Unsettling the Nation*

Film histories are highly selective and reflect the biases, tastes and viewing experiences of those who write them. I hope that my following sampling of inward-looking political and activist docs may help

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A Structured Inequity


This year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival opened with Bee Nation, a crowd-pleasing feel-good story about First Nations kids and their families as they fought like hell to win Canada’s Spelling

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A Film Festival Grows Up

Like most niche fests, Hot Docs emerged humbly when the Documentary Organization of Canada established it in 1993 as an industry insider’s event, but it's since grown into a premiere worldwide event.

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