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The podcast, “Face 2 Face”, hosted by social change consultant David Peck, is featured on iTunes and Rabble.ca where he interviews guests and talks about change, social innovation and making a difference. His guests have included Paul Young, Atom Egoyan and Peter Singer. David’s paramount passion is social innovation and incremental change. He has spoken on on topics such as the Global South, mentorship, and entrepreneurship. He has presented in collaboration with organizations such as UNICEF and the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and has provided consulting services for health and literacy projects in Cambodia and Mongolia, respectively. For more information about David, especially about his work as a speaker, please visit his website, http://davidpecklive.com

Latest Episodes

Lisa Fiorilli on Passion, People, Statistics, and Art

Lisa Fiorilli and Face2Face host David Peck talk about working in the cultural sector, diversity and inclusion, passion and people, statistics, and the perception and definition of art.Making It Work:WorkInCulture is a non-profit arts service organization that supports the people who work in the cultural sector in Ontario through life-long career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training. Specifically, WIC is recognized for its Job Board and for connecting employers to artists, creatives and cultural workers; though WorkInCulture is not just the Job Board.In partnership with sector leaders and funders, WorkInCulture develops and delivers diversified learning opportunities for artists, creative entrepreneurs and arts administrators from all creative disciplines and stages of their careers.WorkInCulture is committed to implementing inclusive programming through its Creative Boost and WorkSmarts workshops and webinars, eLearning modules, Creative Works Conference, mentorship programs, professional development activities, and free resources found on its website.About our Guest: Lisa Fiorilli is a research and policy professional with several years of experience in Canada’s arts & culture sector. Her experience has spanned across the public and not-for-profit sector, and she is passionate about developing and sharing the data that tells the story of the value of arts and culture to our economy and society.She joined WorkInCulture as the Research & Outreach Manager in 2017, and she is tasked with managing the organization’s flagship research projects, including MakingItWork, as well as with developing a broader research strategy for WorkInCulture.Her previous experience includes policy, research and funding-related roles at the Canadian Independent Music Association, Ontario Creates (formerly the Ontario Media Development Corporation), and the Bell Fund. Her educational background is in political science and economics, and she holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University.Image Copyright: Lisa Fiorilli and Making It Work. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

39 MIN3 d ago
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Lisa Fiorilli on Passion, People, Statistics, and Art

Episode 464 - Andrea Hummel and Improv for Peace

Andrea Hummel and Face2Face host David Peck talk about cultural diversity, political correctness, policy over practice, trauma and safe space, empathy and understanding and why being a hermit might not be a great idea.Improve for Peace is a group that helps organizations, communities and professionals actively resolve miscommunication. Participants re-script their past via experiential learning. They use guided improvisations to do in a workshop setting what they can’t always do in real life. We provide opportunities for participatory community reconciliation. We help heal the psychic wounds of people and groups historically in conflict. We don’t take sides.About our Guest: Andrea Hummel is trained in cultural anthropology with a Masters from American University (Washington, DC) and additional studies in refugee affairs and linguistics. In 1991she founded a consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity and provided trainings, cultural needs assessments and human relations consulting.She taught on the adjunct faculty of the University of Florida and Manatee Community College.Initially her focus was onpreventingconflict (via cultural understanding); now it is onresolvingconflict (via improvisations).She is the developer of the cutting-edge Improv for Peace method for helping individuals and communities improve empathy and create alternate endings to historical and current conflicts.Image Copyright: Andre Hummell and Improv for Peace. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

42 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 464 - Andrea Hummel and Improv for Peace

Laura MacNiven on ADHD, Mental Health and Hyperactivity

Laura MacNiven and Face2Face host David Peck talk about ADHD and hyperactivity, mental health stigma, neurotransmitters and relationship building, self-awareness, being free of judgment and the fullness of hope. New Book: May We Have Your Attention Please? A Springboard Clinic Workbook for Living and Thriving with Adult ADHD. About our Guest: Laura MacNiven, M.Ed., is Director of Clinic Services at Springboard Clinic: a leading multidisciplinary clinic specializing in ADHD awareness and treatment in Canada. Focusing on health literacy and learning resources, she is the founder of the Finding yourSELF program that leads to long-term behaviour change for adults. As a professional who experiences attention issues herself, she is deeply passionate about sharing a message of hope—and effective tools to meet the challenge. She enjoys outdoor sports, writing and exploring the world through the eyes of her two children.Image Copyright: Laura MacNiven, M.Ed. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

44 MIN3 w ago
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Laura MacNiven on ADHD, Mental Health and Hyperactivity

