Hot Docs Trailers: ‘There Are No Fakes’

Sure to be one of the more controversial Canadian documentaries to premiere at Hot Docs this year, There Are No Fakes dives into the worlds of art and Indigenous rights. Director Jamie Kastner (The Skyjacker’s Tale) picks up an unusual case that begins when Barenaked Ladies’ musician Kevin Hearn discovers that the $20,000 painting by acclaimed Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau in his collection is actually a fake. The doc chronicles a case with deep implications for exploitation and cultural appropriation as Hearn’s lawsuit against the art dealer opens a rabbit hole of life imitating art.