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.

Amma

Amma

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A lovingly hand-drawn animation of a young girl's life and her magical connection to her grandmother.

 

 

Baby Boots

Baby Boots

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Walt has cerebral palsy and lives on the farm with his recently separated father. Their daily routine is interrupted when a young woman shows up to use the phone.

Blindspot

Blindspot

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This poignant short looks at a violent family crisis through the eyes of a child.

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.

Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

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A story of dementia and caregiving.

The Boy Inside [43 min educational version with teachers study guide]

The Boy Inside [43 min educational version with teacher's study guide]

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Filmmaker Marianne Kaplan tells the personal and often harrowing story of her son Adam, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger Syndrome.

The Boy Inside [47 min version]

The Boy Inside [47 min version]

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Filmmaker Marianne Kaplan tells the personal and often harrowing story of her son Adam, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger Syndrome.

Celesta Found

Celesta Found

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A chance discovery of journals written in the early 20th century by a woman who lived in Quebec's Eastern Townships enticed Rina Fraticelli on a journey of discovery.

The Commitment

The Commitment

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This quietly eloquent narrative film is rooted in real life experience. Robert and Ethan are an interracial gay couple who long to adopt a child.

The Fast

The Fast

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The Fast follows Doreen Manuel on her journey into the Rocky Mountains for a four-day fasting ceremony to tap into her inner power as a storyteller.

Fate Scores

Fate Scores

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Two strangers, a guitarist and an introspective young woman, cross paths at a long bench along the side of a city building. One by one, additional strangers join the pair on the bench. Amidst a whirlwind of interactions that lead to both harmony and discord, the guitarist and the young woman eventually discover they have something special in common.

Fighting for the Family

Fighting for the Family

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Fighting for the Family profiles a number of cohabitation and parental arrangements to show that it is love and respect, and not preconceived notions, that make a family work.

Gay Spirit

Gay Spirit

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Followers of different religions, six courageous individuals faced similar issues when they "came out". Gay Spirit reveals how they struggled to embrace their sexuality alongside their spirituality. They share their stories with candour and honesty.

the gesture

the gesture

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In this short drama, a young lesbian woman and an unforgiving grandmother are brought face to face when the grandmother suddenly shows up, hoping to make amends.

Hidden Legacies

Hidden Legacies

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

In Search of the Last Good Man

In Search of the Last Good Man

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Six women meet in an espresso bar and discuss men and relationships.

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.

Josefs Daughter

Josef's Daughter

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A Montreal woman delivers a compelling meditation on mortality and family dynamics.

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.

The Light of Family Burnam

The Light of Family Burnam

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In this short drama, a 10-year-old boy facing a terminal illness works to help his father move beyond grief and loss.

LouLou: Prisonnière de ses Passions

LouLou: Prisonnière de ses Passions

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Filmmaker Sylvie Peltier mixes reality and the fantastic in this poignant portrait of her grandmother. Her fusion of old photographs together with a newly created underwater dream sequence eloquently tells the story of her grandmother's dramatic love life.

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.

Mating Calls in the Urban Jungle

Mating Calls in the Urban Jungle

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This engaging documentary provides insight into the world of dating in today's urban milieu.

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.