Posts Tagged ‘What is Democracy?’

Resistance Song: When Docs Make Music

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“The really crucial distortions in history come not from lies, but from omissions.” So said the historian Howard Zinn noting how official North American history silences the voices of the continent’s First Peoples. Métis/Dene playwright and director Marie Clements has been challenging that official history and its many omissions for decades, and with The Road

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Feature Docs Take Flight at NFB

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Updated September 17, 2015 The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off on September 10, is celebrating its 40th birthday with a program that boasts one of the biggest documentary sections in the event’s history. Among the non-fiction titles getting world premieres is a much anticipated feature doc from Pacific & Yukon Studio, Ninth Floor,

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Astra Taylor Pops Question: What Is Democracy?

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Nobody can accuse filmmaker and author Astra Taylor of shying away from an intellectual and creative challenge. Her latest documentary project takes on the set of ideas and practices that we’ve come to know as democracy – aiming to reframe the concept within the economic and political realities of the 21st century. What is Democracy?

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Creative Doc Lab: Non-fiction Spreads its Wings

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It was the NFB’s founding film commissioner, that great Scottish visionary John Grierson, who actually coined the term “documentary” — and from its inception Canada’s public producer has played a leading role in developing the genre. With the feature-length doc currently enjoying an international renaissance, the NFB has partnered with the Canadian Film Centre to

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