Social Justice Back to Docs For Schools Today Deeply Rooted D: Cazhhmere Canada 2017 23 min WATCH NOW More Details Filmmaker Cazhhmere is a 7th generation black Canadian. Despite this deep history, she's constantly asked to explain where she from—even though the answer is always "Canada." Being Black in Canada: 2020 CBC Production Canada 2020 60 min WATCH NOW More Details Host Asha Tomlinson speaks with activists who have been a part of the Black Lives Matter movement for many years about what has changed and what now needs to happen. CBC Being Black in Canada website A Canadian Slavery Story Canadian Production Canada 2018 11 min WATCH NOW More Details Marie-Joseph Angélique was an enslaved Black woman owned by Thérèse de Couagne de Francheville in Montréal. In 1734, she was charged with arson after a fire leveled Montréal’s merchants' quarter. It was alleged that Angélique committed the act while attempting to flee her bondage. She was convicted, tortured and hanged. While it remains unknown whether or not she set the fire, Angélique’s story has come to symbolize Black resistance and freedom. (Canadian Encyclopedia) Elevator Pitch D: Martyna Starosta USA 2020 14 min WATCH NOW More Details Despite the Americans With Disablilites Act passing over 30 years ago, much of New York City's public transit remains inaccessible for individuals with mobility limitations. These first person accounts show why this is everybody's problem, not just the people it directly effects. Accessible Canada Act Wikipedia page Council of Canadians with Disabilities Disability Rights - Canadian Human Rights Commission Eve D: Joya Berrow, Lucy Jane UK 2021 21 min WATCH NOW More Details A charming short doc about nine-year-old Eve, a young climate activist who lives with her family in an off-grid community in England. The film follows Eve as she plans and nervously anticipates her return to traditional schooling. Her schoolmates recognize Eve from a recorded protest in London, and she soon learns she is a welcomed new student to the school. Fashion's Dirty Secret D: Emeka Onono EP: Wendy Rattray P: Allanah Langstarff UK 2018 45 min WATCH ON CBC More Details Stacey Dooley travels the world to uncover the hidden costs of our addiction to fast fashion. She will see for herself how toxic chemicals released by the garment industry are polluting waterways that millions of people rely on. She’ll witness the former Aral Sea, once one of the largest bodies of fresh water now reduced almost entirely to dust. These are shocking discoveries likely to make you think twice about whether you really need those new clothes. Good On You - Brand Directory Fashion Revolution website Our fast fashion habit is killing the planet - CBC Greta Thunberg Has Given Up on Politicians, but not you NYT 2021 8 min WATCH NOW More Details James Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro D: Raoul Peck USA 2016 93 min WATCH ON TVO More Details In this Oscar-nominated examination of race in America, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions an unfinished memoir by legendary activist and writer James Baldwin. Bringing to life Baldwin's personal account of the assassinations of fellow revolutionaries and friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., I Am Not Your Negro is at once an on-the-ground view of the Civil Rights Movement and a deeply intimate foray into one man's own inner struggle. All too relevant today, this documentary is an incisive societal critique that also has the power to inspire change. Featuring compelling narration by Samuel L. Jackson who brings Baldwin's spellbinding words to life. A Long Road to Justice: The Viola Desmond Story D: Brian Murray Canada 2012 44 min WATCH NOW More Details On November 8, 1946, Viola Desmond stood up against a racially segregated movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Her courageous stand, nine years before Rosa Parks' action, was a seminal event in Canada's civil rights movement.