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Opening Night Screening: Whitby Courthouse Theatre

  • Whitby Courthouse Theatre 416 Centre Street Whitby, ON L1N 4W2 Canada (map)

TICKETS $12 | Available online here: tickets.regenttheatre.ca/DRIFF2018

SHORT ANIMATION: Freedom
Directed by: Mircea Bobina; Vadim Tiganas - Romania (4:37)

People are unhappy with their leaders and want to break free. When a change is made, they are supposed to get back their freedom: but somehow, they don’t. 

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: What Is Democracy?
Directed by: Astra Taylor (Feature) Canada (1hr :47 mins)

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians—What Is Democracy? connects past and present, emotion and the intellect, the personal and the political, to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

Previously Screened:

Sheffield Doc Fest 2018
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Vancouver International Film Festival 2018