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Min Sook Lee and Lisa Valencia-Svensson on the Exploitation of Foreign Workers and the Need for Diverse Perspectives in Doc Filmmaking

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Producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson and Director Min Sook Lee talk about the exploitation of temporary foreign workers in Canada in their new film Migrant Dreams, sharing their perspectives on the affect that lack of diversity in documentary


Robert Lang Discusses the Vital Need to Fund Underrepresented Communities

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Robert Lang is a filmmaker and founder of the R&M Lang Foundation, which established the CrossCurrents Fund in 2014. We spoke to Robert about his motivation for starting the Fund, and the communities served by acknowledging the work


How to Build a Time Machine Filmmaker Jay Cheel on Obsession and Procedure

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Filmmaker Jay Cheel has premiered two films at Hot Docs: Beauty Day in 2011 and How to Build a Time Machine this year. How to Build a Time Machine received Corus-Hot Docs Development funding in 2011, Completion funding in 2015 and launched Hot


Hot Docs Doc Accelerator Alumnus Jorge Armand Talks About Hybrid Cinema and Bringing his Film to Venice

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Hot Docs 2014 Doc Accelerator alumnus Jorge Thielen Armand’s debut feature La Soledad, the story of a Caracas boy who discovers that the decrepit shanty he unlawfully occupies will soon be demolished, is an official selection at the 73rd Venice


Rama Thiaw: On Filmmaking in Post-Colonial Senegal and "Televising the Revolution"

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Interview below in both French and English. Hot Docs: The Revolution Won’t be Televised was selected for the International Forum of New Cinema, considered the most daring section of the Berlinale. What makes the story you tell daring? Rama Thiaw:


Christy Garland on Cheer Up and on Upending the Traditional Sports Narrative

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As we establish ourselves firmly in the deep summer of Toronto, Hot Docs mets up with Director and Producer Christy Garland to talk about her Festival pick Cheer Up, and the life-cycle of a film that began several years earlier, the way all


Hot Docs Industry and the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Doc Fund Fellows Take the Durban FilmMart and Durban International Film Festival by storm

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In June 2016, Hot Docs industry programs director Elizabeth Radshaw and myself, industry programmer of funds and Hot Docs Deal Maker Heidi Tao Yang, took an epic back-to-back trip to Durban FilmMart (DFM)/Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)


Thank You Hot Docs 2016

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It is with a pang of sadness that we say farewell for another year to all the delegates who joined us at Hot Docs 2016. It all went by too fast. Thank you for making this edition of Hot Docs our best


The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev - Filmmaker Interview

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The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev is the story of a close but fraught musical family headed by a unrelenting patriarch and the unequal treatment he bestows on his grown children, daughter Ada and son Ariel. Subsequently, we see how that


"Outraged Women Have Motivated Us" - Quipu Project Interactive Walkthrough

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Quipu Project weaves the narratives of the indigenous and poor women of Peru who underwent forced sterilization in the early 1990s under dictator Alberto Fujimori. Building on centuries of oral tradition, via the new frontier of immersive


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