RIDM fest takes us around the world in 10 days

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    Reality is in the eye of the beholder at the 19th Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM). The documentary film festival returns Nov. 10 to 20 with a program of 128 films from 35 countries, including 13 world premières, 18 North American premières and 24 Canadian premières.

    Opening the proceedings, as previously announced, is Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire at Sea. The film is set on the Italian island of Lampedusa, which is a landing point for throngs of refugees, and the screening is co-presented by Amnesty International Canada.

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