Films of Everyday Syria, Residential School Voices, and a 13-Year Commercial Break

The Vancouver Courier has a piece on Abounaddara, “an anonymous collective of volunteer, self-taught artists whose weekly short films offer a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Syrians.” The films offer an alternative view to the media’s constant depiction of violence in Syria. A discussion on Syrian refugees, hosted by advocate and writer Zool Suleman, will take place at Vancouver’s Centre A gallery on Saturday — details here.

Director Barbara Cranmer’s Our Voices, Our Stories won Best Documentary Short at the 40th Annual American Indian Film Festival, and this Thursday it can be viewed at the K’ómoks Band Hall in Comox, BC, The Comox Valley Record reports. The film takes an unflinching look at the residential school system and its survivors, specifically St. Michael’s Indian Residential School in Alert Bay.

(Via CNW) “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” says Chris Carter, original creator/executive producer of The X-Files — and the commercials will be over in January, as the beloved show returns for six episodes. CTV has announced it’s acquired “the most-anticipated event series of the year”, which will kick off with a special two-night premiere on January 24th and 25th. After four more weeks of new episodes, The X-Files will join CraveTV.

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