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At Rochdale College there were no teachers. Each Rochdalian was called to be their own teachers. Although many there did not embrace that idea the best did.

What there were at Rochdale were resource people. These were people who having achieved success in their field were invited to live at Rochdale all expenses covered on condition they make themselves available to anyone who wanted to speak with them. Again, while many did not embrace this idea, the best did.

Reg Hartt was drawn to Rochdale College in 1968 by the presence there of Judith Merril, the mother of modern SF and, in the words of J. G. Ballard, “the strongest woman in a genre created by weak and ineffectual men.”  Hard words but true. The  vast majority of writers are hard on the page weak on the stage. Merril was a hard teacher and a great one. Merril at once sponsored Hartt as a Rochdale Resource (an idea opposed at the time by many).

Here are some of the many people who found what they were looking for at Reg Hartt’s Cineforum in Toronto

Al Aronowitz: http://www.blacklistedjournalist.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Aronowitz

https://www.rocksbackpages.com/Library/Writer/al-aronowitz

Robert Naismith: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/04/11/in-praise-of-passe-muraille-and-other-perpetually-struggling-places.html

WIZ THE MC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN3mm7LZZ2E&t=4s

Alexei Wood: https://www.facebook.com/alexei.wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUAIWWlDeLc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OEsFon4GI

https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155952491368279&_rdr

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/business/media/journalist-inauguration-day-protest-not-guilty-rioting.html

Peter Sumadh (The Mad Dalton): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHD5YYNtj94

http://www.themaddalton.com/blog/the-devil-came-to-derry/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhGiCuKGnA0

Stedmond Pardy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj7TaNZUW4M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THth_L-l8sI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs4oHKAubX4

Alexandre Hamel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkoNCMH6aNY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Patin_Libre

https://www.lepatinlibre.com/

Yusuke Hoshi: https://www.facebook.com/YusukeHoshiDidgeridoo

Bruno Weckerle: https://www.discogs.com/artist/2486784-Bruno-Weckerle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Ashford

Rene Highway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Highway

Andre Skinner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exyBLW4ZjkA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpYckoooaW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfmfJjYvRuo

http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=22372

Graeme Kirkland/Reg Hartt: HARTBEAT: http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=22372

Petunia: https://petuniaandthevipers.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxpnkWjpzpo&t=8s

http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=25963

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnT719eSLsw

Yusuke Hasegawa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmPvCyaHF9U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF66IxHcmvw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCeqynhP-xk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ilbO7S0Va0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-d6EeLSgbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhJmjJpA6Lg

Kiley May: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9211077/

Jane Jacobs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Jacobs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqlqWyZFka8&t=163s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YonLUG7gRyY&t=361s

John-Paul Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIP17OeXDCg

Listening to John-Paul play harp is to know how Saul felt when David sang.

There are many more to be added.

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