Thailand's Seafood Slaves

Tuesday November 15   |   12:10PM
Globe Cinema   |   15 min

One of Thailand’s most high profile human trafficking cases generated international attention around the plight of the men forced to fish in a brutal seafood industry. Abusive employers and corrupt officials continue to operate. |  Read More...

 

Angry Inuk

Tuesday November 15   |   7:00PM
CPL Central - John Dutton Theatre  |   82 min

From Pamela Anderson to Paul McCartney, celebrities have voiced their outrage about an issue they seem keenly unqualified to discuss. Meanwhile, seal hunters are unjustly targeted for traditional practices that have supported them for centuries. With a way of life on the cusp of extinction, who's really at fault?  |  Read More...

 

Once Upon A Time There Was A Man + We Regret to Inform You...

Wednesday November 16   |   12:10PM
Globe Cinema  |  38 min

In a check-box society, where does one with a strong mind and a weak body fit in?  |   Read More...

 

A Syrian Love Story

Wednesday November 16   |   7:00PM
CPL Central - John Dutton Theatre   |   78 min

Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When McAllister first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the ‘Arab Spring’ sweeps the region, the family’s fate shifts irrevocably. |  Read More...

 

Life In Syntropy

Thursday November 17   |   12:10PM
Globe Cinema  |  16 min

"Life in Syntropy" is the new short film from Agenda Gotsch made specially to be presented at COP21 - Paris. This film put together some of the most remarkable experiences in Syntropic Agriculture, in which environmental services is a consequence of a good farming.  |  Read More...

 

Future Baby 

Thursday November 17   |   7:00PM
CPL Central - John Dutton Theatre  |  91 min

The hopes and wishes of future parents mesh with research on how to optimize the human genome in the face of an ever accelerating rate of progress. How far do we want to go?  |  Read More...

 

Good Business

Friday November 18   |   12:10PM
Globe Cinema   |   25 min

What role can business play in transforming a society? Encounter the power that love, forgiveness and compassion can have in overcoming the injustice, prejudice and hatred in the apartheid era in South Africa; and begin to realize why 'Doing good, is good business.'  |  Read More...

 

National Bird             

Friday November 18   |   7:00PM
River Park Auditorium  |  90 min

Heather battles psychological demons. Daniel fears dangers that may strike at any moment. Lisa exorcises her troubles with an unlikely search for forgiveness. The common cause of their suffering: the U.S. Air Force’s predator drone program, though none of them were victims of an attack. They were servicemen and women who conducted America’s unmanned war.  |  Read More...

 

Cecilia

Friday November 18  |   7:50PM
Emmedia   |   83 min   |   Standby Line Only

Cecilia, the housekeeper, is trafficked and found dead in Delhi, her employers Pankaj and Sunaina decide to help her get justice. As the trio battle corruption at all levels, they find themselves navigating a complex network of cops, traffickers, judges, lawyers, villagers and family members.  |  Read More...

 

Bugs

Friday November 18  |   9:00PM
River Park Auditorium  |  75 min

Insects as food is a hot topic. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security.  Take a hilarious journey into eating bugs.  |  Read More...

 

The Apology

Saturday November 19  |   12:30PM
River Park Auditorium  |  97 min

Some 70 years after their imprisonment in so-called “comfort stations,” the three “grandmothers”– Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines – face their twilight years in fading health.   |  Read More...

 

Raped

Saturday November 19   |   2:45PM
River Park Auditorium  |  52 min

Linda was raped 15 years ago, but did not press charges. Since then she's tried everything to 'get over' the incident. She finally decides to press charges. Follow her through three tough years, exploring rape as a social issue while facing her own demons and the frustrating bureaucratic system.  |  Read More...

 

The Age Of Consequences

Saturday November 19   |   4:10PM
River Park Auditorium   |  80 min

Filmed on the frontlines of hot zones around the world, with firsthand accounts of people living in stress points—places on the edge of survival where droughts, floods, resource pressures and extreme weather have already uprooted communities and created humanitarian crises; regions where the tinder is dry to spark destructive armed conflict.    |  Read More...

 

A Haunting History

Saturday November 19   |   6:00PM
River Park Auditorium   |  70 min

Haunted by his violent past, lawyer Anuol returns to his homeland South Sudan, committed to serve his country and hold accountable those responsible. But his quest hits a wall when he is confronted with reluctance to reconcile with history.  |  Read More...

 

Call Me Dad

Saturday November 19   |   7:45PM
River Park Auditorium  |  80 min

For some fathers, their fists are their weapons. For others, words and manipulation are most potent, used as part of a sustained pattern of intimidation, threats, and abuse intended to isolate, diminish and control the people they love. Now these men are seeking to change.  |  Read More...

 

The Archipelago

Saturday November 19   |   8:15PM
Emmedia  |  45 min   |   Standby Line Only

For centuries the Faroeses have proudly lived mainly off the natural resources at their immediate disposal : a pact between mankind and the wilderness based on balance and self-sustainability. True to methods long practiced, this includes hunting the pilot whales.  |  Read More...

 

Ghostland 

Sunday November 20  |  12:30PM
River Park Auditorium  |  86 min

The Ju/Hoansi Bushmen in Namibia are not allowed to hunt anymore and need to converge with our so called “civilized” lifestyle. For the first time the Ju/Hoansi Bushmen travel through the Kalahari and then right into the heart of Europe. A warm and humorous reflection of our habits through the eyes of people who are about to give up their million year old traditions.  |  Read More...

 

Guardians of Eternity

Sunday November 20  |  2:30PM
River Park Auditorium  |  45 min

'Guardians of Eternity' investigates the toxic legacy of an abandoned gold mine in northern Canada. The Giant Mine is closed now, but the mess that has been left behind will be with us forever. The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is on the front line because the mine is on their land.  |  Read More...

 

A Leak In Paradise

Sunday November 20  |  3:50PM
River Park Auditorium   |  77 min

Bank secrecy is sacrosanct, especially in these shady fiscal paradises. Through documents and his testimony, Rudolf Elmer, the only banker to speak out, plunges us into the secretive world of offshore banking, an industry worth 15.000 billion dollars whose driving role in tax evasion and the surge of deregulated finance weakens our democracies and destroys the social contract.  |  Read More...

 

The Sniper of Kobani + 4 Syrian Shorts

Sunday November 20  |  5:45PM
River Park Auditorium   |  60 min

A tall, slim man walks the ruined city streets with a rifle nonchalantly slung over his shoulder. We see him hiding behind walls, and from time to time he fires a shot. In the meantime, he reflects on his life as a sniper. He explains his solitary job, his dreams and nightmares.  |  Read More...

 

Sonic Sea

Sunday November 20  |  7:15PM
River Park Auditorium  |  60 min

Narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former U.S. naval officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed the way we understand our impact on the ocean.  |  Read More...