Saturday April 4th, 2020
10 AM MR. TOILET: The World’s #2 Man, 87 min
To a stranger, he's a guy obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he's "Mr. Toilet," a crusader in global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Jack Sim knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now, he's dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about: poop. Using humor as his main weapon, he plunges into his biggest challenge: securing 6 million toilets for the "Clean India" initiative. But with few resources and no help from the government, his epic project and reputation are in jeopardy.
1:30 PM THE MANITOBA STORY:A Basic Income Film, 20 min, PG
and guest speakers
Is free money the path to a freer and more equitable future? Can a Basic Income really make a difference? After being hidden for more than 40 years, the results of a social experiment are finally out. Meet the leaders, researchers and participants from Dauphin, Manitoba who reveal their experience.
Following the film, Roderick Benns, author of Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World, and Joli Scheidler-Benns will offer comments and answer question about the Ontario Basic Income Pilot Project. A Participant from the cancelled Lindsay program will also tell her story.
AND BADERA, 21 min, French with English subtitles, guest filmmaker
Badera is a group of talented percussionists from Guinea (West Africa) living without resources in extreme poverty. Filmmaker, Catherine Veilleux, brings us into their world as they push themselves as artists towards a magical evening performance. Veilleux will be present to offer comments and answer questions. This, her first film, was shot on an iPhone.
4:00 PM ONCE WERE BROTHERS, 102 min, R (language, drugs)
The story of a band that went from backing up Bob Dylan to becoming one of the most influential groups of its era blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson's friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more.
7:30 PM THE SECRET MARATHON, 77 min, PG
When the first Afghan woman stood up for her freedom and ran in the Marathon of Afghanistan, she started a movement for equality that spread around the world. Inspired by this story of courage, filmmaker, Kate McKenzie, and legendary marathoner, Martin Parnell, train and travel in secret to join them and uncover unexpected beauty, incredible hardships, and the amazing people who stand for change.
Passes are $30, tickets are $10 at the door.
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