aftermeth: a family story

aftermeth: a family story

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aftermeth follows the roller coaster ride of one family as it battles with drug addiction and co-dependency.

Becoming Barbie

Becoming Barbie

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

Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

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A story of dementia and caregiving.

The Brush, The Pen, and Recovery

The Brush, The Pen, and Recovery

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Talented artists suffering from schizophrenia prepare for an exhibition of their works and discuss their long paths to recovery.

Building Bridge: A Housing Project for Women

Building Bridge: A Housing Project for Women

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A documentary that profiles the creation of Bridge Housing for Women on Vancouver's downtown eastside.

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.

Call from Josie

Call from Josie

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Darlene has made a momentous decision about her lengthy illness. Just as she and a very unusual in-home service converge, a frantic call from her strong-willed daughter threatens to derail her plans. 

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.

Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear

Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear

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Crystal meth has become the drug of choice with teenagers in small towns across North America. This documentary sheds light on a rapidly growing problem for communities of all sizes.

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.

Glimpses of Light

Glimpses of Light

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Different voices from diverse cultural backgrounds share life stories about paths travelled while navigating experiences of mental illness and comment on the need for a more holistic system of treatment.

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.

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.

Marianne Matters

Marianne Matters

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Marianne Matters is a documentary about a 51 year old woman who has schizophrenia. Without the help of her sister, she would have fallen through the cracks of society a long time ago.

My Name Was January

My Name Was January

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When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home, a community reacts. Her friends and other trans women of colour come to voice their issues, concerns, and challenges.

New Frames

New Frames

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New Frames was created with active participation of young immigrant and refugee men to shed perspectives on mental health and well being as they seek a better life in a new country. In a time where the world is witnessing the largest displacements of people since the Second World War, this uniquely collaborative work gives voice to those not often listened to, encouraging conversations on topics stigmatized for far too long.

Polio Hunters

Polio Hunters

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Polio Hunters follows a two-week polio virus immunization campaign in the province of Uttar Pradesh located in Northern India. The campaign was conducted in 2005 by Toronto's Dr. Yakub Vaid for the World Health Organization.

Revolving Doors

Revolving Doors

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A frontline glimpse into the amazing approach and dedication of two nurses working in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Canada's poorest postal code.