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Strange and Familiar
Architecture on Fogo Island

Colour 52'

Architect Todd Saunders’ buildings on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, embrace the excitement of being on the edge of nature and contemporary design while fulfilling the goal of doing ‘new things with old ways’.

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Spring & Arnaud

Colour, 67 minutes

Arnaud Maggs, turning 85, embarks on a series of self- portraits that wryly depict his life’s work. Spring Hurlbut, at 60 is creating haunting works that evoke mortality while harboring the certainty that Arnaud’s time is limited. Together and alone, each grapples with the nature of an artist’s creativity where the drive for invention and discovery resists life’s finite reality.

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The Art of Wanda Koop

HDCam 47 mins

Painter Wanda Koop shows us what we missed the first time, what remains hidden, and makes us question how and what we see. “I paint it and then I see it.”

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Riding Light Into The World

HD CAM & DVD, 64:00’ & 47:50’

Set in the Canadian Arctic, this is an first-hand account of how the isolated Inuit community of Cape Dorset became the internationally celebrated art capital of the North. This is the story of the success of Inuit artists whose vivid imagery of their culture in transition captured the imaginations of people around the world.

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Pretend Not To See Me
The Art of Colette Urban

52 minutes & 47.5 minutes – HDCam / DVD-Colour-Stereo

What does it mean to live on the edge of the country, but at the heart of art? This and other questions are explored in Pretend Not to See Me, a whimsical film about performance artist Colette Urban that reminds us to believe in ourselves.

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Annie Pootoogook

23:50 minutes, Colour

An intimate portrait of Cape Dorset artist Annie Pootoogook as she prepares for her first solo exhibition at The Power Plant Centre for Contemporary Art in Toronto in 2006.

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