Monthly Archives: December 2013

Feud of the titans: Khodorkovsky and Poutine

A very insightful documentary about one of Russia’s richest oil tycoon who has just been freed after spending 10 years in a Karelian penal colony, near the Finnish border. At the time of his arrest back in 2003, he was … Continue reading

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Hello, NSA

Could not stop laughing hearing this…Maybe I should be crying.  What do you think? On the same theme, this one is quite raunchier…

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Dirty Laundry

A fantastic documentary by Floriane Devigne and Fred Florey recently screened at Montreal’s Documentary Film Festival.  A pure delight to watch and observe the great editing work!  A sensitive, incisive and caustic film, winner of the Grand Prix for Best … Continue reading

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A beautiful and tragic auction

Can’t wait to see this gorgeously filmed little gem.

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Long walk to freedom

The movie on everyone’s lips these days.

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Portrait of an Immortal

A beautiful portrait of one our greatest authors Dany Laferrière who has just been elected to the Académie Française.

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Inequality for All

Raising awareness of the US’ widening economic gap with former Clinton secretary of Labor and professor Robert Reich. Or how the 400 richest Americans have come to own more wealth than the bottom 150 million combined. At the heart of … Continue reading

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The long Embrace

Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque signs a beautifully penetrating documentary on little known Sudan and its people. Through fantastically well chosen characters, the director, who lived 3 years in the country, plunges us into the days surrounding the 2011 referendum that saw the … Continue reading

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“You know when the struggles begin, but not when they end.”

Filmmaker Fernanda Restrepo has crafted here one of the most powerful films I have seen on the quest for dignity and justice in the midst of human rights abuse: “With my heart in Yambo”. Wth great intimacy and sensitivity, she … Continue reading

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Our twisted relationship to technology

In this haunting film, Finnish filmmaker Sonja Lindén explores our complex relationship with technology.  How it can both liberate us and imprison us.  Gorgeous cinematography and profound introspections abound.

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