Independent Films


Pity face: the making of a one-woman show

This funny, intimate, and raw documentary begins as artist Lisa Pijuan-Nomura emerges from breast cancer treatment. It follows her into her studio as she works to develop Pity Face—a one-woman stage show about her experience with the disease. Produced by Chanda Chevannes Productions, with the support of BravoFACTUAL.

> Learn more about Lisa’s upcoming performance of Pity Face in Hamilton (March 20-24).

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A triumphant documentary about resistance, Unfractured follows introspective mother and biologist Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist to wage an environmental war that many believe to be unwinnable. This 90-minute observational film is something of a follow-up to Chanda's first feature, Living Downstream. Produced by Chanda Chevannes Productions, with the support of Ceres Trust, Canada Council for the Arts, and The People's Picture Company.

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living Downstream

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this cinematic feature-length documentary follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she works to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. Produced by The People's Picture Company.

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That of god

Quakers believe that a divine light exists in each person. They call it 'that of God in everyone.' This one-hour, lyrical documentary film explores this Quaker principle through the personal spiritual journey of on Canadian Quaker woman.


SASA! A Film about women, violence and hiv/aids

Sasa is a Kiswahili word that means now. Now is the time to prevent violence against women and HIV infection. This 30-minute documentary film tells the personal stories of two women and their experiences with violence and HIV/AIDS. Co-produced by Raising Voices and The People's Picture Company as one component of an activist toolkit for preventing violence against women and HIV.

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