1. Q & A - "The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man" with director Arturo Pons

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    When his fellow border runners are detained by police, a Mexican teenager strikes out on his own across the treacherous desert. Intent on reaching Chicago, he crosses paths with a cavalcade of eccentrics. Using the desolate, disorienting landscape as his canvas, Arturo Pons paints an allegorical tale rich in delightful imagery and playful absurdity. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. http://viff.org

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    • Q & A - "Heart of the Sky, Hearth of the Earth"

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      The location of the world’s largest—and possibly toxic—gold-mine pit, Guatemala is also the homeland of the Maya and their decidedly holistic cosmology. Frauke Sandig and Eric Black’s kaleidoscopically beautiful documentary follows the daily and ceremonial lives of six articulate young Maya as they struggle to maintain their way of life. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. http://viff.org

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      • Q & A - "Jai Bhim Comrade" with director Anand Patwardhan

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        After Mumbai police killed ten unarmed Dalit protestors in 1997, "untouchable" singer/poet Vilas Ghogre was pushed beyond his breaking point and took his own life. Outraged by both the massacre and the loss of a dear friend, India’s leading documentarian Anand Patwardhan (In the Name of God) dedicated the next 14 years of his life to crafting this tour de force. And while born of frustration, it’s executed with tremendous guile and restraint. In condemning Hindu extremism and the millennia of oppression endured by the Dalit, Patwardhan immerses himself in their lives, inviting them to share their struggles with discrimination. In the process, he showcases the underclass’ indomitable spirit. Refused their basic human rights, their poems and protest songs are impassioned and full-voiced. In condemning "the ongoing atrocity of caste," Patwardhan also composes a landmark music documentary that possesses uncommon soulfulness and undeniable power. Of course, in the largest frame of reference, Patwardan’s subject is the appalling possibilities one might fear with the rise of extremist nationalism in general. Screening at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and important nonfiction program. Attracting a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience of film lovers, the festival remains accessible, friendly and culturally diverse. As the critics say, VIFF is very much a festival “designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them.” http://viff.org

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        • Q & A - "Antiviral" with writer/director Brandon Cronenberg

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          ANTIVIRAL - Brandon Cronenberg’s (yes, son of that Cronenberg) debut is set in a dystopian near future in which obsession with celebrity has reached such neurotic levels that fans get themselves injected with viruses and diseases that once lived inside their idols… Amazingly controlled and confident for a first film, Antiviral marks Cronenberg the younger as one to watch. Playing at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. http://viff.org

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          • Q & A - "The Last White Knight" with director Paul Saltzman

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            THE LAST WHITE KNIGHT - Byron “Delay” De La Beckwith sits before the camera, a wizened Southern gentleman. His interviewer is director Paul Saltzman, a Canadian Jewish liberal. The two men are antithetical: Beckwith is a Mississippi Klansman, and Saltzman is a former civil rights activist who went to the South during the 1960s. Their lives converged when Saltzman came to Beckwith’s town of Greenwood to fight the good fight, and wound up receiving a knuckle sandwich for his troubles. His assailant was Beckwith, and years later the two meet in the hope of reconciliation and mutual understanding. Screening at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres.

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            • Q & A - "The World Before Her" with director Nisha Pahuja

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              THE WORLD BEFORE HER - Nisha Pahuja’s vivid, award-winning documentary follows two passionate and ambitious young women in starkly contrasted parts of India. In Mumbai, Ruhi embarks on a beauty bootcamp in preparation for the Miss India beauty pageant, while in rural India, Prachi works and teaches at the right-wing Hindu fundamentalist Durga Vahini camp for young women. While big-time beauty pageants symbolize the pinnacle of India’s race into the westernized world, Prachi’s contingent represents the militaristic backlash against it. Beauty pageant contestants will do almost anything for their chance at a crown, including routine botox injections and humiliating catwalk excercises. In contrast, camp trainees are taught to fight using brute violence against anyone—namely Christians and Muslims—who threatens the cultural values they fervently protect. Screening at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. http://viff.org

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              • Welcome to VIFF 2012

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                Opening comments from the festival executives, directors, and special guests at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and important nonfiction program. Attracting a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience of film lovers, the festival remains accessible, friendly and culturally diverse. As the critics say, VIFF is very much a festival “designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them.” http://www.viff.org

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                • Opening Day of VIFF 2012

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                  The opening day of the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival. Both in terms of admissions and number of films screened (152,000 and 386 respectively in 2011) VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America. We screen films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems. VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. Three main programming platforms make our festival unique: we screen the largest selection of East Asian films outside of that region, we are one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world and we have a large and important nonfiction program. Attracting a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience of film lovers, the festival remains accessible, friendly and culturally diverse. As the critics say, VIFF is very much a festival “designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them.” http://www.viff.org

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                  • Media Conference 2012

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                    We are pleased to announce that our full Festival program is now available on-line. Take your time and browse our fantastic selection of films featuring 380 cinematic gems from over 75 countries. As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. This year, along with another stellar line-up, we are introducing a lot of new technology to the festival, particularly our new website and ticketing system. Happy VIFFing! http://www.viff.org

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