GUELPH POLITICAST #142 – Bry Webb, Musician and Video Maker

The Guelph Film Festival begins this week, and it’s bringing documentaries from around the world to various venues around town. Occasionally though, the Guelph Film Festival highlights a Guelph project through a series called “Hidden Histories”, and this year it takes us all the way back in time to the year 2000. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #142 – Bry Webb, Musician and Video Maker”

GUELPH POLITICAST #141 – Astra Taylor, “What is Democracy?” Filmmaker

We may not really know what democracy is, but we certainly know it’s in danger. This week, we’ve seen that first hand with the case of the #MAGABomber, but there’s the more fundamental problem of the fact it feels like we’re losing our democratic values and institutions. Perhaps to understand the situation, we need to go back to the beginning. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #141 – Astra Taylor, “What is Democracy?” Filmmaker”

GUELPH POLITICAST #19 – Dave Regos, Producer of Divide in Concord

We are no strangers to water issues here in Guelph. Whether it’s our system of water use monitoring, or the ongoing battle between local conservationists and a certain bottling plant south of the city, Guelph has been at the forefront of the debate in the ways we use, protect, and replenish the world’s most valuable resource: drinking water. At the intersection of municipal politics and water protection is a new documentary called Divide in Concord, which chronicles one woman’s quest to ban single-serve, non-reusable bottles of water in her hometown Concord, Mass. That struggle is coming to Guelph this weekend when Divide in Concord screens at the Guelph Film Festival. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #19 – Dave Regos, Producer of Divide in Concord”