The girls charge the Kenyan State with flaunting its own child protection laws and failing to shield them from systemic sexual abuse.
Arguing their case, a legal team from Kenya and Canada cites the 1998 landmark ruling on Jane Doe vs. Directors: Colin Mac Kenzie, Aparna Kapur Producer: Kat Baulu A true story of epic size and error.
Director: Baljit Sangra Producer: Selwyn Jacob The story of a conservative Indo-Canadian family from small-town Northern BC that comes to terms with a family secret of sexual abuse by a cousin that has haunted three sisters from their early childhood to the present.
The sisters had planned to keep the abuse a secret forever, but almost 25 years later, they suspect that the cousin is still abusing other family members.
Her latest film takes her to the remote Cree community of Norway House, Manitoba; where she turns her lens on a school that’s developed an innovative and engaging approach to educating First Nations students.
Director: Christopher Auchter Producer: Shirley Vercruysse A magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who rescues him.
Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter’s dream-like gem brilliantly entwines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art, which are brought to life by a rich, evocative palette and stylized effects.
This is the first animation by emerging Nain artist Echo Henoche.
Director: Andrea Dorfman Producer: Annette Clarke Girl power goes global in this animation/live-action hybrid that features the defiant young Kenyans at the centre of a precedent-setting court case.
Director: Christina Willings Producer: Shirley Vercruysse Beauty explores the inner world of five children whose expression of gender doesn’t align with traditional notions of ‘male’ and ‘female’.