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Program Running Time 121 min.

Films in Program

KDocs Film Festival: Fractured Land

Program Running Time 75 min.

Feb 20 05:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Damien Gillis, Fiona Rayher
(Canada, 2015, 75 mins)

Caleb Behn sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose, and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory?

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Caleb Behn, star of Fractured Land

KDocs Film Festival: Ivory Tower

Program Running Time 90 min.

Feb 20 02:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Andrew Rossi
(USA, 2014, 90 mins)

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Kathy Corrigan, MLA, Official Opposition Deputy Chair and spokesperson for Advanced Education

KDocs Film Festival: Food Chain$

Program Running Time 83 min.

Feb 20 10:30 am

Films in Program

Directed By: Sanjay Rawal
(USA, 2014, 83 mins)

There is so much interest in food these days yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick that food. In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly paid jobs and has relied on some of the nation’s most vulnerable people. While the legal restrictions which kept people bound to farms, like slavery, have been abolished, exploitation still exists, ranging from wage theft to modern-day slavery. These days, this exploitation is perpetuated by the corporations at the top of the food chain: supermarkets. Their buying power has kept wages pitifully low and has created a scenario where desperately poor people are willing to put up with anything to keep their jobs.

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Pablo Godoy, National Representative, UFCW Canada; National Coordinator, Students Against Migrant Exploitation (S.A.M.E.); and Vice President, Ontario Federation of Labour