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Between the Lines

A visually lyrical, experimental documentary about women who cut themselves, this film explores the fine line between self-destructive behavior and self-preserving coping mechanisms.

Added 10/09/2018

The Fanlight Collection 1997 21.0 minutes College/Adult/Professional

The Other Side of Blue

Through testimonies with four engaging young people, as well as commentary from two psychiatrists and a social worker who work with teens, the film explores the nature, causes, symptoms, and consequences of clinical depression, what makes teenage depression different.

Added 10/09/2018

The Fanlight Collection 2000 31.0 minutes College/Adult/Professional

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    Divine Fate

    A mythical universe's existence is threatened by the arrival of unthinking and uncaring visitors.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Shyness

    Shyness

    Frankenstein is shy, and the good doctor and his not so good assistant try to help him out.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Remembrance of Things to Come

    Remembrance of Things to Come

    This tapestry of still photographs, subject-skipping montage and rapid shuttle of wit and philosophy is pure Chris Marker.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • South

    South

    The heart of this journey is the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr in Jasper, Texas. But this is not an anatomy of his murder, rather, it is an evocation of how this event fits in to a landscape and climate as much mental as physical.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • System Error

    System Error

    SYSTEM ERROR examines the fundamentals of capitalism and the continuing impact of Karl Marx as an analyst of it.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Ben Barka

    Ben Barka

    A biography of Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi Ben Barka, abducted on the streets of Paris and murdered in 1965, the infamous "Ben Barka affair."

    Added 10/02/2018

  • The Junction

    The Junction

    They had little in common in life, but Israeli soldier David Biri and Palestinian Fahmi Abou Ammouneh are linked in death, their fates tied to a Gaza crossroads between an Israeli settlement and Palestinian refugee camp.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Kuxa Kanema

    Kuxa Kanema

    The story of Mozambique's National Institute of Cinema (INC) - a history of the birth and death of local cinema, and the birth and death of an ideology.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Matamata and Pilipili

    Matamata and Pilipili

    Reclaims an important episode in the history of Congolese popular culture, the Matamata and Pilipili series of colonial-era film comedies, while exploring the complex terrain of colonial relationships and media representations.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • People Power

    People Power

    The first in depth look at non-violent revolutions around the world.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • The Ister

    The Ister

    A journey up the Danube River, this film takes up some of the most challenging paths in Martin Heidegger's thought. With the philosophers Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bernard Stiegler, and filmmaker Hans-Jürgen Syberberg.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • The Jackets Green

    The Jackets Green

    Republicans in Northern Ireland answer the question "What are you fighting for?"

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Karayuki-San, The Making of a Prostitute

    Karayuki-San, The Making of a Prostitute

    Shohei Imamura profiles a former Karayuki-San who offers frank testimony into her horrific sexual slavery experiences.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Oxhide

    Oxhide

    Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this, intimate portrait of a working-class Chinese family.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Level Five

    Level Five

    In Chris Marker's futuristic reverie, game-developer Laura creates a video game based on the WWII Battle of Okinawa.

    Added 10/02/2018

  • Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World

    Dark Star: H. R. Giger's World

    Meet the Oscar-winner behind the ALIEN xenomorph and architect of nightmares.

    Added 10/01/2018

  • Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui

    Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui

    A powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist El Anatsui.

    Added 10/01/2018

  • In the Name of the People

    In the Name of the People

    Four filmmakers travel with guerrillas into combat in El Salvador.

    Added 10/01/2018

  • Integration Report 1

    Integration Report 1

    Brings viewers to the front lines of the fight for civil rights.

    Added 10/01/2018

  • Futures Market

    Futures Market

    A visual essay on cultural memory, urban space, and real estate speculation.

    Added 10/01/2018

  • 108 (Cuchillo de Palo)

    108 (Cuchillo de Palo)

    Paraguayan director Renate Costa Perdomo investigates a gay man's persecution and murder.

    Added 10/01/2018

  • Dam/Age

    Dam/Age

    Traces renowned, prize winning writer Arundhati Roy's bold and controversial campaign against the Narmada dam project in India.

    Added 10/01/2018

  • Unconquering the Last Frontier

    Unconquering the Last Frontier

    Chronicles Native Americans' struggle to survive in the midst of hydroelectric development.

    Added 08/29/2018

  • Sexuality, Intimacy, and Dementia in Residential Care Settings

    Sexuality, Intimacy, and Dementia in Residential Care Settings

    An exploration of the complex issues surrounding sexuality and dementia, including quality of life, capacity to consent, resident protections, and potential legal issues.

    Added 08/28/2018

  • Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow

    Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow

    The darker side of the Green Revolution.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • In Whose Interest?

    In Whose Interest?

