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| June 28, 2013

Documenting the ghosts in our industrial food machine

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With the aid of a local guide, Toronto photographer Jo-Anne McArthur climbs through the fence at a fox fur farm in an undisclosed location in the European countryside.

There, row after row of buildings cover cage after cage of frightened animals; the foxes are grey and black, beautiful -- and making unearthly cries and groans, like the sounds from a horror film. But these noises are very much part of the capitalistic, industrialized relationship between humans and animals.

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| April 23, 2013
Film Festivals in Toronto

The Defector: An interview with producer, director, writer Ann Shin

April 15, 2013
| Ann Shin went undercover to film "The Defector," following people fleeing North Korea. In this interview she speaks about conditions in North Korea, defecting, the challenges for refugees and more.
Length: 15:03 minutes (20.75 MB)
Redeye

Movie: Maestra

February 11, 2013
| Three years after the Cuban revolution, a quarter of a million volunteers went out into the countryside to teach people to read and write. A new film documents this historic project.
Length: 17:16 minutes (15.82 MB)
Redeye

Movie: Laughing in the Darkness

August 15, 2012
| Salomon Rabinovitch was the inventor of Yiddish literature, publishing under the pen name Sholem Aleichem. A recent film explores the life and times of this writer.
Length: 19:39 minutes (18 MB)

Firdaus Kharas: Animating public service and social justice

Firdaus Kharas' The Three Amigos was a series of 20 short PSAs that stressed the value of condoms in the battle against AIDS.

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Today: Broadcast of film about persecution of Roma

Screen shot from the film Never Come Back. Photo: Malcolm Hamilton
Watch the film "Never Come Back" tonight, broadcast on OMNI-1 TV at 9 p.m. in Ontario and 10 p.m. in B.C.

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Film: Bear 71

May 2, 2012
| An innovative multimedia projects documents the life of a female grizzly bear in Banff National Park. The story of Bear 71's life is illustrated with web cam images of wildlife in the park.
Length: 13:29
Columnists

Funding cools but docs still hot

From the film Detropia.

"People keep saying to me 'this is the Golden Age of Documentary,'" sighs Lisa Fitzgibbons, executive director of the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC). "But there's a huge disconnect between what people think and the reality."

What Fitzgibbons is referring to is the storm of recent bad news that's shredding up the documentary industry in Canada. In the weeks before the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto (April 26 to May 6) -- the largest one in North America -- the industry was hit with announcements of colossal cuts at the NFB, CBC and Telefilm.

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