Becoming Barbie

Becoming Barbie

Available on DVD

This sobering and enlightening documentary examines eating disorders that have become commonplace in a society where diet products are a $74 billion dollar industry.

The Blue Buddha in Russia • Tibetan Medicine

The Blue Buddha in Russia • Tibetan Medicine

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An examination of the history of Tibetan medicine in Russia, this documentary is also an illuminating look at one of its most devoted practitioners today.

Captured: From Footbinding to Stilettos

Captured: From Footbinding to Stilettos

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Just as the practice of footbinding was followed for centuries in China, the practice of wearing high heels has been promoted in the western world as a symbol of feminine beauty and desirability. But what happens to the body when they are worn?

Craving

Craving

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In this powerful performance by Delphine Brooker, an expectant mother chronicles her struggle with anorexia nervosa to her unborn child.

Dancing With Pain

Dancing With Pain

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Four teenagers share their experiences trying to cope with chronic pain. Their thoughts are intercut with performance by dancer Vanessa Goodman in this innovative collaboration between Dr. Leora Kuttner and choreographer Judith Marcuse. Animation of the Body-Self Neuromatrix illustrates the brain's central role in the process through different stages of healing.

Do You Really Want to Know? [57 min version]

Do You Really Want to Know? [57 min version]

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Do You Really Want to Know? is a documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing.

Do You Really Want to Know? [72 min version]

Do You Really Want to Know? [72 min version]

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Do You Really Want to Know? is a documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing.

Dying to Be Perfect

Dying to Be Perfect

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Three to four percent of North American women between the ages of 15 and 25 will suffer from a severe eating disorder. Two survivors, Erin and Molly, speak frankly about their battles with anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

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.

Hidden Legacies

Hidden Legacies

Contains Closed Captioning

This documentary, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson, profiles young people whose parents and grandparents attended government-initiated, church-run, Indian Residential Schools.

i see the fear

i see the fear

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In 2004, visual artists joe average & jamie griffiths entered into a creative therapeutic photography process, to allow joe to explore his experience of living and coping with Lipoatrophy caused by antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS.

Inside Boystown

Inside Boystown

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Inside Boystown is an intimate portrait of the lives of six male prostitutes who work the streets in Vancouver's chic Yaletown district.

It Will Not Last the Night: The Theatre of Larry Lillo

It Will Not Last the Night: The Theatre of Larry Lillo

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It Will Not Last the Night profiles Canadian theatre actor, director and artistic director Larry Lillo.

The Journey of the Blue Buddha • Tibetan Medicine

The Journey of the Blue Buddha • Tibetan Medicine

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The Journey of the Blue Buddha surveys the evolving practice of Tibetan medicine in today's Chinese-controlled Tibet, as well as in the exile community of Dharamsala, India, the Russian republic of Buryatia and North America.

the lines i draw upon my body

the lines i draw upon my body

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the lines i draw upon my body by Jody Franklin and Dena Ashbaugh is a deeply personal account of one woman's 20-year struggle with eating disorders.

Mary, Mary: My Last Act of Love in the World

Mary, Mary: My Last Act of Love in the World

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Mary was an artist and teacher who lived for 12 years with a condition doctors called “palliative.” She recorded the process to share what she learned about the difference between the agony of death and the art of dying--a gift to those who live with terminal illness and loved ones who remain.

Mixed Match

Mixed Match

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This exploration of what role race plays in medicine addresses timely concerns with the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America. Being mixed race is no longer just about identity--it can be a matter of life and death.

Patience and Absurdity

Patience and Absurdity

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Family love triumphs over Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis as a spunky Irish immigrant, "new to Alzheimer's" joins forces with her daughter, who is living with MS, to make a cup of tea.

Smelling Smelly

Smelling Smelly

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When three filmmakers were challenged to create a film about a touchy topic, they came up with a unique solution--a silent-movie style film that conveys key concepts about personal hygiene with comic-like graphics.

Tibetan Medicine (2 Parts)

Tibetan Medicine (2 Parts)

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This two-part documentary series looks at the revival of traditional Tibetan medicine and its history in China and Russia.

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

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Too Close…for Comfort is a short drama, the first film to tackle homophobia as it affects people with HIV infection and AIDS.

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

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First-hand experiences of former patients reflect the complexities of health care for people who have received psychiatric treatment in this powerful documentary films 20 years ago and re-released on DVD. With mental health care increasing in importance today, their stories will ring true for those who have worked to re-envision appropriate mental health services in the past and present.