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Patty vs. Patty (D: Chris Strikes)

Our annual Focus program offers a selection of documentaries all revolving around a certain theme, available for in-school viewing.

The 2023 Focus program will run from November 6 to December 8. The theme, films, and booking information will be announced in October.

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2022 Films

Patty vs. Patty

  • D: Chris Strikes
  • Canada
  • 2022
  • 18 min
Recommended for grades 5-12

Picture a Scientist

  • D: Ian Cheney, Sharon Shattuck
  • USA
  • 2020
  • 56 min
Recommended for grades 7-12

With Drawn Arms

  • D: Glenn Kaino, Afshin Shahidi
  • USA, Mexico
  • 2020
  • 84 min
Recommended for grades 9-12

Content warning: Contains archival footage depicting racism, as well as verbal accounts

You Are Here: A Come From Away Story

  • Produced by M.D.F. Productions Inc.
  • Canada
  • 2018
  • 78 min

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