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Apr 27, 2011
Six to see at Hot Docs. From the film If a Tree Falls: A story of the Earth Liberation Movement

Hot Docs hits Toronto

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It's that time of year again -- the celebrated documentary festival runs in Toronto from April 28 to May 8.
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Apr 9, 2010
A stunning documentary chronicles the efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders in Columbia.

Coca-Cola doc chronicles a bitter battle

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A stunning documentary chronicles the efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders in Columbia.
Book Review
Dec 16, 2009

Sheema Khan stick-handles Muslim misconceptions

June Chua
In her new book Sheema Khan proposes a smarter examination of how to deal with the misunderstandings inherent in the discourse about Muslims in the modern world.
Columnists
Aug 17, 2009

Puppets meet politics

In a town where politics rules, textile artist Gabe Thirlwall has made a name making puppets of politicians. Big sellers are party leaders: Jack Layton, Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper.
News
Jul 23, 2009

My own private 'eye' world

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Filmmaker Laura Bari's documentary, Antoine, is a journey of the senses and the inner world of a blind boy who has been integrated into Montreal's regular school system.
Columnists
May 15, 2009

Spring 2009's don't miss documentaries

Hot Docs has proven every year to be an essential forum for the stories that we never get to see in the mainstream. Look for these docs at local festivals in cities across Canada.
Columnists
Mar 16, 2009

Making art that makes change

Evan Tapper spends 90 minutes every week hanging out with a group of children and teens in Toronto. It's vital time spent at a place the kids would probably rather not be.
Columnists
Feb 18, 2009

A new deal for artists

It seemed like a typical report at the time; but when examining the details, the facts becomes more alarming -- earnings by actors, writers, painters and directors have been in freefall since 1990.
News
Sep 22, 2008

The teacher that changed my life

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It's September and no matter how old I get, I can't help but think about the start of school. We are also now embarking on the silly season âe" the campaigning that infects all media in the run-
News
Aug 14, 2008

Norway's Kven people: A divided history

June Chua
Here I am, back on top of the world. I am in Børselv, Norway and if you want to look it up, it is way past the Arctic Circle, about 72 degrees north.
Columnists
May 27, 2008

Gonzo Canadian filmmaker Murray Siple

Siple's fast-forward life in motion was abruptly halted when he was involved in a car accident rendering him a quadriplegic. For eight years he did not pick up a video camera. Then one day, Siple dec
Columnists
May 9, 2008

The best of Hot Docs 2008

Since its modest beginnings 15 years ago, Hot Docs has blossomed to become North America's biggest documentary festival. After 11 days and 172 films representing 36 countries, I have whittled down my
News
Apr 16, 2008

Feminist performance artists break barriers

June Chua
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan have been making provocative and consciousness-raising art for more than two decades. Their latest project is what they've termed their own "terrorist organization dev

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