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April 20, 2017 - 0 Comments

Toronto Community Housing’s Villaways neighbourhood was built in the 1970s in an isolated and marginalized part of the city. It’s been designated for redevelopment between 2016 and 2019, and during construction all the current residents...

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April 19, 2017 - 0 Comments

As good looking and stylish as its subject, House of Z is a portrait of the artist as a young man. Famously well connected, Zac Posen rode a rocket ship to fame and success at the age...

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April 12, 2017 - 0 Comments

In 30 carefully constructed segments, Maison du bonheur paints an endearing picture of the everyday life of 77-year-old Juliane Sellam, a long-time resident of Paris. Alone in her Montmartre apartment, Sellam enjoys the little things in life....

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April 6, 2017 - 0 Comments

Ever since the success of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, starring red-headed Ariel, North America has been in love with mermaids. In Ali Weinstein’s film Mermaids, we meet a handful of 21st-century women who identify as living, contemporary...

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April 6, 2017 - 0 Comments

As Niagara Falls transformed from honeymoon capital of the world to Las Vegas North, corporate hotel chains and casinos cast a long shadow over the independent motels that once populated the town. The Continental survived...

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March 28, 2017 - 0 Comments

As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a community of self-described “urban Indians” are threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium named after the...

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March 27, 2017 - 0 Comments

On a hot summer night 22 years ago, 18-year-old Attiya Khan ran through the streets, frightened for her life. She was fleeing her ex-boyfriend Steve, who’d been abusing her on a daily basis. Now, all...

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March 26, 2017 - 0 Comments

With average real estate prices nearing $900,000 in a city where minimum wage is less than $11 per hour, home ownership isn’t even a dream for many in Vancouver. For years, Canada’s national news has...

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March 26, 2017 - 0 Comments

In 1992, the pygmy Batwa people of Uganda were forcefully removed from their ancestral homes by the government to protect the habitat of the endangered gorilla population. Left with no compensation or resettlement plans, most...

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March 12, 2017 - 0 Comments

As I was standing in line outside of the HOT DOCS Ted Rogers Cinema by myself waiting for the next panel The Secret of A Meaningful Life during the Curious Minds Weekend to start, I...

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