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Delikado

Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island. Its powder-white beaches and lush forests have made it one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders and vigilantes trying to protect its spectacular natural resources, it is more akin to a battlefield.

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12:30 pm
Thu Feb 22
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Rails, Jails & Trolleys

This groundbreaking documentary captures the electric ethos of the Indian farmers’ protest that received international attention and the resounding response by Canadians to the movement.

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3:30 pm
Thu Feb 22
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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To Kill a Tiger

Ranjit battles guilt, community intimidation, a mounting financial burden, and an uninterested police force, all while attempting to support his daughter through the trauma of her attack and its aftermath.

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6:00 pm
Thu Feb 22
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Black History Month: Short Film Showcase

The four short films in this program range from humorous dark comedy to sombre drama. These films explore existential crises, beauty standards and daring ambitions in the lives of the protagonists.

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7:00 pm
Thu Feb 22
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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8:15 pm
Thu Feb 22
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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The Klabona Keepers + ReWilding the Classroom

The Klabona Keepers is fierce account of the Tahltan Nation’s struggle to protect the Klabona Sacred Headwaters, an important natural habitat in northwest British Columbia, from commercial mining. ReWilding the Classroom educates viewers about the Youth Leadership in Sustainability initiative (YLS), a one-semester program that integrates curricular activities with the environment.

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12:30 pm
Fri Feb 23
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Powerlands

Ivey-Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born.

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3:30 pm
Fri Feb 23
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Oscar® Shorts 2024: Documentary

This year's nominees for Best Documentary Short range touch on range of social and political issues, from a humanistic perspective.

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4:00 pm
Fri Feb 23
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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1:50 pm
Wed Feb 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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7:30 pm
Wed Feb 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Twice Colonized + Who She Is

In Twice Colonized, Aaju Peter is a renowned Greenlandic Inuit lawyer and activist who defends the human rights of Indigenous peoples of the Arctic and a fierce protector of her ancestral lands. Who She Is tells the story of four individual women caught in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) epidemic.

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6:00 pm
Fri Feb 23
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Oscar® Shorts 2024: Live Action

This year's nominees for Best Live Action Short Films include a mini-masterpiece from Wes Anderson and French Canadian entry, Invincible.

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7:00 pm
Fri Feb 23
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:15 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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1:30 pm
Mon Feb 26
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Kokomo City

Filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City—Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver—who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession.

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12:30 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Someone Lives Here

Throughout the COVID pandemic, Toronto has seen a catastrophic increase in homelessness. Sick of seeing his city unable to care for its unhoused people, Khaleel Seivwright quit his job as a full-time carpenter and dedicated himself to building insulated shelters--called 'tiny shelters.'

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3:30 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Oscar® Shorts 2024: Animation

The best animated shorts of the year, according to the Academy... films from Iran, Israel, France and the USA. This program will also feature a handful of "best runners-up".

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4:30 pm
Sat Feb 24
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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4:30 pm
Mon Feb 26
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Tue Feb 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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