Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

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Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier | CANADA
87 min, Presented by
rare and Arts Everywhere Festival

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A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky.

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Short Series: Indigenous Voices
Nov
10
2:30 PM14:30

Short Series: Indigenous Voices

CANADA | USA
79 min

Co-presented by MT Space

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Short, sweet, and strong, this series of short docs delves into the diverse experiences and influential stories of indigenous peoples in Canada and the United States. 

Shift (Kelly Milner | CANADA)

Three Thousand (Asinnajaq | CANADA)

Turning Tables (Chrisann Hessing | CANADA)

Holy Angels (Jay Cardinal Villeneuve | CANADA)

dukʷibəɫ swatixʷtəd (Changer’s Land) (Tracy Rector | USA)

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Inventing Tomorrow
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Inventing Tomorrow

Laura Nix | USA
87 min

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Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

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A collection of short films from Guelph’s DaVinci Program: An Environmental and Community Leadership Program.

Memory by Brennan Robinson and Alex Walmsley

Magnificent Ugly by Sequoia Kim and Emily Silk

Love by Carly Cantlon and Charlotte Colquhoun

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The Strange Sound of Happiness
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Strange Sound of Happiness

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Diego Pascal Panarello | ITALY/GERMANY
90 min, Presented by
EXCLAIM! and in partnership with the Guelph Jazz Festival and International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation

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In this strange and beautiful film, a dumped, jobless musician returns home to Sicily looking for purpose. After a melodic vision of the mouth harp—one of the world's oldest instruments—he scours the Siberian wilderness to study under its master in this funny, fantastical midlife crisis.

EVENT: Mouth harp centered performance by Boing (Ben Grossman, Colin Couch, Jeff Wilson, and Michael Mucci) presented by International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.


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Algo Mio-Argentina's Stolen Children
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Algo Mio-Argentina's Stolen Children

Jenny Hellmann & Regina Mennig | GERMANY
93 min

***Canadian Premier***

Co-presented by JAYU: Human Rights Film Festival

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Hilario and Catalina are among the most defenseless victims of the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-83). Both were taken from their families as babies in order to prevent them from growing up with their parents’ ideals. With their parents gone, their grandmothers fight to find their lost grandchildren and reunite them with their true identities.  However, discovering their past is not without pain and complications, which these two survivors experience very differently in this compelling film.

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Fertile Truths: Nine Short Films About Bodies, Brains, Birth and Bias
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Fertile Truths: Nine Short Films About Bodies, Brains, Birth and Bias

CAN
65 min, Presented in partnership with
Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice

FREE

This courageous collection of nine micro-documentaries explores body image and weight stigma in the realms of fertility, pregnancy, reproduction and parenting. These films grapple with stories about our bodies and minds, our appetites, and our relationships to reproduction.  

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United Skates
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

United Skates

Yana Winkler & Tina Brown | USA
86 min, Presented in partnership with
Taste Real, the Guelph Black Heritage Society and Royal City Roller Derby

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When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture and demand their right to roll.

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Short Series: Artistic Interventions
Nov
4
2:30 PM14:30

Short Series: Artistic Interventions

CANADA
88 min

Co-presented by Art Not Shame

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Short, sweet, and inspiring, this series of short docs explores how art impacts our lives and informs our relationships. 

Why I’m Here (João França | CANADA)

Prince’s Tale (Jamie Miller | CANADA)

Coe Hill (Matt Greyson & Adam Crosby | CANADA)

The Song and the Sorrow (Millefiore Clarkes | CANADA)

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What is Democracy?
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

What is Democracy?

Astra Taylor | CANADA
107 min, Co-presented with
OPIRG

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Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians—What Is Democracy? connects past and present, emotion and the intellect, the personal and the political, to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

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Short Series: Identity and Belonging
Nov
3
2:30 PM14:30

Short Series: Identity and Belonging

CAN | UK
86 min

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Short, sweet, and thought provoking, this series of short docs explores questions of who we are, how we engage with our worlds, and where/when/how we feel like we belong. 

Black Sheep (Ed Perkins | UK)

Suzanne Gauthier: One Thing Leads to Another (Ariella Pahlke | CANADA)

Salaam B’y (Amar Wala | CANADA)

Beauty (Christina Willings | CANADA)

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Warrior Women
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Warrior Women

Christina D. King & Elizabeth A. Castle | USA
64 min

Presented in partnership with The Wooly Pub

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Following the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk and her decades fighting for Native rights both in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s and against the Dakota Access Pipeline with her daughter Marcy at her side. This film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness.

+ The Short Film

Nuuca

An evocative meditation on Indigenous women’s integral connection to land and the ways in which the extractive industry’s rape of the earth is directly linked to the violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls. 

Michelle Latimer ⋅ CANADA/USA ⋅
12 min

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Lessons on Producing Documentaries from the film “Don’t be Nice”
Nov
2
2:00 PM14:00

Lessons on Producing Documentaries from the film “Don’t be Nice”

Friday November 2nd, 2018, 2pm-4pm

This session is free for Ed Video members and Guelph Film Festival Passholders 

$30 for non-members (plus HST)

Producer Cora Atkinson will share experience from the making of the film “Don’t be Nice” (and other projects), with a particular focus on the role of the producer in navigating sensitive subject matter and working with subjects in the field.

Participants will be invited to discuss their own projects and work through their own challenges with Cora and the group.

This workshop is open to all skill-levels, but is primarily intended for those who have previous experience in documentary making (at any budget level).

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The Haircut
Nov
2
to Nov 10

The Haircut

Maya Annik Bedward | CANADA
11 min

Marvin came to Canada from Jamaica in the early 1950s. With no Black barbers in his neighbourhood, he endured many painful haircuts as a child. At 65, he still hates to get his haircut. A funny and refreshing take on the classic immigrant story, The Haircut is an exploration of assimilation and resistance through the portrait of one man's refusal to cut his hair.

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War and Cheese
Nov
2
to Nov 10

War and Cheese

Ben Garfield | USA
9 min

"I heard destiny calling... I was going to be a cheesemaker." When Oleg Sirota discovered his native Russia was banning all Western cheese imports, he quit his IT job in Moscow, sold his house and cars, took out a $100k loan and set about building a cheese factory in the snowy wilderness. "Russian Parmesan" was born.

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Royal City Summer 2000
Nov
1
9:00 PM21:00

Royal City Summer 2000

Bry Webb | Canada

$5 or free with Festival Pass

In the summer of 2000, a young skateboarding musician captures his world on film with his pal’s Hi8. Years later, he digs the tapes out of storage and finds they’re just as weathered as him. A perceptive, contemplative exploration of youth, hope, and the way we see and hear the world around us.

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Don’t Be Nice
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Don’t Be Nice

Max Powers | USA
96 min, Presented in partnership with
Guelph Spoken Word and as part of the 15th Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

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A team made up of five African-American, Afro-Hispanic and queer poets in their 20s, prepares for the national championships, while being pushed to go deeper and brave their inner demons, buck societal expectations, and find their voice during the racially-charged summer of 2016.

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