University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson launched into the public eye after he published a controversial video series entitled Professor Against Political Correctness in 2016. Within 2 years, he had sold over 3 million copies of his self-help book, had appeared on numerous TV spots around the world, and was filling theatres with his lectures. At the same time, he endures a swell of backlash, including that from a former colleague that now labels him as a dangerous threat. After mobilising some on the right for his criticisms of the left, Peterson fends-off being labelled a right-wing figurehead while moving through the dichotomous media spectacle, arguing his philosophical views. Filmed during this period of Peterson’s transformation, and told through family, friends, and foes, The Rise of Jordan Peterson presents a complex kaleidoscopic narrative, enabling the viewer to examine the same sequence of events in several different ways, while considering a wide and often conflicting range of perspectives and social commentary.
Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and this culture's relentless pursuit of engineering, mechanisation, and commodification in the face of environmental collapse. The film shows how fish hatcheries and fish farms threaten wild salmon populations, which in-turn has wide effects on the rest of the environment, but instead of helping wild salmon recover, this culture powers on with hatcheries and farms at great cost, both economically and ecologically. Artifishal explores the process, and what's at stake if this culture continues its destructive path.