The Right Questions

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After the endless hand-twisting debates around race in Canada’s artist movie portals – in production co-ops, in distribution joints, in cinematheques and fests – why are they still so very white? This

Sketches of Spain

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Following Franco’s death in 1975, Spain’s transition from a totalitarian religious state to a modern democracy was achieved through a pacto de olvido or pact of forgetting, along with general amnesty for the former

Conceptual Docs

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When you think about documentaries, certain things come to mind: verité shooting, archival footage, interviews, narration. Embedded in this idea of what could be called the “well-made doc” is a set of

You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

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If you’ve seen Frederick Wiseman’s Titicut Follies, you’ve met Jim. And probably never forgotten him. Jim is the man in the movie, shot at the Bridgewater State Prison for the Criminally Insane in

North of Hollywood

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“Distances and differences keep us apart, and we often forget to remind each other of our own stories,” says Ann Marie Fleming in her 2003 film The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam,