Sunday, October 20, 2013

invite to up-coming debate about "Stories We Tell"

The Hart House Conscious Activism Documentary Series presents:
Wednesday, October 23
6.30 pm, Hart House Debates Room
Stories We Tell  
Directed by Sarah Polley, 2012
108 mins
Stories We Tell 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.

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

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