Ezra holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Carleton University. His dissertation looks at the cultural politics of documentary as seen through the lens of Toronto’s Hot Docs film festival. Ezra is a co-founder and Director of Programming for Cinema Politica, the world’s largest grassroots documentary screening network, and is a contributing editor at POV Magazine and Art Threat. He has sat on several film festival juries, and his essay on radical versus liberal documentaries was recently selected as one of the Best Canadian Essays of 2014. He writes on and teaches documentary, and is currently conducting research for a feature-length documentary entitled A Sense of Place.