BIG IDEAS with Film

Welcome to the BIG IDEAS with Film Program


BIG IDEAS with Film offers free resources for teachers, parents and students to learn about the world around us through thought-provoking, eye-opening documentaries by globally celebrated filmmakers.  Watch as many films as you like, as often as you like with your students and children. Deepen the learning experience further with our Unit Plans and Project Ideas that show students ways to question, create and expand upon key themes.


This year, we are honoured to bring you a selection of films by Alanis Obomsawin of the Waban-Aki First Nation. She is one of the most internationally celebrated Indigenous directors in the world today. With a career spanning over 50 years, she has made over 50 films exploring past, present, and alternative narratives about Indigenous histories and experiences. Her films have become cinematic forces for change.

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