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Away from Keyboard

Watching today a sleek documentary about the three Swedish founders of The Pirate Bay as they face criminal charges for the illegal downloadings on their file sharing site.  The film captures their  bravado and their daily struggle with the multi-billion … Continue reading

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The spirit of the Café

Where my research on Cafés as hubs of human interactions unfolds: Helsinki’s Café Esplanad.    Where young nervous couples have their first dates, where new immigrants meet to share with passion the latest news from their home country, where young … Continue reading

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Finding the light in Lapland, Finland

At the very end of the polar night, we were invited to attend the Lapland Sbabmagovat Film Festival set in Inari, Finland, 350 kms beyond the Arctic circle.  We came representing the First Nations mobile studio of creation Wapikoni Mobile, … Continue reading

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The price of sex

Imagine making a documentary where no one wants to talk to you and certainly no one wants to share their shameful experiences.  Neither the vicims nor the perpetrators. Director Mimi Chakarova is not one to flea from a courageous mission, … Continue reading

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Seeking Beauty

Fabulous street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham seeks beauty and finds it in this colorful documentary. Not by any means a great film but such a fantastic man to discover. Let’s dress up for Bill!

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A sublime cinema lesson

A frightening and liberating film that I discovered yesterday: Antonioni’s L’eclisse. Mesmerizing

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Into the wolf’s mouth

Enzo and Mary are outsiders. They have loved and defended each other for more than 20 years. He has spent 27 years in jail, she is his transexual former drug addict love. Their love story is the narrative spine of … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders

Completely mesmerized by this insightful documentary on the civil rights movement and the power of Freedom Riders. I discovered a whole patch of US history unkown to me. Freedom riders were non violent civil rights activists who rode interstate buses … Continue reading

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Vodka dreams

Fantasies of big-city stardom cushion a single mother labouring on an assembly line from the brutal banalities of life in Russia’s backwoods in this award-winning, intimately filmed story of the high price of dreams. Grand Jury Special Mention, One World … Continue reading

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Dancing in the night

At Night, They Dance is one family’s story. Filmed gorgeously without interviews or the use of a narrative voice, Isabelle Lavigne and Stéphane Thibault’s film takes us into the heart of a fierce clan of women, women who have been … Continue reading

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