Episode 462 Natasha Luckhardt and Town of Widows

Natasha Luckhardt and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film Town of Widows, human rights, public engagement and picket lines, trust in the system, workplace justice, and why evidence is rarely neutral.TrailerWatch here on CBC Docs. Synopsis:Directed by Natasha Luckhardt and Rob Viscardis, Town of Widows is a documentary exposé of widows and workers in the “Electric City” of Peterborough, ON fighting for justice in a system stacked against them.Peterborough, ON., was home to a GE plant for over a century. With 6000 employees at its peak in the 1960’s and 1970’s, GE threw Christmas parties for the community of workers and helped to start the town’s university. But over time, employees and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. Looking back, the warning signs and symptoms were there—the nosebleeds and headaches, the red patches on their skin, the coughs that wouldn’t go away—and workers had a hunch GE was making them sick. In Town of Widows co-directors Natasha Luckhardt and Rob Viscardis chronicle former GE workers and widows seeking compensation for decades of contamination that caused hundreds of fatal and chronic illnesses. They open up to Luckhardt and Viscardis’ camera, sharing their anger with GE and frustration with the WSIB’s compensation system. First-hand accounts from survivors, and interviews with labour leaders, medical experts and Toronto Star reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh, are woven together with archival photos and footage of the century old plant and decades long fight. The challenges they face are formidable. Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is supposed to compensate workers and their families for work-related injuries and illnesses, but widows and workers report that their claims have been routinely rejected or that they have been left waiting, sometimes for decades. About the Director: Natasha Luckhardt (co-director, producer)is an advocate for workers' rights, with a focus on work-related diseases. Her day job involves developing worker-centric training programs for a health and safety organization. She has also worked in research, labour law, journalism, fundraising and politics. Natasha became a health and safety advocate during her Master’s degree at McMaster University in Work and Society, where she published a thesis on an occupational disease cluster at General Electric in Peterborough.Natasha has continued her work in the community by producing a documentary project called “Town ofWidows” which follows an empowered community ofwidowsand workers fighting for justice. Natasha has been interviewed about the documentary by outlets such as Peterborough this Week, CBC London, CBC Waterloo and Hazards Magazine. During her spare time, Natasha sings folk labour music with her mum.Image Copyright: B&R Creative Productions Inc and Natasha Luckhardt. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

39 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 462 Natasha Luckhardt and Town of Widows

Episode 461 Ian Toews - Ageless Gardens

Ian Toews and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new TV series Ageless Gardens, citizen science and the environment, hope, fertility, nature and art, eating locally and why you can always find energy in the soil.TrailerSynopsis:Ageless Gardens is a visual celebration of gardens – and the gardeners behind them. Viewers have commented that even just watching the series is therapeutic and gives the viewer the same experience of tranquility and the natural rhythm of life as gardening itself does.Each episode presents a portrait of a wide range of Canadians whose lives have been greatly enriched through the gardening experience:About the Director: Ian Toews has been making films and television series since 1996. His works are primarily concerned with the natural environment.He is the producer, director, and DOP of 7 short films, more than 75 television episodes, and 7 full-length documentaries, including the Gemini Award winning series Landscape as Museand the Canadian Screen Award nominated theatrical feature documentary Bugs on the Menu.His latest series Ageless Gardens was nominated for six Leo Awards (Best Documentary Series, Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, and Music) and a Golden Sheaf Award (Best Documentary Series).He also recently completed Etthén Heldeli: Caribou Eaters (nominated for three Golden Sheaf Awards), and Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe.Image Copyright: 291 Film Company and Ian Toews. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

39 MINSEP 22
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Episode 461 Ian Toews - Ageless Gardens

Episode 460 Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky Freaks

Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Freaks, permanent residency, science fiction with a conscience, perspective, fear and vision and how thematic elements in a story sneak up on you.TrailerSynopsis:A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.About the Directors:Zach Lipovsky has been around film sets almost his entire life. He started working in the film industry as a child actor, when his producer mom decided to put him in front of the camera. In these early years, he starred in many Canadian films and television shows, and by high school was creating his own body of work. By- passing college, he joined a filmmaking cooperative and combined his acting and filmmaking experiences with his natural skills in vfx and post production, to create visually stunning yet emotionally engaging films.Zach co-produced and was Special Effe...

