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Canadian comedy Dr Cabbie

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In the new Canadian comedy Dr.Cabbie, an unemployed doctor-turned-cab-driver converts his taxi into a mobile clinic and becomes a hero.

Dr Cabbie stars Canadian actor Vinay Virmani and Kunal Nayyar from the TV show The Big Bang Theory. It  was co-produced by Bollywood icon Salman Khan who acts, writes and directs in Indian film and television. 

The film was directed by Quebec's Jean-François Pouliot, who also directed the very popular La Grande Seduction - or Seducing Dr Lewis - 10 years ago.

Jean-Francois Pouliot tells Sonali Karnick he'd do another Bollywood-type film any time!

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South Asian film festival in Montreal

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The 4th annual South Asian Film Festival opens today in Montreal. The festival highlights new and notable films from South Asia. This year, that list includes Canadian director Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children, based on Salman Rushdie's Booker-winning novel.  AND, today's opener, the award-winning Indian film Fandry. It's a love story but it deals with caste descrimination in a village in the state of Maharashtra.

Catherine Bernier is a programmer for the South Asian Film Festival. Diana Dimitrova is a professor of Hinduism and South Asian religions at Université de Montreal. She's also part of the panel discussion that will take place after the screening of Fandry at 1pm today. 

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Slums: Cities of Tomorrow

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A new documentary looks at the increasing number of people who live in slums around the world. It's estimated that a billion people live in make-shift houses, tents and caravans.  Jean-Nicolas Orhon is the writer and director of Slums: Cities of Tomorrow. He joins our summer host Pierre Landry in studio to talk about his experience in making the film. (See a trailer of the doc here.)
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