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CIFF: Guantanamo's Child features first interview with Omar Khadr

Some interviews take longer to get than others.

For Michelle Shephard, booking an interview with Omar Khadr took 13 years.

Shephard, a reporter at the Toronto Star, was at the Globe Theatre Friday night, unveiling Guantanamo’s Child, which she co-directed with Patrick Reed, an up-close-and-personal documentary about Omar Khadr, the Canadian who was sent to Guantanamo Bay as a teenager. 801 more words


Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2010)

Jim Morrison wouldn’t have lasted a day with Mozart around, shaking things up.

Meet Glenn Gould, a child prodigy pianist who traveled over from Canada into the U.S., and made quite a name for himself in the classical music genre. 1,072 more words


We'll miss our great, and haunted, hero

Ten years ago I had the privilege of accompanying Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire to Rwanda. He’d been invited to Kigali for ceremonies commemorating the 10th anniversary of the genocide. 313 more words


Film about grandfather a TV Ontario short doc finalist

A short film by a former Ottawa resident about his aunt’s emotional journey to Peru to retrace the steps of her father before he died is one of five finalists in TVO’s Doc Studio Short Contest. 479 more words


Good Wife does it with class

The Good Wife hasn’t just been good lately. It’s been glorious.

Never mind the unexpected death of a major character — without warning, with no pre-show hype or even a hint that it was going to happen. 531 more words


TV Saturday: Turn tears a page from Revolutionary War history

The new period epic Turn is a spy drama more than a war drama. It debuted last weekend directly opposite Game of Thrones, where it was easy to miss. 346 more words


Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

True genius is often hidden behind an abnormal exterior and multifold layers of solitary work. Glenn Gould, the unconventional Canadian classical pianist and composer, shocked the world with his talent, approach, and sound, as is documented to detail in the film… 503 more words