(September 8, 2020) At this time of year, the city of Toronto is usually alive with visitors, flocking around theatres for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This year, TIFF 2020 opens on September 10 and closes on September 19. Adapting to the changing times, the festival has opted for a creative mixture of cinema, drive-in, and digital screenings.We’ve chosen some films with messages about social justice, cooperation, politics, and protest, to highlight the power of film to inspire and motivate. Whether through documentary or fictional film-making, movies teach us about larger issues that are sometimes difficult to understand. By arranging facts into a narrative centred around one person or one story, we can process what we are learning, remember what we learn, and build empathy and understanding for those different from ourselves. Tickets for online showings and full event listings for TIFF 2020 are available at www.tiff.net.