    A revealing critique of US foreign policy since World War II.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Tina In Mexico

    Tina In Mexico

    The story of renowned photographer Tina Modotti, acclaimed for her innovative and impassioned depiction of social issues.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

    Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

    John Pilger alerts the world to the bloody reign of Pol Pot in Cambodia.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Wolves in Paradise

    Wolves in Paradise

    Ranchers and environmentalists team up to protect open space from developers and to learn how to share with wolves this last wild corner of the West.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Water and the Human Spirit - Program Two

    Water and the Human Spirit - Program Two

    Farmers and communities solving their own water problems.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Water and the Human Spirit - Program One

    Water and the Human Spirit - Program One

    Communities solving their own water problems.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Varmints

    Varmints

    The controversy surrounding the decline of the prairie dog.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • The Tribal Mind

    The Tribal Mind

    Post-apartheid South Africa is the best example of people struggling to overcome tribalism.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • this black soil

    this black soil

    Chronicles the successful struggle of Bayview, VA, to pursue a new vision of prosperity.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Talk Mogadishu

    Talk Mogadishu

    The story of HornAfrik, the first community TV and radio station in Somalia.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Suspino:  A Cry for Roma

    Suspino: A Cry for Roma

    An unflinching look at the persecution of Europe's largest minority, the Roma or 'gypsies'.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Suspended Dreams

    Suspended Dreams

    The lasting effects of the civil war in Lebanon.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Stealing a Nation

    Stealing a Nation

    Award-winning reporter John Pilger exposes how the British Government expelled the population of a group of islands, including Diego Garcia, so the US could build a military base.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Sowing for Need or Sowing for Greed?

    Sowing for Need or Sowing for Greed?

    The connection between multinational chemical companies and the foods they want us to eat.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • A Sidewalk Astronomer

    A Sidewalk Astronomer

    John Dobson and his simple telescope mount have revolutionized astronomy.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Secrets of the Choco

    Secrets of the Choco

    The Choco rainforest in Colombia faces development. What is the best option?

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Secrets of Silicon Valley

    Secrets of Silicon Valley

    Shocking expose of the hidden downsides of the Internet revolution.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Risky Business

    Risky Business

    A discussion-starter on genetically engineered plants and animals.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • The Quiet Mutiny

    The Quiet Mutiny

    John Pilger reveals the shifting morale and open rebellion of Western troops serving in Vietnam.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Nuclear Dynamite

    Nuclear Dynamite

    Investigates American and Soviet plans to use nuclear explosives for 'geographical engineering.'

    Added 08/27/2018

  • The Matrix of Life

    The Matrix of Life

    Suzuki travels the world exploring our intimate relationship with water and air.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • The Golf War

    The Golf War

    Globalization comes to a Philippine seaside community, which has to defend its ancestral lands against golf course development.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Garden Song

    Garden Song

    Portrait of Alan Chadwick, inventor of the Biodynamic French Intensive Method of gardening.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Fury for the Sound

    Fury for the Sound

    Women's contribution to the battle to save the rainforest at Clayoquot Sound.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Faces of the Hand

    Faces of the Hand

    The human hand, and its use, in different cultures.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Economics

    Economics

    Economics and its relation to social change and our lifestyles.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • E. F. Schumacher...

    E. F. Schumacher...

    Summary of Schumacher's economic arguments referring to the world energy situation.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Drumbeat for Mother Earth

    Drumbeat for Mother Earth

    Toxic chemicals are the greatest threat to the survival of indigenous peoples.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Dreaming of Tibet

    Dreaming of Tibet

    Looks at the lives of three Tibetan exiles, and at the recent history of their country, which forced them to flee.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Do You Remember Vietnam?

    Do You Remember Vietnam?

    Three years after the fall of Saigon, Pilger returns to Vietnam to examine the state of the country.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Democracy a la Maude

    Democracy a la Maude

    A Canadian woman leads the fight against unjust corporate globalization, and for social justice.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Death of a Nation

    Death of a Nation

    John Pilger's horrifying expose of the West's complicity in the twenty-year genocide in East Timor.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Bombies

    Bombies

    The terrible aftermath of dropping cluster bombs during the secret air war in Laos and the international campaign to ban them.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Biomimicry: Learning from Nature - Part 2

    Biomimicry: Learning from Nature - Part 2

    Advances in materials and medicine based on research into natural processes.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Biomimicry: Learning from Nature - Part 1

    Biomimicry: Learning from Nature - Part 1

    Using natural processes as the model for agriculture and business.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Arrows Against the Wind

    Arrows Against the Wind

    The Dani and the Asmat come face to face with the modern world in Irian Jaya.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Capturing the Flag

    Capturing the Flag

    A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 'posterchild' for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

    Added 08/27/2018

  • Dead Souls - Part II

    Dead Souls - Part II

    Part II of Wang Bing's powerful film of survivors of the Chinese Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957 reeducation camps.

    Added 08/21/2018

  • Dead Souls - Part III

    Dead Souls - Part III

    Part III of Wang Bing's powerful film of survivors of the Chinese Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957 reeducation camps.

    Added 08/21/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Philosophy, or the Triumph of the Owl

    The Owl's Legacy: Philosophy, or the Triumph of the Owl

    Episode 13 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Philosophy, or the Triumph of the Owl".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Tragedy, or the Illusion of Death

    The Owl's Legacy: Tragedy, or the Illusion of Death

    Episode 12 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Tragedy, or the Illusion of Death".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Misogyny, or the Snares of Desire

    The Owl's Legacy: Misogyny, or the Snares of Desire

    Episode 11 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of sexuality, desire and marriage.

