Films Alphabetically

 

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

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

 

Abuelo

An unlikely tango team brings a touch of Argentina to Los Angeles.

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Asiyeh

Meet a warm, no-nonsense bonesetter in northeastern Iran who offers counselling on the side!

Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Ask the Sexpert

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

 

Birth of a Family

Four siblings, all Sixties Scoop survivors, rekindle their lost family connections decades after their forced adoptions.

Friday, January 26, 2:00 pm, The Venue

 

BIRTHMARK

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

 

Blue

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

 

California Typewriter

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

 

A Cambodian Spring

Cambodian corruption and greed meets three dedicated activists, one of whom is a Buddhist monk!

Friday, January 26, 11:30 am, Market Hall

 

Chavela

Portrait of an unconventional Mexican ranchera – a sexual pioneer known for her soul-stirring vocals.

Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, The Venue

 

City Specific: The Roost

Elsa Taylor serves up craft cocktails and feminist values at this Winnipeg restaurant bar.

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

 

Conversation with Ziad

A Syrian refugee reminisces as he responds to images of his country projected on a wall.

Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Dance for Life

Mozambican Pulga Muchachonda shifts from soccer to something he really loves: contemporary dance.

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas

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

Directors and Editors: The Magic of Documentary Storytelling

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

 

Dolores

Saturday, January 27, 2:00 pm, Showplace

 

Faces of Harassment

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

 

Fix and Release

Turtle rescue in Peterborough county.

Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, Showplace

 

FIXED!

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

 

FOOD COOP

A unique grocery store in Brooklyn New York, owned and operated by its customers.

Saturday, January 27, 11:30 am, Showplace

 

For the Balkan and the People

By looking after nature we actually look after our own selves

 

The Forger

A French teenager rescues thousands of Jews in wartime Paris.

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

 

Heart of the Land (Toivola)

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

 

Heather Booth: Changing the World

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

 

Heaven is a Traffic Jam On The 405

An intimate film about a funny, insightful, and extraordinary artist living with a lifelong mental illness.

Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Market Hall

 

The Hundred-Year-Old Whale

“Granny,” a one hundred year old whale, has proven it better to be wild and free!

Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Showplace

 

In From The Cold

A profile of the annual benefit concert for Peterborough’s youth shelter.

Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, Showplace

 

Inside the Chinese Closet

Negotiating familial and societal expectations, LGBTQ people in China creatively live their identities through “fake marriages”.

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, The Venue

 

Keep Talking

Language is life, and revitalizing the Kodiak Alutiiq language gives life to Indigenous youth in Alaska.

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

 

Kéwku

A visual and vulnerable exploration of one man’s experiences with residential school, addictions, resilience, and revival.

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

 

Lives Well Lived

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

 

Locked in a Way

A performance piece about writing, memory, and loss — based on the last recorded conversation between a mother and daughter.

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

The Long Way Home

A Canadian citizen is abducted by Sudanese authorities at the behest of CSIS.

Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Lost in Lebanon

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

 

Lovesick

The residents of Lovesick Lake fight against resort development.

Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Showplace

 

Mama Agatha

Migrant and refugee women learn to ride a bike, and take to the streets!

Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Migration – Move

Waiting in a train on a track, dancers create body percussion and soulfully sing, “You Gotta Move.”

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Migration – Pilgrimage

Nine dancers journey through open farms and fields to find solace, shelter, and connection.

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am, Market Hall

 

Modified

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 Moon of Nickel and Ice

A Putin-era mining city in the Arctic struggles to provide community and hope.

Friday, January 26, 11:30 am, The Venue

 

The Mount

Celebrating what can happen when volunteers dare to get involved...

Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, The Venue

 

nature mother

A son explores his photographer mother’s love of nature and beauty with a view through her lens.

Friday, January 26, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Older Than What?

Featuring the experiences, struggles, knowledge, sex appeal, and charm of LGBTQ elders!

Friday, January 26, 3:50 pm, Market Hall

 

The Oldest Tree in the World

Interweaving poetics, song, and stories of the land, while honouring the oldest maple tree in this region of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory.

Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, Showplace

 

The Other Side of the Wall

Honduran child immigrants struggle to keep their family together in Mexico when their mother is imprisoned.

Saturday, January 27, 5:15 pm, The Venue

Performance at Evans Contemporary

KEYBOARDS!

Thursday, January 25, 9:30 pm, Evan's Contemporary

Photography by Linda Warren

Photography by Linda Warren

 

Plastic China

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

 

Pushback

Homelessness, addiction and poverty in Peterborough through the lens of the Warming Room.

Sunday, January 28, 4:45 pm, Showplace

 

Quest

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

 

Restoring Rotinonhsyon:ni: Nikki’s Kanyen’keha Journey

A Mohawk woman shares her journey of working to learn and revive Kanyen’keha—the Mohawk language.

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

 

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

A profound, essential, and—until now—missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous Influence.

Friday, January 26, 7:30 pm, Showplace

 

Running Against The Wind

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

 

ShapeMaker: The Sculptor Don Frost

Master sculptor Don Frost reveals his wondrous art.

Friday, January 26, 3:50 pm, Showplace

 

Shiners

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

 

Shut Up And Say Something

Passionate poet Shane Koyczan shares his personal pain as he reunites with his estranged, caring father.

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Showplace

 

Slowerblack

A stylish short about a hand-poke tattoo artist from Brooklyn.

Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm, Market Hall

 

Still Tomorrow

Yu: a farmer in her 40s, a poet with cerebral palsy, a YouTube sensation.

Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm, The Venue

 

The Submarine (El Submariné)

A 95-year-old cinematographer works to perfect his invention.

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

 

Sweat

Kristin Snowbird’s poetic exploration of her journey to a sweat lodge ceremony.

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

 

Thank You For the Rain

A farmer’s journey to bring climate change education and action to his village in Kenya.

Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm, The Venue

 

The Thinking Garden

South African grandmothers create an immense garden to “take control of their food and their futures.”

Sunday, January 28, 2:30 pm, Market Hall

 

Tongue Cutters

Cutting cod tongues has been work for Norwegian children for generations. Be amazed by Ylva and Tobias.

Sunday, January 28, 12:00 pm, Market Hall

 

The Treasure (El Tesoro)

With his family at his side, a 90-year-old carefully chooses a special tree.

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

 

Unrest

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

 

White Walls Say Nothing

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Public spaces, street art, and activism. Graffiti on the go.

Saturday, January 27, 5:15 pm, Showplace