Avi Lewis
Canadian filmmaker
Avi Lewis
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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It's A Man's World When It Comes To Climate Change
Huffington Post - 4 months
Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary, Before The Flood, debuted October 30th on National Geographic. DiCaprio and Director Fisher Stevens should be applauded for completing this excellent and much-needed film. However, there is an elephant in the room regarding the relative absence of women in this and most other media efforts to address climate change. Before the Flood features three women (out of DiCaprio's 28 interviews) whose voices comprise a total of seven minutes of the film. While unintentional in its lack of female representation, Before the Flood illustrates the wider problem of a disturbing gender imbalance at the highest levels of the climate crisis. This week, Glamour magazine exclaimed "climate change is sexist." The headline may be emotive, but evidence shows women are disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of climate change because they are over-represented among the poor and more vulnerable to natural disasters than men. Women also contribute significant ...
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'This Changes Everything' Moves Focus to Communities on Fossil Fuel Frontlines
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis visited Chicago to host a sold out premier showing of their new documentary film, This Changes Everything. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it. I know the issue well. I've seen plenty of climate change documentaries before. But the filmmakers won me over at the start by admitting they aren't excited by climate change movies either. And like me, they're sick of hearing about the polar bear. I was getting so many weekly mailings about saving the polar bear I started to hope we'd have just enough arctic flooding to drown them. Did you know they're the only bear that eats people? A grizzly may attack if it feels threatened but it won't eat you for dinner. Klein and Lewis take a different approach by focusing on people, particularly communities most impacted by the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Indigenous leaders facing tar sands extraction, ranchers in the Powder River Basin, opposition to India's coal power plant rush and others profile how powerful mo ...
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La globalización y la Calidad - Pysn Pueblo y Sociedad Noticias
Google News - over 5 years
... con el subtítulo ¿Otro Mundo es Posible? combina los rodajes en diferentes lugares del mundo, con el archivo documental, con crónicas de los informativos, o trabajos cinematográficos de directores como Win Wenders, Avi Lewis, Pino Solanas,
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Prospecting the Terrain of Struggle - PEJ News
Google News - over 5 years
--Avi Lewis"; plug[4] = ""Whether it's the Alberta tar sands or our role in Haiti, The Dominion has the guts to look at Canada without the fairytales about our national virtue that comfort and blind us... Only readers like you can keep this crucial
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Doc rocks Greek crisis - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
The film draws on other docus, like Avi Lewis' "The Take" and Fernando Solanas' "Social Genocide," that have tackled the problems caused by globalization. "We wanted to explain that the debt crisis in Greece wasn't created because we are a lazy nation
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Los orígenes de X-Men, dilemas entre amigos y shocks vitales - Intereconomía
Google News - over 5 years
Producción: Andrew Eaton, Alex Cooke y Avi Lewis. Fotografía: Ronald Plante y Rich Ball. Basada en el libro de Naomi Klein, “La doctrina del shock” trata del auge del llamado 'capitalismo del desastre'. Éste insta a los gobiernos a aprovechar periodos
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Documentaire 'The Take' bij Spot - DeStadAmersfoort.nl
Google News - over 5 years
Deze keer staat The Take op het programma, een documentaire van Naomi Klein en Avi Lewis. Deze documentaire volgt werkloze Argentijnse fabrieksarbeiders die zelf het heft in handen nemen en de gesloten fabrieken weer tot leven willen wekken
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Gran éxito en internet del documental sobre la crisis griega “Debtocracy” - Tercera Información
Google News - over 5 years
... David Harvey, geógrafo marxista de la Universidad de Nueva York; Eric Toussaint, fundador del Comité para la abolición de la deuda del Tercer Mundo o Avi Lewis, creador de la película “The take” junto a Noemi Klein sobre los trabajadors argentinos,
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700.000 personas ven en internet un documental sobre la crisis griega - La Vanguardia
Google News - almost 6 years
David Harvey, geógrafo marxista de la Universidad de Nueva York; Eric Toussaint, fundador del Comité para la abolición de la deuda del TercerMundo; y Avi Lewis, que hizo con Naomi Klein (No logo) y su mujer la película The take, otro documental sobre
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Hope Rising - NOW Toronto
Google News - almost 6 years
The NDP claims to be a party that supports families and Lewis' own was well represented as daughter Ilana Landsberg-Lewis coordinated the event and son filmmaker Avi Lewis wrote the night's script. When Layton entered the Hall as the show was about to
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Humanos globalizado - Pysn Pueblo y Sociedad Noticias
Google News - almost 6 years
... con el subtítulo ¿Otro Mundo es Posible? combina los rodajes en diferentes lugares del mundo, con el archivo documental, con crónicas de los informativos, o trabajos cinematográficos de directores como Win Wenders, Avi Lewis, Pino Solanas,
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Free-Market Mischief In Hot Spots Of Disaster
NYTimes - over 9 years
Festivalgoers in Venice and Toronto who attended the premieres this weekend of ''The Shock Doctrine,'' a six-minute film written by the author Naomi Klein and the director Alfonso Cuarón, saw images of electroshock treatments from the 1950s, animated pages from a C.I.A. torture manual and footage of the 9/11 attacks and the 2004 tsunami. The brief
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School Workers And Suspected Abuse
NYTimes - about 10 years
To the Editor: Andrew White, the director of the New School's Center for New York City Affairs and editor of Child Welfare Watch, should have known better than to repeat anonymous city officials' complaints that ''far too many'' reports of child abuse ''come from school officials who don't first reach out to families to find out why a child is
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CALENDAR
NYTimes - over 11 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to New Jersey Cultural Calendar, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. THEATER CHATHAM ''Brighton Beach Memoirs,'' comedy by Neil Simon. Through Oct. 22.
