It’s entirely possible that an early work by the next Atom Egoyan or David Cronenberg will screen on Wednesday night at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. With the 2013 Student Film Showcase featuring the best from post-secondary schools around the country and the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase kicking off the evening with Toronto-area high-school students’ films, the night will be a coming-out party for a new crop of talent. Judging by the polished creativity of some of the entries, it’s safe to say that young people are more prepared than ever to start telling stories on film from an early age.
Members of the Canadian Somali Congress have condemned the Toronto Star for repeated references to “Somali drug dealers” in its initial story about mayor Rob Ford’s alleged drug use. The Star‘s first article on the subject originally used the description “Somali” 10 separate times to refer to the men who apparently were involved with Ford in this case [PDF]. There seems to have been second thoughts among Star editors about this: even before Hussen contacted the publication they edited the article, which now contains five uses of the word [PDF].
CSC president Ahmed Hussen says the repeated use of an ethnic identifier is both unnecessary and damaging to the Somali community.
Community Group Challenges Toronto’s Star‘s Reporting About “Somali Drug Dealers”
American late-night hosts who first discovered Rob Ford as a result of some of his more innocent blunders are falling in love with Toronto all over again thanks to the latest allegations against our mayor. Last night, both the The Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live had lengthy segments about Ford, and about the video that supposedly shows him smoking crack.
If you missed it all, the Daily Show video is embedded above. The Jimmy Kimmel clip is below.
Hey Wednesday, fancy meeting you here. In the news: Caribbean Carnival get’s parade fences; Premier Wynne tells everyone why Paul Godfrey was fired; Wynne wags her finger (without naming names *wink*); and Lake Ontario is not getting skinnier, yet.
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Why do weeks that include a day off for a holiday always seem so long? In the news: councillors will likely formally reject a downtown casino today, Rob Ford will face his council for the first time since crack allegations emerged, York U students use an unlikely medium to raise awareness about rape, and the Raptors will need a new GM.