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Doc Talks: Docs - Modifying Minds?


Wed, May 4 6:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

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60 minutes | English  | Rating: -

Doc Talks is a new special series of hour-long conversations aimed at bringing you access to seminal filmmakers and key subjects. Admission is free.

Are docs transforming the WAY we SEE our world? Constant access to information can lead us to think we know the whole story. The filmmakers on this panel go deeper than the headlines and news reports. Prepare to be surprised by stories you’ve never heard, and transformed by the ones you thought you knew.

Moderated by Sarah Spring.

Charles Officer - Director, Mighty Jerome

Charles Officer, director Charles Officer grew up in Toronto and made his first short film, When Morning Comes, in 2000. The film debuted to great acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, and soon, through his participation in the Directors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre, he made a second film, Short Hymn_Silent War, which received a Special Jury Citation at TIFF and a Genie nomination. In 2005, Charles developed and directed the television pilot Hotel Babylon for Vision Television, and collaborated with K’Naan on the video clip Strugglin’. In 2007, the Canadian reggae-punk band Bedouin Soundclash commissioned Charles to direct a documentary intended to accompany the release of their 2007 album Street Gospels. That same year Charles directed two episodes of the Global television series Da Kink In My Hair. His first feature film, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, premiered at the 2008 TIFF, and saw distribution in Canada, the US and internationally. The film garnered ten nominations at the Genie Awards, winning for Best Original Song. Charles was named one of “10 to Watch” by Playback magazine and was the recipient of the 2009 Ontario Premier’s Emerging Artist Award. Charles is currently developing a new feature, a crime thriller titled Akilla’s Escape, slated for production in 2011.

Susan Saladoff - Director, Hot Coffee

Anthony Baxter - Director, You’ve Been Trumped

Presenting Partner: National Film Board of Canada
In Collaboration with: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund