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Hot Docs presents Citizen Minutes, a series of short documentaries highlighting ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things to improve their communities. Meet bold and unlikely changemakers who inspire us to jump in and get involved in civic issues close to our homes and hearts.

Docs For Schools is pleased to present the Citizen Minutes project films to teachers across Canada. At a time when citizen engagement is needed more than ever, through these eight short docs your students will meet civically minded Canadians making a difference who just might inspire students to engage within their own communities.

While themed around civic engagement, there are many subjects and topics to pull from each film. With a selection of stories as diverse as the communities they represent, there is something for everyone with the Citizen Minutes films, along with an education package for each.

  • Grades 5 - 12
  • Available throughout the school year
  • One booking includes all eight Citizen Minutes films
  • Films will be sent with links/passwords and education packages
BOOKINGS FOR THE 2021/22 SCHOOL YEAR ARE CLOSED

Questions? CONTACT Elspeth Arbow

Excluded by Design

Excluded by Design

  • D: Simon Madore, Gabriel Tougas
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 3 min
CC - screening with closed captions
Nourrir les Rêves

Nourrir les Rêves

  • D: Kimberley Ann Surin, Aïcha Morin-Balde
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 6 min
In French with English subtitles
Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map

Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map

  • D: Teresa Alfred
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 7 min
CC - screening with closed captions
Mending a Crack in the Sky

Mending a Crack in the Sky

  • D: Roble Issa, Zach Jama
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 8 min
CC - screening with closed captions
The Gift

The Gift

  • D: Rachel Garrick
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 3 min
CC - screening with closed captions
Body Politics

Body Politics

  • D: Aisha Fairclough
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 8 min
CC - screening with closed captions
Ride Fair

Ride Fair

  • D: Javier Lovera
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 7 min
CC - screening with closed captions
Militant Mother

Militant Mother

  • D: Carmen Pollard
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 8 min
CC - screening with closed captions


The Citizen Minutes project is eight short films commissioned by Hot Docs, produced by Lisa Jackson (producer, Door Number 3 Productions) and Lauren Grant (producer, Clique Pictures). Broadcast partner Bell Media.

 

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