Columnists
June Chua | Over the years, North America's biggest documentary showcase has become a glossy panorama. This year at Hot Docs, June Chua finds a trove of personal films about individuals and their challenges.
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Amira Elghawaby | Summertime for many means a trip to an aquarium. 'Blackfish' might change that, writes Amira Elghawaby.
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Amira Elghawaby | Canada's Secret Trials. They're not so secret anymore thanks, in part, to a documentary which premieres this week in Toronto, before playing across Canada.
Columnists
June Chua | More than 190 documentaries from 43 countries will be featured in this year's Hot Docs Canadian international documentary festival. Here are arts columnist June Chua's picks for docs to watch.
Columnists
Rick Salutin | The Hot Docs film festival is a phenomenon. In just 20 years it's become huge. Built around documentaries. How does that happen? And why here?
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Humberto DaSilva | The film "The Ghosts in Our Machine," directed by Liz Marshall, is a view of the animal rights issue through the lens of Toronto photographer Jo Anne McArthur.
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June Chua | A selection of documentaries for every taste and interest as the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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June Chua | The documentary CHIMERAS explores culture and identity through the individual struggles of an established art star and the blossoming career of a new one.
Podcast
Matthew Adams | 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.
News
Humberto DaSilva | Shadows of Liberty is a documentary indictment of America's media echo chamber, part of the ongoing Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.
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A man sits in a model of Herman's cell at The House That Herman Built art exhibit. (Photo: http://hermanshousethefilm.com/)
Humberto DaSilva | Herman's House, a documentary by Toronto filmmaker Angad Singh Bhalla, will be premiering at the 2012 Hot Docs film festival.
Columnists
June Chua | In the weeks before the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, the industry has been hit with announcements of colossal cuts at the NFB, CBC and Telefilm.