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In this age of machines, the Guelph Festival of Moving Media pays homage to literature with the films: We Are Wizards, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, Paperback Dreams, Examined Life, As Slow as Possible, 1000 Journals and The Linguists.

They aim to answer the question, “Was there a book before the movie?”

  • We Are Wizards: Examines subculture inspired by Harry Potter.
  • A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman: A look at the political history of Chile through Dorfman’s experience in Allende’s Socialist Gov’t .
  • Paperback Dreams: Two independent bookstores struggling to survive.
  • Examined Life: Fascinating walks with philosophers talking about ethics of consumption and our fixation with individualism.
  • As Slow as Possible: Philosopher Ryan Knighton preparing to relinquish the last of his eyesight, travels to East Germany to listen to a 639-year-long organ performance composed by John Cage.
  • 1000 Journals: 1000 traveling journals, passed on like chain mail. One vanished in Guelph.
  • The Linguists: Scientists race to document languages on the verge of extinction.

For more details, visit www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca

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