22 MINSEP 13
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Episode 460 Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky Freaks

Episode 459 - Gabe Polsky & Steven Warshaw - Red Penguins

Steven Warshaw and Gabe Polsky and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film, Red Penguins, the politics of hockey, national pride, optimism and hope, cultural peculiarities, listening to others and capitalism run amok. Synopsis:Complete with gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, Red Penguins tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint venture that redefined what was possible in the new Russia. Eccentric marketing whiz, Steve Warshaw, is sent to Moscow and tasked to transform the team into the greatest show in Russia, attracting some of the biggest names in Hollywood and advertising along the way. He takes the viewer on a bizarre journey highlighting a pivotal moment in U.S.-Russian relations during a lawless era when oligarchs made their fortunes and multiple murders went unsolved.About our Guests: Steven Warshaw was the Pittsburgh Penguins man in charge on the ground in Moscow. With a “special talent for generating firestorms in arenas,” Warshaw was instrumental in the success of the Russian Penguins and was asked to stay after the venture fell apart. He did not. He is currently the Arena Guest Services Supervisor at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Gabe Polsky wrote, directed, and produced the feature documentary InSearch of Greatness - a cinematic journey into the secrets of genius as told through the greatest athletes of all time. It was released theatrically to critical acclaim in 2018 and was nominated several awards including a WGA Award. In 2017, Gabe Executive Produced Genius, the 10 time Emmy nominated TV show on National Geographic about Albert Einstein. He and his brother Alan acquired the rights to the Albert Einstein Estate and the best-selling Walter Isaacson biography, which became the bedrock of the series.In 2015, Polsky directed, wrote, and produced the award-winning documentary Red Army which was released by Sony Pictures Classics to universal acclaim. Executive Produced by Jerry Weintraub and Werner Herzog, the film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The story chronicled the epic rise and fall of the Soviet Union, through its famed Red Army hockey team.Polsky co-directed and produced The Motel Life, a feature film starring Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, and Steven Dorff. The film won numerous international awards and was described by Indiewire as “a perfectly formed indie with a heart of gold.”In 2016, The New Yorker commissioned Polsky to make a short documentary called “The Blimp-Maker”. Additional producing credits include: Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans which was named in over 40 top-ten lists of 2009 and His Way , an Emmy nominated documentary released by HBO in 2011.Image Copyright: Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Studio Hamburg and Gabriel Polsky. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

28 MINSEP 13
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Episode 459 - Gabe Polsky & Steven Warshaw - Red Penguins

Episode 458 - Hugo Weaving, Ben Lawrence, Andrew Luri, Bolude Watson - Hearts and Bones

Hugo Weaving, Bolude Watson, Ben Lawrence, Andrew Luri and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film, Hearts and Bones, PTSD, relationships and hope, the power of community, the image and why finding our way home matters.TrailerSynopsis:War photographer, Daniel Fisher has returned home to the news of his partner’s pregnancy. Determined not let fatherhood alter his way of life, he begins preparations for an upcoming exhibition and his next overseas assignment. However, as the birth of his child draws near he struggles to keep his rising anxiety hidden.Meanwhile, South Sudanese refugee, Sebastian Aman has created a safe life in Australia with his wife and child. His peaceful life is disturbed when Dan’s exhibition threatens to display photographs of a massacre that occurred in Sebastian’s home village, 15 years earlier. When Sebastian approaches Dan with an appeal to not display any images of the massacre, an unlikely friendship develops between the men.Bonded by their shared trauma, Sebastian introduces Dan to members of a community choir. These survivors of war offer Dan an escape from the anxieties of imminent fatherhood, much to the frustration of his wife. When Sebastian uncovers among Dan’s photographic archive an image of his daughter, thought to have died in war, the men set about finding her.Amid the search for the young girl, Dan unearths disturbing details surrounding Sebastian’s past and the startling revelations threaten to destroy both families. Amid the pain, each man must face their painful past in order to regain their salvation.Hearts and Bones- a story about hope and the mysterious bonds of family, friendship and fatherhood.About our Guests: Ben Lawrence is an internationally award-winning director and photographer. His short films have screened at Edinburgh, Clermont-Ferrand, Los Angeles, San Gio and Sao Paulo film festivals.His photographs have been recognized at the International Photography Awards in New York, The Australian National Photographic Gallery Portrait Prize, the HeadOn Portrait Festival and The Spider Awards for photojournalism in London.In 2018, his critically acclaimed debut feature documentary, Ghosthunter screened at multiple festivals around the world and was nominated for a prestigious Illuminate Award at the Sheffield Film Festival. It also earned an AACTA Award nomination for Best Feature Length Documentary and won the Best Australian Documentary Award at the Sydney Film Festival.Hugo Weaving has enjoyed an enormously varied and successful career in film, theatre and television. He has won numerous awards, including three Australian Film Institute awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role - in Jocelyn Moorhouse's PROOF (1991), THE INTERVIEW (1998) - for which he also won Best Actor at The Montreal World Film Festival, and LITTLE FISH (2005). In 2011, he was an inaugural AACTA award winner for his performance in ORANGES AND SUNSHINE. In 2015 he won his second AACTA award for THE DRESSMAKER. In 2016 he won another for his work in HACKSAW RIDGE, and followed this up in 2017 with another for JASPER JONES.Weaving is also well known for his roles in THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994), as Agent Smith in THE MATRIX trilogy, as Elrond in THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT trilogies, and as 'V’ in V FOR VENDETTA (2006). Other films include LAST RIDE (2009), CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), CLOUD ATLAS (2012), MYSTERY ROAD (2013), THE MULE (2014) and STRANGERLAND (2015). Hugo’s recent TV credits include PATRICK MELROSE released in 2018 and Australian series SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY (2016).His many theatre appearances include Sydney Theatre Company’s ARTURO UI, as well as HEDDA GABLER and UNCLE VANYA (both enjoying successful U.S. tours in 2006 and 2011 respectively, the latter earning him a Helen Hayes Award), MACBETH (2014), ENDGAME (2015) and WAITING FOR GODOT (2013) with a London season in 2015. He has also voiced characters in several highly successful films, in

