Once again there were many thrilling new documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival.
With the world facing increased poverty as the rich get richer, filmmakers are examining the ramifications of shifting populations.
Debtocracy, a free online movie distributed under Creative Commons license, exposes roots of Greece and Europe's debt crisis and offers an alternative to austerity policies.
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.
Among the 59 short films screened at the Traverse City Film Festival, the title that attracted the most attention was "Jesus Was a Commie," directed by the accomplished actor Matthew Modine.
John Pietaro, a labor organizer and musician, along with poets and activists John and Steve Bloom, brought the festival to New York City last year from Beacon, N.Y., where it originated.
The film fest in Traverse City, Mich., created an enormously popular event that featured the best in progressive cinema, both challenging and entertaining.
Viewing the story only as a well-written parable of becoming an adult misses a lot - humanity itself came of age in the 20th century.