The closing night film on Sunday night will be Big Boys Gone Bananas! It chronicles the filmmaker Fredrick Gertten's ordeal of being bullied by the company Dole when he began screening his earlier documentary Bananas!
The screenings also include the still relevant You Don't Like the Truth - Four Days Inside Guantanamo, which looks at the imprisonment and torture of Omar Khadr. It raises many questions and throws his confession into doubt because of the torture and the very real threat that he'd spend the rest of his life in those conditions otherwise.
Worldwide, talented filmmakers brave threats and danger to capture moving stories about human rights abuse, resistance and struggle. Their films have the power to take us away from our own lives and examine the complexity of the human condition. These are stories that simply have to be told.
This year, the festival includes guest speakers, panel discussions, ways to take on human rights issues and more. The films come from across the world and take on issues like human trafficking, women's rights, the Israel-Palestine conflict and more.
Except for opening night, admission is Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) at the door, with a suggested donation of $5. All screenings take place at Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street near Yonge Street (College Subway Station).
Reel Awareness Film Festival 2012 Schedule
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Friday, November 16th, 2012
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
"A Whisper to a Roar" Trailer from "A Whisper to a Roar" Documentar on Vimeo.