A Chinese-American family bank, under siege from the American government, in the wake of the banking crash of 2008.
Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, The Venue
An unlikely tango team brings a touch of Argentina to Los Angeles.
Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, Market Hall
Meet a warm, no-nonsense bonesetter in northeastern Iran who offers counselling on the side!
Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, Market Hall
In Mumbai, despite taboos, columnist Dr. Watsa gives frank and popular sex advice – and he is 93 years old.
Friday, January 26, 2:00 pm, Market Hall
Four siblings, all Sixties Scoop survivors, rekindle their lost family connections decades after their forced adoptions.
Friday, January 26, 2:00 pm, The Venue
When personal trauma aligns with a culturally “unlucky” birthmark, the filmmaker talks to people about their own “spots.”
Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, Showplace
A poignant view of the environmental dangers to marine life and the actions that need to be taken to save it.
Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, Showplace
An ode to the typewriter from Tom Hanks and Sam Sheppard. A fascinating look at our human connection to machines.
Thursday, January 25, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas
Cambodian corruption and greed meets three dedicated activists, one of whom is a Buddhist monk!
Friday, January 26, 11:30 am, Market Hall
Portrait of an unconventional Mexican ranchera – a sexual pioneer known for her soul-stirring vocals.
Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, The Venue
Elsa Taylor serves up craft cocktails and feminist values at this Winnipeg restaurant bar.
Sunday, January 28, 4:45 pm, The Venue
A Syrian refugee reminisces as he responds to images of his country projected on a wall.
Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, Market Hall
Mozambican Pulga Muchachonda shifts from soccer to something he really loves: contemporary dance.
Farmland - the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia’s government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side where the World Bank plays a very questionable role…
Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am, Showplace
Saturday, January 27, 11:30 am, The Venue
Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, Showplace
Brazil. Women, 15 to 84, rich and poor, offer testimonies of harassment, sometimes for the first time.
Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am, The Venue
Turtle rescue in Peterborough county.
Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, Showplace
A look at the folks who will fix your broken items for free at the Repair Café in Toronto.
Saturday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace
A unique grocery store in Brooklyn New York, owned and operated by its customers.
By looking after nature we actually look after our own selves
A French teenager rescues thousands of Jews in wartime Paris.
Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am, Market Hall
A gentle, hard-working farming couple in Finland love their rural life but they are facing retirement.
Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm, Market Hall
The U.S. organizer who makes social change happen. If you are politically disheartened, see this film!
Saturday, January 27, 5:15 pm, Market Hall
An intimate film about a funny, insightful, and extraordinary artist living with a lifelong mental illness.
Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Market Hall
“Granny,” a one hundred year old whale, has proven it better to be wild and free!
Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Showplace
A profile of the annual benefit concert for Peterborough’s youth shelter.
Saturday, January 27, 12:30 pm, The Venue
Negotiating familial and societal expectations, LGBTQ people in China creatively live their identities through “fake marriages”.
Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, The Venue
Language is life, and revitalizing the Kodiak Alutiiq language gives life to Indigenous youth in Alaska.
Sunday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Market Hall
A visual and vulnerable exploration of one man’s experiences with residential school, addictions, resilience, and revival.
Adults from 75 to 100 share their wit, wisdom, and insights on what makes a meaningful life.
Saturday, January 27, 11:30 am, Market Hall
A performance piece about writing, memory, and loss — based on the last recorded conversation between a mother and daughter.
A Canadian citizen is abducted by Sudanese authorities at the behest of CSIS.
Follow four Syrian refugees in Lebanon as they struggle to rebuild their shattered lives despite a constant state of concern for their safety.
Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, Market Hall
The residents of Lovesick Lake fight against resort development.
Migrant and refugee women learn to ride a bike, and take to the streets!
Waiting in a train on a track, dancers create body percussion and soulfully sing, “You Gotta Move.”
Nine dancers journey through open farms and fields to find solace, shelter, and connection.
Nine years in the making, this mother-daughter activist doc dishes out the reasons to label GMOs in our food!
Friday, January 26, 7:30 pm, Market Hall
A Putin-era mining city in the Arctic struggles to provide community and hope.
Friday, January 26, 11:30 am, The Venue
Celebrating what can happen when volunteers dare to get involved...
Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, The Venue
A son explores his photographer mother’s love of nature and beauty with a view through her lens.
Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Showplace
Featuring the experiences, struggles, knowledge, sex appeal, and charm of LGBTQ elders!
Friday, January 26, 3:50 pm, Market Hall
Interweaving poetics, song, and stories of the land, while honouring the oldest maple tree in this region of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory.
Honduran child immigrants struggle to keep their family together in Mexico when their mother is imprisoned.
Saturday, January 27, 5:15 pm, The Venue
Thursday, January 25, 9:30 pm, Evan's Contemporary
Photography by Linda Warren
A family works and lives in a plastic waste recycling factory in rural China, surrounded by Western garbage.
Friday, January 26, 2:00 pm, Showplace
Homelessness, addiction and poverty in Peterborough through the lens of the Warming Room.
Sunday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Showplace
In the face of poverty and racial strife, a black family nurtures hope and creativity. An intimate epic made over 10 years.
Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm, Showplace
A Mohawk woman shares her journey of working to learn and revive Kanyen’keha—the Mohawk language.
A profound, essential, and—until now—missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous Influence.
Friday, January 26, 7:30 pm, Showplace
A young Iranian woman revels in the forbidden "Parkour,” an outdoor form of jumping, running, and vaulting.
Friday, January 26, 3:50 pm, The Venue
Master sculptor Don Frost reveals his wondrous art.
Friday, January 26, 3:50 pm, Showplace
From the brash street shiners of New York City, to the masked shoe shine boys of La Paz, Shiners travels the world to show you what it means to be a shoe shiner.
Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Market Hall
Passionate poet Shane Koyczan shares his personal pain as he reunites with his estranged, caring father.
A stylish short about a hand-poke tattoo artist from Brooklyn.
Yu: a farmer in her 40s, a poet with cerebral palsy, a YouTube sensation.
Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm, The Venue
A 95-year-old cinematographer works to perfect his invention.
Kristin Snowbird’s poetic exploration of her journey to a sweat lodge ceremony.
A farmer’s journey to bring climate change education and action to his village in Kenya.
Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, The Venue
South African grandmothers create an immense garden to “take control of their food and their futures.”
Cutting cod tongues has been work for Norwegian children for generations. Be amazed by Ylva and Tobias.
With his family at his side, a 90-year-old carefully chooses a special tree.
A woman’s personal struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and her political fight to make it known to the world.
Friday, January 26, 11:30 am, Showplace
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Public spaces, street art, and activism. Graffiti on the go.
Saturday, January 27, 5:15 pm, Showplace