They say the personal is political. And the film "Who is Arthur Chu?" is testament in every way to that statement. It's featured in this year's Hot Docs festival launching April 27 in Toronto.
Koneline focuses on the "golden triangle" of land in northwest B.C. where copper and gold mining companies are busy drilling into prime territory where local people hunt and fish.
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.
Summertime for many means a trip to an aquarium. 'Blackfish' might change that, writes 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.
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.
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?
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.
A selection of documentaries for every taste and interest as the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The documentary CHIMERAS explores culture and identity through the individual struggles of an established art star and the blossoming career of a new one.