Bridgeport, January 17, 2008. A teenage girl is found hanged in her room. While everything points to suicide, the autopsy report reveals something else. Ten years later, the director and cousin of the teenager examine the past causes and future consequences of this unsolved crime. Like an imagined biography, the film explores the relationship between the security of the living space and the violence that can jeopardize it.
Canadian Documentary - Long Form
The documentary CUSTODIANS – A Story of Ancient Echoes follows the journey of a local community in Herschel, Saskatchewan during the summer of 2021 as they work to uncover, preserve and protect native grasslands, dinosaur and marine fossils, and important Indigenous artifacts recently discovered on farmland near the village. "We have found a living library!" says Metis Artist Jo Cooper. These grassroots volunteers take action to raise awareness and build bridges for healing and restoration.
A Side of Rice is feature length documentary about 50 year screen and stage veteran, Nick Rice, as he prepares his one man autobiographical stage show. The show explores his childhood, the moment he got the acting bug, growing up in Winnipeg, his relationship with his mother, the loss of his first child, the birth of his second and the challenges of a career on stage.
Karla Rae James is a vivacious a trans woman in her 60’s, living in Toronto. While most people her age are planning their retirement, Karla is in a race against time. After taking care of her ailing mother, Karla returns to Toronto with a generous inheritance and her mother’s blessing to finally complete her decade-long late-age transition on her own terms.
A thrilling portrait of a young Siksika woman and the deep bonds between her father and family in the golden plains of Blackfoot Territory as she prepares for one of the most dangerous horse races in the world… on bareback.
A group of misfits, artists, and drug users operates a renegade safe injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL is an intimate portrait of a community fighting to save lives and keep hope alive in a neighbourhood ravaged by the overdose crisis.