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Adopt-a-Doc

In 2010 Cinema Politica initiated a program to support independent Canadian documentaries during the production stage, when struggling independent political filmmakers face many challenges with funding and support. With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, we started Adopt-a-doc to offer our support to independent films struggling to get made in the very tough climate of documentary production in Canada. To date we have supported five films (Granny Power, The Secret Trial 5, Pride Denied: Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics, Another Word for Learning, and Children 404), which you can read about below.

Current Projects

Jadis Dumas & Stéfanie Clermont / CA / 2015 / 90 '
This empowering film follows three Vancouver-based Aboriginal youth who are struggling to define the meaning of education in their lives.
Isis Gumbs / CA / 2014 / 90 '
This timely doc examines the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
Activists and artists resist assimilation, challenge the corporatization of LGBT politics, and fight the ongoing oppression of queer and trans people.

Past Projects

Magnus Isacsson / CA / 2014 / 90 '
Spanning 10 years, this film follows several passionate, activist grandmothers and their “gaggles” as they fight for peace, social justice and the environment.
Amar Wala / CA / 2014 / 84 '
How did five men spend nearly 30 years in prison combined without being charged with a crime?
Askold Kurov & Pavel Loparev / RU / 2014 / 70 '
Produced in secret and on a shoestring budget, this disquieting doc exposes the plight and champions the fight of LGBTQ youth in Putin's Russia.
 

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