films

Connected: A Film About Autistic People
 
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Connected: A Film About Autistic People DIRECTED BY Sonia Suvaga 60m CANADA This documentary challenges mainstream depictions of autistic people, the nature of human development, intelligence and the implications of living in a conformist driven society.  
Determined 2 Make It
 
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Determined 2 Make It (33m, U S A) dir. by Juan Javier Pescador Youth in the juvenile justice system search for ways to tell their stories through hip hop, visual arts and public murals. Through their interaction with art, these boys and girls create a space to reflect on hardships, expectations and hope, revealing a unique perspective on who they are and what lies ahead. plays with Highwater
Emergence: Sky City Cultural Center
 
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Emergence: Sky City Cultural Center directors Rachel Preston Prinz, Zenne Seradwyn 30 minutes USA The Haak'ume people of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico were faced with a challenge when their visitor center burned down in 2000: How to reconstruct a place that was as welcoming to their people as to visitors, would tell the story of their people, and also be a bridge between cultural and 'green' interpretations of sustainability. What they created was much more than that. This is the story of the Place that the architects and the Haaku'me people created together.     plays with Homeland Calling $5.00 pay at door
Employment Matters
 
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Employment Matters by Brandy Yanchyk 45m Canada Employment Matters is a documentary that explores the untapped market and huge potential of the intellectually disabled in the workplace.   part of the talk series Building Inclusive Societies $8.00 seniors $5.00
Enchikunye
 
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Enchikunye dir Sandro Bozzolo 39m      A young Maasai girl reached an Italian shepherd in the Italian Alps. Two women from different worlds, in terms of skin, age and language, lived together a season of pastrolism, sharing their job and their stories. The mountain around them seems to be a green desert where is possible to meet separate lives, held together by an ancestral time. Far away from borders, communication becomes a natural issue. Enchikunye in Maa language means “coming back home”.   $5.00 pay at the door Oct 11 10am
Gods in Shackles
 
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Gods in Shackles 91m Canada Dir Sangita Iyer Gods in Shackles is a feature-length documentary film, an exposé revealing the dark side of the southern Indian state of Kerala's glamorous cultural festivals that exploit temple elephants for profit under the guise of culture and religion. We call this film Gods in Shackles, as it features the embodiment(s) of Lord Ganesha - a Hindu God with an elephant face – the endangered Asian elephants that are being tortured in religious rituals and cultural festivals. This film challenges cultural and religious practices that condone torture of elephants that have been created by the same God they worship.  
HIGHWATER
 
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HIGHWATER (48m, Australia) dir. by Karen Harper HIGHWATER is a drama based on true events. Six at- risk teenagers, two ex-prisoner- trainee artists and three passionate, naïve community artists have the daunting task of establishing an alternative school in a conservative border town of Australia Plays with Determined $5.00 pay at the door
Hunters Fall
 
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Hunter's Call 15m ireland dir by Peter McCarthy “When the bully is confronted how does he react?”
I am a Doctor
 
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I am a Doctor (5m, Canada) dir. by Jaana Hein Dr. Daniel Salas is an educated surgeon that practiced medicine in Venezuela for 20 years. After re-locating his family to Canada he is still not able to practice medicine 9 years later.   Screens with The box as part of the Talk series  
In God’s House: The Religious Landscape of Utica,
 
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In Gods House by Robert Knight 51m In God’s House explores the sacred spaces of the rustbelt city of Utica, New York, once a thriving port on the Erie Canal and now a key refugee relocation center. In the midst of changing demographics, the buildings of bygone eras continue to be adapted by the current users that embody them. This documentary examines how religious groups have and have not changed, and reveals a resiliency across religious communities and a surprising flexibility with regard to the nature of each group’s notion of “sacred” space. plays with  Secrets, Dreams, Faith and Wonder   oct 16 10 30am

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