Henry Cyr: Ottawa’s one handed blues bandit

In this mini-documentary, we profile Ottawa musician Henry Cyr, also known as the One-Handed Blues Bandit.¬†Cyr is a charismatic and talented singer-songwriter who was forced to develop a unique playing style after a dismembering accident. Now, he busks using one hand and a coffee mug, and sings soulful blues about his experiences living on and…

Sowing for jobs

This mini-documentary explores an Ottawa initiative that is teaching immigrant women valuable job and life skills. It follows the path of Marie-Louise, a woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo who fled her country because of political turmoil and violence. In Canada, Marie-Louise found herself suddenly isolated and struggling with her new life. But then…

Creating a city for all

The Creating A City For All campaign aims to engage low-income voters in Ottawa’s municipal election. Studies show that low-income people are less likely to vote. In this documentary, you’ll meet Zainab Mohammed, a woman who is defying the odds and helping to engage people in local politics.