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Lost in the Amazon: The Enigma of Col. Percy Fawcett
A modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration's greatest mysteries: What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett who went looking for a city of gold--the Lost City of "Z"--in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared…
Healing of Nations
A documentary on Cultural Revival in Native American Communities, the film focuses on youth empowerment and the value of traditional ceremonies and teachings and the impact these traditions are having on young Native People. Co-produced with native cultural educator George…
Between Two Worlds
This two-part series looks at four young single native moms and their struggle to find support. The series looks at different programs which are available to single moms, including urban support groups, cultural activities as well as family and friends.…
A Life Worth Living - Suicide Prevention in Native American and First Nations Communities
Today, there are aboriginal communities across the country that are making a difference. "A Life Worth Living" looks at the suicide issue amongst First Nations from a historical and cultural perspective and presents positive examples of native-run programs. We see…
Diabetes, Lifetime Solutions
A half-hour documentary about the prevention, care and maintenance of Diabetes in First Nations communities. The film looks at the history and present-day factors contributing to the fastest rising disease amongst Native American and Canadian Aboriginals-diabetes. This is a culturally-sensitive…
Everyone Counts
This is a 24 min. documentary on the misuse of prescription drugs. It is a problem that occurs in every part of society. Although studies have shown that the misuse of prescription drugs is no greater for aboriginal people than…
One Breath At A Time
"One Breath at a Time" is a smoking prevention and community empowerment video. The 28 min documentary focuses on Native communities who are using progressive approaches in dealing with Tobacco misuse. Featuring native tobacco experts, health professionals, community workshops, personal…
Kecia: Words to Live By
"KECIA, WORDS TO LIVE BY" is an emotional 24 min. documentary about a young native Indian girl from a small community on Vancouver Island and events, which led up to her becoming infected with the HIV (AIDS) virus. The video…
Beyond the Shadows
A powerful documentary about the legacy of Native Residential Schools (Missionary Schools), Beyond the Shadows is a 28 minute documentary about the far-reaching and emotionally devasting effects of residential/boarding schools on the Native population in Canada. This film relates the…
First Nations Portraits
This five part series, produced for the International Year of of the World's Indigenous People, provides a look at the lifestyles past and present of Canada's westcoast native peoples. The program looks at the blending of age-old traditions with modern…
Knowledge is the Best Medicine
Medicines are a valuable health resource. When you see a Doctor there is a good chance you will be given prescription medication and also purchase over the counter herbal medicine. Patients should be aware of the role of the Doctor…
A Mother's Choice
This video examines the root causes of FAS/FAE (Fetal Alchohol Syndrome/effects) from the perspective of native mothers. "A Mothers Choice" focuses on an FAS support group whose members provide strong messages about drinking while pregnant. The Video is ideal for…
The Spirit of the Mask
This internationally award-winning film explores the spiritual and psycological nature of Northwest Coast Native Masks. Featuring dramatic, rarely-seen ceremonies as well as interviews with native spiritual leaders, the film traces the meaning of native art and the effects of government…
Return of the River
"Return of the River" is a sequel to "Heart of the People" (1997 Gemini nomination) "Return of the River" is a story of struggle and survival: The Huu-ay-aht First Nations and their ongoing efforts to bring back their river, destroyed…
Heart of the People
Compelling documentary about a river devastated by clear cut logging and the Huu-ay-aht people who want to bring it back to life. This moving program presents a new non-confrontational approach being taken by some Native People they are appealing to…
Journey Home: 1st Nations Living with HIV/AIDS
In Canada, First Nations communities are struggling to come to terms with HIV and AIDS. Some communities have been supportive of PHA's (Persons living with HIV or AIDS) while others have responded in less supportive ways with ignorance, fear and…
A Chance for Change
A "Chance for Change" is a half-hour drama depicting a young native man caught between the fast-paced world of the city streets, and his culture and family. Returning home to a rural indian reserve after some time in prison and…
Balance of Cultures
Today the Native Peoples of North America are living with two different Medical and Healing systems. This documentary looks at these different approaches. The Program is designed to improve understanding between non native health care workers and native people. This…
Lifetime of Caring
This documentary looks at difficult issues facing many seniors in many native communities, including different forms of elder abuse and neglect. The program explores different ways communities can identify abuse and promotes ways of providing improved caregiver services. The film…
A New Start, Home and Community Care
A fifteen minute documentary about the benefits of home and community care programs in First Nation Communities. Today, in many aboriginal communities persons with illnesses or injuries may have to leave family and friends behind to receive, treatment in nearby…