Amazing Grays: A Celebration of the Crone

Amazing Grays: A Celebration of the Crone

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On Vancouver Island, a group called the Amazing Grays host an annual gathering to celebrate aging. This video presents six twhemes on the aging process: the force of gravity, menopause, cronehood, role models, life passages, and feminine spirituality.

AMPLIFY HER

AMPLIFY HER

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Three female electronic dance music artists battle demons from painful pasts as they emerge to become beacons on the global festival scene. Along their journeys, they encounter plenty of resistance as they dare to enter the male-dominated realm of electronic music and EDM.

Awakening the Dragons

Awakening the Dragons

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Documentary about the first all Chinese-Canadian women's dragon boat racing team.

Bicycle Ladies

Bicycle Ladies

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In this delightful cut-out animation, the family butler recounts the fascination of a Victorian woman with the newest form of transportation - the bicycle.

Blue

Blue

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A young girl, caught between the harsh realities of cultural traditions and generational conflict in her family, takes a stand against her tyrannical grandmother, changing their lives forever.

Building Futures: Re-building Our Lives

Building Futures: Re-building Our Lives

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Building Futures critically examines the four phases of The Downtown Women's Project, a feminist-inspired community development project: community process, partnerships, life skills and training, and the construction itslef.

Chore Wars

Chore Wars

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Women still do most of the housework, even in dual-income families. Shifting unpleasant tasks to someone else is a pattern of behaviour that can carry over into the work place. Chore Wars employs humour and analysis to explore the practical and psychological effects on the partner left to pick up the slack.

FLESH

FLESH

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In this idiosyncratic documentary, Tami Wilson looks at women and meat in a society obsessed with flesh. Are there parallels between how women and animals are packaged in popular culture?

FootBinding: Search for the Three Inch Golden Lotus

FootBinding: Search for the Three Inch Golden Lotus

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A Chinese-Canadian filmmaker returns to her birthplace to unravel the secrets of footbinding, an ancient Chinese custom.

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.

Marker of Change: The Story of the Womens Monument

Marker of Change: The Story of the Women's Monument

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This powerful documentary follows the seven-year struggle in Vancouver, British Columbia, to create the controversial Women's Monument in the wake of the massacre of 14 women at L'école polytechnique in Montréal.

Me, Mom and Mona

Me, Mom and Mona

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In this evocative and entertaining documentary, ­Su Yee Shum and her two daughters Mina and Mona­ share in a discussion that reveals the impact of conflicting values on their lives. Patriarchal expectations imposed by cultural traditions and by Mr. Shum clash with each woman's independent identity and feminist aspirations.

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong

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A working class mother breaks the constraints of sex and class to become a union organizer and strike leader for women workers during the most explosive labour confrontation in Canadian history - the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.

A Round Peg

A Round Peg

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Former university president Dr. Margaret Fulton developed administrative structures as an alternative to top-down hierarchical systems of management. A Round Peg is both a celebration of her success and a feast of ideas for change.

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.

Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between

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Somewhere Between looks at the history of Canadian government legislation affecting Canada's aboriginal women and their traditional role in First Nations society.

The Vanishing Housewife

The Vanishing Housewife

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The Vanishing Housewife examines the history of the fast-shrinking demographic of the stay-at-home mom.

Why?

Why?

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A 60-year-old woman responds to the question, "Why are you in art school at your age?" by telling the story of the struggles and adventures that have brought her to this stage of her life.

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.