100% Woman

100% Woman

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This documentary focuses on Michelle Dumaresq, the first openly transgendered woman in the world to be named to a national team in any sport.

About Face

About Face

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Another day... another dragon... another dance... About Face fathoms the emotional undercurrent of the daily work routine. Traditional hand drawn animation, scratch on film, line drawings and water colour renderings scanned into the computer deliver a dynamic and provocative message about procrastination.

All Things Nice

All Things Nice

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By the time girls have become women, they've been socialized to associate beauty with slenderness. In All Things Nice, filmmakers Lulu Keating and Elisabeth Belliveau all but founder themselves in an act of hilarious subversion-a contest to see who can stomach the most Cherry Blossom chocolate bars!

AMFs Tiresias

AMF's Tiresias

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In this stick-figure animation short, Ann Marie Fleming takes on Ovid in her own comic retelling of a Greek myth. The question: who has better sex, men or women? Tiresias, a wise old man, turns into a young woman to find out the answer for himself.

Amma

Amma

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

 

 

Badanna Zack • The Artists Life (Series 2)

Badanna Zack • The Artist's Life (Series 2)

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This episode of The Artist's Life profiles sculptor and installation artist, Badanna Zack.

Bicycle Ladies

Bicycle Ladies

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In this delightful cut-out animation, the family butler recounts the fascination of a Victorian woman with the newest form of transportation - the bicycle.

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.

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.

Camilla Gibb • The Writing Life

Camilla Gibb • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian writer Camilla Gibb, winner of the City of Toronto Book Award for her first novel, Mouthing the Words.

Camilla Singh • The Artists Life (Series 1)

Camilla Singh • The Artist's Life (Series 1)

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This episode of The Artist's Life profiles artist and curator, Camilla Singh

Candida Girling • The Artists Life (Series 1)

Candida Girling • The Artist's Life (Series 1)

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This episode of The Artist's Life profiles painter, Candida Girling.

Captured: From Footbinding to Stilettos

Captured: From Footbinding to Stilettos

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Just as the practice of footbinding was followed for centuries in China, the practice of wearing high heels has been promoted in the western world as a symbol of feminine beauty and desirability. But what happens to the body when they are worn?

Carrying on the Tradition • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Carrying on the Tradition • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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Influenced and influential, April Churchill and Gladys Vandal stand out as highly gifted and talented Haida artists, both of whom have worked to preserve the Haida weaving tradition.

Cathy Stonehouse • The Writing Life

Cathy Stonehouse • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian poet Cathy Stonehouse, author of The Words I Know.

Cedar Bark Weaver: Victoria Moody • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Cedar Bark Weaver: Victoria Moody • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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A weaver from Skidegate, British Columbia, Vicki Moody uses cedar bark in the creation of a new style of art that brings together bold designs with her political views.

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.

Cherry Kingsley: Recognizing the Person

Cherry Kingsley: Recognizing the Person

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Cherry Kingsley: Recognizing the Person sheds light on the exploitation of youth in the sex trade.

Chore Wars

Chore Wars

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Women still do most of the housework, even in dual-income families. Shifting unpleasant tasks to someone else is a pattern of behaviour that can carry over into the work place. Chore Wars employs humour and analysis to explore the practical and psychological effects on the partner left to pick up the slack.

Claire Weissman Wilks • The Artists Life (Series 2)

Claire Weissman Wilks • The Artist's Life (Series 2)

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This episode of The Artist's Life profiles sculptor, painter and lithographer, Claire Weissman Wilks.

The Day of the Uteri

The Day of the Uteri

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The ancient Greeks thought that the uterus was an animal within an animal. It didn't like to stay in its place. This animation chronicles the escape and adventures of a bunch of uteri.

Discovering Our Potential: Women in Engineering

Discovering Our Potential: Women in Engineering

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This video features a diverse group of women engineers, all encouraging young women to take math and sciences in high school.

Distant Sounds: The Story of Qui Xia

Distant Sounds: The Story of Qui Xia

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Distant Sounds profiles Qiu Xia He, a Chinese-born pipa musician who lives in Vancouver.

Doing Time

Doing Time

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A documentary of a sculptural installation created by the collaboration between artist Persimmon Blackbridge and women who have been incarcerated in Canadian prisons.