Posts filed under "Documentary"

Hot Docs 2015: Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi

Posted by Brandy Dean April 23, 2015 0 Comment 1770 views

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is a devastating look at the nature of truth and community in the age of social media and the 24-hour news cycle.

Hot Docs 2015: Planetary

Posted by Pam April 22, 2015 0 Comment 2109 views

Guy Reid’s new film Planetary is one of the more bountiful feasts for the eye that I’ve seen in a long time. Earth has rarely looked so beautiful. Of course, we humans are messing it up. But if you’re expecting another doom-and-gloom lesson on what we’re doing to the planet, you’re in for a surprise. […]

Hot Docs 2015: Love Between the Covers

Posted by Pam April 20, 2015 2 Comments 1991 views

Laurie Kahn opens her new documentary, Love Between the Covers, with a statistic: over 75 million Americans read at least one romance novel last year. If that little gem isn’t news to you, perhaps you’ll be surprised by the fact that romance is the biggest selling genre out there, outselling every other book genre, including […]

Hot Docs 2015: The Circus Dynasty (2014)

Posted by Pam April 19, 2015 0 Comment 1842 views

Anders Riis-Hansen’s documentary The Circus Dynasty has all the makings of a modern-day fairytale. Two talented circus families have worked together for 20 years. The Berdinos own and run the circus, and the Cassellys are fifth-generation circus artists, and the most awarded act in Europe. The heirs apparent, Patrick and Merrylu, are now poised to […]

Hot Docs 2015: On Her Own (2015)

Posted by Pam April 18, 2015 0 Comment 1630 views

Morgan Schmidt-Feng’s new documentary, On Her Own, tells a story that’s pretty familiar to most of us: the slow death of the family farm in America (and Canada, for that matter). While organic and local farming is gaining popularity, it’s difficult to compete with the output and production capabilities of huge agricultural complexes (I hesitate […]

Hot Docs 2015: Elephant’s Dream (2014)

Posted by Pam March 30, 2015 0 Comment 2052 views

Kristof Bilsen’s Elephant’s Dream is, at its essence, a story of hope and resilience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through portraits of three government workers, Bilsen exposes the seriousness of that nation’s crumbling infrastructure after over a century of colonization, political crisis, war and corruption. We hear a lot these days about crumbling infrastructure […]

TIFF 2014: The Wanted 18

Posted by Wade Sheeler September 4, 2014 0 Comment 2653 views

The Wanted 18 is an unconventional film told in an unconventional way that convolutes an already complex historical revolution.

TIFF 2014: Trick or Treaty?

Posted by Brandy Dean September 3, 2014 0 Comment 2907 views

Canada’s premiere First Nations documentarian Alanis Obomsawin (Hi-Ho Mistahey!) returns to TIFF with Trick or Treaty?, an examination of the Idle No More movement.

The Netflix Queue: Somm (2012)

Posted by Wade Sheeler August 8, 2014 0 Comment 3452 views

Somm is one of those rare breed of documentaries that gives the viewer incredible insight into a world barely imagined or known about and proves that any subject, when handled right, can create for invigorating, compelling filmmaking.

The Netflix Queue: The Beautiful Game (2102)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds July 18, 2014 0 Comment 3073 views

A lot has been said and written over the years about soccer’s ability to change the world. The Beautiful Game wants you to believe every word of it.

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