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CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): A diversity of curiosity

March 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Speakers as diverse as historian Charlotte Gray, sex columnist and activist Dan Savage, Emmy-award winning-actress Tatiana Maslany, and musician Tanya Tagaq will participate in the Curious Minds Weekend at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema from March 3 to 5.

Inspired by Hot Docs’ Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series, which are six-week courses on a wide range of subjects, the first ever festival includes panel discussions, presentations, lectures, and a film screening.

Naomi Klein will open the weekend with a conversation about how to sustain green policies in the age of Donald Trump, and Gigi Lazzarato AKA Gigi Gorgeous, David Lazzarato, Barbara Kopple, and Scott Fisher will present their documentary This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, about Gorgeous’s coming out as a transgender female.

Lee Maracle, Joseph Boyden, and Cecil Foster will join Gray to talk about writing Canadian history, while New Yorker chief political correspondent Ryan Lizza will discuss American politics.

—Geremy Bordonaro/Gleaner News

 

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