Challenges and Rights

Challenges and Change, with legendary broadcaster Craig Oliver, is back for a second season on AMI-tv, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announces. The show features interviews with Canadians who have inspired change and helped reshape the perception of ability. The season’s first episode screens on March 8th; more details here.

(Via 24-7 Pressrelease) TO actress Zoe Cleland faced some challenges of her own, playing a younger version of star Jewel Staite’s character in the “hysterical, sweet romantic comedy” (her description) How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town. Just for example, she had to run topless down the street on a November night. But she says writer/director Jeremy Lalonde helped her do this comfortably. The film screened at 2016 Slamdance Film Festival and many others.

“Cinema has become the most compelling tool in the human rights movement,” says Toronto International Film Festival Programmer Magali Simard, and with that in mind, TIFF and Human Rights Watch are co-presenting the 13th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival starting March 30th. The Festival runs till April 7th at at TIFF Bell Lightbox. It opens with the Canadian premiere of I Am Sun Mu, a documentary on a North Korea propaganda artist who turned into a dissident. More info here.

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