Conversations with Activists Series – Documentary Film as a Tool of Activism

2103 Conversations with Activists Series: Documentary Film as a Tool of Social Justice, Community Education and Activism

with Mandy Leith speaking on Open cinema: Documentary as a Tool for Community Engagement

and kym hothead speaking on Taking the Fall and Rising: My life and work

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

SCI A104 (otherwise known as the Earth and Ocean Sciences Building or the Bob Wright Centre)

Mandy Leith is the founder & Program Director for OPEN CINEMA – now in its 10th successful season. A seasoned documentary filmmaker, she now works as a digital alchemist with her company Media Rising and sits on the National Board of Directors for the Documentary Organization of Canada.

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Kym Hothead identifies as a “Transgendered Anarcho Anti-Colonial Radical Feminist”. He is a local filmmaker, poet, writer and performer, among other activities. After spending years on the streets, Hothead now keeps a watchful eye out for those who live on the street or are street involved.

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. The show is archived at: The GR blog is at:, and you can find and support the program at Financial support is also possible through the Patreon site: He's too the past contributing editor to the web news site,, (now defunct) and tweets at @paciffreepress. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Sam Husseini, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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