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
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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

VIFF Review: Toni Erdmann
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VIFF Review: Toni Erdmann

By Brent Holmes If you think shows like The Office, Extras or Curb Your Enthusiasm exemplify the pinnacle of awkward, uncomfortable comedy, think again. Maren Ade’s third feature film, Toni Erdmann, is a painfully funny comedy about loneliness that despite its nearly 3-hour runtime does not overstay its welcome—even when its characters do. Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek) is … Continue reading