Opinion

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From Chernobyl to Islamophobia, new films take on history and politics

The success of "Days of Glory" actually forced the French government to improve benefits to Algerian veterans.

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People, presidents and kings star in new documentaries

Documentaries dealing with history and politics come from all corners of the globe.

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Progressive documentaries make their debut

Once again there were many thrilling new documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Powerful new films take up immigration

With the world facing increased poverty as the rich get richer, filmmakers are examining the ramifications of shifting populations.

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Free online movie, Debtocracy, tells story of Greek debt crisis

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.

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More progressive cinema at Toronto film fest

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."

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Progressive films shine at Toronto film fest

This year's Toronto International Film Festival offered another amazing array of films, with over 350 titles to choose from.

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Bosses, workers, Elmo: amazing films at Traverse City festival

Here's a wrap-up of highlights from the 7th Annual Traverse City Film Festival that were not mentioned in previous columns.

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“Jesus Was a Commie” and “Vapor Trail”

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.

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Dissident Arts Festival held in New York

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.

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