AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

AMPLIFY HER: motion comics

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This compilation of six animated motion comics is based on the rise of female DJ's, each climbing the ranks of the international electronic music scene while wrestling with their own personal struggles. Based on the feature documentary AMPLIFY HER, it shifts the women's stories into a graphic novel esthetic, imagined by 16 female artists.

Beat Around the Bush

Beat Around the Bush

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Three seniors in this short comedic drama bring a whole new context to a popular phrase.

Making the Most of Things: Elizabeth Gale, Furniture Maker

Making the Most of Things: Elizabeth Gale, Furniture Maker

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Portrait of Elizabeth Gale, an 81-year-old furniture maker. While raising a family in an isolated Newfoundland outport, she began making the furniture she needed. With just a few tools: an axe, pocket knife and saw, she made washstands, bureaus, couches, barrel chars, picture frames and other items.

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

menocracy: Gender Representation in Government

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Why is representation of women in government worse in Canada, the USA and the UK than in many other democracies? An exploration of attitudes, political structures and different democratic voting systems that affect how many women get their names on the ballot reveals answers and solutions.

Painting Catfights

Painting Catfights

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A painter, performer and filmmaker explores society's fascination with female conflict while questioning her motivation to do so.

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

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Art is an expression of our humanity, and artists give expression to the time and place in which they live. In SILENT NO MORE, Pentz shapes clay into life-size female sculptures, scoring, marking and scarring them to create tactile surfaces that reflect the experiences of women whose lives have been restrained by culture, religion, illiteracy and fear.

 

Sisters In Arms

Sisters In Arms

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Three remarkable Canadian women, in the most difficult and dangerous military professions, share their stories of loss and inspiration from the frontlines in Afghanistan.

SUZY LAKE: Playing With Time

SUZY LAKE: Playing With Time

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Performance artist and photographer Suzy Lake began her practice in the early 1960s. This in-depth portrait follows the artist and her process over decades of powerful works that address politics, gender, youth, beauty and aging. 

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.


Under One Sky

Under One Sky

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This film is a testament to every women who has been attacked and fought back. At a women's martial arts camp on the BC coast, women from all over North America explore an extraordinary range of martial arts.

Unspoken Territory

Unspoken Territory

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Unspoken Territory depicts the "lost" or unspoken moments in Canadian history, told through the stories of First Nations, immigrant and Quebecois women. The film takes us back to the days of Chinese railway workers; the desolate setting of a Ukrainian internment camp in 1915; the shock of a Japanese woman learning of her father's internment only after his death.

Women Building Peace

Women Building Peace

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This is the story of remarkable women who, after surviving violence, war and genocide in Africa, are rebuilding their lives and societies, forgiving the killers of their families, adopting and raising orphans, breaking taboos, and redefining what it means to be a woman in their traditional cultures.