Trailer Tuesday
Documentaries / dragons and tigers / Environment / Trailer / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016

Trailer Tuesday

Enjoy these captivating trailers for some of our upcoming films screening at the Vancouver International Film Centre, ranging from the fascinating story of elephants formerly held in captivity being set free to the important journey of three grandmas who were “Japanese comfort women” during World War II and the haunting real life story of a … Continue reading

Fire at Sea
Adam Cook / Documentaries / Film Reviews / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016

Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea By Adam Cook One of the most talked about films of the year is Gianfranco Rosi’s masterful documentary, Fire at Sea. After having picked up the Golden Bear back in February—the Berlin Film Festival’s top prize—the film has gone onto rave reviews from critics and audiences around the world. It’s being described … Continue reading

Nettie Wild and KONELĪNE: our land beautiful at Vancity Theatre
Adam Cook / Documentaries / Environment / Film Reviews / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016 / Women in Film

Nettie Wild and KONELĪNE: our land beautiful at Vancity Theatre

Nettie Wild and KONELĪNE: our land beautiful at Vancity Theatre By Adam Cook Over the past thirty years, Nettie Wild has established herself as one of the strongest voices in Canadian documentary. Films such as Blockade (1993), about a very tense standoff over the claiming of unceded Aboriginal territory in Northern BC, and A Place Called Chiapas … Continue reading

VIFF Review: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
Canadian Images / Documentaries / Film Reviews / Filmmakers / films / Trailer / VIFF 2016 / Women in Film

VIFF Review: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

By Alex de Boer Alanis Obomsawin’s We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice documents the lifespan of a case brought against the federal government by indigenous child welfare activist and social worker Cindy Blackstock. Filed in 2007, Blackstock and the Assembly of First Nations alleged the Canadian government was guilty of systemic discrimination against First … Continue reading