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#BLESSED

Available until June 14
Peer inside C3, Canada’s fastest-growing millennial church, and witness a revelation. With locations multiplying across Toronto, young Pastor Sam deploys Instagram, Christian pop music and on-point fashion to preach the Word to hip souls seeking salvation.
Film Info
Runtime:75
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Religion & Spirituality
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ali Weinstein
Producer(s):Cornelia Principe
Executive Producer(s):Nisha Pahuja
Editor(s):Robert Swartz
Writer(s):Ali Weinstein
Cinematography:Jesse McCracken
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Canadian Spectrum Shorts Program

Available until June 24
A selection of Canadian short films including Hollies Dress, Nancy's Workshop, Invasion, and Jo.
Film Info
Runtime:76
Copyright:2020
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
By Program - Sort:Shorts
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Don't Worry, the Doors Will Open

Available until June 24
A run-down, overcrowded Soviet-era commuter train serves as the backdrop for this verité portrait of the daily lives of its Ukrainian working-class passengers, and a country in the midst of reconciling its troubled past and uncertain future.
Film Info
Runtime:76
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Ukrainian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Eastern Europe
Urban Culture & Issues
War & Conflict
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Oksana Karpovych
Producer(s):Ina Fichman
Judith Plamondon
Editor(s):Lessandro Sócrates
Dominique Sicotte
Writer(s):Oksana Karpovych
Cinematography:Christopher Nunn
Sound:Simon Gervais
André Smyelov
Olivier Germain
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Dope is Death

Available until June 24
Radical politics meets community health when Dr. Mutulu Shakur—Tupac’s stepdad—and fellow Black Panthers, viewing both heroin and methadone rehab as “chemical warfare” on the poor, launch instead America’s first acupuncture detox program in the 1970s.
Film Info
Runtime:78
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Activism
Mental Health & Addiction
America
Black Cultures & Issues
Race & Multiculturalism
Urban Culture & Issues
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mia Donovan
Producer(s):Bob Moore
Executive Producer(s):Mila Aung-Thwin
Editor(s):Mia Donovan
Writer(s):Mia Donovan
Cinematography:Glauco Bermudez
Composer:Ramachandra Borcar
Sound:Cory Rizos
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Eddy's Kingdom

Available until June 24
In this stranger-than-fiction tale, an entrepreneur’s obsessive dream of developing an Okanagan Lake island into a Middle Eastern–themed amusement park leads to a spiralling path of legal turmoil and financial ruin, with a hostage-taking and bomb plots along the way.
Film Info
Runtime:85
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Canada
Crime & Intrigue
Middle East
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Greg Crompton
Producer(s):Greg Crompton
Tony Cerciello
Editor(s):David Trevail
Stephen Leck
Writer(s):Greg Crompton
Cinematography:Greg Gillespie
Composer:Red Heartbreaker
Sound:Reid Hendry
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Prayer for a Lost Mitten

Available until June 24
Montreal Metro’s Lost and Found department does its best to reconnect misplaced items with their rightful owners. The touching stories of those who come to claim their belongings warm this stunning snapshot of a long Québécois winter.
Film Info
Runtime:79
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:French
English
Creole
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Canada
Urban Culture & Issues
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jean-François Lesage
Producer(s):Jean-François Lesage
Editor(s):Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Ariane Pétel-Despots
Writer(s):Jean-François Lesage
Cinematography:Marianne Ploska
Composer:Tom Brunt
Sound:Marie-Pierre Grenier
Olivier Germain
Marie-Andrée Cormier
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Stateless

Available until June 24
After the Dominican Republic Supreme Court strips citizenship from anyone with Haitian parentage—retroactive to 1929—200,000 people are rendered stateless due to anti-Black racism. In response, a young attorney ignites a grassroots campaign, relentlessly fighting to protect citizenship rights for all.
Film Info
Runtime:95
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Canada
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Spanish
Creole
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Activism
Black Cultures & Issues
Latin America
Race & Multiculturalism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michèle Stephenson
Producer(s):Jennifer Holness
Michèle Stephenson
Lea Marin
Executive Producer(s):Anita Lee
Joe Brewster
Sudz Sutherland
Editor(s):Sophie Farkas-Bolla
Writer(s):Michèle Stephenson
Cinematography:Jaime Guerra
Nadia Hallgren
Naiti Gámez
Tito Rodriguez
Alfredo Alcántara
Pedro Arnau Bros Santana
Composer:Ben Fox
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There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace

Available until June 10
The film follows the historic Mirvish Village community as it looks at the gentrification of Toronto told through the stories of people affected by the closure of the iconic discount store, Honest Ed's.
Film Info
Runtime:75
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
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Website:https://www.theresnoplacelikethisplace.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lulu Wei
Producer(s):Ali Weinstein
Editor(s):Sarah Bachinski
Cinematography:Lulu Wei
Composer:Laura Barrett
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Under the Same Sun

Available until June 24
In the South Caucasus, a region plagued by aggressive nationalist movements, Armenians and Azerbaijanis face propaganda and intolerance—with some undertaking an uphill battle to fight back—in this skilfully balanced exploration of humanity and hatred.
Film Info
Runtime:97
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Armenian
Azerbaijani
Russian
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Race & Multiculturalism
South & Central Asia
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):François Jacob
Producer(s):François Jacob
Editor(s):Jéricho Jeudy
Writer(s):François Jacob
Antoine Dion-Ortega
Cinematography:François Jacob
Composer:Moses Baxter
Sound:Hélène Magne
Isabelle Lussier
Simon Plouffe
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The Walrus and the Whistleblower

Available until June 24
An animal trainer becomes an unlikely whistleblower and is sued for $1.5 million for plotting to steal a walrus, falling down the rabbit hole of a personal quest while a larger movement grows to end marine mammal captivity.
Film Info
Runtime:89
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:English
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Activism
Animals & Animal Rights
Canada
Crime & Intrigue
By Program - Sort:Doc Shop
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nathalie Bibeau
Producer(s):Nathalie Bibeau
Frederic Bohbot
Editor(s):Vincent Guignard
Writer(s):Nathalie Bibeau
Cinematography:Christian Bielz
Composer:Anaïs Larocque
Raphael Reed
Sound:Tod Van Dyk
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A Woman, My Mother

Available until June 24
Balancing documentary and poetry, this touching exploration of family, memory and maternal love finds the filmmaker retracing his biological mother’s footsteps in a struggle to find her. Who was this independent and secretive woman?
Film Info
Runtime:76
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:French
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Personal Histories
Women & Women's Stories
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Claude Demers
Producer(s):Claude Demers
Editor(s):Natalie Lamoureux
Writer(s):Claude Demers
Cinematography:Stéphanie Weber Biron
Olivier Tétreault
Composer:Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
Sound:Patrice LeBlanc
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The World Is Bright

Available until June 24
Notified by the Canadian government that their son committed suicide and has been buried, an elderly Chinese couple embarks on a decade-long investigation through a Kafkaesque bureaucracy to unravel the mysterious truth behind his tumultuous life and death.
Film Info
Runtime:116
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Language:Mandarand English
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Mental Health & Addiction
Canada
Crime & Intrigue
East Asia
Education
Families & Family Relationships
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Website:http://gyufilms.ca/the-world-is-bright-synopsis.html
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ying Wang
Producer(s):Jian Ping Su
Jordan Paterson
Executive Producer(s):Yun-Jou Chang
Tyler Hagan
Editor(s):Lawrence Le Lam
Ying Wang
Writer(s):Ying Wang
Lawrence Le Lam
Cinematography:Pieter Stathis
Jian Ping Su
Ying Wang
Composer:Daniel J.K. Ross
Sound:Matt Drake
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