An ode to the typewriter from Tom Hanks and Sam Sheppard. A fascinating look at our human connection to machines.
Thursday, Jan 25, 2017, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas
Cambodian corruption and greed meets three dedicated activists, one of whom is a Buddhist monk!
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 11:30 am, Market Hall
A woman’s personal struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and her political fight to make it known to the world.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 11:30 am, Showplace
A Putin-era mining city in the Arctic struggles to provide community and hope.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue
In Mumbai, despite taboos, columnist Dr. Watsa gives frank and popular sex advice – and he is 93 years old.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 2:00 pm, Market Hall
A family works and lives in a plastic waste recycling factory in rural China, surrounded by Western garbage.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 2:00 pm, Showplace
Four siblings, all Sixties Scoop survivors, rekindle their lost family connections decades after their forced adoptions.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 2:00 pm, The Venue
Featuring the experiences, struggles, knowledge, sex appeal, and charm of LGBTQ elders!
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 3:50 pm, Market Hall
Master sculptor Don Frost reveals his wondrous art.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 3:50 pm, Showplace
A young Iranian woman revels in the forbidden "Parkour,” an outdoor form of jumping, running, and vaulting.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 3:50 pm, The Venue
A Syrian refugee reminisces as he responds to images of his country projected on a wall.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, Market Hall
A Canadian citizen is abducted by Sudanese authorities at the behest of CSIS.
A profile of the annual benefit concert for Peterborough’s youth shelter.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, Showplace
Turtle rescue in Peterborough county.
Interweaving poetics, song, and stories of the land, while honouring the oldest maple tree in this region of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory.
A farmer’s journey to bring climate change education and action to his village in Kenya.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 5:00 pm, The Venue
A son explores his photographer mother’s love of nature and beauty with a view through her lens.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall
Nine years in the making, this mother-daughter activist doc dishes out the reasons to label GMOs in our food!
A profound, essential, and—until now—missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous Influence.
Friday, Jan 26, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace
Waiting in a train on a track, dancers create body percussion and soulfully sing, “You Gotta Move.”
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall
Mozambican Pulga Muchachonda shifts from soccer to something he really loves: contemporary dance.
A performance piece about writing, memory, and loss — based on the last recorded conversation between a mother and daughter.
Nine dancers journey through open farms and fields to find solace, shelter, and connection.
An unlikely tango team brings a touch of Argentina to Los Angeles.
A poignant view of the environmental dangers to marine life and the actions that need to be taken to save it.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, Showplace
Negotiating familial and societal expectations, LGBTQ people in China creatively live their identities through “fake marriages”.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 10:00 am, The Venue
With his family at his side, a 90-year-old carefully chooses a special tree.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, Market Hall
Adults from 75 to 100 share their wit, wisdom, and insights on what makes a meaningful life.
A look at the folks who will fix your broken items for free at the Repair Café in Toronto.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, Showplace
A unique grocery store in Brooklyn New York, owned and operated by its customers.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 11:30 am, The Venue
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 12:30 pm, The Venue
Follow four Syrian refugees in Lebanon as they struggle to rebuild their shattered lives despite a constant state of concern for their safety.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:00 pm, Market Hall
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:00 pm, Showplace
A Chinese-American family bank, under siege from the American government, in the wake of the banking crash of 2008.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 2:00 pm, The Venue
An intimate film about a funny, insightful, and extraordinary artist living with a lifelong mental illness.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, Market Hall
A stylish short about a hand-poke tattoo artist from Brooklyn.
“Granny,” a one hundred year old whale, has proven it better to be wild and free!
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, Showplace
The residents of Lovesick Lake fight against resort development.
Celebrating what can happen when volunteers dare to get involved...
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 4:00 pm, The Venue
The U.S. organizer who makes social change happen. If you are politically disheartened, see this film!
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 5:15 pm, Market Hall
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Public spaces, street art, and activism. Graffiti on the go.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 5:15 pm, Showplace
Honduran child immigrants struggle to keep their family together in Mexico when their mother is imprisoned.
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 5:15 pm, The Venue
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, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Market Hall
Saturday, Jan 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, Showplace
Passionate poet Shane Koyczan shares his personal pain as he reunites with his estranged, caring father.
A 95-year-old cinematographer works to perfect his invention.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Market Hall
A French teenager rescues thousands of Jews in wartime Paris.
A visual and vulnerable exploration of one man’s experiences with residential school, addictions, resilience, and revival.
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, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, Showplace
Brazil. Women, 15 to 84, rich and poor, offer testimonies of harassment, sometimes for the first time.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 10:00 am, The Venue
A gentle, hard-working farming couple in Finland love their rural life but they are facing retirement.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Market Hall
Cutting cod tongues has been work for Norwegian children for generations. Be amazed by Ylva and Tobias.
In the face of poverty and racial strife, a black family nurtures hope and creativity. An intimate epic made over 10 years.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Showplace
Yu: a farmer in her 40s, a poet with cerebral palsy, a YouTube sensation.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, The Venue
Meet a warm, no-nonsense bonesetter in northeastern Iran who offers counselling on the side!
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, Market Hall
South African grandmothers create an immense garden to “take control of their food and their futures.”
Migrant and refugee women learn to ride a bike, and take to the streets!
When personal trauma aligns with a culturally “unlucky” birthmark, the filmmaker talks to people about their own “spots.”
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, Showplace
Portrait of an unconventional Mexican ranchera – a sexual pioneer known for her soul-stirring vocals.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, The Venue
Kristin Snowbird’s poetic exploration of her journey to a sweat lodge ceremony.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Market Hall
A Mohawk woman shares her journey of working to learn and revive Kanyen’keha—the Mohawk language.
Language is life, and revitalizing the Kodiak Alutiiq language gives life to Indigenous youth in Alaska.
Homelessness, addiction and poverty in Peterborough through the lens of the Warming Room.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, Showplace
Elsa Taylor serves up craft cocktails and feminist values at this Winnipeg restaurant bar.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2017, 4:45 pm, The Venue