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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,…

  I don’t know what to make of this film, honestly.  It is cinematically very appealing, with intriguing music and several thought provoking moments.  There are a lot of black people interviewed, or just appearing as part of the scenery. …

CFUV Film Fest Corespondent Janine Bandcroft caught up with Gulîstan Land of Roses’s director Zaynê Akyol for an interview. Catch that interview here   For more of CFUV’s VFF coverage click here.

Theatre of Life is a kind of “Food Not Bombs” Italian style, except with professional chefs, a renovated dining hall, and table service.   Ironically, the concept was conceived during Milan’s Expo 2015 whose theme was Feeding the Planet, Energy…

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