About the documentaries

Racism: Problems and Solutions Documentaries are a series of videos highlighting the personal stories of individuals who have dealt with racism and discrimination. The series is intended to inspire conversation and generate support for continued advocacy. These documentary style videos highlight stories advocating for a more equitable Canada featuring heroes who have broken new ground in their views and achieved experiences that are worth sharing. We intend to inspire conversation and generate support for continued advocacy to make the world a more equitable and just place for all peoples in Canada, particularly racialized and Indigenous peoples.

All the videos can be accessed on our YouTube channel. 

The Science of Racism

In partnership with Silvertrust Media

The Science of Racism is a short educational video exploring the ways in which our brain compartmentalizes, classifies and subconsciously discriminates in order to make sense of the world around us.

RDS vs. A Story of Race and Justice

In partnership with Adjacent Possibilities Inc.

This film tells the personal story of Rodney Darren Smalls’ (RDS), and his journey to shake the stereotypes that followed him as a Black teenage drug dealer and channel his entrepreneurship into community benefit.

Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goossen

In partnership with J by J Productions

Through the lens of her life story, Toronto activist and educator Tam Goossen speaks to the challenges and triumphs of Chinese Canadian communities.

Walking in Two Worlds – Chloe Dragon Smith

In partnership with Artless Collective Cinematography

This film follows the story of Chloe Dragon Smith, a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She is of Chipewyan and European heritage and she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. This northern upbringing shaped her values today.

Accidental Activist – El-Farouk

In partnership with J by J Productions

Accidental Activist is a story of an immigrant from Tanzania who came to Canada as a young boy. In the process of overcoming personal challenges of identity and belonging, El-Farouk has dedicated himself to creating a world of wellness and oneness.

Beyond Unceded Territories – Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

In partnership with Paisley Smith

Beyond Unceded Territories dives deeply into the perspective of artist and activist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Yuxweluptun, one of Canada's most outspoken and influential contemporary artists. He is of Cowichan and Okanagan First Nations decent. His work is highly political and confront issues of colonization, climate change, and oppression head-on.

Inuk Butterfly – Olivia Thomassie

In partnership with Yändata Inc.

Olivia Lya Thomassie is an Inuk woman following her path through art. Beading, photography and tattooing are her defense against prejudice and difficulty. This documentary explores her complex search for identity in the face of culture shock. Her resilience and her thirst for adventure mirror the flight of a butterfly in nature or in the immense urban landscape.

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