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  There were so many outstanding films at the 2017 Victoria Film Festival.  I don’t like to pick favourites, but if I had to, it’d be Merci Patron! / Thanks Boss!  It’s Michael Moore meets The Yes Men as François…

The Islands and the Whales inspired me to think of a new word:   Tradicction: the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation by being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.   And to write this…

It’s no surprise that Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Zucchini) is Oscar nominated.  The story has all the elements of real life: sadness, confusion, loneliness, friendship, quarrels, laughter and joy.  It’s colourful, and the stop-motion animation is…

I remember being on a small airplane flying between Caribbean islands when I was a tween, back in the early 70s, and the joke was “take me to Cuba.”  The adults would laugh about it but I never really understood…

Why do victims of sexual abuse feel so much guilt?  Why do we blame ourselves for what happened to us, as if we had any power to stop or prevent it?   Why do stupid boys and men call old…

Remember, back in the 90s, learning that the world’s rainforests were the “lungs of the earth?”  Remember hearing about their destruction and specifically Sarawak, the Penan and their indigenous uprising there, the mysterious disappearance of Bruno Manser?  If you do,…

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