Films by Genre


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Thursday Evening

 

The Eagle Huntress

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

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas

Friday Morning

 

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

From 1946 to tomorrow – women programmers revolutionizing internet technology

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue

 

Grandma Learns to Drive

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue

Friday Afternoon

 

At the Beach

Burn victims overcome stigma and have fun in the sun

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 1:00 pm, The Venue

 

Seven Songs for a Long Life

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 1:00 pm, The Venue

 

MAJOR!

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:55 pm, Showplace

 

Revolution Begins at Home

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 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, Jan 27, 2017, 4:45 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, Jan 27, 2017, 4:45 pm, The Venue

Friday Evening

 

Microworld in a Balcony

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Someone is Weaving

An Iranian shoemaker reflects on her life and her craft

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace

 

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, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Saturday Morning

 

Ovarian Psycos

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Showplace

 

The Stairs

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 11:30 am, Showplace

 

Jordan Stories – Ka’ek

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue

 

Sonita

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue

Saturday Afternoon

 

Random Acts of Legacy

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 1:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Ohero:kon – Under the Husk

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 1:45 pm, Showplace

 

Mabel

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Things Arab Men Say

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Market Hall

 

Towns End

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

A Cerebral Game

A filmmaker ponders his changing identity through the lens of baseball

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, The Venue

 

Rodando en La Habana: Bicycle Stories

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, The Venue

 

Extraordinary People

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, The Venue

Saturday Evening

 

Obit

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

Sunday Morning

Sunday Afternoon

 

Circus Without Borders

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 12:00 pm, 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, Jan 29, 2017, 2:30 pm, Showplace

 

A Matter of Time

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 4:35 pm, Market Hall

 

The Bad Kids

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 4:35 pm, Showplace

 

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 4:35 pm, The Venue