Henrys Glasses

Henry's Glasses

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

In this short drama, a young boy in a Japanese Canadian internment camp comes to understand how sharing something beautiful can help another to cling to hope in the darkest moments.

i luv spam

i luv spam

Available on DVDAvailable on VHS

i luv spam is a modern interpretation of the Faust theme: today the Devil lives in cyberspace and, in exchange for your soul, will make your unsolicited email come true. It explores greed and concludes that cuberspace is soulless.

Kid Colours

Kid Colours

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

A young immigrant boy with limited English skills finds a way to escape the stress of confrontation in his school.

Last Ones Standing

Last Ones Standing

Available on DVD

Set in Goldrush Days in Barkerville, this silent-movie-style short fiction film retells the story of children who spot a fire and raise an alarm to those who stop it from spreading. Silent with sub-titles.

Slingshot

Slingshot

Available on DVD

Two lone figures meet in a desolate landscape. One, an Afghan boy, is there to bury his family, killed in a massacre. The other, a soldier, wounded physically and spiritually from too much killing, who struggles with his basest instincts to move toward healing.

Stillwaters

Stillwaters

Available on DVD

In this computer animation a bird-napping competitor learns the hard way that his elderly victim does more with his time than just feed his animals.

Suckerfish

Suckerfish

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When she was ten, Lisa Jackson fled Toronto to live with relatives in Vancouver to escape her mother's depression, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse - legacies of the residential school experience. Now, sifting through her memories and her mother's letters, she constructs a portrait of a mother whose drive to love her daughter triumphed over her demons of addiction. 

Sunrise On the Total Chaos

Sunrise On the Total Chaos

Available on DVD

The power of visual storytelling is front and centre in this six-minute accessible experimental film that takes the viewer out on the water to fish for lobster at sunrise. A visual ballet with nature creates a poetic piece of work in the silent version with soundscape while a separate version with intermittent commentary from the fishermen illuminates what drives these men in their commitment to such a dangerous occupation.

Tora

Tora

Available on DVD

In this short drama starring Kate Bateman and Dr. David Suzuki, a young urban woman experiences the pain of loss, the power of hope and the value of forgiveness when she learns her newly inherited property in British Columbia was once a Japanese internment camp.