A documentary shedding light on the global phenomenon of the commodification of housing and consequent lack of affordability, especially through the eyes of Leilani Farha, a United Nations special rapporteur on housing who lives in Canada.
Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.
Byron Rosales Romero,
Juan J. Dominguez,
Farmland - the new green gold. Hoping for export revenues, Ethiopia's government leases millions of hectares of farmland to foreign investors. But the dream of prosperity has a dark side ... See full summary »
Two DJ's in Tehran are battling to play the music they love and set up dance parties. Local regime does not look well at harbingers of western culture of decay so the protagonists need to do big decisions.
Earl Pilcher, Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »
James Earl Jones,
Frank, a man of action who worked his way up all by himself, dedicates his life to work. No matter the place or the circumstances, be it day or night, he's on the phone, handling the cargo ... See full summary »
Under Madrid's scorching summer sun, ordinary couples with real passion and the unquenchable desire to love and be loved, share the same irrepressible urge to investigate their own sexuality through five intertwined stories.
Natalia de Molina,
As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick.
Depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
I saw Bikes vs. Cars last night at the Canadian Premiere at Hot Docs Toronto. We were very fortunate to have the film director Fredrik Gertten at the presentation as well. I am very biased as I love cycling. I think what the film shows us is the huge impact that our lifestyle and car obsession is having on the planet. We get local information from a selection of diverse cities such as São Paulo Brazil, Bogotá Colombia, Los Angeles USA, Toronto Canada, Copenhagen Denmark. In each city, grass roots communities have come together to promote cycling and urban sustainability. We get a particular focus on São Paulo where we see the outcome of a successful campaign to install bike paths on Avenida Paulista. The film is shot in such a way that you actually feel you are on the bike in the middle of traffic. Exhilarating and scary sometimes.
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