The Inspirit Foundation is a national, grant-making organization that supports young people aged 18 to 30 in building a more inclusive and pluralist Canada. One way we do this is by supporting ways in which young people can increase their understanding of the plurality of spiritual, religious and secular beliefs in Canada.
About this Playlist
The Canadian documentaries in this playlist provide in-depth insight into important aspects of pluralism and diversity of beliefs. The stories address themes such as the central role of the Black Church in the quest for equality in Canada (Seeking Salvation), the politics and global economic agendas associated with the Taliban (Our Own Private Bin Laden), and the long-lasting impact of the Indian Residential Schools in Canada (Indian Road). We hope that these stories provide starting points for further learning and conversations that can help us better understand and find common bonds among the plurality of spiritual, religious and secular beliefs in our own communities.
If you are a teacher or work with young people, The Holier It Gets comes with an educational package that can help you frame discussions. The film follows three siblings who were raised with no formal religion and are left with their father’s surprising final request: to have his ashes taken to the Ganges River, considered one of the most holy places in Hinduism.
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Selected Films (7)
Our Own Private Bin Laden
- Country:Canada, Switzerland
The Holier it Gets
- Most Popular
- Check out what your fellow doc lovers are watching.
- Reel Asian
- Showcasing alumni filmmakers from past Reel Asian festivals.
- The Images Festival
- The Images Festival looks at the dynamics of accessibility.
- Doc Challenge
- A timed competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short doc.
- Brian Linehan
- Brian Linehan was best known for his celebrity interviews.
- Toronto sounds good. It always has.
- TVO - Makes you think
- NFB films have influenced the works of filmmakers around the world.
- Industry Corner 2009
- Video and audio captures of all public series' and industry sessions at Hot Docs.
- Industry Corner 2010
- Festival Industry Sessions from 2010
- Industry Corner 2011
- Festival Industry Sessions From 2011
- Industry Corner 2012
- Festival Industry Sessions From 2012
- Industry Corner 2013
- Festival Industry Sessions From 2013
- Industry Corner 2014
- Hot Docs Industry Sessions Knowledge Capture
- Industry Resources
- Resources to be used in conjunction with video captured 2013 industry sessions.
- Doc Library films with educational resources for high school.
- Inspirit Foundation
- Docs about pluralism and diversity of beliefs
- Filmmaker Interviews
- Interviews and Q&A's
- Aids/HIV Docs
- THE PLIGHT OF HOMELESSNESS
- Docs on Homelessness
- FOR MUSIC LOVERS
- Docs for Music Lovers
- Films about Canada
- LOVE, THE MANY DOCUMENTED THING.
- Docs About Love
- DEALING WITH DISABILITY
- Docs on Dealing with Disabilities
- GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY
- Docs on Aging
- THE WONDER YEARS?
- Films about Growing Up
- CANADA’S OWN WONDER OF THE WORLD
- Niagara Falls
- DEATH IN ALL ITS FORMS
- Films About Dealing with Death