46 MINSEP 12
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Episode 458 - Hugo Weaving, Ben Lawrence, Andrew Luri, Bolude Watson - Hearts and Bones

Episode 457 - Jason Anderson - TIFF

Jason Anderson and Face2Face host David Peck talk about short form cinema, coming of ages stories, diversity, perspective, fresh new voices and some of the films to look out for at TIFF 2019 and why it’s a pretty good year for weird. TIFF 2019 - TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Buy tickets here: TIFF 2019 running from September 5th to the 15th and check out TIFF trailers here. About our Guest: Jason Anderson is a programmer, writer and lecturer based in Toronto. He’s the lead programmer for Short Cuts, the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual program of shortform cinema. He’s also the director of programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the country’s largest standalone festival of Canadian movies. He’s served on juries for festival such as Hot Docs, Vienna Independent Shorts, the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. Previously a longtime critic and columnist for Toronto’s Eye Weekly and The Grid, he currently writes about film and music for such publications as Uncut, Sight & Sound and Cinema Scope. He was a writer and script consultant for The VICE Guide to Film, authoring episodes on Jane Campion, Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuaron. He teaches film criticism at the University of Toronto and feature journalism at Ryerson University. His first novel Showbiz was published by Toronto’s ECW Press in 2004. Raised in Calgary, he lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and too many records.Image Copyright: TIFF and Jason Anderson. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

35 MINSEP 5
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Episode 457 - Jason Anderson - TIFF

Episode 456 - Alan Zweig - Coppers

EAlan Zweig and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Coppers, first responders, trauma, cop humour, guilt and PTSD, and why it’s time to finding ways to empathize with the other.TrailerSynopsis:In 2009 director Alan Zweig made A Hard Name, a film about ex-convicts, and 10 years later comes Coppers, a film that explores the lives of the men and women who helped convict them in the first place. Hurt people hurt people, as they say. The only thing the men and women in Coppers have in common is that they’re retired and ready to look back. They tell gruesome stories, sad stories and a few funny ones but the gruesome stories dominate — they’re just part of the daily grind. Heads indeed can roll and guts can spill. Most cops have seen that happen at least once in their career.It’s a profession marked by adrenaline and chaos but also by suicide and marital breakdown. Some coppers feel they can sail past the mayhem and decomposing bodies. But no one leaves the job without a mark, and not everyone bounces back.The thirteen retired police officer in Coppers tell stories of fights, shootings, accident scenes and sudden death. There are sweet stories and funny ones but the gruesome stories dominate because this is what cops see everyday. At its heart that’s what this collective story is about - the trauma we expect the police to clean up and what that experience does to them.About the Director:Alan Zweig is a Toronto documentary filmmaker known for using film to explore his own life. In his 2000 film Vinyl, Zweig explores what drives people to become record collectors. Zweig spends a large portion of the film exploring his own life in regard to record collecting, feeling it has prevented him from fulfilling his dreams of a family. I, Curmudgeon is a 2004 film about self-declared curmudgeons, himself included, was shot on a camcorder, with Zweig using a mirror to record his own experiences. Lovable is a 2007 film about our preoccupation with finding romantic perfection. Those three films are often referred to as Zweig's "mirror trilogy" and have been shown in retrospectives he's enjoyed at Hot Docs, on TVO and at the Cinematheque in Winnipeg.In 2009, Zweig moved from autobiographical subject matter to explore the struggle of ex-convicts to lead normal lives in A Hard Name, which received the Genie Award for Best Documentary. He followed that in 2013 with 15 Reasons to Live, inspired by the book of the same name by Ray Robertson. The film is a series of 15 short stories dealing with the things that make life worth living. That same year, his film When Jews Were Funny, won the prize for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. In this film he returned to the autobiographical genre and explored the question of whether Jewish culture was disappearing as it got further away from Eastern European Ashkenazi roots that influenced Zweig and others. Hurt, his documentary film about Steve Fonyo, was released in 2015. It won the Platform Prize at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win the Ted Rogers prize for Best Canadian Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2017, Zweig directed Hope, a follow-up to Hurt, which premiered in Hot Docs. Also in 2017, his documentary film There Is A House Here, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.Coppers will be Zweig’s tenth feature length documentary and his eleventh feature length film.Image Copyright: Alan Zweig and Primitive Entertainment. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

