The Cave

The Cave

Available on DVDAvailable on VHS

The Cave is an account of one man's journey towards enlightenment ansd the true nature of a philosopher king. The film contrasts ancient Greek dialogue from Plato's Republic with modern day existence.

The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

The Certainty of Shadow (with Adonis)

Available on DVD

The Certainty of Shadow is a video work filmed in Sicily, with the participation one of the world’s great Arab poets and Nobel nominee, Adonis.  Inspired by Plato's Allegory of The Cave, the video proposes a voyage/dialogue between three artists: Canadian painter and videographer Kali Jones, Italian photographer and installation artist Maurizio Ruggiano, and Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis, a Syrian poet, essayist and translator. Adonis has written more than 20 books and volumes of poetry in the Arabic language and in this work, he figures as a contemporary Odysseus, exploring varying notions of perception.

 

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

La certitude de l’ombre (avec Adonis)

Available on DVD

La certitude de l'ombre est une vidéo installation tournée en Sicile, avec la participation d'Adonis. La vidéo, inspirée par le mythe de la caverne de Platon sur l’illusion de la perception, ce projet raconte un voyage / dialogue entre les artistes Kali Jones (Canada), Maurizio Ruggiano (l'Italie), et Ali Ahmad Said Esber (Adonis) qui figure ici comme un Ulysse contemporain.

Dream Geometry

Dream Geometry

Available on DVDAvailable on VHS

How is proof constructed and just what exactly is it anyway? With quirky characters who exhort, muse and deliberate, animator Shelley McIntosh takes a whimsical look at the search for proof.

Labyrinth [Shelley McIntosh, 1978]

Labyrinth [Shelley McIntosh, 1978]

Available on DVD

Strolling with his master through a constantly shifting landscape of corridors and stairs, a beret-capped canine discusses life, philosophy, and his master.

Painting Catfights

Painting Catfights

Available on DVD

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

REACTOR

REACTOR

Available on DVD

On March 11th, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan. This disaster resulted in an estimated 15,878 deaths and trillions of dollars in damage, including a partial meltdown at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

 

Surviving Eugenics

Surviving Eugenics

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

In 1996, Leilani Muir won a landmark legal case against the Canadian province of Alberta for wrongful sterilization and confinement at the Provincial Training School in Red Deer, an institution for "mental defectives". Surviving Eugenics traces the history and ongoing significance of eugenics in Canada.

Time Being

Time Being

Available on DVD

A visually beautiful and philosophical musing on time, structured with 88 one-minute shots or sequences, that combines documentary, structural, poetic, narrative and personal genres of film.