26 Oct 10 Must-See Films from TIFF that will Inspire you to Take Action
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Only with awareness will there be change, and I applaud these filmmakers for shedding light on these stories and issues.
I love the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and this year was no different. I love the glam, the stars, the energy, but most of all, I love the movies. I am a veteran red carpet journalist and I’ve been fortunate to interview many A-list movie stars and directors, for a show called “Red Carpet Diary.”
I am also a believer in philanthropy and raising awareness of real issues that affect people’s lives. I am a huge supporter of World Vision and the great work that they do around the world. I have travelled extensively with World Vision (with my friends and family in tow), most recently to witness a program focusing on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, in Cambodia.
My life is somewhat unique in that I straddle the glam of Hollywood and the film and TV industry, while always keeping my eyes open to see if there is an opportunity to help others and raise awareness. I am always curious at TIFF to see what films are out there that come from a conscious place, and bring to life world issues that are affecting people around the world. This is a list of some of those at this year’s TIFF. Only with awareness will there be change, and I applaud these filmmakers for shedding light on these stories and issues.
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