48 MINSEP 3
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Episode 456 - Alan Zweig - Coppers

Latest Episodes

Lisa Fiorilli on Passion, People, Statistics, and Art

Lisa Fiorilli and Face2Face host David Peck talk about working in the cultural sector, diversity and inclusion, passion and people, statistics, and the perception and definition of art.Making It Work:WorkInCulture is a non-profit arts service organization that supports the people who work in the cultural sector in Ontario through life-long career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training. Specifically, WIC is recognized for its Job Board and for connecting employers to artists, creatives and cultural workers; though WorkInCulture is not just the Job Board.In partnership with sector leaders and funders, WorkInCulture develops and delivers diversified learning opportunities for artists, creative entrepreneurs and arts administrators from all creative disciplines and stages of their careers.WorkInCulture is committed to implementing inclusive programming through its Creative Boost and WorkSmarts workshops and webinars, eLearning modules, Creative Works Conference, mentorship programs, professional development activities, and free resources found on its website.About our Guest: Lisa Fiorilli is a research and policy professional with several years of experience in Canada’s arts & culture sector. Her experience has spanned across the public and not-for-profit sector, and she is passionate about developing and sharing the data that tells the story of the value of arts and culture to our economy and society.She joined WorkInCulture as the Research & Outreach Manager in 2017, and she is tasked with managing the organization’s flagship research projects, including MakingItWork, as well as with developing a broader research strategy for WorkInCulture.Her previous experience includes policy, research and funding-related roles at the Canadian Independent Music Association, Ontario Creates (formerly the Ontario Media Development Corporation), and the Bell Fund. Her educational background is in political science and economics, and she holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University.Image Copyright: Lisa Fiorilli and Making It Work. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

39 MIN3 d ago
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Lisa Fiorilli on Passion, People, Statistics, and Art

Episode 464 - Andrea Hummel and Improv for Peace

Andrea Hummel and Face2Face host David Peck talk about cultural diversity, political correctness, policy over practice, trauma and safe space, empathy and understanding and why being a hermit might not be a great idea.Improve for Peace is a group that helps organizations, communities and professionals actively resolve miscommunication. Participants re-script their past via experiential learning. They use guided improvisations to do in a workshop setting what they can’t always do in real life. We provide opportunities for participatory community reconciliation. We help heal the psychic wounds of people and groups historically in conflict. We don’t take sides.About our Guest: Andrea Hummel is trained in cultural anthropology with a Masters from American University (Washington, DC) and additional studies in refugee affairs and linguistics. In 1991she founded a consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity and provided trainings, cultural needs assessments and human relations consulting.She taught on the adjunct faculty of the University of Florida and Manatee Community College.Initially her focus was onpreventingconflict (via cultural understanding); now it is onresolvingconflict (via improvisations).She is the developer of the cutting-edge Improv for Peace method for helping individuals and communities improve empathy and create alternate endings to historical and current conflicts.Image Copyright: Andre Hummell and Improv for Peace. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

42 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 464 - Andrea Hummel and Improv for Peace

Laura MacNiven on ADHD, Mental Health and Hyperactivity

Laura MacNiven and Face2Face host David Peck talk about ADHD and hyperactivity, mental health stigma, neurotransmitters and relationship building, self-awareness, being free of judgment and the fullness of hope. New Book: May We Have Your Attention Please? A Springboard Clinic Workbook for Living and Thriving with Adult ADHD. About our Guest: Laura MacNiven, M.Ed., is Director of Clinic Services at Springboard Clinic: a leading multidisciplinary clinic specializing in ADHD awareness and treatment in Canada. Focusing on health literacy and learning resources, she is the founder of the Finding yourSELF program that leads to long-term behaviour change for adults. As a professional who experiences attention issues herself, she is deeply passionate about sharing a message of hope—and effective tools to meet the challenge. She enjoys outdoor sports, writing and exploring the world through the eyes of her two children.Image Copyright: Laura MacNiven, M.Ed. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

44 MIN3 w ago
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Laura MacNiven on ADHD, Mental Health and Hyperactivity

