Once again there were many thrilling new documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Here's a wrap-up of highlights from the 7th Annual Traverse City Film Festival that were not mentioned in previous columns.
One of the most remarkable features will be a special reading of Nor Iron Bars, which incorporates social realism, regionalism and agitation.
John Pietaro, a labor organizer and musician, along with poets and activists John and Steve Bloom, brought the festival to New York City last year from Beacon, N.Y., where it originated.
The ever-present Michael Moore, probably the most successful documentarian in world history, had a strong say in the choice of films screened at this progressive gathering.
This poem was inspired by the just-concluded United Steelworkers convention.
The film makes you wonder how far humans have come, but it also asks how far we have to go.
"Habanastation" is the rare Cuban film that shows the realities of the Cuban educational system and the excitement in Revolution Square during May Day.
The unregulated nanotech industry is spreading through the U.S. food system.
The film fest in Traverse City, Mich., created an enormously popular event that featured the best in progressive cinema, both challenging and entertaining.