Me, the “Other”

Celia. Biology. University of Michigan. The world has thrown it all at her. She is young but she has already experienced intense grief, fear, anger, frustration and the feeling of being “othered.” Yet, despite the adversity she’s faced from society, Celia wants to help change the lives of others.

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Catwalk: The Cutthroat World of Cat Pageantry

Thousands of dollars spent on appearance and out-of-state travelling; the scrutiny of judges and rivals; not to mention, prizes and ribbons galore. Surprisingly, these aren’t the words describing Toddlers & Tiaras but an even more merciless competition. Welcome to the world of cat shows.

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Wu Xiao
Haru’s New Year: From Pitch to Production

Meet Alice Shin, a Korean filmmaker who recently moved to Canada. Alice’s short film Haru’s New Year is an in-competition short at this year’s festival. WHat’s more, Haru’s New Year began as a pitch idea at the FCFF’s Pitch Fest last year!

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Wu Xiao
Interview with Christy Garland: WHAT WALAA WANTS

Canadian documentary director Christy Garland appears to be hitting her stride with her most recent film, shot over six years in the Balata Camp of the West Bank, following an uncommonly driven young teen on her quest to become a cadet with the (overwhelmingly male) Palestinian Security Authority.

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Shannon Foskett