Episode 462 Natasha Luckhardt and Town of Widows

Natasha Luckhardt and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film Town of Widows, human rights, public engagement and picket lines, trust in the system, workplace justice, and why evidence is rarely neutral.TrailerWatch here on CBC Docs. Synopsis:Directed by Natasha Luckhardt and Rob Viscardis, Town of Widows is a documentary exposé of widows and workers in the “Electric City” of Peterborough, ON fighting for justice in a system stacked against them.Peterborough, ON., was home to a GE plant for over a century. With 6000 employees at its peak in the 1960’s and 1970’s, GE threw Christmas parties for the community of workers and helped to start the town’s university. But over time, employees and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. Looking back, the warning signs and symptoms were there—the nosebleeds and headaches, the red patches on their skin, the coughs that wouldn’t go away—and workers had a hunch GE was making them sick. In Town of Widows co-directors Natasha Luckhardt and Rob Viscardis chronicle former GE workers and widows seeking compensation for decades of contamination that caused hundreds of fatal and chronic illnesses. They open up to Luckhardt and Viscardis’ camera, sharing their anger with GE and frustration with the WSIB’s compensation system. First-hand accounts from survivors, and interviews with labour leaders, medical experts and Toronto Star reporter Sara Mojtehedzadeh, are woven together with archival photos and footage of the century old plant and decades long fight. The challenges they face are formidable. Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is supposed to compensate workers and their families for work-related injuries and illnesses, but widows and workers report that their claims have been routinely rejected or that they have been left waiting, sometimes for decades. About the Director: Natasha Luckhardt (co-director, producer)is an advocate for workers' rights, with a focus on work-related diseases. Her day job involves developing worker-centric training programs for a health and safety organization. She has also worked in research, labour law, journalism, fundraising and politics. Natasha became a health and safety advocate during her Master’s degree at McMaster University in Work and Society, where she published a thesis on an occupational disease cluster at General Electric in Peterborough.Natasha has continued her work in the community by producing a documentary project called “Town ofWidows” which follows an empowered community ofwidowsand workers fighting for justice. Natasha has been interviewed about the documentary by outlets such as Peterborough this Week, CBC London, CBC Waterloo and Hazards Magazine. During her spare time, Natasha sings folk labour music with her mum.Image Copyright: B&R Creative Productions Inc and Natasha Luckhardt. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

39 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 462 Natasha Luckhardt and Town of Widows

Episode 461 Ian Toews - Ageless Gardens

Ian Toews and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new TV series Ageless Gardens, citizen science and the environment, hope, fertility, nature and art, eating locally and why you can always find energy in the soil.TrailerSynopsis:Ageless Gardens is a visual celebration of gardens – and the gardeners behind them. Viewers have commented that even just watching the series is therapeutic and gives the viewer the same experience of tranquility and the natural rhythm of life as gardening itself does.Each episode presents a portrait of a wide range of Canadians whose lives have been greatly enriched through the gardening experience:About the Director: Ian Toews has been making films and television series since 1996. His works are primarily concerned with the natural environment.He is the producer, director, and DOP of 7 short films, more than 75 television episodes, and 7 full-length documentaries, including the Gemini Award winning series Landscape as Museand the Canadian Screen Award nominated theatrical feature documentary Bugs on the Menu.His latest series Ageless Gardens was nominated for six Leo Awards (Best Documentary Series, Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, and Music) and a Golden Sheaf Award (Best Documentary Series).He also recently completed Etthén Heldeli: Caribou Eaters (nominated for three Golden Sheaf Awards), and Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe.Image Copyright: 291 Film Company and Ian Toews. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

39 MINSEP 22
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Episode 461 Ian Toews - Ageless Gardens

Episode 460 Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky Freaks

Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Freaks, permanent residency, science fiction with a conscience, perspective, fear and vision and how thematic elements in a story sneak up on you.TrailerSynopsis:A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.About the Directors:Zach Lipovsky has been around film sets almost his entire life. He started working in the film industry as a child actor, when his producer mom decided to put him in front of the camera. In these early years, he starred in many Canadian films and television shows, and by high school was creating his own body of work. By- passing college, he joined a filmmaking cooperative and combined his acting and filmmaking experiences with his natural skills in vfx and post production, to create visually stunning yet emotionally engaging films.Zach co-produced and was Special Effe...

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Episode 460 Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky Freaks

