Articles by Janis Cole

  • Documentary Stories

    Documentary Stories

    How do you write a documentary? Veteran writer and filmmaker Cole analyzes what makes a doc story work and offers a manifesto on how to make one yourself.

    Features By Janis Cole • Published September 1st, 2008

  • A Sleepless Night of Art

    A Sleepless Night of Art

    One of the most radical events in Toronto history, Nuit Blanche brought over 420,000 people on the street overnight to look at art. Elia, Perdue and Cole tell the story of a night to remember.

    Features By Janis Cole • Published February 1st, 2007

  • The Harvest of Philip Hoffman

    The Harvest of Philip Hoffman

    Hoffman Harvests a Film Culture

    Features By Janis Cole • Published April 2nd, 2005

  • Angels in the Ashes

    Angels in the Ashes

    Ripper travelled from Afghanistan to Isreal to post 9/11 New York. Janis Cole investigates his quest: to find and film the spiritual in the globe’s war zones.

    Features By Janis Cole • Published December 1st, 2004

  • Reality vs. Verité: You Be the Judge

    Reality vs. Verité: You Be the Judge

    Real life dramas unfold daily in courtrooms. Janis Cole investigates the different approaches reality TV’s Judge Judy and documentarians Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman take to legal wrangles.

    Columns By Janis Cole • Published June 22nd, 2004

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