A hilarious and investigative look at the long history and major influence Canadians have had on the development of American pop culture. It features celebrity interviews and classic archival images from the very beginnings of Hollywood right through to the present day.
Darth Vador, Lara Croft and Bilbo Baggins are sharing a latte. Captain America, Superwoman and Naruto are waiting in line for the toilet. No, you’re not dreaming. You’ve just entered the bizarre and universally popular world of Cosplay.
Defining a new world sport can be overwhelming. To survive you must conquer not only your competitors, but also your own fears. For these elite Gamers, it’s a long walk from the living room to the podium ~ and they’ll do whatever it takes to get there. This documentary follows three Gamers on their journey to become World Champion.
This film follows the story of Quebecer Yohanan Lowen, who is the first person to sue the government for failing to meet its educational obligations. The film looks at other people around the world who, like Yohanan, are fighting for reparations for previous generations and justice for those to come. The film echoes these young people’s outcry against indifference.
Do we know about sex and eroticism after traveling around the world? Not yet. After the highlights of the adventures of "Sex Around the World", the documentary "10 Degrees of Sex" put aside exoticism and geography to focus on the sexual act itself, the first spark of desire to the body bonding.
This documentary is about the dedication and passion of two underdogs attaining the quintessence in their sport. It is about a simple man who was able to accomplish what was not to be. It is about how life took away the dream of that man and how he was able to rebuild it.
In my hometown, Arlit, situated in the south of Nigeria, Areva has been mining uranium since 1976. Nowadays, a good part of the region is contaminated. Radioactivity is invisible, and the population is not informed of all the risks involved.
Another Brick in the Wall - The Documentary tells the fascinating, passionate story of how Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” became an opera ~ a true opera, not a “rock opera” ~ and how this masterpiece has transcended generations while remaining relevant and pertinent in today’s social and political climate.
"Below the Belt International" is the 1x hour special international release version of the massive hit, "13 part Cheeky Adult Variety Show", hosted by the "world famous" Baroness Coral von Reefenhausen, the program takes an irreverent and risqué look at sex, and alternative culture in South Africa.
Beyond Sight takes interest in the Inuit’s way of life, art, culture and landscapes, both visible and imaginary, in reaction to the opening of the North West Passage. The film transmits the spirit of the place while giving a voice to Inuit denizens and Great North specialists.
If one dish could define a nation, then for Peru ~ a country internationally renowned for its cuisine ~ that dish would be Ceviche. This documentary is a journey throughout time and cuisine across the Northern coast of Peru to the Amazon rainforest.
These controversial fights gained in popularity both among those who practice than the spectators. This documentary presents amateurs and professionals in training or in combat explaining their motivations and their gait.
Romain, aka Molecule, is a composer of electronic music who has come up with a madcap plan to spend five weeks on a fishing trawler writing a new album.
Fred, the skipper of the Joseph Roty II and its 59-strong crew, has to fetch the biggest possible catch from the icy waters of the Irish Sea. Romain, on the other hand, is hoping that braving some storms will unleash his creativity.
These two different approaches to the ocean create an unexpected meeting of music and fishing.
Filmed over a period of 4 years, this documentary presents 4 women who devote their lives to a passion : Fighting sports. These warriors practice wrestling, boxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, kickboxing or ultimate fighting.
This documentary reveals how market gardeners, foresters and cereal farmers have successfully adopted a workable business model based on quality of life. It’s an idea whose seeds are spreading to all corners of the globe ~ from stable to table.
How to manage, how to digest and live a family tragedy without falling into silence and family taboo? Is it possible to mourn your child, trying to rebuild a new life, questioning your values, your way of thinking and understanding the world?
Kurdistan, the land of exile, the land of hope, is like an X-ray of the Kurdish people and their unknown territory. Once again, and in spite of itself, it finds itself at the center of a geopolitical and humanitarian situation as catastrophic as it is uncertain. The film unfolds like a fragmented portrait, depicting the various issues of these people by exposing the daily reality of different characters illustrating this region’s distress through their situation, their dreams, their beliefs and fears.
Today, we consider the bicycle as an urban green, efficient, inexpensive transportation, a symbol of accessibility for everyone. Except in Toronto, where the early days were promising, the car is still the priority. How did we get there?
What’s in that shower gel you use every morning? Does your lipstick really contain lead? Should you be suspicious of « natural » cosmetics? The composition of beauty products has given rise to many concerns over the last few years. Do we need to be afraid of our creams and lotions? Is this just chemical phobia or a real concern?
Mira, une histoire de coeur (Mira, a Story of Devotion)
1 x 68 min
This documentary presents a good man, cheerful, colorful, dog lover, who one day had the idea to found an organism in order to help his fellows. A foundation called: MIRA. To date, the foundation has given more than 3,000 dogs that brought help and comfort to people that haven’t been pampered by life.
Ce documentaire se concentre sur quelques clients et leurs intervenants sociaux à Toronto et London, en Ontario. Pour éliminer les crimes d'honneur et diminuer la violence domestique, la préoccupation des intervenants est de mettre la priorité sur les hommes et de les aider à s'intégrer avec succès dans la société canadienne.
The XIX century was a time of great expeditions, but Central Asia and its heart, Tibet - mysterious and hidden in the mountains - was still a blank on the world map. Russian explorer Nikolay Przhevalsky was the first to venture into a land where there were neither maps nor roads. Who was he really? A great scientist or a Russian spy? Why did the locals in Asia call him a Saint?
Whether it’s a quick hand, an online tournament or an event played out on the grand scale, Poker has become part of our collective consciousness. This documentary gives us access to players’ lifestyles and mindsets.
A fascinating documentary about an enigmatic historical figure. Searching for Étienne Brûlé invites you to take a walk in the shoes of a fascinating historical figure, the ancestor of Franco-Ontarians.
September 11, 1973: The Last Stand of Salvador Allende
1 x 56 min
September 1973. Chile is in chaos. The Presidential Palace is in flames. The nation's most beloved leader, President Salvador Allende, is found dead among the ruins. Relive the dramatic final hours of Chile's last great democrat and the turmoil immediately following his tragic death.
From the award-winning director of COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL and GRASS comes Tales of the Rat Fink, Ron Mann’s wildly inventive bio about Renaissance man Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, who engineered a shift in mid-twentieth century culture with his customized cars, “monster” T-shirts and America’s alternative rodent - “Rat Fink”.
The story of The Psychedelic Pioneers is part leading edge medical research and part utopian idealism. Three gifted psychiatrists, in combination with an extraordinarily powerful drug, resulted in one of the most fascinating and controversial periods in Canadian history.
Through the eyes of Cambodian-Canadian street artist Fonki, The Roots Remain ventures into the heart of modern Cambodia, documenting the scars of the past, the troubles of the present, and the cultural potential for the future.
The documentary Truth and Reconciliation allows us to discover a model based on another conception of justice, a justice more restorative than punitive, more focussed on the re-establishment of relationships, on learning the art of living together.
Throughout the 20th century, from Nicaragua to South Korea, Rwanda to Bangladesh and Bosnia, the same crime has been perpetrated time and time again, on thousands upon thousands of women. And, for the time being, there is no sign that the new century will be any different than the last.
"Water : Reflections" is a videographic journey through water’s intimate relationship with our planet. It explores different ways water shapes our world and how we humans relate to it. Available in 4K.