aftermeth: a family story

aftermeth: a family story

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aftermeth follows the roller coaster ride of one family as it battles with drug addiction and co-dependency.

Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear

Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear

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Crystal meth has become the drug of choice with teenagers in small towns across North America. This documentary sheds light on a rapidly growing problem for communities of all sizes.

Dancing With Pain

Dancing With Pain

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Four teenagers share their experiences trying to cope with chronic pain. Their thoughts are intercut with performance by dancer Vanessa Goodman in this innovative collaboration between Dr. Leora Kuttner and choreographer Judith Marcuse. Animation of the Body-Self Neuromatrix illustrates the brain's central role in the process through different stages of healing.

The Downside of High

The Downside of High

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Documentary expoloring the connection between early marijuana use and schizophrenia.

Embracing Bobs Killer

Embracing Bob's Killer

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Embracing Bob's Killer is a documentary exploring the relationship between a widow and the man who killed her husband.

From the Mouthpiece on Back

From the Mouthpiece on Back

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Jason DaSilva and New York filmmaker Colleen O'Halloran portray the struggle of a high school students from the 7th and 9th Wards of New Orleans to reunite their brass band after being dispersed from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Their passion for the music and fellowship that comes from the band inspire them to regroup against all odds and play, amid the ruins, in front of enthusiastic crowd on Bourbon Street.

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

Gender Blender: Dialogues of Hope

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In this youth-driven documentary, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students at a high school in the town of Hope, British Columbia explore issues they face at their high school. The film project created a dialogue among students and the community as a step toward eliminating bullying.

Gibson Woods

Gibson Woods

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The short musical drama Gibson Woods explores the presence of history and the connection between the African Nova Scotian and Mi’Kmaq communities.

The Girls of St. Marys

The Girls of St. Mary's

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This documentary, narrated by Maliseet elder Maggie Paul, is a collaboration between Christine McLean and the St. Mary's First Nation in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It provides a rare glimpse into the lives of three Maliseet teenagers on St. Mary's First Nation, one of the few urban reserves in Canada. 

Inside Boystown

Inside Boystown

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Inside Boystown is an intimate portrait of the lives of six male prostitutes who work the streets in Vancouver's chic Yaletown district.

Labelled

Labelled

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The power and damage wrought by labelling children is front and centre in this short animation with puppets.

the lines i draw upon my body

the lines i draw upon my body

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the lines i draw upon my body by Jody Franklin and Dena Ashbaugh is a deeply personal account of one woman's 20-year struggle with eating disorders.

Lottery On Ice

Lottery On Ice

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Lottery On Ice is a surprisingly intimate exploration of a 14-year-old boy and his parents risking everything, even the family itself, for the dream of playing in the NHL.

The Nature of Love

The Nature of Love

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This poignant short explores notions of sexuality, gender identity and desire.

New Frames

New Frames

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New Frames was created with active participation of young immigrant and refugee men to shed perspectives on mental health and well being as they seek a better life in a new country. In a time where the world is witnessing the largest displacements of people since the Second World War, this uniquely collaborative work gives voice to those not often listened to, encouraging conversations on topics stigmatized for far too long.

OMG!

OMG!

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After a monster fight with her parents over her texting habit, 14 year old Kaylee runs away to her understanding grandma's house. All is going well until Kaylee's cell phone battery runs out.

One Week Job [44 min version]

One Week Job [44 min version]

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After university graduation, what to do? Sean Aiken decided to create the One Week Job project that took him around North America to work at 52 jobs in 52 weeks. This dynamic road movie explores career, success and the real meaning of happiness.

One Week Job [76 min version]

One Week Job [76 min version]

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After university graduation, what to do? Sean Aiken decided to create the One Week Job project that took him around North America to work at 52 jobs in 52 weeks. This dynamic road movie explores career, success and the real meaning of happiness.

The Red Jacket

The Red Jacket

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This tragic story of a young visitor to Victoria, B.C., beaten by a gang of youths, is a powerful illustration of the high costs of glorification of gang violence.

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.

Reservation Soldiers

Reservation Soldiers

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Reservation Soldiers takes a closer look at the complex relationship between the Canadian Forces and First Nations youth, following three young men from Saskatchewan reservations over a period of two years.

School of Secrets

School of Secrets

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Students were told to keep their sexual relationship with their teacher a secret...now almost two decades later, these women are ready to expose the lessons they learned in school.

Sheep

Sheep

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The question is: to what length will students go just to fit in and be considered cool?

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

Silence of the Strings: A Community Movement for Music

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High school students in Victoria, B.C. who benefited from a successful elementary school strings program launch a campaign to have the program reinstated after local authorities cut it in an attempt to balance a school district budget.

Surviving In the Cracks

Surviving In the Cracks

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When Safe Houses for street youth in British Columbia faced closure, youth came together to create the play, Surviving In the Cracks. It was a play with a purpose, to inform an unaware public about why they ended up on the street and why the safe houses saved their lives. This is their story.