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Now Playing in Progressive Film

It just got easier to host movie night at your place. Amira Elghawaby braves the waves of online media to bring you films you might not have heard about in the mainstream that explore social-justice issues. Ready? Set? Start your popcorn makers!

Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film July 31
Amira Elghawaby | Opening tonight in Toronto, Bikes vs.Cars takes on our chosen modes of transportation from Bogota to Toronto. Should you watch? Find out here.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film December 24
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Amira Elghawaby | Wondering what to curl up and watch on TV this holiday? Here are some excellent progressive top picks for your viewing pleasure.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film September 5
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Amira Elghawaby | Here's a fantastic documentary series produced by CBC's Doc Zone and worth viewing as we mark the sixth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis that hit global markets in August of that year.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film June 27
Photo: Blackfish
Amira Elghawaby | Summertime for many means a trip to an aquarium. 'Blackfish' might change that, writes Amira Elghawaby.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film May 23
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Greg Macdougall | "We're going to change the way things are done." A new documentary follows the Vancouver Mental Patients Association and its impact from the 1970s to today.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film April 25
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Amira Elghawaby | Canada's Secret Trials. They're not so secret anymore thanks, in part, to a documentary which premieres this week in Toronto, before playing across Canada.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film April 4
image: Clara Pasieka
Amira Elghawaby | It is getting to be film festival season. This month Amira Elghawaby reviews two new films: one animated, one docudrama which explore issues of colour and culture.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film March 14
photo: NFB
Amira Elghawaby | This month's film examines the role of women in Canadian mosques. Amira Elghawaby takes us back to an ahead-of-its-time documentary produced in 2005 by Zarqa Nawaz.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film February 14
photo: City Lax
Amira Elghawaby | Heart-warming and award-winning, 'City Lax' illustrates how critical sport is in bringing hope and uplift to those who have very little else to look forward to.
Blog - Now Playing in Progressive Film January 17
Kickin' It promotional poster
Amira Elghawaby | This documentary about the power of sport for change follows athletes from seven countries around the globe. The year is 2006. The sporting event is the Homeless World Cup.