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Feature Film Silent Majority

Silent Majority is based on the true story of Adam Tanguay, a young man who was bullied at primary school, high school, and even later at his workplace. The film highlights the emotions felt by the victim, aggressors and witnesses in a context of bullying that occurred over a period of one year in school. The specific objective is to empower ...
  • 2015
  • 00:40:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/14/2016

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Silent Majority Teacher's Facilitation and Companion Guide

Feature Film The Nativity

Ideal for Religious Studies, The Nativity is not simply a retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus. Shot over two years in Morocco, this visually stunning international production explores the search of the Magi, the tyranny of Herod, and the earthly troubles of lowly shepherds. But at its heart, it is about two people — Mary, a young girl frightened ...
  • 2010
  • 01:30:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/19/2015

Feature Film Walter & Tandoori's Xmas

It is just before Christmas in the village of Hart’s Landing and an ominous shadow threatens the tiny town. That's right, Bill Counter, a wealthy, unscrupulous businessman, is building a huge department store right in the middle of town. With a thousand tricks up his sleeve, nothing appears to be able to stop him. "Buy, Buy and Always Buy" seem ...
  • 2014
  • 01:17:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Feature Film Jack

The biopic Jack recounts Layton’s relationship with MP and wife Olivia Chow, his early days in Toronto municipal politics and his emergence onto the national stage — leading to the NDP's impressive federal election campaign in 2011 and his death from cancer just weeks later. A large part of the film centres in on Layton's personal life and his relationship ...
  • 2013
  • 01:28:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Feature Film Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town uniquely blends fact with fiction; Stephen Leacock's own life with his literary creation. The elder Stephen Leacock (Gordon Pinsent) is both the narrator of the film and a wry, ghost-like presence in it. His boyhood self, Stephen Leacock (Owen Best) at age 14, and his real parents – Agnes (Jill Hennessy) and Peter (Rick ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film Billy Bishop Goes to War

More than 30 years after first mounting their celebrated stage production of Billy Bishop Goes to War, Eric Peterson says he and musical accompanist John Gray have lost none of their ardour for the war hero's tale. Nearing the end of his life, an aged Bishop (Peterson) recounts the triumphs and horrors of The Great War, "the war to end all ...
  • 2010
  • 01:25:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film The Secret of the Nutcracker

This delightful Christmas tale tells the story of 12-year-old Clara’s mystical journey on Christmas Eve to find her father who is fighting as a pilot in World War II. She receives unexpected help from the mysterious Drosselmeyer who befriends Clara and encourages her to believe that she can create magic. The Secret of The Nutcracker is directed by Eric Till ...
  • 2007
  • 01:27:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Feature Film Sex Traffic

This award-winning drama weaves the lives of four people, culminating in a disturbing look at the trafficking of sex slaves in Eastern Europe and beyond. This international co-production follows the wrenching plight of two Bosnian sisters and their descent into the dark world of illegal prostitution. Their journey is intersected by a British journalist struggling to uncover a conspiracy by ...
  • 2004
  • 01:32:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

On December 6, 1917, Halifax became a casualty of WWI when the Mont-Blanc, a French-owned freighter loaded with thousands of tons of explosives collided with a Belgian relief ship in Halifax Harbour. The explosion and shockwaves killed 2,000 people, injured 9,000 and flattened two square kilometers of the city. Out of the carnage came stories of small sacrifices and great ...
  • 2003
  • 02:57:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Feature Film Dido and Aeneas (Rights no longer available)

This award-winning production is a dance-opera about the Queen of Carthage, Dido, who has fallen in love with Trojan prince Aeneas. As the union of the two lovers approaches, a coven of witches plots her downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy. Conceived and choreographed by the celebrated Mark Morris, he takes a fresh and controversial approach in this adaptation ...
  • 1995
  • 00:55:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013