 canoes to land at Squaxin on July 29th. A delegate from each of the canoes, some of them very young, introduced their canoe family in both English and their traditional languages. All were welcomed ashore by the host Squaxin Nation.

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

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A Tropical Paradise provides an overview of the 80/20 split of global wealth and introduces the concept of developing countries and the origin of the term “third world.”

UNDEFEATED. An intimate portrait of Parkinsons

UNDEFEATED. An intimate portrait of Parkinson's

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Inspirational and raw, UNDEFEATED features five individuals living with Parkinson's, the second-most-common neurological disorder after Alzheimer's. All led very active lives and continue to be as active as they can. They share a wealth of information on daily challenges they face--while shopping, driving, getting dressed, shaving, representing a client as a courtroom lawyer, hiking, and many more.

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.

Vancouver Experimental Films, 1967-1981: 10 short works

Vancouver Experimental Films, 1967-1981: 10 short works

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This compilation of 10 short films, created by Vancouver filmmakers between 1967 and 1981, was curated by Richard Martin. Compiled on one DVD, the total program is 92 minutes and includes films by David Rimmer, Al Razutis, Sturla Gunnarsson, Gary Lee-Nova, Chris Gallagher, Tom Braidwood, Patricia Gruben, Peter Lipskis, Kirk Tougas and the late Michael McGarry. It was produced by Acme Motion Pictures Inc. and Moving Images Distribution, through assistance from the Initiatives program of The Canada Council for the Arts.

 

The Walk: A Path to Healing • The Hunt and The Walk

The Walk: A Path to Healing • The Hunt and The Walk

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Inuvialuit and Vuntut Gwichin filmmaker Dennis Allen accompanied the Kahso Go'tine, a North Slavey Dene group of people, as they reconnected with their traditions through an historic trek over a traditional walking trail unused for 30 years.

We Are One With the Land  |  NAMEGANS OM DLUWANS AWINAGWISEX

We Are One With the Land | 'NAMEGAN'S OM DLU'WANS AWINAGWISEX

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People from the Kwakwa'kawakw's 'NAMGIS First Nation take a canoe trip through their traditional territory on Vancouver Island. They reflect on their connection to the land-- the core of their lifeblood and culture, and on their intent to negotiate a modern-day Treaty with the government of British Columbia and the government of Canada.