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Documentary on citizen journalism coming to Toronto

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By David Silverberg
Posted Apr 26, 2012 in World
As Bryen mentioned today, the Hot Docs Film Festival is coming to Toronto this week, ending May 6, and there is a fantastic-looking doc on citizen journalism I want to highlight.
Called High Tech Low Life, the film tracks the rise of citizen media in China, following several citizens turned journalists. As the film description writes, "Armed with digital cameras, cell phones and laptops they have both become one-man news stations trying to make sense of the rapidly changing country they live in."
This is the kind of doc fans of citizen media need to see, if only to learn in-depth how a concerned resident turns his passion into action. I hope the film touches on China's clash with citizen journalists, and how corruption and scandals are only grazed over by the government media powers-that-be.
I plan on reviewing High Tech Low Life after I watch the May 6 screening.
SCREENINGS
Thu, May 3 6:45 PM
Cumberland 2
Fri, May 4 7:15 PM
The Royal Cinema
Sun, May 6 8:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Tickets are $15 each.

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