An epic journey of a Filipino-Canadian, who made a promise to his late father to return annually to the Philippines since 2006, inspired a life-changing mission of leading a group of Canadians determined to empower traumatized street children in the devastating wake of Typhoon Yolanda. It is an inspiring story about hope and resilience: from the streets to the basketball courts, from public begging to public performance, and from being insignificant to being part of a loving, surrogate family.
Solidarity Film Camp (SFC) is a film camp that aims to educate, empower, and inspire marginalized youth in the Edmonton community to share their stories and change the world through storytelling and film. (In this context, “marginalized youth” refers to femme, trans*, non-binary, BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ identifying, and disabled youth, ages 14-24.) This film captures the pilot year of SFC, and focuses on why representation is so important in the film industry.
In the midst of a global uprising against police brutality and systemic racism, NO VISIBLE TRAUMA is a searing investigation of the deeply troubled Calgary Police Service, which shot and killed more people than the New York or Chicago police departments in 2018. From the kidnapping and beating of a young African immigrant, to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a “wellness check”, the film exposes extreme police brutality and a justice system that refuses to hold officers accountable.
My Farmland explores how Chinese national and Chinese immigrants' investments are affecting traditional Canada’s agricultural sector by following three families: two in tiny Saskatchewan farming communities, the other in the wine-making region of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. The film tells a very human story of how communities react to an influx of people from a different culture who hope for a better life by working the land.