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Toronto film festival to look at 9/11, women’s strides

9 September 2011

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Toronto film festival to look at 9/11, women’s strides

North America’s largest film festival opens today in Toronto with a spotlight on music, the rise of women directors, illegal immigration and 9/11.

“It’s a strong year for music documentaries, and there are some very provocative films by women,” festival co-director Cameron Bailey said in an interview.

And “there’s a noticeable response to the immigration crisis in Europe,” he said. “We’ve seen documentaries on this subject in the past, but this year we see several (fiction) filmmakers dealing with people banging on Europe’s door, and how Europe is responding to that.”

The Toronto film festival opens this evening for the first time ever with a documentary and runs until September 18 showcasing 268 feature films, and 68 shorts from 59 countries, including 123 world premieres.

 

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Via The Malaysian Insider

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