WIFF | FILMS

IN THE NAME OF ALL CANADIANS

Review

Director:

Ariel Nasr, Annick Marion, Karen Chapman, Patrick Reed, Janelle Wookey, Vivian Belik, Jennifer Bowen-Allen, Andrea Schmidt, Andrea Schmidt, Jeremie Wookey, Khoa Le

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

Canada

Rated:

PG

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

88 Minutes

Description:

Hot Docs commemorated Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with the commissioning of In the Name of All Canadians, an impressively curated selection of six short documentaries that take a serious, sometimes heartbreaking look at this country we call home, specifically the country that has existed since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has taken hold.

From Indigenous rights to multiculturalism to the controversial ‘notwithstanding clause’, participating filmmakers have each selected a specific aspect of the Charter to explore, looking at how it resonates in the stories of their fellow Canadians. Intended to provoke and spark conversations, each short film will follow its own narrative but all will be stylistically linked to present a cohesive experience for viewers.

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