First up on today’s show, famed Canadian philosopher, author and humanitarian, Jean Vanier, on spirituality, community, and on the philosophy of becoming human. He is the founder of L’arche, a series of supportive community with branches around the world, where those with developmental disabilities and those who come to assist them, share life together in welcoming and friendly settings that are integrated into local neighbourhoods.
To find out more about L’arche you can visit them here
Philosopher and Humanitarian Jean Vanier
And in the second half of the program, I speak with award-winning documentary filmmaker Liz Marshall on her upcoming film The Ghosts in our Machine, in which she turns her lens to how we treat animals in our modern industrial society.
Documentary Filmmaker Liz Marshall
The Ghosts in our Machine will be premiering at the 2013 Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival in Toronto this May.
The Ghosts in our Machine, the upcoming documentary by Liz Marshal explores how we treat animals
To find out more about the film and to keep abreast of upcoming screenings, visit www.theghostsinourmachine.com
Filmmaker Sean Wainsteim
Sean Wainsteim is a Toronto based filmmaker who also happens to be the creative mind behind some of the most imaginative and interesting music videos to come out of Canada in the past few years for bands from Hey Rosetta! and Toyko Police Club to Hannah Georgas
I talked to Sean about the creative process, the power of a good fable and the importance of producing art that rings true.
For all of Sean Wainsteims creative work you can check him out at www.seanwainsteim.com but to get a small taste here’s a wonderfully short film he recently directed called Lost For Words
Episode two of The Public!
This week award-winning Canadian filmmaker Daniel Cross on the recent culture cuts by the federal government and what it means for the future of documentary filmmaking in Canada, and in the second half of the program, writer, playwright, and Toronto Star Columnist Rick Salutin shares his thoughts on democratic renewal and talks about some of his formative experiences growing up in Toronto.