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Get Your Movie on at the Edmonton International Film Festival from September 29 to October 8

eiff-logoThe Edmonton International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, September 29, 2016 with over 150 films from Canada, Alberta and around the world. Kerrie Long, the festival director and her team, has curated a compelling line-up of films from all parts of the world, and in all genres — documentaries, short films, aboriginal, world, fiercely independent LGBTQ, Canadiana, sprinkled with a dash of Alberta’s own talented filmmakers.

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Arden Theatre Presents Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy on “Media in the Age of Terror” on October 1

mohamed-fahmyCanadians of many stripes have seen their freedom stripped while abroad. And it’s a topic Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy knows firsthand. A former Al Jazeera English bureau chief, Fahmy was imprisoned in Cairo from 2013 to 2015 — which amounts to 438 days. He was locked up on the same wing as senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda and a few who fought with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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LitFest: Canada’s Only NonFiction Literary Festival Runs from October 13 – 23, 2016

Lit FestivalThe 11-day festival connects nonfiction fans with the authors and writers that are guiding conversations that matter to Canadians, from climate change to politics, social issues, and  ever-changing trends in cuisine. Festival attendees explore a wide variety of nonfiction related content, including author panels, readings, live performances, and master-class writing workshops. Single tickets for each production and all access festival passes are now on sale. Here’s my favourite picks for this year’s festival: 

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A Brief History of Journal Le Franco Newspaper in Alberta

Le Franco AlbertaIn 1898 the first Franco-Albertan newspaper in Western Canada was founded. By 1928, six French newspapers emerged. Not all had the same longevity and some were successful outside the borders of the province, for example, the newspaper L’Union founded in 1917 was, “one of the top ten independent newspapers in French Canada,” according to Le Devoir. Despite its reputation, the differences between the leaders of the newspaper L’Union and the newly founded French Canadian Association of Alberta (founded in 1926) resulted in the disappearance of the L’Union in 1929 and the founding of a new journal LS Alberta, which then became the official publication of the French Canadian Association of Alberta. The new newspaper, LS Alberta, was launched on November 16, 1928. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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