June Chua

June Chua is a Canadian journalist and an award-winning filmmaker who has worked as a writer, reporter and producer with the CBC in radio, television and online. Her documentary, using 2D animation, "Travels With My Brother" (about how an autistic man sees the world) captured a directing prize in 2012 from the National Screen Institute and was screened at the MET Museum in New York and at festivals around the world. Her commentaries have appeared on CBC.ca, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Canadian Living. Her essay, "I Am Canadian," was also published in the anthology Strangers in the Mirror (Tsar Books 2004), musings about minorities in Canada. An avid traveller, she has visited more than 40 countries. Find out more at junechua.com

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

June Chua
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

Bridging two worlds: Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer

June Chua
Tears are streaming down Tracey Deer's face. The filmmaker is recounting the 1990 Oka crisis in which members of the Mohawk community of Kanesatake took a stand in the band's land dispute against the
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.

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