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FILM REVIEWS; Fixing Argentina: One Grass-Roots but Uphill Approach
NYTimes - over 12 years
''The Take,'' a stirring, idealistic documentary that examines the grass-roots cooperative movement in financially devastated Argentina, raises basic questions about economics, government and human nature. Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, the Toronto-based film makers who directed and wrote ''The Take,'' describe themselves as ''activist filmmakers.''
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Paid Notice: Deaths SEIDMANN, SHARON NORRY
NYTimes - about 14 years
SEIDMANN-Sharon Norry. The Board and staff of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture mourn the passing of Sharon Norry Seidmann, a loving friend and devoted Board member. As an artist and communal leader, Sharon was committed to the enrichment of Jewish life in Rochester, across the United States and throughout the world. She brought unique
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Avi Lewis
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 47
    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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  • 2009
    Age 41
    Lewis was a panelist in CBC's Canada Reads, which aired on March 2–6, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Canada Reads is a seasonal show in which celebrities choose a book and advocate on its behalf. He presented, and successfully defended, the winning book, Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes.
    Lewis was a participant in CBC's Canada Reads 2009 (see below).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    From October 8–18, 2007, Avi Lewis hosted the ten-part international documentary series Why Democracy? in Canada.
    More Details Hide Details Inside USA was first telecast on Al Jazeera on February 8, 2008 with the episode "Politics of Race". Al Jazeera describes Inside USA as "an in-depth look at the real issues at stake in the US presidential election." Politics Of Race (February 22, 2008) focused on the situation in New Orleans and the disenfranchising of Black voters. Native Americans (March 1, 2008) focused on Lakota Sioux separatism, social and economic issues surrounding the Lakota Sioux, Navajo and the Shoshone peoples. The last few minutes were devoted to the role online videos play in the American election - including a clip from "Yes We Can".
    Lewis conducted a June 11, 2007 interview with political writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
    More Details Hide Details After repeatedly and openly sniggering at Hirsi Ali's complimentary remarks about the United States, Lewis sharply questioned some of her views - including her denial of the existence of Islamophobia, her belief that Islam was inherently misogynistic, and her positive opinions concerning American democracy. Lewis compared Islamophobia to Anti-Semitism, seeing both as equally real, to which Ali replied: "Racism is a universal trait, so is antisemitism, by the way. But I want us not to confuse a set of beliefs such as Islam, with ethnicity such as the hatred against Jews just because they are Jews, or against blacks just because they are black, or against gays just because of- it's something you can't do anything about. Whereas Islam is simply a set of beliefs, and it's not Islamophobic to say... this is being done in the name of your religion." The interview provoked a strongly critical response from right-wing commentators in the US and Canada.
    In June 2007, CBC Newsworld debuted On the Map with Avi Lewis, a daily (Monday-Thursday) half-hour of international news commentary.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis discussed such issues as the "Oil Law" that the United States wished Iraq to adopt, women in Afghanistan, and what exactly is meant by the phrase "ungoverned spaces". The show was officially renewed for November 2007 and then disappeared without ever airing again. On the Maps half-hour time slot was replaced with a half-hour summary of the daily hour-long show Politics by Don Newman. During the same time period, The Hour, which had a mix of news commentary and pop culture and provided a lighter fare than On the Map, became decidedly more oriented to pop culture - even though there has been some creep towards greater news commentary as the season progressed. George Stroumboulopoulos stated during the opening show, that the modification of format was because The Hour would now be shown right after The National (rather than before in previous seasons) when shown on the CBC main channel.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    Lewis began hosting CBC Newsworld's The Big Picture with Avi Lewis in the autumn of 2006 and On the Map in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He became host of Frontline USA for Al Jazeera television in 2008.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In 2004, Lewis and his wife Naomi Klein collaborated on The Take — a documentary that detailed the "recovered factory" movement in Argentina.
    More Details Hide Details The Take, winner of the International Jury Prize, was nominated for four Gemini Awards.
  • 1998
    Age 30
    In 1998-2001, Lewis hosted CBC Newsworld's current affairs discussion show counterSpin, where he presided over 500 debates.
    More Details Hide Details Avi Lewis was later the host of Counterspin Sunday.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 25
    Among other events, he covered the 1993 Canadian federal election and the 1995 Quebec referendum.
    More Details Hide Details Avi Lewis won a Gemini for Best Event Coverage.
  • 1988
    Age 20
    Lewis grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and attended Jarvis Collegiate and Upper Canada College. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Lewis was featured on the November 20, 2001 "Life & Times" episode of The Lewis Family. Avi Lewis's genealogical search was featured on the January 31, 2008 episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Between 1996 and 1998, Avi Lewis was host of The NewMusic, a music magazine show on MuchMusic and Citytv. He also served as MuchMusic's political specialist — by doing extensive special events coverage for the channel designed to engage youth in the political process.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 0
    Born in 1968.
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