This documentary short introduces us to 8-year-old identical twins as they explore their family background. Filmed by the twins' father at their grandparents' lakeside cottage, The Wish is a lyrical study of childhood and family roots.
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This is a very unusual and original film, breaking new ground in filmmaking methods as well as in ways of viewing things. All the usual facts about Sweden have been given a hundred times over, and often in better forms than film can offer, but in this film is a form of cinematic observation and commentary.
A film critic of one of Sweden's daily newspapers says of this film by Martin Duckworth, "Never before have I seen a film that so intensely interpreted the experience of Swedish surroundings ... an "atmosphere film" in which all the expression is in the pictures."
In 1945, Great Britain and the United States organized a bombing raid that devastated the ancient city of Dresden. This short documentary returns exactly 40 years after its destruction and celebrates its renaissance with the re-opening of one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe.
This powerful and moving documentary focuses on a few of the eighty hibakusha who journeyed from Japan to New York in June, 1982, to take part in peace demonstrations held to coincide with the Second United Nations Special Session on Disarmament.
The subject is the actual crash of a small plane, which one man survived. Pat Crawley describes his view of the world now, after being on the edge of death. It is, he says, like being continually stoned--neutral but more fully aware, accepting life without bias, a condition he feels we are all coming to.
This touching documentary follows a cast of blind and visually impaired actors as they prepare Dancing to Beethoven, a play about blindness. The film takes us deep into the lives of the actors. We hear stories of their shock and disbelief at first losing sight and of their struggles coping with a life without it.
This documentary is the story of citizen activists opposing a methane tanker terminal practically on their doorstep. Lucid and compelling, the film shows citizen action pitted against powerful lobbies and reminds us to be vigilant faced with Quebec's environmental and energy-related issues over the coming years.
This short documentary portrays the complex effects of incarceration on individuals. Prisons, the film shows, lock men within themselves, depriving their minds of normal life experiences, confiscating their humanity.
Oliver Jones, one of Canada's foremost jazz pianists, tours Nigeria with his bassist and drummer, discovering in Africa the roots of much of today's music. Hearing and absorbing the musical sources of blues, spirituals, calypso rhythms and more.
Pianists Kuo-Yen of Taiwan and Pierre Jasmin of Québec met and fell in love while studying music in Vienna. The film is a "letter" from Pierre to Kuo-Yen, who has made the difficult decision to return to her native land.
This documentary from Martin Duckworth features young adults from two distinct Winnipeg neighbourhoods on either side of the Red River who struggle to overcome geographical and cultural barriers.
Temiscaming, Québec is the story of a town's struggle to survive after its main source of employment, the CIP mill, closed down. Part I tells what steps the workers, townspeople and ex-CIP managers took to reopen a mill co-owned and co-managed by the workers.
Diane is struggling with personality disorders inherited from abuse suffered as a child. Shot over two years, we live through her journey punctuated by progress and relapses. This documentary leads us to reflect on the fragility of the human condition.
The Gulf War--involving Canadian military personnel more accustomed to the role of peacekeeping--was a disturbing about-face in the struggle for world peace. Peacekeeper at War uses archival footage to help viewers better understand the causes of the war and the roles of its participants and travels to the Persian Gu
Fouad Sahyoun was born to a Arab-Christian family in Haifa in 1943. His family was forced to leave the country in the Palestinian exodus in 1948, when he was four years old. They established themselves in Canada.
A Scattering of Seeds S03 Episode 13 Peaceable Kingdom Nicholas Austin, Quaker Pioneer Pacifist Quaker Nicholas Austin (1736-1821) was a refugee from the American Revolution. He led a group to found a settlement around Lake Memphremagog in Quebec called Gibraltar Point.
Le cinéaste Martin Duckworth réalise un documentaire sur Édouard Lachapelle. Il aborde avec une grande sensibilité la diversité des personnalités d'Édouard Lachapelle dont il rend compte à travers des témoignages venant d'amis de tous âges de la scène sociale et artistique.
Brunswick qui écrivent au Père Noël ce qu’ils souhaitent recevoir à Noël. Le Père Noël apparaît dans des scènes animées. À travers leurs lettres, nous allons apprendre beaucoup plus sur la crise sociale qui les affecte, que sur les jouets qu’ils convoitent. La pauvreté, le divorce, la maladie, ce sont les enjeux que la
Martin Duckworth's The Furthest Possible Place pays homage to the dynamic spirit of Ana Maria Seifert, a modern Bolivian political refugee in Montreal.
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