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Black Ice film still
Black Ice film still
Hubert Davis  ·  2022  ·  1h37m
Hubert Davis  ·  2022  ·  1h37m

The film presents a history of the Coloured Hockey League of the Maritimes of the early 20th century, and the lingering history of anti-black racism in the sport of ice hockey.

Dan Edelstyn & Hilary Powell  ·  2021  ·  1h27m
Dan Edelstyn & Hilary Powell  ·  2021  ·  1h27m

A filmmaker and artist couple ally with their community to take on the world of finance by setting up a bank, printing their own money and exploding pounds of high interest debt.

In a reflection of an unmarked storefront is a grayish silhouette of a man using an electric wheelchair. Behind the man is a spectacular red and yellow circus tent. Image credit: Reid Davenport
In a reflection of an unmarked storefront is a grayish silhouette of a man using an electric wheelchair. Behind the man is a spectacular red and yellow circus tent. Image credit: Reid Davenport
Reid Davenport  ·  2022  ·  1h16m
Reid Davenport  ·  2022  ·  1h16m

After a circus tent goes up near his apartment, a disabled filmmaker commences an unflinching meditation on spectacle, (in)visibility, and the corrosive legacy of the freak show.

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