MIFF picks with programmer Al Cossar

By Right Now Radio

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Are you trying to get your head around MIFF’s overwhelming and slightly daunting program? Find out what MIFF Programmer Al Cossar’s top picks of the festival are for social justice and human rights.

Evelyn and Al navigate through the program finding documentaries for the legal nerds, stories of Australian activism and of canine apocalypse. So there is something for every Right Now Radio Listener!

Get the rundown on some of Al’s ‘Top Picks’ including: The Overnighters, White God, Ukraine Is Not a Brothel, The Case Against 8, Black Panther Woman and so so many more.

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