A documentary film about the heroic actions of the French Canadian soldier, Léo Major who, during the Second World War, single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle, inhabited by 50,000 people from the nazis. An avenue was dedicated to him, he is remembered and celebrated every year. Although he is venerated in the Netherlands, his accomplishments are still barely known in his homeland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the Wake of the Titanic: The CGS Montmagny Story
1 x 52'
In the weeks that followed the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912, the CGS Montmagny, a Canadian resupply ship, is chartered to recover the victims’ corpses. The expedition allows a number of corpses to be pulled from the ocean, including one still grasping a life preserver almost a month after the disappearance of the liner.
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?
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.
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.
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.