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A Different Path

Documentary-maker Monteith McCollum chose quite A Different Path when he made this film this year. I found the slower pace refreshing and could appreciate McCollum’s point, that our car-centered lives are moving too fast. It wasn’t that long ago when … Continue reading

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I Bought a Rainforest

Jacob Andrén and Helena Nygren created an interesting documentary this year based on a simple question. Jacob’s class had raised money back in the 80’s to save a part of the rainforest and he wanted to know what was happening with … Continue reading

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Waterlife

Kevin McMahon creates a rich and important portrayal of the Great Lakes in Waterlife, his 2009 documentary. It is rich in its exquisitely intimate cinematography and I scarcely have to point the importance of these lakes to those of us … Continue reading

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The Coca-Cola Case

The Coca-Cola Company sells greater than 3000 beverages in over 200 countries throughout the world. There are local bottling plants all over and with all that complexity and diversity you can’t expect all parts of the organization to do business … Continue reading

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Earth Keepers

Most people aren’t like Mikael Rioux, the founder of Échofête, Quebec’s first envirofestival. He is the young Quebecois environmental activist who leads us on a voyage around the world in Sylvie Van Brabant’s film Earth Keepers in search of practical … Continue reading

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Reel Injun

The opening gala for the Guelph Festival of Moving Media this past Friday featured Neil Diamond‘s Reel Injun. That’s not the singer but the Director from Waskaganish on James Bay in northern Quebec. This 2009 documentary was both interesting and … Continue reading

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Burma VJ

We hear terms like “oppressive regime” bandied about but it doesn’t always mean much. It is applied with equanimity these days to push almost any hobby horse on its merry way. But this phrase is no exaggeration when applied to … Continue reading

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