Only 3 days till the 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival...
The 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival
Time to get your festival passes!
I really hope you can make it to the our 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival which will run in Ottawa between November 11-13th, 2011. This year, we will feature three major events, two panel discussions and 23 films. There will also be a Free Thinking Alley where attendees can buy books and DVDs, and enjoy food and drink.
The Festival's three main events are as follows:
History Wars, a debate between Jack Granatstein (Historian and former director of the Canadian War Museum) and Michael Byers (Professor of Political Science at UBC) on the future of the Canadian military, moderated by Michael Bliss. This event is co-sponsored by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
"The Living," a film about the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s that was perpetrated by Joseph Stalin.
"Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization", the Canadian premiere of a documentary about the current political assault against Israel. Producer Gloria Greenfield will be in attendance to answer questions.
On Saturday, November 12th, we'll be presenting the documentary, "Angryphone: The Struggle for Canada in Quebec," followed by a panel discussion with Howard Galganov, William Johnson, Jurgen Vollrath, Jimmy K (the producer) and Beth Trudeau.
And, please don't miss our first self-produced documentary - "The Biases of the CBC" which documents CBC bias against Israel and against conservatives. After the film, we will be conducting a panel discussion with Brian Lilley of Sun News, Eric Duhaime of Le Journal de Montreal, Stephen Taylor of the National Citizens Coalition, Mike Fegelman of HonestReporting Canada, and David Krayden from the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies.
"The Biases of the CBC" will be held on Sunday, November 13th, at 2 PM at the Library & Archives Canada (395 Wellington).
Other films include "Angryphone," about English language rights in Quebec; "The Power of the Powerless," a look at the velvet revolution that toppled communism in Czechoslovakia; "Freedom of What?cott," a documentary about free speech in Saskatchewan; "Freedom Fighter," Rev. Majed El Shafie's campaign against discrimination against religious minorities around the world; "The 10 Conditions of Love," about Rubiya Kadeer, the leader of the Uyghur people and their fight to save their culture; "Cool It," why we should 'cool it' when it comes to global warming; "3 Billion and Counting," tells us why we need DDT to fight malaria in Africa; "Guilty Until Proven Innocent," about how fathers are discriminated against in the family court system; and "An Inconvenient Tax," shows how the income tax has been misused by politicians, and many more films.
Please note that all events during the day take place at the Library & Archives Canada, and all evening events take place at the Bronson Centre.
I look forward to seeing you at the Festival!