The Face of Anonymous
When Toronto novelist Ian Thornton gives a copy of his book to a mysterious panhandler, they forge an unusual connection. The man turns out to be legendary Anonymous hacktivist, Commander X, on the run from the FBI. Christopher Mark Doyon, aka Commander X, is one of the most iconic, divisive, and outspoken figures in the history of the international hacktivist network. Now living in exile in Mexico, he's ready to tell his own remarkable story.
Thirty Eight Minutes
WATCH HERE NOW: A snapshot into a brief moment in time when paradise was lost - a diverse set of characters re-enact and reflect on the spur of the moment decisions they made during Hawaii’s false missile alert.
Love Letters from Everest
WATCH HERE NOW: A budding romance is animated through letters exchanged during the 1956 Everest expedition.
Prison Pump is a story of one man’s search for redemption and the razor’s edge he walks to find it.
Take Light enters the tangled web of Nigeria's electricity crisis through a series of characters connected by the grid.
Jacques Mayol did more than anyone to establish the sport of diving to enormous depths without oxygen. Using breathing techniques derived from yoga, he went to depths no one had considered to be within the bounds of human possibility. Mayol was a sportsman, a mystic, a vagabond, but above all, a man who believed in testing the limits of experience. This visually stunning tribute shows a man’s quest to be at one with the vastness of the ocean and to have no fear of the abyss within.
Exotique Dancers Interactive
Explore stories, video and photos of the burlesque legends.
The Deeper They Bury Me
- INTERACTIVE - An interactive encounter with one of America’s most renowned political prisoners, The Deeper They Bury Me plunges users into the universe of Black Panther activist Herman Wallace, who was held in solitary for over 40 years at Louisiana’s notorious Angola penitentiary. Based on our Emmy Award winning film Herman's House. Produced by Storyline Entertainment for the National Film Board of Canada.
League of Exotique Dancers
League of Exotique Dancers is an intimate, character-driven film that looks into vintage burlesque's world of fun, frolic and feathers while uncovering the stories of poverty, racism and sexism that was rampant under all that glitter.
Shadow Girl is a first-person documentary following filmmaker María Teresa Larraín after she starts losing her sight. Moving from private despair toward defiance and ultimately hope, the film is a lyrical portrayal of her walk into blindness and her fight to maintain her dignity and voice as an artist.
(Spanish Translation of Shadow Girl)
The Real Inglorious Bastards
During World War II, the U.S. government's newly formed Office of Strategic Services trained thousands of men and launched hundreds of undercover missions. The Real Inglorious Bastards recounts the thrilling story of one of the most successful of these missions—Operation Greenup, comprised of two young Jewish refugees and one Wehrmacht officer. Three unlikely brothers-in-arms parachute one perilous winter night into the Austrian Alps, risking their lives to strike back at Nazi Germany.
The Real Sherlock Holmes
So you think you know Sherlock Holmes? Well, hold on to your deerstalker hats because The Real Sherlock Holmes, a new fast-paced documentary directed by Gary Lang, provides compelling evidence that the famous fictional sleuth has influenced the 21st century in ways that few could possibly imagine.
The World Before Her
Moving between two extremes—the intimate verité drama of the Miss India pageant’s rigourous beauty “bootcamp” and the intense regime of a militant Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls—The World Before Her delivers a provocative portrait of India and its current cultural conflicts during a key transitional era in the country's modern history.
The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.
Lone Twin is a feature-length journey-film, told through the eyes of a filmmaker who lost her twin brother in a tragic accident at age 20. To understand the impact of being a lone twin for most of her life, she revisits key relationships to understand how the death of her brother affected her life and loves. She takes us on a journey to four continents, meeting twins between 18 and 80. Even the experts in the film are twins themselves.
The Market follows individual stories that explore the larger issues surrounding the organ trade - and looks at these issues from both a Western point of view as well as from the point of view of people selling their organs. What are the ethics of organ buying and selling? And, what would we ourselves do if we were forced into a similar dilemma? Buy. Or sell?
The Real M*A*S*H
The Real MASH traces the original stories and people that inspired the fictional TV series and feature film about the Korean War. Both pushed buttons on cultural and social frontiers but real life MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) units were actually more like renegade units onto themselves and early indicators of the social turmoil and tensions that were to unfold later in the USA.
Resilience: Stories of Single Black Mothers is an intimate, richly detailed documentary that confronts long-held stereotypes by stepping inside the lives of three real women in the real world.
It's A Teen's World
What price do teenagers pay to be cool, hip and popular in a sexually-charged social world?
My Toxic Baby
From feeding and fussing to poo-poos and boo-boos, new moms and dads have enough to worry about. But with heightened awareness of health risks posed by chemicals used in everyday products, modern parenting is fast becoming a decision-making minefield. Just how far would you go to protect your growing child? As award-winning filmmaker Min Sook Lee discovers in her eye-opening, intimate and wryly funny documentary My Toxic Baby, it’s not so easy going green.
Korea is a divided nation. The psychic scar shared by millions of people, separated from their families during the Korean War in the 1950s, is symbolized by the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing communist North from capitalist South. Here, along this infamous border, award-winning filmmaker Min Sook Lee sets out on a revelatory, emotion-charged journey into Korea’s broken heart, exploring the rhetoric and realism of reunification through the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.
The Secret of the Snake Goddess
Hitler's Canadians tells the little known story of German POWs behind Canadian barbed wire during World War Two. It features dramatic re-enactments of daring and hilarious escapes, the biggest prison rebellion in Canadian history and surprising interviews with former prisoners whose words reflect the contradictory and complicated nature of the time.
A Whale of a Tale
The mysterious discovery of a whalebone in Toronto- a thousand kilometers from the ocean - leads a quest to reveal the mystery behind the bone and an examination of human nature. Moving from the depths of primordial oceans to the subterranean strata of a modern city, from the dusty world of academia to the folly of the six o’clock news, Whale of a Tale becomes a fanciful and fantastical Rashoman tale of multiple obsessions that explores our need to be part of a larger continuum.
Bruce & Me
Filmmaker Oren Siedler's personal exploration into her troubled and unusual relationship with her brilliant, charming, con-artist, white-collar criminal father takes us around the world, from Australia to USA, Canada, Israel, Mexico and Cuba.
Age of Iron
Age of Iron is a four and half minute non-narrative visual treat about growing up in extra-ordinary circumstances in the world’s shipbreaking capital, the shanty town of Alang, India. It is also a dirge for the dying ships and a tribute to the men who risk life and limb to scratch out a meagre living.
A haunting look at Alang, India, one dark corner of the global economy and one of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Here, men, and even boys, risk life and limb to turn giant ocean vessels into reusable scrap metal and toxic waste. Shipbreakers is an unforgettable exploration of an alien world where ships go to die.
Aftermath: Remnants of War
Aftermath: The Remnants of War is a feature length documentary that takes us to France, Russia, Vietnam and Bosnia to reveal the dark past that still haunts us. With a mix of never before seen footage, stock images, narration and original score, AFTERMATH is a reminder that we will continue to pay for the last century's legacy of war for years to come.