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KDocs Film Festival

KDocsFF Documentaries 2022 - Selected Library Resources

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Streaming Videos 

  • Another Justice - describes how victims and perpetrator join in a mutual fight to promote restorative justice
  • Can Criminals Say Sorry? - considers whether restorative justice is an effective way of dealing with offenders and whether it can meet the needs of victims.
  • The Elmira Case - this case has revolutionized the way conflict is resolved
  • Home Fire - explores family violence and restorative justice from an Aboriginal perspective

 

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Streaming Videos 

  • A Hole in a Fence - explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods
  • Class Divide - explores the effects of hyper-gentrification and rising economic disparity in the NYC neighborhood of West Chelsea.
  • One Square Meter (2 parts) - One Square Meter looks at what drives the global real estate market.
  • Suburban America : Problems & Promise - presents a dynamic and thought-provoking exploration of American suburbia, including its genesis and history, its dramatic political and social evolution, and its developmental challenges.
  • The Vanishing City - this film exposes the real politic behind the alarming disappearance of New York's beloved neighborhoods

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After Truth, Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News - This eye-opening documentary sheds light on the rising phenomenon of "fake news" in the U.S. and the real-life threat that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen.

America's Surveillance State (6 parts) - Topics include the mechanics of the NSA surveillance program, how and why the Bush-Cheney administration loosened legal restrictions on domestic surveillance, and the industrial-surveillance complex. Also covered are the mainstream media's relationship with the NSA, and how the government is cracking down on investigative journalists who report leaks.

An Eye on You : Citizens Under Surveillance - This documentary identifies the stakes and scandals of global surveillance and opens up the debate on our threatened individual freedoms.

Privacy in the New Media Age ( 2 parts) - how technological innovation always outruns the pace of law; global privacy agreements may take decades.

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Streaming Videos 

  • Ambition - The ambition for all things bigger and better is driving China's factories and people to ever new heights and new conflicts.
  • The Labors of Mr. Zhang - Carney taps into the anger of a growing mass of unemployed workers, and meets a labor activist who's risking his freedom to fight for their rights.
  • March - Set against the epic backdrop of the world's greatest manufacturing nation, we witness the struggles of China's pioneering factory owners and workers.
  • More Than Half the Sky - This film examines the challenges that Chinese women face, especially the obstacles to prosperity and security that the country's poor, rural women know all too well.

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Streaming Videos 

Can America's War on Drugs Ever Be Won? - From Nixon to Trump, the 'War on Drugs' continues, but who is really the victim at the end of it all?

Godforsaken - In Karachi, Pakistan's poverty-stricken port city, organized criminals peddle heroin to the weak and vulnerable, while corrupt government officials line their pockets.

Opioids, Inc. - The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud.

Prescription and OTC Drug Abuse - Even though prescription drugs can be obtained legitimately they are no less risky than street drugs when used improperly.

Weed 4 : Pot vs. Pills - an in-depth look at marijuana’s potential as both an alternative to opioids in treating pain and in ending opioid addiction.

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Streaming Videos 

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Streaming Videos 

  • Bridge the Gap : Haiti - From the Canaan displacement camp to the beating heart of Port-au-Prince, it's clear that in Haiti, the human spirit will not be broken.
  • Haiti : Two Years Later -  Is it possible to rebuild this impoverished country so that residents are better protected from natural hazards in future?
  • Haiti : Year Zero - We travelled to Haiti and found a proud people who are trying to make the best of a terrible situation.
  • Sweet Poison - This documentary dissects the aid industry and reveals some difficult home truths about "Aid as Business" in the developing world.
  • The Haiti Earthquake : Impacts and responses - This film first sets out Haiti's historical context to explain why the impacts of the earthquake were so devastating.

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Streaming Videos 

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Streaming Videos 

Hollow Water - documents the moving journey of one family, torn apart by years of abuse, who struggle to confront their past.

Our Nationhood - chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands

Red Path -  following the story of a young Indigenous man in search of his identity, this film raises issues relating to culture, the past, and the transmission of knowledge and traditions among members of the Atikamekw Nation.

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Streaming Videos 
  • A Balloon for Allah - The film sets out to examine the status of women within Islam.
  • Becoming Burlesque. - Despite her uncle encouraging her to adopt a more traditional lifestyle, a young Muslim college student secretly joins a Toronto burlesque troupe.
  • I Wasn't Always Dressed Like This - In a very intimate and meditative mode, three Muslim women reflect around issues of cultural memory, identity, self-censorship, feminism, politics and media.
  • Me and the Mosque - Journalist and filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz visits mosques throughout Canada and talks to scholars, colleagues, friends and neighbours about equal access for women.
  • Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me - This global pageant aims to promote modesty and Islamic values.

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Streaming Videos 
  • Accidental Activist - a story of an immigrant from Tanzania who came to Canada as a young boy. In the process of overcoming personal challenges of identity and belonging, El-Farouk has dedicated himself to creating a world of wellness and oneness.
  • Becoming Canadian (6-part series) - Stories of immigrants to Canada and the challenges they face.
  • From Sherbrooke to Brooks: Inside a Migration Corridor - takes stock of the work that’s yet to be done to successfully integrate those who will be contributing to tomorrow’s world.
  • Growing Up Gay -  young pop culture icon Olly Alexander explores why the gay community is more vulnerable to mental health issues and opens up about his own long-term battles with depression.
  • Last Chance - stories of five asylum seekers who flee their native countries to escape homophobic violence. Here in Canada, they face hurdles integrating into society and fear deportation.

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Streaming Videos 
  • The 11th Hour - Explores the indelible footprint that humans have left on this planet, and the catastrophic effects of environmental neglect and abuse, and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity.
  • The Edge of the Wild - a documentary about a 30-year land-use battle over privately owned property that is also home to endangered butterflies.
  • Ice on Fire - An eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis.
  • The Naked Brand - a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time.
  • No Impact Man - the film chronicles a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible.
  • TEDTalks, Greta Thunberg-The Disarming Case to Act Right Now on Climate Change - In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming.
  • Why Politicians have Failed to Tackle Climate Change - Climate change is now recognized as the defining threat facing the planet. So why has so little been done to tackle it?

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Streaming Videos 
  • The Disruptors - uncovers the reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.
  • The Sharing Economy : More Than Just a Trend? - takes a look at how this new form of economic activity, the so-called "sharing economy", is developing in different countries around the world.
  • The Uber Story - How the ruthless ride share giant outwitted regulators and crushed competitors.

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Streaming Videos 

For additional items try the following searches in the Library Catalogue

Streaming Videos 

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Streaming Videos 
  • 8th Fire (5-parts) - explains what needs to happen in the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada
  • Colonization Road - The title for the Firsthand documentary Colonization Road sounds like a metaphor, but it references more than 1,600 kilometres of actual roads built by Europeans and Americans towards free plots of land in the mid-1800s.
  • Our Nationhood - chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi’kmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands.
  • The Pass System - Illuminates Canada's hidden history of racial segregation.
  • The People of the Kattawapiskak River - examines the history and causes of a housing crisis that struck this community hard.