The World Before Us

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Let’s talk about some typical Canadian documentaries. Where do they take place? In rural India, where Hindu girls practice military drills and swear death to their religious enemies while their peers preen

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We Can Speak for Us

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When Greg Tourino, a science librarian at Simon Fraser University and former graduate cinema student was asked in BCLiving Magazine about his passion for Black Canadian film, his answer could stand for

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Real Queer

The queer connection to documentary filmmaking is longstanding and unmistakable. Around the world, fiction filmmakers have had to deal with a long history of censorship and repression, meaning images of LGBTQ characters were

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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

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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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