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Citizen Minutes
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Commissioned by Hot Docs, Citizen Minutes is a short doc collection aimed at celebrating and inspiring civic engagement. Be among the first to see the incredible stories of ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things to make their communities better places.
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Program Category:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Simon Madore
Gabriel Tougas
Producer(s):David Baeta
Writer(s):Chaz Beaudette
Editor(s):Chelsea Bennett
Cinematography:Robert Mentov
Shauna Townley
Composer:Mario Lepage
Sound:Igal Petel


Writer and community organizer Dave Meslin thinks that bad public notices are hurting our democracy—and he's calling on graphic designers to show us what we're missing.

Learn more about the Citizen Minutes project at citizenminutes.hotdocs.ca.

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