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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
VIFF's "Turbulence" highlights the emotional toll of war on Kurdish survivors
A young Kurdish Iranian woman's harrowing descent into Vancouver's drug scene shows the difficulties of rehabilitating after a war.
Oct 2nd, 2014
I Am Nasrine is a great rendition of a common theme
At times the film has remarkable subtlety, and at others, it is in-your-face emotional.
Feb 8th, 2013
Republicans and Iranian government in heated idiot contest over women's and animal rights
Well, folks, it is officially heating up. And I’m not referring to this non-event of a winter we’ve had. The race for dumbest jerk on the planet is in full swing, with Republicans and the Iranian...
Feb 5th, 2013
Jian Gomeshi's 1982 memoir an ode to Bowie
Jian Ghomeshi didn’t just want to write a book about himself. Instead, he wrote a book about himself wanting to be David Bowie. He wrote about himself wanting to be David Bowie and having a crush on...
Jan 15th, 2013
Iran’s tech ecosystem struggles to catch up to Persian diaspora startups
A casualty of emigration out of Iran, or brain drain?
Jan 9th, 2013
#FreeKhazali: twitter activists celebrate Iranian dissident Mehdi Khazali's release after hunger strike
Iranian blogger and activist Mehdi Khazali is still weak from his 71-day hunger strike against state repression in Iran, but has been freed thanks to international pressure on social media.
Mar 18th, 2012
Rethinking international affairs: A call for a multidisciplinary approach
Troubled times call for creative thinking. And 2012 will be no exception.
Nov 12th, 2011
Canada imposes sanctions on five Iranian nationals
On Tuesday, Canada followed suit with Britain and the U.S. in imposing sanctions on five Iranian nationals accused of planning to kill U.S. - Saudi ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir. Iranian President,...
Oct 18th, 2011
A few more recommended films for VIFF’s last three days, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.
The Kid With a Bike brings a deeply affecting finale to the 30th anniversary VIFF
Oct 10th, 2011
Honeybees, Almonds and Freedom
What is freedom? For bees? For almonds? For us? This little tale illustrates it all…
Mar 1st, 2010