Films Alphabetically

 

Angry Inuk

Traditional Inuit seal hunting is under threat – but the community is ready to mobilize!

Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm, Showplace

 

The Apology

Once they were WWII “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese – now grandmas in their 80s and 90s demanding justice

Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, The Venue

 

At the Beach

Burn victims overcome stigma and have fun in the sun

Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm, The Venue

 

Atlantic

Ireland, Norway, and Newfoundland – facing a future of oil extraction and fish depletion

Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm, Showplace

 

The Bad Kids

Dedicated educators work to give at risk-students command of their futures

Sunday, January 29, 4:35 pm, Showplace

 

Black Code

The internet’s impact – from invasive issues of free speech and privacy to expansive global activism

Sunday, January 29, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Cecil and Carl

A touching portrait of commitment, love, and duty in a couple’s aging years

Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, The Venue

 

A Cerebral Game

A filmmaker ponders his changing identity through the lens of baseball

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, The Venue

 

Circus Without Borders

A tale of two circuses, two cultures, and one vision: inspiring resilience in struggling communities

Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

The day-to-day struggle of providing health care to undocumented immigrants

Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace

 

Colonization Road

What stories do our roads tell? Sometimes, a narrative of colonization and displacement

Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, Showplace

 

Debris

Recycled tsunami scraps… an artist’s memorial to Japan’s victims.

Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm, Showplace

 

Dreams of Electric City

A visual meditation on Peterborough’s people, landscape, and community

Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

The Eagle Huntress

13-year-old Aisholpan defies gender norms and chases her eagle-hunting dreams!

Thursday, January 26, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas

 

Extraordinary People

A quirky and inventive exploration of the unique way of life in Turkey’s Black Sea region

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, The Venue

 

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

From polluters to policy makers – a searing investigation beyond and beneath the public’s eye

Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

Friday Late Night: Meet and Mingle

Friday, January 27, 9:30 pm, Showplace

 

Grandma Learns to Drive

Thérèse has one big regret in life - but it’s never too late to put it to rest!

Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, The Venue

 

Great Unsung Women of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, and The Future Makers

From 1946 to tomorrow – women programmers revolutionizing internet technology

Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, The Venue

 

Gun Runners

Trading in arms for shoes: Kenyan men give up their guns to become champion runners

Friday, January 27, 2:55 pm, The Venue

 

HAND. LINE. COD.

Fogo Island’s ‘people of the fish’ hand-catch cod. Traditional practices meet forward-thinking sustainable solutions

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

Handsome and Majestic

Transgender teen Milan – a role model for his community of Prince George, B.C.

Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, The Venue

 

Hooligan Sparrow

Smuggled footage – a fearless Chinese activist who exposes child rape and stands up for sex workers’ rights

Sunday, January 29, 10:00 am, The Venue

 

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

12 countries. 6 continents. Needed: resilience, innovation, democracy, and community to weather the climate change storm

Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, Showplace

 

Jordan Stories – Ka’ek

Bread seller by day, philosopher by night: Khaled shares his insights

Saturday, January 28, 11:30 am, The Venue

 

Mabel

A feisty 89-year-old and her iconic hair salon

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

MAJOR!

Miss Major is a fierce advocate and community-builder for trans women of colour

Friday, January 27, 2:55 pm, Showplace

 

A Matter of Time

When her mother gets diagnosed with ALS, musician Kathryn Calder takes on an intensely personal recording project.

Sunday, January 29, 4:35 pm, Market Hall

 

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

An intimate portrait of the life, poetry, and politics of a civil rights icon

Sunday, January 29, 4:35 pm, The Venue

 

Microworld in a Balcony

The beauty of bugs … up close – in colour and constant motion

Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

 

National Bird

Three military veterans blow the whistle on U.S. drone warfare

Sunday, January 29, 10:00 am, Showplace

 

Nowhere Land

An Inuit woman offers a quiet and moving elegy for her ancestral way of life

Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Obit

New York Times obituary writers shine a spotlight on stories of remarkable lives

Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Ohero:kon – Under the Husk

Resurgence of the Rites of Passage Ceremony for Mohawk youth in Akwesasne

Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, Showplace

 

OSHKIGMONG: A Place Where I Belong

The Story of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) of Curve Lake First Nation

Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

Ovarian Psycos

Young women of colour in East LA take to their bikes to confront injustice and racism, one ride at a time

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am, Showplace

 

A Plastic Ocean

How disposable consumerism destroys marine life and threatens our health – a call to action

Saturday, January 28, 11:30 am, Market Hall

 

Random Acts of Legacy

Rare home movies of the Fungs reveal a moving, multi-layered tale of racism, integration, and success

Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Real Boy

Music and a transgender teen’s transition – and a mom’s journey from resistance to acceptance

Saturday, January 28, 1:45 pm, The Venue

 

REELKids at ReFrame

Family-friendly films and fun!

Sunday, January 29, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Revolution Begins at Home

A filmmaker’s remarkable radical family in late 1960s Ontario – political upheaval, youthful idealism, and police brutality

Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

River Song

Two young women–one Anishinaabe, one Syrian–set off in a canoe to share story and song

Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories

Innovating for human needs: bikes as a basic and primary mode of transport

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, The Venue

 

Seven Songs for a Long Life

The intimate story behind our relationship with death – through great songs!

Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm, The Venue

 

Shadow Girl

A filmmaker loses her sight -- and shares her journey to regain her voice and her art

Friday, January 27, 1:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Shadow World

Pulling the lid off the international arms trade – an indictment of global capitalism

Friday, January 27, 2:55 pm, Market Hall

 

Someone is Weaving

An Iranian shoemaker reflects on her life and her craft

Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Showplace

 

Sonita

A 18-year-old undocumented Afghan refugee in Iran – and her persistent journey to rapper stardom

Saturday, January 28, 11:30 am, The Venue

 

The Stairs

Defying stereotypes about drug use, sex work, and homelessness in Toronto

Saturday, January 28, 11:30 am, Showplace

 

Surfacing

A reflection on how suicide touched a family’s life, expressed through dance

Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace

 

Syrian Eagles

Toronto. Soccer. Syrians. From the trauma of war to the stories of team players

Friday, January 27, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

Things Arab Men Say

In an Edmonton barber shop, Arab-Canadian men chat and joke about their immigrant experiences

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Tomorrow’s Power

Local activists in Gaza, Germany, and Colombia challenge fossil-fuel dependency and power structures in a struggle for social and climate justice.

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Towns End

A historic locally-run family business in Douro closes down in the face of corporate superstores.

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

A new generation of LGBTQ Inuit are actively “unshaming” their past

Friday, January 27, 11:30 am, Market Hall

 

Uncle Howard

A nephew revisits his filmmaker uncle’s life, entwining stunning archival footage of William S. Burroughs with the present day

Sunday, January 29, 2:30 pm, Showplace

 

Uyway

The Quechua people embark on a spiritual journey to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard

Saturday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

The War Show

The Syrian conflict through the eyes of an activist DJ and her friends – a chilling personal story

Sunday, January 29, 12:00 pm, The Venue

 

Weaving Culture, Justice and Solidarity: a keynote by Aaju Peter

After Angry Inuk, join film subject Aaju Peter for a keynote address!

Saturday, January 28, 9:00 pm, Showplace

 

When Two Worlds Collide

Indigenous land protectors versus resource extraction industry in the Peruvian Amazon

Sunday, January 29, 2:30 pm, The Venue

 

Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)

Peace, love, and cultural understanding – an animated feature about a young Canadian poet’s transformative journey to self-discovery

Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Showplace