Alfie Kamitakahara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Alfie Kamitakahara • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Alfie Kamitakahara.

The Art of Peacemaking

The Art of Peacemaking

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The Art of Peacemaking documents the creation of The Gun Sculpture, a large sculptural work and powerful anti-violence statement constructed from 7,000 assault rifles, land mines, handguns and grenades from Canada and around the world.

Ayaa: A Heros Journey

Ayaa: A Hero's Journey

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In any small town, you quickly know who your neighbours are, but in a trailer park in Chase, British Columbia, two neighbours discovered a spiritual connection that spanned continents and time, miraculously reuniting them fifty years after their first encounter.

Bobbys Peace

Bobby's Peace

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As battles raged during World War II, many young pilots were casualties of war. To replenish the supply of pilots for the Allies, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan School was set up to teach navigation to new recruits at Summerside, P.E.I. This short drama, based on letters found in a museum, recreates the story of William and Joe, two flight instructors who arrive in Summerside to teach these recruits.

Bombies

Bombies

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Bombies tells the untold story of the deadly legacy of unexploded cluster bombs in Laos through the personal experiences of villagers, activists and others who courageously deal with them on a daily basis.

Brücke

Brücke

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In this animated film inspired by the Verism art movement of Germany in the 1920s, a First World War veteran’s attempt to find where he once felt leads him to forge depths on his own terms.

Canyon War: The Untold Story

Canyon War: The Untold Story

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Canyon War covers the tumultuous events of 1858 in British Columbia-events which led to a little-known war that could have escalated, had it not been for the persuasive diplomacy of Chief Spintlum of the Nlaka'pamux First Nation.

The Day Stashi Ran Out of Honey

The Day Stashi Ran Out of Honey

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An old man, a village, a potato field in bloom and the sudden appearance of war on your doorstep-it's Poland, 1939. This visual collage blends found footage and live action with drawn and cut-out animation to portray a grandfather's recollection of one fateful day.

Le Dormeur du Val

Le Dormeur du Val

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In spoken French with optional subtitles in French, English, Spanish and German

Based on Arthur Rimbaud's poem Le Dormeur du Val, this art essay video stages different young soldiers from different times and countries, to illlustrate the absurdity of war. No matter the location or the context, the soldiers represent only one person--a victim.

 

The Emblem of Turkey: The Kurdish Problem

The Emblem of Turkey: "The Kurdish Problem"

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Kurdish-Canadian filmmaker Jiyar Gol examines the volatile situation in Turkey for the Kurdish population.

The Friendship Village

The Friendship Village

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The Friendship Village follows the life of George Mizo, a Native American veteran of the Vietnam War. Decades after the war, he realized a dream to build a village for Vietnamese children exposed to the notorious dioxin, Agent Orange.

HOLODOMOR - VOICES OF SURVIVORS

HOLODOMOR - VOICES OF SURVIVORS

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Twenty-five Ukrainian Canadians tell their stories of survival during the Holodomor--death inflicted by starvation--a genocide of Ukrainian people engineered by Joseph Stalin during 1932 and 1933. 

Irene Tsuyuki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Irene Tsuyuki • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Irene Tsuyuki.

Johnny Tootall

Johnny Tootall

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Upon his return home from the Bosnian war, Johnny Tootall begins a spiritual quest for discovery of his own true self.

Journey for Lotus

Journey for Lotus

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Journey for Lotus is a documentary about a Korean-Canadian taking a journey to find goodness in a traumatic historic period of Japanese colonization of Korea. This documentary unveils the truth about the Japanese colonialism of Korea (1910-1945).

Kazue Oye • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Kazue Oye • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Kazue Oye.

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

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With a critical eye, Lest We Forget looks at the issues of race, human rights and homeland security post-911 in the United States and Canada.

Liberation or Occupation? A Passage through Iraq

Liberation or Occupation? A Passage through Iraq

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Almost a year after the American invasion of Iraq and ousting of Saddam Hussein, Kurdish-Canadian filmmaker Jiyar Gol takes an unpredictable journey into the heart of the war-torn country.

Marie Katsuno • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Marie Katsuno • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Japanese-Canadian, Marie Katsuno.

May Komiyama • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

May Komiyama • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles May Komiyama.

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.

Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

Midge Ayukawa • Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders

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This episode of Ohanashi: The Story of Our Elders profiles Midge Ayukawa.

Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals

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A scrambled satellite signal blurs televised images into a kaleidoscope of sound and colour to starkly portray the co-option of religious dogma for profit and political gain.

The Nukie Series

The Nukie Series

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Toronto animator Jonathan Amitay uses his sand and chains stop-motion animation in this newly released compilation of four short films. The films provide a springboard for discussions on the issues of nuclear technology, world peace and media literacy.

Of Lines and Men: The Animation of Jonathan Amitay

Of Lines and Men: The Animation of Jonathan Amitay

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Of Lines and Men: The Animation of Jonathan Amitay profiles the genius of animator Jonathan Amitay, a Toronto-based artist who uses his innovative stop motion animated films to explore issues such as ecology, nuclear war and human rights.