Director: Hart Snyder Producer: Shirley Vercruysse A dark, humorous animated documentary following 14 year old Hart as he takes his first shop class.Although he wanted to enroll in Home Ec, he finds himself instead learning how to use industrial power tools from the ominous, tattooed Mr. Hart is challenged to make a cheese board, nearly gets suspended over a ukulele incident, and worries about being electrocuted by Mr. Will Hart be able to man up in time to survive the shocker?Director: Mirjam Leuze Producer: Shirley Vercruysse Co-producer: Andrew Williamson & Henrik Meyer and Busse & Halberschmidt The story of a place between land and sea and its human and non-human inhabitants: the world of whales and people.Janie Wray and Hermann Meuter study whales in the quiet coastal waters of the Great Bear Rainforest.Situating her family history within the continuum of her people’s ancestral experience, she hopes to repair a fractured sibling bond – and replenish the “emptiness of stories untold.”Director: Jennifer Abbott Producer: Shirley Vercruysse Co-producer: Flying Eye Productions Jennifer Abbott explores the surprising parallels between the courageous death of her sister and our collective predicament confronting climate change, only to discover an escape route from immobilizing fear and a passageway to the emerging world.Director: Jill Sharpe Producer: Shirley Vercruysse Co-producer: Reel Myth Productions Cutting through the babble of commercial hype Sex Breath and Death explores the notion of enlightenment told from the perspective of four of the world’s most charismatic and popular spiritual thinkers which are interpreted and considered by an unusual narrator.
Director: Echo Henoche Producer: Kat Baulu Shaman tells the story of how a polar bear was transformed into the iconic mountain in the community of Nain, Labrador.
Director: Jay Cardinal Villeneuve Producer: Selwyn Jacob On the outskirts of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, stands Angels Residential School, an ominous brick building, built in 1874.
Using Holy Angels as a backdrop, filmmaker Jay Cardinal Villeneuve takes us on a healing journey that combines the stories of Elder Lena Wandering Spirit and the dance of Phoenix, a young girl who is the same age now that Lena was during her captivity at Holy Angels.
Director: Ryan Sidhoo Producer: Shirley Vercruysse The film follows the next generation of basketball players with hopes of making it to the next level.
The series gives us an on and off the court look at families in Canada’s basketball hotbed of Toronto and shows us how basketball is shaping a new Canadian experience and identity.