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Documentary Film Festival: Honesty, the Truth about Lies

'(Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies' is a documentary feature film that explores how and why people lie. The film is anchored in behavioral experiments that measure our propensity to lie - sometimes even unknowingly. On a more personal level, from little white lies to devastating deceits, people share on camera the true stories of lies they've told. Experts examine the reasons behind our behavior and the implications of our dishonesty. Behavioral scientist Dan Ariely brings these elements together and guides us in discovering the complicated truths about lies. 2015, 89 minutes.

October 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Can Alzheimer's be Stopped?

Alzheimer's disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. The cause of Alzheimer's and whether it can be stopped is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join courageous patients participating in clinical trials, and then go behind the scenes of the major drug trials to see how researchers target and test therapies that may slow and even prevent Alzheimer's.  2016, 54 minutes.

October 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Last Harvest: film with Q&A

ABOUT THE FILM

Last Harvest follows the remarkable journey of Mr. and Mrs. Xu, an elderly Chinese farming couple, on a forced relocation by the government’s mammoth and controversial South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Lyrical and intimate, the film brings us into the life of two compelling peasants facing major disruption late in life. It offers a direct experience of the collision between traditional culture and modernization, through which we see the imminent extinction of Old China as New China emerges.

 

October 4th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Hadwin's Judgement

A compelling hybrid of drama and documentary, this feature film covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of an extraordinary 300-year-old tree held sacred by the indigenous Haida nation of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Inspired by John Vaillant’s award-winning book The Golden Spruce, the film introduces us to the complex character of Grant Hadwin, a logging engineer and survivalist who lived and worked happily for many years in BCʼs ancient forests.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Ninth Floor

Over four decades after the infamous Sir George Williams Riot, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Making an audacious foray into non-fiction, writer and director Mina Shum engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption.

NFB, 81 min.

April 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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