2010

Friday 26th February - Sunday 28th February


At the Edge of the World

The astonishingly reckless and admirable actions undertaken by the controversial Sea Shepherd Conservation Society were aimed at stopping a Japanese whaling fleet in the vast expanse of the…

Body & Soul

This is a rare look at an unusual relationship between two people some would call profoundly disabled. Two remarkable advocates for people with disabilities, Diana Braun who has Down syndrome and…

Burma VJ

Festival Pick * Risking torture and life in jail, courageous young citizens of Burma live the essence of journalism as they insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country. Armed with…

City of Borders

In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unexpected symbol of unity: a queer bar called Shushan. This vibrant underground sanctuary provides a place for opposing nationalities, religious affiliations and…

The Coca Cola Case

Coca-Cola’s fight to stop this film is making headlines right now. You’ll see why as this gripping documentary presents a searing indictment of the Coca-Cola empire and its alleged kidnapping,…

Crapshoot

The story beyond your toilet. From ancient times, countries have chosen the sewer to get rid of household and industrial waste, yet the contaminants we flush resurface in our food chain. Fish swim…

Devil’s Bargain: A Journey Into The Small Arms Trade

Small arms are the real weapons of mass destruction: killing more than half a million people a year, spreading like a disease and destabilizing entire regions. Beginning in the gun markets of Somalia…

Fatherhood Dreams

Meet four gay men who have always wanted to be dads, and discover the challenges they face as they realize their dreams of becoming parents. The private journeys through fatherhood of Scott, Steve,…

Ferron: girl on a road

One of the most influential song writers and performers in Canada, Ferron brings her band back together and hits the road. She was 15 when she hit the road the first time, alone with little more than…

Garbage Dreams

Welcome to the world’s largest garbage village, a ghetto on the outskirts of Cairo. For generations, the residents of Cairo have depended on the Zaballeen to collect their trash, paying them only a…

H2Oil

What is more important, oil or water? In Alberta’s pristine boreal forests, the process of oil sands extraction uses up to 4 barrels of fresh water to produce only one barrel of crude oil. H2Oil…

Here Are The News

In Edith Josie’s unique words, she simply reported events as she saw them. But for outsiders, she opened doors to Old Crow, her tiny village of 300 people, 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle. She…

Her Sight Is Worth It

Three winning videos from Seva Canada’s contest that invited Canadians age 13 and up to help restore sight and prevent blindness in girls and women by creating short videos about vision and gender.…

HomeGrown

Think you need a farm to be a farmer? Homegrown follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm a few hundred feet from a major freeway in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While…

Infinite Vision

Despite crippling obstacles, Dr. Venkataswamy restored the sight of over 100,000 people with his own hands. Thirty years ago, at the age of 58, he started an 11-bed eye clinic in an old temple-city,…

Inside Hana's Suitcase

This stunning documentary brings a remarkable story to life using dramatic recreations, family photographs, a gorgeously orchestrated soundtrack, and interviews with the people who knew and loved…

The Italian Doctor

The Italian doctor. Alberto Cairo, is a man with a unique mission: to restore the dignity of every exploding mine victim in Afghanistan. Seeing five different governments and surviving two civil…

Kimjongilia

An impressive documentary charting the plight of millions of North Koreans subject to the totalitarian regime of Kim Jong Il. Their story is told by those who have managed to escape. We see the…

Michael Schmidt: Organic Hero or Bioterrorist

His legal victory was a top news story in January and this timely film follows activist farmer Michael Schmidt as he struggled to continue providing his farm fresh milk while battling authorities,…

The Monarch: A Butterfly Beyond Borders

The monarch butterfly is at once the most familiar and the most mysterious butterfly in the world. It amazes us for what we know about its life and it tantalizes us for the secrets it still holds…

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Anyone who doesn’t know who Daniel Ellsberg is must see this film. Anyone who values Daniel Ellsberg must see this film. This gripping documentary brings to light the full dimensions of his…

My Mother’s Farm

Tale Kalna is nothing short of a Latvian legend. After her father was imprisoned, tortured and sent to Siberia simply because he owned a farm, it became her dream to own land again. Tale’s daughter…

Only When I Dance

An intimate and riveting story of the struggles of two Brazilian teenagers trying to scale the rarefied, and still predominantly white, heights of classical ballet, we follow Isabela and Irlan as…

Rebecca’s Wild Farm

The Hosking farm is not a normal farm - it is a haven of biodiversity, with majestic oak trees full of birds, water meadows and hayfields heaving with wild flowers. Wildlife camerawoman Rebecca…

Reel Injun

One of Canada’s foremost Aboriginal filmmakers and photographers, Neil Diamond from the Cree community of Waskaganish, takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring…

Regeneration

Eleven children from a remote first nations village from Northern British Columbia are given confidence and inspiration when they collaborate with a group of internationally acclaimed artists. Using…

Reporter

Reporter is a feature documentary about Nicholas Kristof, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist, who almost single-handedly put the crisis in Darfur on the world map. The film…

Sari Soldiers

The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the King’s crackdown…

Seeking Refuge

Five asylum seekers set out on the lengthy journey to be accepted as refugees in Canada. Plunging into the experiences, hopes and struggles of asylum seekers looking for protection, we follow newly…

Sweet Crude

50 years of oil extraction meets non-violent protest – this timely lesson for Canada comes from the Niger Delta where members of a new insurgency, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger…

Tapped

Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity to be bought and sold? Tapped is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water and a damning look at how…

Taxi Casablanca

Taxi Casablanca is an artistic and poetic journey in the life of Morocco’s first and only female taxi driver. An intimate portrait of a modern-day pioneer, the film offers a unique glimpse into a…

Under Rich Earth

A Canadian mining project forces subsistence farmers in a remote Ecuadorian mountain valley to face the dismal prospect of being pushed off their land. The issue creates division between those hoping…

Where the Water Meets the Sky

In a remote region of Northern Zambia a group of women in a community where women are rarely given the chance to speak up achieve the unimaginable: they learn how to make a film as a way to speak out…

War Child

For hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier in Sudan’s brutal civil war, the lyrics “Left home at the age of seven/one year later I’m carrying an AK47” are hardly empty posturing.…