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invite to up-coming debate about “Stories We Tell”

The Hart House Conscious
Activism Documentary Series presents:
October 23
6.30 pm,
Hart House Debates Room
Stories We Tell  
Directed by
Sarah Polley, 2012
108 mins
Stories We
is an inspired,
genre-twisting film by Oscar®-nominated director Sarah Polley, and produced by
Anita Lee for the NFB. Her playful investigation into the elusive truth buried
within the contradictions of a family of storytellers paints a profound
portrait of a complicated and deeply loving family.
*with a special short film celebrating Sarah’s work commissioned by the NFB
Conversation and
Q&A to follow the film with
Marlene Goldman,
a University of Toronto Professor in the Department of English. She specializes
in contemporary Canadian literature. Her recent research focuses on the
intersection between narrative and pathological modes of forgetting associated
with trauma, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Mary Beattie, a
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at
OISE/University of Toronto. Her research interests include professional
learning and life-long learning, and focus on narrative, arts-based, holistic
approaches to research and pedagogy in higher education.
Beth Kaplan,
memoir and personal essay teacher at Ryerson University and the University of
Toronto. When she is not teaching, Beth also works from home as a writing
coach, editor and writer.
Sponsored by the
National Film Board of Canada
Hart House continues its tradition of free
programming that engages the mind, awakens the spirit and acts as an incubator
of thoughtful exchange, and a call to action for the curious and the concerned.
Born of a desire to address injustice, each
documentary we screen is an exploration of the complex relationship between
social justice, spirit and activism. This semester’s screenings follow our
model of showing award-winning documentaries that represent a diverse landscape
spanning local, national, and global issues of social justice, and giving
audiences the opportunity to engage the filmmakers and activists involved.
register for FREE tickets at
Upcoming documentaries:
October 30 Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
November 6
Fall and Winter directed by Matt Anderson
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2 Responses to “invite to up-coming debate about “Stories We Tell””

  1. Wish I could come to this. Have a great discussion.

  2. beth says:

    Don't worry, Chris, you'll hear all about it.

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