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789 Yonge Street

Hinton Learning Theatre - 3rd Floor

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Tuesday Docs - History, Mystery and Discoveries

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Join us every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm for a selection of thoughtful, engaging, and entertaining documentaries. All are welcome! Drop in, no registration required.

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, at the Toronto Reference Library, 416-393-7175.

Note that the program is subject to change, and will be updated continuously.

*** UPCOMING DOCS ***

Febraury 25 - I Am Ali. Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story (2014, 112 min.)

March 3 - Because we are girls. A conservative Indo-Canadian family must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for nearly two and a half decades, the sisters finally decide to come forward (2019, 85 min.)

March 10 - Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. In July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien'kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the Canadian consciousness. (1993, 119 min.)

March 17 - Maiden. In 1989 Tracy Edwards leads the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race, a grueling yachting competition that covers 33,000 miles and lasts nine months. (2019, 97 min.)

March 24 - Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen. Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abod provides a window into the life of Angela Bowen, a woman who grew up in inner city Boston during the Jim Crow era and went on to become a classical ballerina, legendary dance teacher, black lesbian feminist activist organizer, writer and professor. (2015, 73 min.)

March 31 - Sisters in Law. In the little town of Kumba, Cameroon this fascinating, often hilarious doc follows the work of State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent. (2005, 114 min.)

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