Films by Genre

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Friday Morning


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

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, Showplace

Friday Afternoon



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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 1:00 pm, Showplace


Shadow World

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:55 pm, Market Hall


Gun Runners

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

Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:55 pm, The Venue


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


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


Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

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

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

Saturday Morning


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, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall


A Plastic Ocean

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 11:30 am, Market Hall



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


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



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

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



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

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


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

Saturday Evening


Angry Inuk

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

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Sunday Morning


National Bird

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 10:00 am, Showplace


Hooligan Sparrow

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 10:00 am, The Venue

Sunday Afternoon


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, Jan 29, 2017, 12:00 pm, Showplace


The War Show

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 12:00 pm, The Venue


Black Code

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

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 2:30 pm, Market Hall


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