Doc Day

The honest truth can surprise and perplex us, while opening our eyes to bigger pictures. These films invite us to examine real stories, from up close to far away.

Stories of the Nikkei: Kyokowai and Never Again

As part of their Social Studies and English classes at Lucerne Secondary School, students created 10 short films under the guidance of their teachers Terry Taylor and Gary Parkstrom and filmmakers Moira Simpson and Catrina Megumi Longmuir over the course of just a few days.

length: 
7min
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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:00
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:45

Deaf Perspective

A deaf filmmaker shares what it is like to experience his world.

length: 
5min
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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:00
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:45

Flying Anne

Anne is like any other eleven-year-old: she rides her bike, likes her trampoline, hangs out with her friends. But living with Tourette’s syndrome means she sometimes acts in ways that are difficult to control. Anne doesn’t want to change the person she is; she just wants to try to control her tics and help others better understand her.

length: 
21min
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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:00
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:45

Benediction of Animals

This documentary depicts an annual gathering in Rome's most derelict neighborhoodwhere man, beast, and priest participate in an ancient rite. And the animals came from far and wide...

length: 
9min
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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:00
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:45

Elisha and the Cacao Trees

What links a village in Belize and millions of North American kids? Chocolate!  Meet 13-year-old Elisha, the daughter of a cacao farmer in Belize.  We learn about her daily life and her dreams as she and her father show how cacao is grown, harvested and turned into chocolate.

length: 
17min
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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:00
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:45

The Basketball Game

Can one game change everything?  This autobiographical animation explores the transformation possible when urban Jewish kids and rural youth brought up with anti-Semitism, meet on the courts and dispel mutual distrust and stereotypes.

length: 
5min
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Tue, 04/17/2012 - 10:00
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 11:45
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:00
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:45
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:00
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 11:45
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