DVD Special Edition - For Sale Only. Includes study guide.
Contains four discs:
Hookers on Davie by Janis Cole & Holly Dale 1984 / 16mm / 83 min. Through mutual cooperation and support, the male, female, transvestite and transsexual prostitutes on Vancouver's Davie Street (the so-called "prostitution capital of Canada) have maintained a "pimp free" work environment. With their subjects' trust and participation, filmmakers Janis Cole and Holly Dale build a fascinating and intimate portrayal of their lives.
The Inquiry Film by Jesse Nishihata 1977 / 16mm / 90 min. "The Inquiry Film" documents the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry (1974-77), a precedent-shattering examination of Native rights and economic development in Canada's North. The Inquiry's outcome shaped the area's political, social and economic future, and the contentious issues it raised are still very much alive today.
Moose Jaw: There's a Future in Our Past by Rick Hancox 1992 / 16mm / 52 min. Once a flourishing frontier-town, museums and a giant moose now dominate the landscape of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Over the course of a decade, Rick Hancox documented his hometown and its faded glory to create this poetic, multi-leveled excavation of personal memory and public history.
In the Gutter and Other Good Places by Cristine Richey 1993 / 16mm / 56 min. This powerful documentary profiles three Calgary men who survive by "dumpster-diving" - collecting bottles out of refuse containers for cash. A compassionate look at the choices and circumstances which have shaped their lives, the film challenges common assumptions about poverty and homelessness.
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