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Understanding Local Government in Canada
Take an exciting tour and find out how our local governments work in Canada. This easy to follow and fast-paced program offers a comprehensive ride through the structure of municipal governments and agencies like school boards. Suitable for audiences including civics courses and other studies in social science. This program's…
Punk Le Vote!
Plagued by years of corruption and scandal, the Canadian government has fallen. Prime Minister Paul Martin and his Liberal lapdogs have been tossed out in the cold Canuck winter, the same frostbitten playground on which Canada's political elite will jostle for control of the country in the January 2006 federal…
The M Word
CANADA'S MULTICULTURALISM: A WORK IN PROGRESS Canada is the first country in the world to have an official multiculturalism policy, which is now over three decades old. Most people think that multiculturalism is a well entrenched principle in this country. Yet, at the first sign of disquiet in any part…
An Affirmation of Life
The Japanese-Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama is the creator of major, outstandingly individual buildings. An Affirmation of Life takes us into the serene, sweeping spaces of his administrative center in Ontario, and, most dramatically, into the Science North Center at Sudbury - a building structured like a snowflake spanning a huge…
If Brains Were Dynamite
Hanging like hindquarters in a meat freezer, bloody butchered human torsos and limbs simultaneously rivet and repel viewers of this film's opening footage. Mark Prent is a Canadian artist whose exhibitions always provoke outrage and have resulted in violent reactions and trials for obscenity. They also reveal the latent sadism…
Mal'Occhio - The Evil Eye
What happens when you realize that your family is part of a global superstition that is neither spoken about openly nor even referred to by name? Filmmaker Agata De Santis sets out on a quest to uncover the world of Mal'Occhio - the evil eye - where one can become…
Canadian Institute for Exploratory Cinemas Collection
This collection brings together a unique group of avant-garde film works. Tearing apart the barriers between eras, borders and mediums, the viewing experience encompass a total experience of the unstrapped brain of subterranean luminosity and high voltage experimentations.
Gross National Happiness: Jigme Thinley
Interview with Jigme Thinley, the first democratically elected prime minister of Bhutan. While in office, the Thinley government was dedicated to Gross National Happiness (GNH), an idea that was born in the early 1970s when Bhutan's fourth King, an absolute monarch, drew international attention by commenting that "gross national happiness"…
Jelena's Song
Jelena's Song is an elegantly structured visual and sonic poem about the transformative power that emerges from an artist's journey through memory and the rituals of everyday life. Like memory itself, the film gathers fragments of images, freeze frames, faded family photographs and youthful photo-booth self-portraits, journals, poetry, an evocative…
Grass - A History of Recreational Marijuana Use in the Late 20th Century
Years in the making... Ron Mann's much-anticipated documentary presents a humorous and surprisingly balanced history of recreational MARIJUANA use in the late 20th century. Those who remain pure will see the degradation you've been missing. Those who have succumbed to temptation will learn how a nice person like yourself became…
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story
Americans have long depended on Canada for three things: oil, maple syrup and comedians. David Steinberg counts among Canada's biggest comedic exports. Born in Winnipeg, he attended Yeshiva in Chicago, abandoning his studies to join the legendary Second City. He never looked back. The film features priceless archival footage of…
Understanding Canadian Government
This program provides a fun and colourful look at the nuts-and-bolts of our governing bodies in Canada - namely the federal and provincial governments. Features energetic young hosts, and includes a huge variety of animations, diagrams, archive government footage and upbeat music. Carefully organized into quickly accessible DVD chapters, this…