Coming of Age

The transition from child to adult is observed, one way or another, by most human societies. Sometimes there are very special rites and rituals, sometimes there are stories. Here's a collection focusing on that transitioning time, featuring both documentaries and feature films.

Titles In This Collection

Becoming a Woman in Zanskar
87 minutes
The true and moving story of a friendship shattered by destiny when two young girls in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Zanskar have to part and leave their village and their families forever.
Only available in Canada, United States
Becoming a Man
6 Episodes
This award-winning collection follows the epic ordeals of boys living around the world. Each must face a grueling and impressive challenge in order to make the difficult passage to adulthood.
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
95 minutes
A poignant, sometimes funny, very female, coming of age story that explores the tension between creating identity and finding it within.
Only available in Canada, United States
When We Were Boys
77 minutes
At an upper class private boys’ school, students make and lose friends, create a pecking order and begin their individual paths to manhood. Within the adolescent culture of boys their emotional struggles lie beneath the ...
Only available in United States
When I Find the Ocean
105 minutes
Longing for the father she lost to the ocean, Lily strikes out on her own.
Only available in Canada, United States
107 minutes
In this intimate coming-of-age story, Eddie, a teenage boy, learns about the dangers and pleasures of love, life and flying.
Only available in Canada, United States
Little Brother of War
96 minutes
A young boy's heroic journey in search of his deceased parents sets forth a series of events, changing his life and the lives of others.
Only available in Canada, United States

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