A documentary film about the heroic actions of the French Canadian soldier, Léo Major who, during the Second World War, single-handedly liberated the Dutch town of Zwolle, inhabited by 50,000 people from the nazis. An avenue was dedicated to him, he is remembered and celebrated every year. Although he is venerated in the Netherlands, his accomplishments are still barely known in his homeland.
After their mother’s death, Toto and Adib are completely devastated. Among the colours of Montreal’s South-West and human imperfection at its most poetic, the series plunges into their reality for 24 hours, revealing marginal and vulnerable humans affected by this tragedy.
Shamed online by a nasty rap from her ex, Arnaud, Frédérique, a young mother, attempts to get even. She challenges him to a rap battle. Arnaud is well versed in this game: his career as a hiphop artist is well underway. But for her, it’s an entirely new ballgame.
Leisure and Recreation in Canada invites us to participate in the weekly activities of Anne and Vincent, a couple who’ve been together for way too long, and their friends Veronique and Bruno, two singles who have nothing in common.
For a year, we followed five of the finest young snowboarders in the world on their quest to be the best. Meet Frank April, Anto Chamberland, Zach Aller, Keassy Patenaude and Seb Toutant ~ boys who have taken their passion for the sport to a whole new level. And for some, turned it into a career.
Darth Vador, Lara Croft and Bilbo Baggins are sharing a latte. Captain America, Superwoman and Naruto are waiting in line for the toilet. No, you’re not dreaming. You’ve just entered the bizarre and universally popular world of Cosplay.
This documentary reveals how market gardeners, foresters and cereal farmers have successfully adopted a workable business model based on quality of life. It’s an idea whose seeds are spreading to all corners of the globe ~ from stable to table.
In my hometown, Arlit, situated in the south of Nigeria, Areva has been mining uranium since 1976. Nowadays, a good part of the region is contaminated. Radioactivity is invisible, and the population is not informed of all the risks involved.
A family with a grisly secret struggle to keep their video store afloat while in search for their missing twin daughter who pulls them all into a global underworld and enterprise where the commodity tests our morality and vision for the future.
On Halloween, the infamous haunted law offices of Mann, Turely & Onn are said to be at their most psycho-kinetically charged. Taking advantage of this disturbing energy are a group of young men and women who have accepted a million dollar challenge to stay in the office for an entire week, and the eccentric young billionaire who is presenting that challenge.
Another Brick in the Wall - The Documentary tells the fascinating, passionate story of how Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” became an opera ~ a true opera, not a “rock opera” ~ and how this masterpiece has transcended generations while remaining relevant and pertinent in today’s social and political climate.
Over the course of the series, we’re introduced to 18 different countries and 18 different customs and rituals that are steeped in beautiful, meaningful and centuries old tradition. This docu-series reveals how these rituals are intrinsically tied to the most important moments in our lives.
A hilarious and investigative look at the long history and major influence Canadians have had on the development of American pop culture. It features celebrity interviews and classic archival images from the very beginnings of Hollywood right through to the present day.
Romain, aka Molecule, is a composer of electronic music who has come up with a madcap plan to spend five weeks on a fishing trawler writing a new album.
Fred, the skipper of the Joseph Roty II and its 59-strong crew, has to fetch the biggest possible catch from the icy waters of the Irish Sea. Romain, on the other hand, is hoping that braving some storms will unleash his creativity.
These two different approaches to the ocean create an unexpected meeting of music and fishing.
Defining a new world sport can be overwhelming. To survive you must conquer not only your competitors, but also your own fears. For these elite Gamers, it’s a long walk from the living room to the podium ~ and they’ll do whatever it takes to get there. This documentary follows three Gamers on their journey to become World Champion.
Filmed over a period of 4 years, this documentary presents 4 women who devote their lives to a passion : Fighting sports. These warriors practice wrestling, boxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, kickboxing or ultimate fighting.
Whether it’s a quick hand, an online tournament or an event played out on the grand scale, Poker has become part of our collective consciousness. This documentary gives us access to players’ lifestyles and mindsets.
Mira, une histoire de coeur (Mira, a Story of Devotion)
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This documentary presents a good man, cheerful, colorful, dog lover, who one day had the idea to found an organism in order to help his fellows. A foundation called: MIRA. To date, the foundation has given more than 3,000 dogs that brought help and comfort to people that haven’t been pampered by life.
These controversial fights gained in popularity both among those who practice than the spectators. This documentary presents amateurs and professionals in training or in combat explaining their motivations and their gait.
It’s November in Montreal. Andre Kosinski, a fifty years old cab driver, expects nothing from life. His solitary life suddenly turned around when a young and crying stranger enters in his cab. The young women will seduce Andre that first night; she was simply looking for some consolation.
This documentary is about the dedication and passion of two underdogs attaining the quintessence in their sport. It is about a simple man who was able to accomplish what was not to be. It is about how life took away the dream of that man and how he was able to rebuild it.
Beyond Sight takes interest in the Inuit’s way of life, art, culture and landscapes, both visible and imaginary, in reaction to the opening of the North West Passage. The film transmits the spirit of the place while giving a voice to Inuit denizens and Great North specialists.
Gathered in the intimacy of a recording studio, two singer-songwriters, an Aboriginal artist and a non-Aboriginal, have few hours to get acquainted and take the moment to share their music, discuss about creation, tour, career, evoke anecdotes, talk about their own experience in studio, small and large happiness in creation, etc.
Today, we consider the bicycle as an urban green, efficient, inexpensive transportation, a symbol of accessibility for everyone. Except in Toronto, where the early days were promising, the car is still the priority. How did we get there?
Whether they are mechanics of agricultural machinery, dogteam drivers or bush pilots, those who make "unusual jobs" are always happy to initiate the host to the rudiments of their job. And the host returns the favor!