It's the week of Hot Docs, as I have heard at every screening, the largest documentary film festival in the world. And it is great. I'm a movie lover but I've always been more of a TIFF fan. The love of documentary films is more recent for me, partly from my friendships with Monique Simard, now the Director of the NFB in Quebec and Velcrow Ripper, a director whose extraordinary new film Fierce Light is in Hot Docs and opens in theatres in Toronto and Vancouver on May 15 but also because documentary films have become so important to social change.
The other day I picked up a book at the place where I sometimes work: Global Profit and Global Justice: Using Your Money to Change the World. It's about socially responsible investing and using your consumer power to change the world. It's the kind of thing I run into and hear a lot of among professional progressives.