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Montréal, tales of gentrification in a bohemian city (redux)

Montreal, tales of gentrification in a bohemian city. Montréal: histoire de la gentrification d’une ville bohème. This 80 minute documentary examines the rapid push for condo development in Montréal. Residents speak about how this development is having an effect in

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Catching a break in Nairobi: How two Canadian freelancers covered the Westgate mall shooting

Two recent Canadian journalism graduates, dreaming of careers as international journalists, caught the break of a lifetime landing a fellowship with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Wanting to combine her passion for journalism and travel, French journalist Flavie Halais applied

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A portrait of gentrification in Johannesburg

The mean streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, put fear into the hearts of the most hardened. But a Canadian documentary filmmaker brushes off how she was once carjacked at gunpoint as if it were like being stuck in traffic on

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Rights Radio Report #3: War & Peace games

Every year at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, political science students undergo an intensive peacebuilding exercise. This is all part of a class to train students how to overcome bureaucratic obstacles post-conflict. McGill professor Rex Brynen created a unique peacebuilding

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Culture Unplugged “Humanity Explored” online film fest

Earlier this year I was asked by organizers of the Culture Unplugged film festival to contribute two of my films to the upcoming online festival themed “Humanity Explored.” I agreed and submitted my short film called “Burgundy” about the struggle

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