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Film and television viewing:


Anote's Ark - Island nations already know the devastating effects of global warming. And yesterday's landmark report, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, only served as another reminder to these countries on the frontlines of climate change that action must happen now. In 2018, Anote Tong shared his concerns with Carol that his remote Pacific Island nation could be wiped off the map. The former president of Kiribati was the subject of a documentary at the Hot Docs film festival titled "Anote's Ark," by Canadian director Matthieu Rytz.


Transcript on CBC’s As It Happens: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/august-10-2021-episode-transcript-1.6137340

About the film: http://www.anotesark.com/

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New documentary film about Val Kilmer on Amazon Prime:

https://valkilmer.com/

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CODA on Apple TV:

https://www.letsott.com/coda-2021-review

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More than three decades after his death, a new film explores the many facets American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey, an intensely private man whose legacy is still being felt today. Filmmaker Jamila Wignot tells AIH guest host Nil Köksal about her new documentary, Ailey, which is airing in select theatres now.


https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-friday-edition-1.6140230/he-was-black-gay-and-bipolar-and-he-forever-changed-the-face-of-modern-dance-1.6140237

More here: https://www.alvinailey.org/performances-tickets/ailey-all-access


See it on PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/alvin-ailey-documentary/16671/

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In the new Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, Jennifer Hudson stars as the Queen of Soul, having been hand-picked for the role by the late singer herself before her death in 2018. The film was written by playwright and screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson, who was tasked with capturing Franklin’s incredible life of joy, darkness, torment and faith. She joined guest host Saroja Coelho to talk about Respect, and how she dealt with the challenges and responsibilities of bringing the Queen of Soul's story to the big screen.


https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-50-q/clip/15860422-respect-screenwriter-tracey-scott-wilson-bringing-aretha-franklins

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/respect-movie-review-2021

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Books:


The women at the forefront of the climate crisis have stories to tell — so Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson have collected them in a new book of essays, stories and poems: All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. They discuss what's already been lost to climate change, and what can still be saved in an interview with Matt Galloway from October.


https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current/clip/15860504-book-celebrates-women-front-lines-fighting-climate-crisis

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/645808/all-we-can-save-by-edited-by-ayana-elizabeth-johnson-and-katharine-k-wilkinson/9780593237069

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Charles Darwin described caracaras as "false eagles," but Jonathan Meiburg thinks the bird of prey has been unfairly maligned for centuries. In a conversation with Matt Galloway in June, he discusses what he's learned from studying the birds in Central and South America, and his new book, A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of The World's Smartest Birds of Prey.


https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-63-the-current/clip/15860166-jonathan-meiburg-caracara-remarkable-bird

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/251787/a-most-remarkable-creature-by-jonathan-meiburg/

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