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A podcast by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, powered by Telefilm Canada, Cinema Reignited explores the history of Canadian cinema through a modern-day lens. In each episode, host Samah Ali reviews a different Canadian film that’s been digitized as part of the Canadian Cinema - Reignited initiative. Exploring Canadian stories through a diverse range of voices, the initiative is about preserving our film heritage and helping the next generation of cinemagoers learn about the shaping of the Canadian film landscape. Just as timely today as they were when they were made, each of the films provides unique insights into the shaping of our country’s identity and culture. Cinema Reignited, the podcast, will take you on a journey through the time period during which each film was made, the historical and social context at the time, and how the film relates to broader themes in society.

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A podcast by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, powered by Telefilm Canada, Cinema Reignited explores the history of Canadian cinema through a modern-day lens. In each episode, host Samah Ali reviews a different Canadian film that’s been digitized as part of the Canadian Cinema - Reignited initiative. Exploring Canadian stories through a diverse range of voices, the initiative is about preserving our film heritage and helping the next generation of cinemagoers learn about the shaping of the Canadian film landscape. Just as timely today as they were when they were made, each of the films provides unique insights into the shaping of our country’s identity and culture. Cinema Reignited, the podcast, will take you on a journey through the time period during which each film was made, the historical and social context at the time, and how the film relates to broader themes in society.

    Sex Work, Now and Then: Revisiting the 1984 Film, Hookers on Davie

    Sex Work, Now and Then: Revisiting the 1984 Film, Hookers on Davie

    In 1984, filmmakers Janis Cole and Holly Dale turned their lens towards a marginalized group that had been the focus of a short film they had made as students at Sheridan College. The groundbreaking documentary film, Hookers on Davie, follows the lives of sex workers in Vancouver’s downtown West End during 1983 and the complex challenges they face including violence, prejudice, and poverty. The film was groundbreaking and controversial when it premiered in 1984 and it highlights a conversation surrounding sex work law reform that echoes to this day. In this episode, host Samah Ali sits down with filmmaker Janis Cole to discuss the creation of Hookers on Davie, and Susan Davis, a Director at the BC Coalition of Experiential Communities, to discuss the film’s historical and cultural relevance to sex work in Canada. 


    Hookers on Davie was selected by Hot Docs for the Canadian Cinema - Reignited project, and will be available to watch in Canada on Rogers VOD on October 1 and Apple TV and Vimeo on October 18.


    Cinema Reignited is a podcast by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, powered by Telefilm Canada.


    If you found this episode interesting, please share it with your network and tag @TheCDNAcademy and @sistersamah. Rate and review the podcast to help us connect with other Canadian film lovers. 


    This podcast episode was produced by Quill

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    Cinema Reignited: Coming Soon

    Cinema Reignited: Coming Soon

    For decades, Canadian films have been making us laugh, cry, learn, and come together as a nation united by our differences. Now, it’s time to revisit some of the films that have shaped our cultural identity. Welcome to Cinema Reignited, a new podcast by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, powered by Telefilm Canada. In each episode, host Samah Ali explores a different Canadian film that’s been digitized as part of the Canadian Cinema - Reignited initiative. By taking you on a journey through the time period during which each film was made, the historical and social context at the time, and how the film relates to broader themes in society, Cinema Reignited will help us look at the history of Canadian cinema through a modern-day lens. We hope you’ll tune in for our first episode of Cinema Reignited, dropping this October.

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