With the world facing increased poverty as the rich get richer, filmmakers are examining the ramifications of shifting populations.
Last year it was "Made In Dagenham." Probably the most worker-oriented film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was the class-conscious "Snows Of Kilimanjaro."
This year's Toronto International Film Festival offered another amazing array of films, with over 350 titles to choose from.
Here's a wrap-up of highlights from the 7th Annual Traverse City Film Festival that were not mentioned in previous columns.
One of the most remarkable features will be a special reading of Nor Iron Bars, which incorporates social realism, regionalism and agitation.
The ever-present Michael Moore, probably the most successful documentarian in world history, had a strong say in the choice of films screened at this progressive gathering.
The film makes you wonder how far humans have come, but it also asks how far we have to go.
"Habanastation" is the rare Cuban film that shows the realities of the Cuban educational system and the excitement in Revolution Square during May Day.
Captain America is a classic comic tale-turned-cinema, but in its shift from paper to big screen, a few things may have been lost in translation.
Old and new union songs, poetry and information were presented to a group of about 50 people from all over the area.