rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

Toronto M.U.C.K. Film Festival starts today

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month!

The M.U.C.K. (Movies of Un-Common Knowledge) Film Festival and Forum gets started today in Toronto. The opening gala is a screening of the film Fuel, starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Royal Theatre, 608 College Street.

The festival runs to Oct. 4, featuring a number of Canadian premieres. Festival founder Dr. Stuart Samuels explains the festival "is organized to showcase films that aim to tear back the veil of mass  media mis-information, providing audiences with a chance to see and discuss documentary films that present an 'un-common knowledge' and that can serve as a catalyst for individual action and meaningful social change in areas that affect our daily lives -- human rights, the environment, and political, economic and corporate power."

"M.U.C.K. Films enlighten, enrage, engage and change us to re-think our point of view of everyday reality. They motivate us to take action. They offer new progressive points of view on issues and problems that dominate the news and offer new perspectives that are ignored or marginalized by everyday mass media."

rabble.ca is a media sponsor of this new festival. Political activist and film subject Ward Churchill and rabble editor Derrick O'Keefe will be speaking on a panel following the Friday, Oct. 2, 9:15pm Canadian premiere of the documentary Shouting Fire: Stories From The Edge of Free Speech.

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.


We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.