Episode 459 - Gabe Polsky & Steven Warshaw - Red Penguins

Steven Warshaw and Gabe Polsky and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film, Red Penguins, the politics of hockey, national pride, optimism and hope, cultural peculiarities, listening to others and capitalism run amok. Synopsis:Complete with gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, Red Penguins tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint venture that redefined what was possible in the new Russia. Eccentric marketing whiz, Steve Warshaw, is sent to Moscow and tasked to transform the team into the greatest show in Russia, attracting some of the biggest names in Hollywood and advertising along the way. He takes the viewer on a bizarre journey highlighting a pivotal moment in U.S.-Russian relations during a lawless era when oligarchs made their fortunes and multiple murders went unsolved.About our Guests: Steven Warshaw was the Pittsburgh Penguins man in charge on the ground in Moscow. With a “special talent for generating firestorms in arenas,” Warshaw was instrumental in the success of the Russian Penguins and was asked to stay after the venture fell apart. He did not. He is currently the Arena Guest Services Supervisor at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Gabe Polsky wrote, directed, and produced the feature documentary InSearch of Greatness - a cinematic journey into the secrets of genius as told through the greatest athletes of all time. It was released theatrically to critical acclaim in 2018 and was nominated several awards including a WGA Award. In 2017, Gabe Executive Produced Genius, the 10 time Emmy nominated TV show on National Geographic about Albert Einstein. He and his brother Alan acquired the rights to the Albert Einstein Estate and the best-selling Walter Isaacson biography, which became the bedrock of the series.In 2015, Polsky directed, wrote, and produced the award-winning documentary Red Army which was released by Sony Pictures Classics to universal acclaim. Executive Produced by Jerry Weintraub and Werner Herzog, the film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The story chronicled the epic rise and fall of the Soviet Union, through its famed Red Army hockey team.Polsky co-directed and produced The Motel Life, a feature film starring Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, and Steven Dorff. The film won numerous international awards and was described by Indiewire as “a perfectly formed indie with a heart of gold.”In 2016, The New Yorker commissioned Polsky to make a short documentary called “The Blimp-Maker”. Additional producing credits include: Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans which was named in over 40 top-ten lists of 2009 and His Way , an Emmy nominated documentary released by HBO in 2011.Image Copyright: Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Studio Hamburg and Gabriel Polsky. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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Episode 459 - Gabe Polsky & Steven Warshaw - Red Penguins

Episode 458 - Hugo Weaving, Ben Lawrence, Andrew Luri, Bolude Watson - Hearts and Bones

Hugo Weaving, Bolude Watson, Ben Lawrence, Andrew Luri and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film, Hearts and Bones, PTSD, relationships and hope, the power of community, the image and why finding our way home matters.TrailerSynopsis:War photographer, Daniel Fisher has returned home to the news of his partner’s pregnancy. Determined not let fatherhood alter his way of life, he begins preparations for an upcoming exhibition and his next overseas assignment. However, as the birth of his child draws near he struggles to keep his rising anxiety hidden.Meanwhile, South Sudanese refugee, Sebastian Aman has created a safe life in Australia with his wife and child. His peaceful life is disturbed when Dan’s exhibition threatens to display photographs of a massacre that occurred in Sebastian’s home village, 15 years earlier. When Sebastian approaches Dan with an appeal to not display any images of the massacre, an unlikely friendship develops between the men.Bonded by their shared trauma, Sebastian introduces Dan to members of a community choir. These survivors of war offer Dan an escape from the anxieties of imminent fatherhood, much to the frustration of his wife. When Sebastian uncovers among Dan’s photographic archive an image of his daughter, thought to have died in war, the men set about finding her.Amid the search for the young girl, Dan unearths disturbing details surrounding Sebastian’s past and the startling revelations threaten to destroy both families. Amid the pain, each man must face their painful past in order to regain their salvation.Hearts and Bones- a story about hope and the mysterious bonds of family, friendship and fatherhood.About our Guests: Ben Lawrence is an internationally award-winning director and photographer. His short films have screened at Edinburgh, Clermont-Ferrand, Los Angeles, San Gio and Sao Paulo film festivals.His photographs have been recognized at the International Photography Awards in New York, The Australian National Photographic Gallery Portrait Prize, the HeadOn Portrait Festival and The Spider Awards for photojournalism in London.In 2018, his critically acclaimed debut feature documentary, Ghosthunter screened at multiple festivals around the world and was nominated for a prestigious Illuminate Award at the Sheffield Film Festival. It also earned an AACTA Award nomination for Best Feature Length Documentary and won the Best Australian Documentary Award at the Sydney Film Festival.Hugo Weaving has enjoyed an enormously varied and successful career in film, theatre and television. He has won numerous awards, including three Australian Film Institute awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role - in Jocelyn Moorhouse's PROOF (1991), THE INTERVIEW (1998) - for which he also won Best Actor at The Montreal World Film Festival, and LITTLE FISH (2005). In 2011, he was an inaugural AACTA award winner for his performance in ORANGES AND SUNSHINE. In 2015 he won his second AACTA award for THE DRESSMAKER. In 2016 he won another for his work in HACKSAW RIDGE, and followed this up in 2017 with another for JASPER JONES.Weaving is also well known for his roles in THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994), as Agent Smith in THE MATRIX trilogy, as Elrond in THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT trilogies, and as 'V’ in V FOR VENDETTA (2006). Other films include LAST RIDE (2009), CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011), CLOUD ATLAS (2012), MYSTERY ROAD (2013), THE MULE (2014) and STRANGERLAND (2015). Hugo’s recent TV credits include PATRICK MELROSE released in 2018 and Australian series SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY (2016).His many theatre appearances include Sydney Theatre Company’s ARTURO UI, as well as HEDDA GABLER and UNCLE VANYA (both enjoying successful U.S. tours in 2006 and 2011 respectively, the latter earning him a Helen Hayes Award), MACBETH (2014), ENDGAME (2015) and WAITING FOR GODOT (2013) with a London season in 2015. He has also voiced characters in several highly successful films, in

