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Face 2 Face with David Peck

I believe that good conversation can create change. They can also be fun and engaging, full of insights and unexpected outcomes. And you're never quite sure where they're going to lead. Intimate dialogue assumes authenticity, transparency and dealing with substantive and sometimes difficult questions. I try to do that with Face2Face.
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Jan 18, 2017

Julian and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new book The Edge of Reason, radical scepticism, a post truth society, and why science doesn't have a monopoly on truth.

 

Biography

Julian Baggini is a British philosopher, and the author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience. He is co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine.

Baggini was awarded a PhD in 1996 from University College London for a thesis on the philosophy of personal identity.

A Few Other Publications:

What’s It All About: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life

Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will

The Ego Trick: What Does It Mean To Be You?

Should You Judge This Book by Its Cover? 

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

Jan 13, 2017

Elisa and Face2Face host David Peck talk about child marriage, being present, staying positive and why Selvi’s story is an inspiration to us all.

 

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Learn more about the film here.

 

Synopsis

 

Selvi, like so many girls living in India, is forced to marry at 14, only to find herself in a violent marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. We first meet Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a difficult life.

 

Over a ten-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations – learning to drive, starting her own taxi company, leading educational seminars, and much more.

 

This character-driven story highlights the challenges that millions of devalued women and girls in India face. In a society where women are often considered expendable or worthless, Selvi is exceptional – a charming, strong, and utterly courageous young woman who moves beyond the pain she’s experienced to create a new life.

 

Biography

 

With more than 25 years’ experience in documentary production as a director, producer and cinematographer, Elisa Paloschi is president of Eyesfull, a Torontobased independent production company dedicated to non-fiction documentaries that reflect the diversity of the human voice.

 

Her first experimental short premiered at Int Film Fest Ouberhausent in 1992, and completed her first feature documentary, Embracing Voices, in 2012 (NXNE). Paloschi’s latest feature, Driving with Selvi (drivingwithselvi.com) premiered at Raindance in 2015; since then it has appeared at festivals around the world, winning a number of awards and accolades (best doc, and New Mavericks awards at Atlanta, best doc Reel Asian, best director Yorkton etc.) and was selected as an IDFA Top 10 Audience Favourite.

 

She is currently working on the film’s multi-phase social engagement campaign, which will see the film screened to viewers across India in support of gender equality and economic empowerment for women and girls.

 

SAVE HER A SEAT - SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN IN INDIA

 

www.saveheraseat.com

 

Film has a powerful ability to inspire change, shift attitudes, and create social movements. The Driving with Selvi social engagement campaign builds on the narrative of this feature documentary to support women and girls’ resilience, self-empowerment, and economic opportunity in the face of patriarchy in India.

 

Save Her A Seat is a three-tier social-impact campaign that aims to leverage the power of the film Driving with Selvi as a catalyst for gender equality in India through grassroots screenings, education and livelihood training/job opportunities.

 

The campaign focuses on issues widely affecting women and girls in India, including child marriage, personal and economic agency, non-traditional livelihoods, and safe transportation

 

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

 

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Jan 11, 2017

Baxter and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new book Patmos, burned out suicidal theologians, the Incarnation, lies about ourselves and the “reconstruction of our fallen minds.”

Biography

Dr. C. Baxter Kruger, theologian, writer [and fishing lure designer] is the Director of Perichoresis Ministries. Baxter is a native of Prentiss, Mississippi.

He and his wife Beth have been married for 30 years and have 4 children. A life long student of psychology, Baxter has degrees in political science, divinity, and earned his PhD.from Kings College, Aberdeen University in Aberdeen, Scotland under Professor James B. Torrance.

He is the author of 8 books, including The Great Dance, Jesus and the Undoing of Adam and Across All Worlds, and recently the international bestseller, The Shack Revisited. He teaches around the world.

 

He is an avid outdoorsman and holds two United States patents for his fishing lure designs. He is also the founder and President of Mediator Lures.

Find out more about him here.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Jan 4, 2017

Luke and Face2Face host David Peck talk about community, the changing face of Toronto and gentrification. His film Eastern captures the story of a high school basketball powerhouse, but is really a story of the changing face of a neighbourhood.

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Synopsis

Eastern chronicles the dynamic story of four basketball players from Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute in Toronto, supported by a community of fans, coaches, and mentors. A prolific basketball team known to foster future NBA players, the documentary poignantly captures the moments leading up to Eastern Commerce’s last championship before the high school’s closure in 2015.

 

Biography

LUKE GALATI is a triple threat — a journalist, specializing in writing, documentary filmmaking and photography.

Luke is fascinated with the world of visual storytelling. He is the director of the award-winning documentary, Eastern, which chronicles the final season of the Eastern Commerce Saints, Canada’s most historic high school basketball program.

As well, Luke appears as a regular guest on Raptors Open Gym: Fast Break, analyzing and talking about the NBA and Toronto Raptors. The show is filmed at the Air Canada Centre and broadcast on Bell Fibe TV.

Luke is also an accredited season photographer, covering Toronto FC from pitch-side as a staff photographer with the SB Nation Blog, Waking the Red.

He was the first ever recipient of the Moriyama Research Student position, funded by the renowned architect, Raymond Moriyama at the Japanese-Canadian newspaper, Nikkei Voice.

For his work as a reporter at Nikkei Voice, Luke was recognized as one of three finalists for the 2015 Ontario Newspaper Awards’ Student Journalist of the Year.

During his time at Ryerson University, Luke was the recipient of the Del Bell Memorial Scholarship for excellence in featuring writing and the Seymour Schulich Undergraduate Award in Financial Journalism. 

Last but not least, Luke is dedicated to coaching youth basketball in East York with a boys team, which he has done for the past four years.

Luke is currently finishing his undergraduate degree at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism. He is now working on his next documentary project and lives in Toronto’s east-end.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

 

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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