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Spectrum

A collection of innovative nonfiction filmmaking

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8 Stories About My Hearing Loss

Women Directors

In this autobiographical documentary, director Charo Mato flits between childhood stories, the science of hearing loss, and the poetry of life and language to explore the stories of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing while resisting a monolithic experience.

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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Cinematheque
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4:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Day After...

Award Winners

The Rocket—a paddle steamer—has been ferrying rich and poor through Bangladesh for the best part of a century. This kinetic and artfully chaotic hybrid documentary immerses us in a two-day journey and gives us a vivid snapshot of the country.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Documentary Women Directors

Directors Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor utilize micro-cameras to wander the human body without limit. The horror of open surgery gives way to the abstract beauty of medical imaging, repurposing it to craft a harrowingly immersive documentary.

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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Cinematheque
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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Eclipse

Award Winners Documentary Women Directors

In the personal and poetic documentary, Nataša Urban (b. 1977) revisits the conflict that tore Yugoslavia apart through the prism of her immediate family and friends' often reluctant recollections, piercing a web of self-protective amnesia.

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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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Geographies of Solitude

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Jacquelyn Mills immerses us in the natural wonders of Nova Scotia's stunning and remote Sable Island, home to wild horses, sparrows, invertebrates, and a devoted researcher. Winner of multiple awards at the Berlinale and Hot Docs.

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11:00 am
Mon Oct 03
International Village 8
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10:00 am
Sun Oct 09
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Hermit of Treig

Award Winners Documentary Women Directors

In this rather special film, Lizzie MacKenzie trains her camera on octogenarian Ken Smith, who has lived more than four decades off-the-grid on the shores of Loch Treig, in the Scottish Highlands. This cheerful hermit is a personable storyteller.

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4:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
The Cinematheque
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Riotsville, U.S.A.

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Compiled from government and TV news footage from the 1960s (with commentary and brief on-screen contextual notes), this transfixing, resonant essay film looks at the widespread civil unrest of the period, and how the establishment chose to respond.

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3:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 9
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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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See You Friday, Robinson

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Iranian filmmaker and author Ebrahim Golestan finds a new pen pal in Jean-Luc Godard. Their correspondences are full of poetic contemplations, cryptic riddles, and mutual reverence as they meditate on being an artist in the 21st century.

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6:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Cinematheque
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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 8
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