Refugees

The Toronto International Film Festval (TIFF) kicks of tonight (Sept. 6) and runs for the next 10 days, screening 342 films (go here for listings and ticket info). Here's six TIFF doc titles...
Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle and Graham Nash will be part of an all-star five-date tour this fall to support refugees in the U.S. The Lantern Tour will feature Harris, Earle, Browne...
Billionaire philanthropist Frank Giustra believes too many wealthy people do too little to open their hearts and give with purpose back to people and society. The Ontario native, who has...
Emmanuel Jal and Xavier Rudd want their new musical team-up to spread love and kindness. Jal, a South Sudanese-Canadian hip hop artist, activist and former child soldier, and Rudd, a socially...
Heavy metal band Metallica have donated their one million Swedish krona ($149,851 CAD) Polar Music Prize award to three different charities, including one fellow Polar winner. Founded in 1989...
California-based singer-songwriter Kesha has teamed up with United We Dream, America’s largest immigrant youth-led organization at 4 million, to raise awareness about the organization....
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival organizers will be giving $200,000 worth of tickets to students, seniors and new Canadians. One of the top documentary film festivals in the world...
Like non-fiction books, documentaries have at least one very distinct advantage over their fictional filmic counterparts: even so-so docs send viewers away having learned something new. That...
Five of the seven films being featured at the 15th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival being held in Toronto April 18-25 will feature works directed or co-directed by women. One of the...
Sudanese-Canadian hip hop artist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal is one of three recipients of the 2018 Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent, established in 2012 by the...

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