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Crazywater
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 56 mins

After years of struggle and shame, five First Nations Canadians are bravely telling their stories.

Crazywater is an emotional and revealing exploration of substance abuse among First Nations people in Canada, directed by Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen. Rarely have Aboriginal perspectives on the sensitive topic...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 56 mins
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F.A.S.: When the Children Grow Up
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 40 mins

When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, she can do irreparable harm to her baby. This program explores the realities of living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (F.A.S.) and partial F.A.S., called Fetal Alcohol Effects (F.A.E.), the leading causes of birth defects. The effects associated with F.A.S. continue even when chi...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 40 mins
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Making Perfect Babies
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(National Film Board of Canada, 1992), 51 mins

Filmed in clinics and research centres where genetic manipulation of human embryos has already begun, Making Perfect Babies offers a critical examination of the new genetic technology and its potential applications. Through interviews with people like scientist and feminist, Ruth Hubbard, and disability activist...

(National Film Board of Canada, 1992), 51 mins
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OCD: The War Inside
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 1 hour 11 mins

They seem like ordinary people. They have no physical disabilities and appear as functional as the next person. But their lives have been shadowed by the crippling effects of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a misunderstood anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts, nagging fears and ritualistic behaviour...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2001), 1 hour 11 mins
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Shredded
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 22 mins

Shredded is about a group of teenage boys who want to transform their bodies so they become "shredded" like the muscle-filled bodies of their media heroes. The film reveals the risks they're willing to take to achieve the ideal male shape, exploring supplement use and the temptations of steroids. With frank honest...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 22 mins
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War Hospital
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directed by Damien Lewis, fl. 1997 and David Christensen, fl. 2001-2012; produced by Takahiro Hamano, fl. 1992-2014 and Bonnie Thompson, NHK International Inc. and National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 1 hour 29 mins
Shot in cinema verite, War Hospital intensely immerses the viewer in the sights and sounds of the world's largest field hospital. Over the past eighteen years the International Committee of the Red Cross has cared for victims of the civil war in Sudan - the longest-running conflict in Africa - near the Sudanese bo...
directed by Damien Lewis, fl. 1997 and David Christensen, fl. 2001-2012; produced by Takahiro Hamano, fl. 1992-2014 and Bonnie Thompson, NHK International Inc. and National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 1 hour 29 mins
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Autism: The Road Back
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 55 mins

Autism: The Road Back charts the personal journey of three families with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It talks to parents, service providers, and experts in the field about assessment, diagnoses, and options available for treatment, and provides guidance for families trying to na...

(National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 55 mins
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A Drop in the Ocean
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written by National Film Board of Canada; directed by Lise, fl. 1997-2001; produced by Yves Bisaillon, fl. 1994-2011, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 49 mins
When Doctors without Borders, the humanitarian medical aid agency, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, Dr. Claudette Picard was in Liberia. Her first mission with the agency had begun in this small country of West Africa six years before. In the meantime, she had practiced medicine in other wartorn countries such a...
written by National Film Board of Canada; directed by Lise, fl. 1997-2001; produced by Yves Bisaillon, fl. 1994-2011, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2002), 49 mins
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For John
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(National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 52 mins

John Diabo was a cherished member of a tight-knit family in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal, Quebec. Nevertheless, John had been tortured by drug addiction for more than a decade. In 1998, he ended his own life at the age of thirty-one.

(National Film Board of Canada, 2003), 52 mins
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A House Divided: Caregiver Stress and Elder Abuse
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directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Silva Basmajian, fl. 1981-2015, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1988), 35 mins
Through 4 moving portraits, this short documentary sheds light on the tragedy of caregiver stress and elder abuse. The abuse takes many forms, ranging from wilful neglect and financial exploitation to physical assault. The film portrays the emotional complexity of family relationships that can lead to abuse of the...
directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Silva Basmajian, fl. 1981-2015, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 1988), 35 mins
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