Kensington Online Film Festival (FREE!)

WE'VE OPENED OUR VAULT!
Grab some popcorn and enjoy some free full-length films from our vault. They’re oldies (shot 4:3 for gosh sakes) but they’re still goodies.

One Warm Line: The Legacy of Stan Rogers (1988)

This popular one-hour documentary is a celebration of the life and music of Canadian musical legend Stan Rogers, through lyrical interpretation of his music and interviews with Stan, his colleagues and family.

RIVER OF SAND (1998)

Filmed in the West African nation of Mali, this film explores the ancient culture, popular music, and current struggles of Mali’s people through the eyes of acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Featured are performances by (and jams with) Grammy winner Ali Farka Touré and kora legend Toumani Diabaté.

MY BEAT: THE LIFE & TIMES OF BRUCE COCKBURN (2001)

This “rockumentary” is an intimate portrait of acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn, including live performances of many of his hit songs.

RETURN TO NEPAL (2008)

Traverse mountain passes with acclaimed singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn as he returns to the spectacular Himalayan country of Nepal after twenty years away.

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SEPARATE LIVES

We invite to you start by setting the Wayback Machine for 1996 to watch the Gemini-winning extraordinary story of conjoined twins from Pakistan and the pioneering operation that gave them a chance at a new life.

A PLACE IN THE WORLD

If you want more…this award-winning doc goes even further back to reveal a remarkable community where people with intellectual and physical disabilities are able to reach their full potential in a nurturing environment.

MARIPOSA: UNDER A STORMY SKY

By now you might be in the mood for something light… like a concert film from 1991 featuring outstanding performances by country star Emmylou Harris, blues great Buddy Guy, super-producer turned singer Daniel Lanois, and the powerful singing and dancing of Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens from Soweto, South Africa.

JOE DAVID: SPIRIT OF THE MASK

Here’s Kensington’s second production from the 80s: a quiet, powerful short doc about Nuu-chah-nulth artist Joe David, one of the strong contemporary links in the preservation and reinvention of the art of the Northwest Coast.

THE BIGGEST LITTLE TICKET

And finally, here’s a real outlier from our back catalog: an award-winning children’s special from 1994 starring some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment. MORE

Want even more? We invite you to check out all nine films on our FREE YouTube Playlist.
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