The Atlantic Film Festival is made up of three major areas: the films, parties and the Industry Series which features a great array or panels and workshops. A great panel was the one hosted by writer, curator, and film critic Cameron Bailey, “The Critics Take on Bowling for Columbine.” The panel was comprised of Liam Lacey of the Globe and Mail, Eugene Hernandez of Indiewire and Harry Knowles of Ain’t it Cool News. So they know what they’re talking about when it comes to the world of indie films. Michael Moore’s documentary “Bowling for Columbine” kicked off the festival and it sparked much debate. The panel provided a great discussion of the issues, themes and techniques covered by the film. It’s a challenging film that raises questions about ethics, responsibility and making a film about an issue that you care deeply about. A great panel filled with insight.