Tired of Netflix? The CIFF has got you covered.
The festival returns with both in-person and online screenings of films on the environment, social justice, and other important topics, as well as lighter fare. A few thought-provoking highlights:
John Ware Reclaimed follows Filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to uncover the complex story of John Ware, a Black cowboy who settled in Alberta during the ranching industry’s early years.
The team behind I Am Greta has been following the young activist from her early school strike in Stockholm, all the way to parliaments and massive international protests. They’ve been documenting her mission to make the world understand the urgency of the climate crisis.
The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel reveals how years of economic inequality led to the rise of ultra-right leaders, medical shortages during COVID-19, and racial injustice. Countering these themes of hardship is a groundswell of resistance worldwide, where everyday people are taking to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet’s future.
In Coded Bias, MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini makes a startling discovery - most facial recognition software does not read dark-skinned faces, or women, accurately. Thus begins a journey to uncover other types of bias in the machine learning algorithms that impact us all.
For more information and tickets, visit: https://ciff-2020.eventive.org/welcome