Review: ‘Gaza’

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Gaza (Canada, 90 min.) Dir. Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell Programme: Special Presentations (Canadian Premiere) 25 miles long and seven wide, Gaza is a small territory with a huge international profile. Cut off

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Review: ‘Maxima’

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Hot Docs 2019 Maxima (USA, 88 minutes) Dir. Claudia Sparrow Programme: Persister (World Premiere) Spanning seven years, from 2011 to 2018, Claudia Sparrow’s documentary focuses on its eponymous heroine to expose the

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Review: ‘When We Walk’

When We Walk (USA, Canada, 79 minutes) Dir. Jason DaSilva Programme: World Showcase (World Premiere) For Jason DaSilva, making When We Walk was an act of desperate love, survival, and confrontation with the abyss.

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Review: ‘Drag Kids’

Drag Kids (Canada, 80 min.) Dir. Megan Weinberg Programme: Canadian Spectrum (World Premere) Four pre-teens, the film’s eponymous Drag Kids, delight in dressing up and going over the top on make up

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Review: ‘Born in Evin’

Born in Evin (Germany/Austria, 98 min.) Dir. Maryam Zaree Programme: Persister (International Premiere) Maryam Zaree opens her extraordinary film by narrating a Talmudic story that immediately bonds you to her and sets

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