Avi Lewis

Born 1968

Avram David "Avi" Lewis is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, host of the Al Jazeera English show Fault Lines, and former host of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) current-affairs program On the Map.

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1968 Birth Born in 1968.


1988 20 Years Old Lewis grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and attended Jarvis Collegiate and Upper Canada College. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1988. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old Among other events, he covered the 1993 Canadian federal election and the 1995 Quebec referendum. … Read More


1998 30 Years Old In 1998-2001, Lewis hosted CBC Newsworld's current affairs discussion show counterSpin, where he presided over 500 debates. … Read More
2004 36 Years Old In 2004, Lewis and his wife Naomi Klein collaborated on The Take — a documentary that detailed the "recovered factory" movement in Argentina. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old Lewis began hosting CBC Newsworld's The Big Picture with Avi Lewis in the autumn of 2006 and On the Map in 2007. … Read More
In June 2007, CBC Newsworld debuted On the Map with Avi Lewis, a daily (Monday-Thursday) half-hour of international news commentary. … Read More


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Lewis was a participant in CBC's Canada Reads 2009 (see below).
2015 47 Years Old Lewis directed the 2015 feature-length documentary This Changes Everything, which finished second in the audience voting, for the documentary category, at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
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