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My Imaginary Country

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

Patricio Guzmán is the poet laureate of Chilean cinema and its foremost historian. Here he returns to his early work of frontline reportage, documenting the recent, extraordinary uprising which promises to transform Chile for the better.

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3:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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9:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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Anyox

Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Originally constructed around a copper mine, the once thriving company town of Anyox now boasts only two year-round residents. An immaculately crafted portrait of the damage wrought by the callousness of colonial ambition.

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8:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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9:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Cinematheque
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Nayola

Animation Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Yara, a politically censored rap artist in Angola, is on the run from the police. An encounter with an intruder brings the scars of the past into stark relief. Dreams, reality, myth, past, and present fluidly intertwine in this stunning animated feature.

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10:30 am
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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Tori and Lokita

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

In the latest from the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night) we are invested in the plight of two West African immigrants to Europe, children who pass themselves off as siblings but whose fate hangs by a slender thread. The movie pummels the heart.

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11:00 am
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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Klondike

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

In 2014 in Ukraine's Donbass region, Irka, who's seven months pregnant, and her partner Tolik face the dilemma of whether or not to flee the area. As the tense, haunting, and tragic film unfolds, the conflict threatens to tear them apart.

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3:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:45 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 9
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Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Award Winners Comedy Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Feisty Turkish-German housewife Rabiye Kurnaz must cut through red tape, international political tensions, and language barriers to free her son from Guantánamo Bay. Hope persists in the form a new friendship with her lawyer-turned-travel-companion.

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3:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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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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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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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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Framing Agnes

Award Winners Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice LGBTQIA2S+

Exhuming transcripts from a 1950s study on transgender individuals, Chase Joynt and his collaborators employ re-enactments, reinvention, and personal reflections to examine the trans stories that are told and how—and by whom—they are authored.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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9:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Rio Theatre
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Plan 75

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

In a near future Japan, seniors aged 75-plus are encouraged to voluntarily euthanize themselves for the good of society. While the plan seems to solve the dilemma, everyone involved questions the morality of it.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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3:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 10
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Tortoise Under the Earth

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Centering on the story of a young couple trying to come to terms with the loss of their daughter, Tortoise Under the Earth positions an intimate story of loss against the backdrop of cultural and environmental devastation caused by uranium mining.

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6:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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12:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Call Jane

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

A privileged housewife in 1968 Chicago finds herself at odds with the patriarchal medical establishment when she requires an abortion to save her life. A timely and relevant film about reproductive justice in the year that Roe v. Wade was overturned.

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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Rio Theatre
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9:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
Vancouver Playhouse
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Until Branches Bend

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Discovering a potentially invasive insect inside a peach, fruit packer Robin immediately reports it. When management refuses to take action, she goes public with her concerns and precipitates a widescale shutdown in her Okanagan town.

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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
Vancouver Playhouse
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6:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
The Rio Theatre
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