The immortal nature of Johann Sebastian Bach's music makes it difficult to imagine him ever giving his attention to anything other than his splendid music. The wonderful cut-out animation in Bach's Pig gives us a glimpse into one of the more earthly moments in the great composer's life.
Celebrating artistic innovation in Vancouver from 1967 to 1981, this documentary follows a period when Canada was an international hub for experimental film. Vancouver artists, on Canada's west coast, had a particularly dynamic scene that inspired an enduring body of work that resonates today.
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, director and producer Jeff Bear is profiled.
This episode of Ghost Towns of Canada explores Barkerville, British Columbia that was known not only for money-making opportunities due to fantastic amounts of gold, but also for its cultural openness.
In this episode of Storytellers in motion, filmmaker Barry Barclay is profiled.
Karen Chapman examines media representation of beauty and hair, in particular. She interviews a number of women from the African and Caribbean Canadian community and in her journey to explore the relationship of hair to beauty shaves her head, only to experience a new sense of freedom.
Introducing Cree vocabulary to young children, featuring words related to being healthy.
Between You and Me (Tangled Garden, Act III, Scene I) looks at the internalization of homophobia and fatalism present in mainstream representations of the AIDS pandemic, as it reflects on the conflict between grief and desire in a gay man's psyche.
Stories of early 20th century Sikh and Chinese immigrants who built first a cement plant, and then the Butchart Gardens, enriches the history of Vancouver Island, while illustrating the harsh impact Canada's restrictive immigration laws had on those communities.
Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival for the Embargo Collective II, Bihttoš is an unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, re-enactments and family photos, Writer/Director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers delves into the dissolution of her parents' mythic love story and how past injustices have coloured her perception of love.
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