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You Are Here: A come From Away Story goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The film pulls back the emotional layers offering first-hand accounts of the great kindnesses and energetic resourcefulness that the community of 10,000 showed their unexpected guests.
HOPE is the sequel to HURT, a documentary portrait of Steve Fonyo, the one-legged cancer survivor who successfully completed a cross-Canada run in the 1980's, only to spend three decades mired in crime and addiction. The Website explores the roots of Steve's addictions and discusses the process of his treatments as he tries to regain control of his life.
HURT is a documentary portrait of Steve Fonyo, who in 1985, at 19 years of age, completed his Journey for Lives run across Canada, after having lost his left leg to cancer. At first denounced as a Terry Fox copycat and unable to generate many donations, it was an uphill battle until Steve ran past the spot where Terry Fox had been forced to stop. Suddenly, publicity picked up, donations poured in and by the time he reached the Pacific Ocean, he had raised $13 million for cancer research and was named to the Order of Canada. The Website is support for the documentary and breaks down Steve's forgotten heroic run.
The story of Franco Grosso and Mariano Elia, two immigrants who left southern Italy for a new life in Canada. The two men never met, but they had filmmaker Noelle Elia in common. She is Mariano’s grand-daughter, and Franco’s friend. In this film, she creates a heart-warming portrait of Canada’s changing face.
Clubland is a candid nocturnal romp through Toronto’s groundbreaking Entertainment District. But Clubland is more than a place its an experience, a scene an attitude -and the centre of the universe for a generation. This documentary takes a look at VIP tours beyond the long line-ups and velvet ropes. Hang with clubbers as they take-in the party scene at some of the hottest nightspots in the world. Spend the night with many of the District’s ....the key movers and shakers , savvy clubowners and expert promoters who have been so instrumental in Clubland’s rise to a level of success few could have imagined - and of course the cops who try to control this testosterone and alcohol highball. The Clubland website gives you a taste of the players and the battle yet to come.
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