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Charlotte

Éric Warin, Tahir Rana
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2021 · France, Canada

Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, Charlotte Salomon dreams of becoming a painter. But as a German Jew on the eve of the Second World War, she is forced to leave Berlin for the relative safety of southern France. There, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.

Available on Gooddeed

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Asian Heritage Month

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Ho Tzu Nyen
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2009 · Singapore, Canada

This psychological drama follows a man struggling with his mental health after the sudden death of his wife. The man goes to an institution called Island Hospital after becoming unable to speak, where he bonds with kleptomaniac Beatrice and receives an experimental new treatment that causes him to confront key questions.

Available on Amazon Video, Kanopy, Tubi TV

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National Space Day

Far Side of the Moon

Robert Lepage
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2003 · Canada

After his mother passes away, a struggling PhD candidate attempts to reconcile the meaning of life with his thesis on outer space. His ex is distant, and he and his younger brother have never gotten along. Is it too late to breathe new life into his research and rebuild lost relationships?

Available on Amazon Video

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World Athletics Day

The Boxing Girls of Kabul

Ariel Nasr
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2012 · Canada

This short documentary follows a group of Afghan women training to compete as boxers in the 2012 Olympics. The film shows the challenges the women face inside and outside of the ring, focusing on their personal journeys as they fight to compete for their country amidst a difficult social and political situation.

Available on Apple iTunes, Filmzie, IndieFlix

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In the Spotlight

Barney's Version

Richard J. Lewis
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2010 · Italy, Canada

Based on Mordecai Richler's eponymous prize-winning comic novel, Barney’s Version tells the story of the life of a seemingly ordinary man, Barney Panofsky, in four decades, three marriages, two children, and one unlikely hero -- Barney himself.

Available on Apple iTunes, DIRECTV, Microsoft Store, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, Vudu, YouTube

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NFB Gems: May

Threads

Torill Kove
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2017 · Canada, Norway

This moving animated short film creatively depicts the story of a mother and a daughter as the daughter grows up, with the threads that tie them together being depicted literally. Using beautiful, simple animation, Oscar-winner Torill Kove draws from her own experience to explore family, love, and motherhood.

Available on OVID

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