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Availability ended 15/11/2020 11pm GMT

Parallel Minds

Availability ended 21/10/2020 GMT
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(17-21 Oct UK & Europe only, note: unavailable Spain, Germany, France) UK DIGITAL PREMIERE — In the near future, technology firm Red-Eye is on the verge of developing a revolutionary contact lens that records human sight to replicate memories. The device uses an artificially engineered intelligence known as U.R.M. When the company’s lead researcher is strangely murdered at the time of the technology’s release, Thomas Elliot (Greg Bryk), an old-fashioned police detective investigates with intrepid researcher Margo Elson (Tommie Amber Pirie) who are drawn into searching deeper to apprehend the illusive digital shapeshifter. Both soon are terrifyingly threatened by memories of their past the deeper they continue to seek in uncovering what this dangerous artificial intelligence is trying to consume. *Please Note this film is subject to Geoblocking Restrictions: Only available in UK and Europe excluding France, Germany and Spain.

WHITEFACE

Availability ended 26/10/2020 GMT
"An intentional misrepresentation of the colonial 'white' population in North America."
(23-26 Oct worldwide) Using explosive movement and satirical humour, two Indigenous performers tread the timeline of appropriation of Indigenous bodies, from cowboys to Coachella, exploring concepts of identity and colonization. Through movement, mask, and the subversion of the performance of Red Face, a history of social masks comes alive in this timely and impactful performance devised by Todd Houseman and Lady Vanessa Cardona.

Tall Man

Availability ended 15/11/2020 11pm GMT
Walking along a dark lonely road Chef is picked up by Kate. After taking her hostage he heads down to the local bar to see his old friends and Kate's husband Larry. He joins a poker game in the hopes of reconciling old differences and receiving an apology. A news flash on T.V informs Larry that chef has just escaped prison and is wanted with a $100,000.00 reward on his head. Larry raises the stakes betting on Chef's bounty. Chef calls the bet and raises Kate's life. The only question that remains is who has the upper hand?

The City

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) A man runs in the forest until he’s breathless. He runs to save his family from the advancing city that threatens to swallow up everything.

Missing Indigenous

Availability ended 16/11/2020 GMT
(now-15 Nov worldwide) Set in a rural reservation town, Missing Indigenous begins as two detectives, played by Solomon Trimble (Sam Uley of Twilight), and Isaac Trimble (Producer) investigate the homicide of a young woman marked with a killer’s deadly signature. With the assistance of entomologist Brett Rivers, played by actor David Velarde, the detectives soon realize Brett may have a lead on this murderer’s lethal trademark. Taking them on a mysterious journey through the dense forests of the reservation, the detectives are soon on the trail of an elusive, faceless killer. What unfolds is a heart wrenching story of a silent epidemic, the disappearance of Native American and Indigenous women.

This Ink Runs Deep

Availability ended 7/11/2020 GMT
(23 Oct-7 Nov worldwide) All across Canada, Indigenous artists are reawakening both traditional and contemporary tattoo practices as a way to reclaim their cultures and identities.

Sixties Scoop: More Than Sorry

Availability ended 15/11/2020 GMT
(24 Oct-15 Nov worldwide) On May 28, 2018, the Alberta Government publicly apologized to the families that were affected by 60s Scoop, in which Indigenous children were removed from their families and placed with mostly non-Indigenous families. Simply saying sorry is not enough. There are multiple people on a healing journey to overcome the past. Adam North Peigan, Shiela Williams, and Wally Arcand share their story. Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA) has worked with Alberta government to start the process to listen to those affected by the 60s Scoop to make the apology possible. The 60s Scoop Project will create an awareness of the history of the 60s Scoop and what effects it had on Indigenous families. We want to educate people about the 60s Scoop as a part of the continued acts of reconciliation to build a stronger Canada.