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Mythology, or Lies Like Truth

    The Owl's Legacy: Mythology, or Lies Like Truth

    Episode 10 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Cosmogony, or the Ways of the World

    The Owl's Legacy: Cosmogony, or the Ways of the World

    Episode 9 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Cosmogony, or the Ways of the World".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Music, or Inner Space

    The Owl's Legacy: Music, or Inner Space

    Episode 8 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Music, or Inner Space".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Logomachy, or the Dialect of the Tribe

    The Owl's Legacy: Logomachy, or the Dialect of the Tribe

    Episode 7 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Logomachy, or the Dialect of the Tribe".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Mathematics, or the Empire Counts Back

    The Owl's Legacy: Mathematics, or the Empire Counts Back

    Episode 6 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Mathematics, or the Empire Counts Back".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Amnesty, or History on the March

    The Owl's Legacy: Amnesty, or History on the March

    Episode 5 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Amnesty, or History on the March".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Nostalgia, or The Impossible Return

    The Owl's Legacy: Nostalgia, or The Impossible Return

    Episode 4 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Nostalgia, or The Impossible Return".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Democracy, or City of Dreams

    The Owl's Legacy: Democracy, or City of Dreams

    Episode 3 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Democracy, or City of Dreams".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • The Owl's Legacy: Olympics, or Imaginary Greece

    The Owl's Legacy: Olympics, or Imaginary Greece

    Episode 2 of renowned filmmaker Chris Marker's mythical masterpiece about the influence of Greek culture on our society. This episode explores the theme of "Olympics, or Imaginary Greece".

    Added 08/17/2018

  • Taking Stock

    Taking Stock Traces the history leading up to the collapse of the cod fishery in the North Atlantic Added 08/17/2018

  • Twixt Heaven and Earth

    Twixt Heaven and Earth A profile of the amazing Swainson's hawk, a bird that migrates almost 7000 miles every autumn, and is now threatened by widespread pesticide use. Added 08/17/2018

  • Worst Case Scenario

    Worst Case Scenario How much environmental risk is too much? Citizens and industry debate the issues surrounding gas well development. Added 08/17/2018

  • A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis

    A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis Understanding psychosis in teens, and possible solutions. Added 08/17/2018

  • Climate on the Edge

    Climate on the Edge The scientific context of climate change. Added 08/17/2018

  • In Pursuit of Peace

    In Pursuit of Peace The case for unarmed civilian peacemaking and mediation as a response to violent international conflict. Added 08/17/2018

  • Writing the Land

    Writing the Land A meditation on language, culture, and tradition couched in the bustle of modern-day Vancouver. Added 08/17/2018

  • Yuxweluptun

    Yuxweluptun A profile of artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and his very political work Added 08/17/2018

  • The Great Adventure

    The Great Adventure A five-month, 13,000 mile journey to record the impact of climate change on the Arctic. Added 08/17/2018

  • Horses of Suffield

    Horses of Suffield A chronicle of the emotional story of the environmental factors and decisions that spelled the end for Canada's largest herd of wild horses. Added 08/17/2018

  • Hubert Reeves Star Teller

    Hubert Reeves Star Teller A conversation with astrophysicist Hubert Reeves, who has the special talent of combining science, humanism, and a deep affection for our planet and universe. Added 08/17/2018

  • My Park, my Plains

    My Park, my Plains A lively, humorous, and moving account of defining historical moments and various uses over the years of Quebec City's Plains of Abraham. Added 08/17/2018

  • People of the Ice

    People of the Ice A look at climate change through the eyes of several generations of Inuit. Added 08/17/2018

  • Perspectives in Science 2

    Perspectives in Science 2 Discussion-starters about ethical dilemmas in managing natural resources. Added 08/17/2018

  • Shipbreakers

    Shipbreakers The rusting hulks of thousands of the world's largest ships are driven onto the remote beaches of Alang, off the Arabian Sea, to be dismantled, piece by piece. Added 08/17/2018

  • Something in the Air

    Something in the Air

    A wake-up call about Prince Edward Island: Monoculture, increased reliance on pesticides, an invisible cloud of deadly poision, the highest rate of hospital admissions for asthma in Canada.

    Added 08/17/2018

  • Okimah

    Okimah Filmmaker Paul M. Rickard takes us along with his family on a traditional goose hunt, revealing the rich role that it plays in Cree culture. Added 08/17/2018

  • Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer

    Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer A unique portrait of photographer George Johnston, who documented Native life and culture in the first half of the 20th century. Added 08/17/2018

  • Redskins Tricksters and Puppy Stew

    Redskins Tricksters and Puppy Stew This look at several Native comedians overturns the conventional notion of the 'stoic Indian' and shines a light on an overlooked element of Native culture--humour and its healing powers. Added 08/17/2018

  • Spudwrench

    Spudwrench A profile of Randy Horne, a high steel worker and a Native leader during the 1990 Oka crisis. Added 08/17/2018