Democracy, Cultural Histories to be Discussed at TIFF

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The TIFF Speaker Series, in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, includes a lineup that will confront cultural histories, political statements, and examine the power of community through the lens of personal storytelling.

A release said the programme offers audiences the opportunity to interact with filmmakers and scholars in extended discussions following each film’s second public screening. This year’s speakers include Randall Hansen, Janice Stein, Robert Austin, Joseph Wong, and Teresa Kramarz.

Speaker Series lineup:

Look at Me

Randall Hansen, Interim Director at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, will join Tunisian actor and director Nejib Belkadhi in a Q&A following the screening of his film Look at Me.

The Other Story (Sipur Acher)

Janice Stein, Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, will join Avi Nesher in discussing the Israeli film The Other Story .

Donbass

Robert Austin, Associate Professor at the Munk’s School Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, will join Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa to examine his film Donbass.

The Public

Joseph Wong, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, will take the stage with actor-director Emilio Estevez for a Q&A following the screening of The Public.

Birds of Passage ( Pájaros de verano)

Teresa Kramarz, Director of the Munk One program, will discuss filmmaking duo Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s latest film, Birds of Passage.

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