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November-December 2016

New documentary explores the oppressive realities of capitalism from within a Montreal neighbourhood

Stone Story follows Martin Stone between his 70th and 71st years

andrea bennett@akkabah

We meet Martin Stone on the eve of his 70th birthday: grey hair, goofy smile, his facial expressions vacillating between a childish joy and a more distant sadness. Originally from the U.S., he now shares a dirt-cheap Mile End apartment with a revolving cast of roommates in Montreal. In the mid-1960s, Stone left a lucrative ad […] More »

The power of hip-hop

How music brings social change

Dina Lobo

“Having a message should be cool,” says Toronto hip-hop artist Rich Kidd on the power of rap. Kidd hosted First Out Here: Indigenous hip-hop, a documentary by Noisey, in which Kidd visited Winnipeg, Regina and Toronto to meet with Indigenous hip-hop artists. Kidd, born to Ghanian parents, says he drew a lot of parallels between […] More »

Listen to This #012: Human Rights Docfest

Graham F. Scott

In today’s edition of Listen to This, contributor Andrew Wallace talks with Sophie Langlois, Director of Human Rights Docfest 2010, and Selena Lucien, one of the documentary festival’s Community Partnership Coordinators. Human Rights Docfest is a national film festival on international human rights issues, and a partnership between Journalists for Human Rights, the National Film […] More »

Day Two: Answer to win a pair of tickets to Toronto's Images Festival!

Graham F. Scott

As part of our partnership with Toronto’s Images Festival, we’ve got a week of free tickets to give away for festival screenings and other events. Every day this week we’ll have a pair of tickets to give away to some lucky winner, and all you have to do to be that person is correctly answer […] More »

Toronto! We've got Images Festival passes to give away. Enter and win!

Graham F. Scott

This Magazine is pleased to offer, as part of our partnership with Toronto’s Images Festival, a week of free tickets to festival screenings and other events. We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets every day this week, and all you have to do to win is correctly answer our skill-testing question of the day. […] More »

Toronto: Tell us your favourite Joy Division song to win tickets to Friday's documentary screening!

Graham F. Scott

Our friends at Images Festival have very nicely given us two passes to the screening of Grant Gee’s documentary Joy Division, screening this Friday, February 5, 2010 in Toronto. So, in order to make sure the swag goes to a true JD fan, we’re asking you to leave a comment below naming your favourite Joy […] More »

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam screens this weekend in Toronto, Montreal

Graham F. Scott

I love the idea of willing a new subculture into existence, and that’s the story of Taqwacore, a documentary that opens in Toronto and Montreal this weekend about the birth of “Punk Islam.” Kick-started by Michael Muhammad Knight’s book of the same name (actually, “The Taqwacores”), the new documentary chronicles the fledgling scene. It seems kind […] More »

ThisAbility #34: Rolling

aaron broverman

Generally if I find myself awake at four in the morning, the best thing on TV is Vince Shlomi pitching the SlapChop or Billy Mays yelling at me from beyond the grave.  But this morning, I caught an unapologetic and often uncomfortably unflinching documentary on what day-to-day life in a wheelchair is like. More »