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. The documentary presents the argument that without the slow and subversive influence of Canada, Hollywood as it is known would not and could not exist.
Over the past few years, popular interest in video games has grown so much that we are witnessing the birth of a new type of competition: e-sports. Just like pro sport athletes, top gamers can earn a very good living. Many of them making six-figure earnings.
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.
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.
While it is now for online amateurs as for professional competitors, poker, formerly reserved for small circles of initiates, becomes more democratic and is gaining in popularity among all age groups. This documentary takes us in a game world that faces all new mutations.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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?
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.