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Episode 458 - Hugo Weaving, Ben Lawrence, Andrew Luri, Bolude Watson - Hearts and Bones

Episode 457 - Jason Anderson - TIFF

Jason Anderson and Face2Face host David Peck talk about short form cinema, coming of ages stories, diversity, perspective, fresh new voices and some of the films to look out for at TIFF 2019 and why it’s a pretty good year for weird. TIFF 2019 - TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Buy tickets here: TIFF 2019 running from September 5th to the 15th and check out TIFF trailers here. About our Guest: Jason Anderson is a programmer, writer and lecturer based in Toronto. He’s the lead programmer for Short Cuts, the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual program of shortform cinema. He’s also the director of programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the country’s largest standalone festival of Canadian movies. He’s served on juries for festival such as Hot Docs, Vienna Independent Shorts, the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. Previously a longtime critic and columnist for Toronto’s Eye Weekly and The Grid, he currently writes about film and music for such publications as Uncut, Sight & Sound and Cinema Scope. He was a writer and script consultant for The VICE Guide to Film, authoring episodes on Jane Campion, Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuaron. He teaches film criticism at the University of Toronto and feature journalism at Ryerson University. His first novel Showbiz was published by Toronto’s ECW Press in 2004. Raised in Calgary, he lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and too many records.Image Copyright: TIFF and Jason Anderson. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission. For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here. With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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Episode 457 - Jason Anderson - TIFF

Episode 456 - Alan Zweig - Coppers

EAlan Zweig and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Coppers, first responders, trauma, cop humour, guilt and PTSD, and why it’s time to finding ways to empathize with the other.TrailerSynopsis:In 2009 director Alan Zweig made A Hard Name, a film about ex-convicts, and 10 years later comes Coppers, a film that explores the lives of the men and women who helped convict them in the first place. Hurt people hurt people, as they say. The only thing the men and women in Coppers have in common is that they’re retired and ready to look back. They tell gruesome stories, sad stories and a few funny ones but the gruesome stories dominate — they’re just part of the daily grind. Heads indeed can roll and guts can spill. Most cops have seen that happen at least once in their career.It’s a profession marked by adrenaline and chaos but also by suicide and marital breakdown. Some coppers feel they can sail past the mayhem and decomposing bodies. But no one leaves the job without a mark, and not everyone bounces back.The thirteen retired police officer in Coppers tell stories of fights, shootings, accident scenes and sudden death. There are sweet stories and funny ones but the gruesome stories dominate because this is what cops see everyday. At its heart that’s what this collective story is about - the trauma we expect the police to clean up and what that experience does to them.About the Director:Alan Zweig is a Toronto documentary filmmaker known for using film to explore his own life. In his 2000 film Vinyl, Zweig explores what drives people to become record collectors. Zweig spends a large portion of the film exploring his own life in regard to record collecting, feeling it has prevented him from fulfilling his dreams of a family. I, Curmudgeon is a 2004 film about self-declared curmudgeons, himself included, was shot on a camcorder, with Zweig using a mirror to record his own experiences. Lovable is a 2007 film about our preoccupation with finding romantic perfection. Those three films are often referred to as Zweig's "mirror trilogy" and have been shown in retrospectives he's enjoyed at Hot Docs, on TVO and at the Cinematheque in Winnipeg.In 2009, Zweig moved from autobiographical subject matter to explore the struggle of ex-convicts to lead normal lives in A Hard Name, which received the Genie Award for Best Documentary. He followed that in 2013 with 15 Reasons to Live, inspired by the book of the same name by Ray Robertson. The film is a series of 15 short stories dealing with the things that make life worth living. That same year, his film When Jews Were Funny, won the prize for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. In this film he returned to the autobiographical genre and explored the question of whether Jewish culture was disappearing as it got further away from Eastern European Ashkenazi roots that influenced Zweig and others. Hurt, his documentary film about Steve Fonyo, was released in 2015. It won the Platform Prize at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to win the Ted Rogers prize for Best Canadian Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2017, Zweig directed Hope, a follow-up to Hurt, which premiered in Hot Docs. Also in 2017, his documentary film There Is A House Here, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.Coppers will be Zweig’s tenth feature length documentary and his eleventh feature length film.Image Copyright: Alan Zweig and Primitive Entertainment. Used with permission.F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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Episode 456 - Alan Zweig - Coppers