This is the trailer of Fractured Land a film that tells the story of Caleb Behn, a young Dene warrior from northeastern British Columbia, “taking on Big Oil and Gas to protect his ancestral land and people from the ravages of neocolonialism.” I met Behn late last year when he came to Ottawa to address a public discussion on Line 9, sponsored by the Council of Canadians. Meet a member of the next generation of Aboriginal leaders in Canada.
Pat Robertson, the antiquated host of the 700 Club is shocked—shocked to discover that women do watch and enjoy porn. And masturbate. Apparently, he “always thought this was a male thing, a boy thing, a guy thing.” Meaning: masturbation and porn are reserved exclusively for men. But Robertson’s stupidity goes a little further.
Last week I attended the Toronto theatrical premiere of Herman’s House, a thought-provoking documentary written and directed by Angad Singh Bhalla. This Canadian film tells the story of an artistic collaboration between Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace. Sumell is a multidisciplinary artist from New York. Wallace is a Black Panther from Louisiana who has been in solitary confinement for 40 years.