A Case of Rape

A Case of Rape

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Jonathan Amitay uses coloured sand in stop-motion animation to tell a story of sexual assault. The story is based on experience, as relayed to him by a friend.

Marker of Change: The Story of the Womens Monument

Marker of Change: The Story of the Women's Monument

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This powerful documentary follows the seven-year struggle in Vancouver, British Columbia, to create the controversial Women's Monument in the wake of the massacre of 14 women at L'école polytechnique in Montréal.

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.

My Only Daughter

My Only Daughter

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Carol Wolfe, a deaf Indigenous woman in Saskatoon, bravely shares the story of her daughter's disappearance in 2010. She creates an intimate portrait of a loving relationship between mother and daughter and the five years of anguish, searching and wondering, until her daughter's body was located on the outskirts of the city.

New Shoes: An Interview in Exactly Five Minutes

New Shoes: An Interview in Exactly Five Minutes

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This film presents a candid portrait of a male-female relationship that terminated with dire consequences.

Remembering Maple

Remembering Maple

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Friends and family recall the life and loss of Maple Batalia, a 19-year-old Health Sciences student at Simon Fraser University. She was loved by all and had a brilliant future ahead of her before she was murdered outside the campus by her former boyfriend.

Return to Reichenbach

Return to Reichenbach

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Two women from opposite sides of Hitler's Third Reich meet in Toronto, years after the Second World War––one, a Jewish girl orphaned by the regime, the other possibly the Nazi guard who protected her.

River of Silence

River of Silence

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After the mysterious murder of her daughter, Helen Wolf (Mariel Belanger) returns to the river where her daughter's body was found. She is seeking answers.  Instead, the killer finds her.

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

SILENT NO MORE: Louise Pentz, A Voice for Social Change

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Art is an expression of our humanity, and artists give expression to the time and place in which they live. In SILENT NO MORE, Pentz shapes clay into life-size female sculptures, scoring, marking and scarring them to create tactile surfaces that reflect the experiences of women whose lives have been restrained by culture, religion, illiteracy and fear.

 

SNARE

SNARE

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This evocative performance by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson pays tribute to the quiet dignity of Indigenous women and draws attention to the plight of over 1,100 who are missing and murdered in Canada.  

This Time Last Winter

This Time Last Winter

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In this short drama, a young Aboriginal women cannot recall how she was assaulted and has to revisit the apartment of her boyfriend before she can come to terms with the violence that occurred.

Under One Sky

Under One Sky

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This film is a testament to every women who has been attacked and fought back. At a women's martial arts camp on the BC coast, women from all over North America explore an extraordinary range of martial arts.

Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal [52 min]

Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal [52 min]

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Englsih, Urdu and Pashto w/English sub-titles

Modernity clashes with tradition in a remote village in the Kohistan region of Northern Pakistan when footage shot on a mobile phone goes viral and conclusions are drawn that two families have been dishonoured.

Why Dont You Just Leave?

Why Don't You Just Leave?

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Poetic images, uncompromising text, and voices of men and women expose the implications of domestic violence towards women. Created as a video installation piece for a travelling exhibition of paintings by west coast artist Anne Popperwell, Why Don't You Just Leave? presents an innovative way of contextualizing and expressing an important subject.

Women Building Peace

Women Building Peace

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This is the story of remarkable women who, after surviving violence, war and genocide in Africa, are rebuilding their lives and societies, forgiving the killers of their families, adopting and raising orphans, breaking taboos, and redefining what it means to be a woman in their traditional cultures.

 

You Take Care Now

You Take Care Now

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A woman reflects on memories of personal trauma.

Your Mother Should Know

Your Mother Should Know

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This deeply personal narrative weaves a rich tapestry of memories and metaphors to look at the hopes and fears in mother-daughter relationships.