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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
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
Your numerology cycles December 16–31
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a...
Cognitive dissonance on LNG as B.C. pursues climate goals
VIFF picks: Fun with the Italian Mafia, tension with Ben the addict and what’s with this piece by Banksy?
Also some rule-breaking flamenco and two war stories from the Balkans, one by a Vancouverite.
Oct 9th, 2018
More VIFF recommendations: a Haida tale, sailing with refugees and a cheeky Bible story
Also an edifying rural tale by a master Iranian filmmaker
Oct 3rd, 2018
Seven films to see in VIFF's first few days
Viewers can check out six good documentaries and one shocking holiday tale.
Sep 26th, 2018
Mom of four kids allegedly abducted overseas wants to see progress in case
A Canada-wide warrant for father Saren Azer (a.k.a Salahaddin Mahmudi-Azer) was issued on Aug. 24 for abduction - but he has flown the coop with children in tow.
The Canadian Press
Sep 12th, 2015
American Sniper and Stephen Harper make war with words
War hawks and their simplistic "us vs. them" mentality don't make us safer— they put all of us at risk
Jan 28th, 2015
United Arab Emirates forces women to breastfeed and America freaks out
United Arab Emirates forces women to breastfeed and America freaks out, but should we follow suit instead?
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Jan 31st, 2014
The Egyptian revolution: activist Nadeem Abdel-Gawad reflects on Egypt today
Last year, Nadeem Abdel-Gawad was preparing to graduate from the American University in Cairo. He was also about to return to Tahrir Square for the first anniversary of Egypt’s revolution. “Either we...
Jan 23rd, 2013
Sheikhs of chic: Dubai dudes do fashion
Pakistani author Bina Shah writes to VO of her travels to the UAE and her experience with Gulfi men's fashion.
Jan 23rd, 2013
Tahrir Square: the making of an Egyptian revolutionist
Nadeem Abdel-Gawad hopes to attend his college graduation in Cairo next month. But that depends on what happens in Tahrir Square this week.
Jan 25th, 2012
'They had weapons pointed at our heads,' recalls secret Gaza flotilla activist
Three days on the high seas. Three days in Israeli detention. A Vancouver woman tells her story of a bold attempt to change Israeli government policy.
David P. Ball
Dec 9th, 2011