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A Dangerous Game: after the success of the anti-Donald Trump doc You’ve Been Trumped, gadfly Anthony Baxter follows up with more of the developer’s misadventures in Scotland.

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story, a heartwarming retrospective about the 80-year-old actor who has played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s creation.

In The Boy From Geita, Canadian director Vic Sarin tells the horrifically compelling story of a 12-year-old boy with albinism targeted by his superstitious countrymen, who call him Ghost and regard his appendages as good luck totems to be chopped off and claimed, like human rabbit’s feet. In Out of Mind, Out of Sight, filmmaker John Kastner returns to Brockville Mental Health Centre, which he visited for last year’s NCR: Not Criminally Responsible.

In To Be Takei, Jennifer Kroot follows Star Trek’s George Takei as he and his manager-husband Brad Altman try to mount a musical based on the actor’s experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. Takei will be in Toronto for the screening.

Tomorrow We Disappear is a profile of the Kathputli artist colony in New Delhi, home to a community of 1,500 magicians, artists, and circus performers who are threatened with expulsion when the government sells the land under their feet to developers.

In David & Me, filmmaker Ray Klonsky works for more than a decade, including an assist from Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, to help free David McCallum, a Brooklyn man who was only 16 when he was tried and convicted for murder based in large part on a confession that supporters say was coerced.

Tough Love goes deep inside the New York State child welfare system to measure the human toll of parents separated from their children by a well-meaning bureaucracy.

Red Lines, by Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs, follows two activists who work to create a single democratically run village in Syria that they hope might serve as a living example for the rest of the war-torn country.
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