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SUMMER 2013, ISSUE #90
Cover photo of a caged white fox by Jo-Anne McArthur.
HOT DOCS 2013
The Defector: Lessons Learned Undercover by Ann Shin
What's it like to travel incognito with a group of illegal North Koreans through the heart of China? Filmmaker Shin explores the ethical and emotional dilemmas of the trip she took to make her current film, The Defector.
Incandescent: Canadian Films Glow at Hot Docs
Previewing a brilliant batch of docs, all premiering at this year's festival.
Michelle Latimer's Alias by Kiva Reardon
Shawney Cohen's The Manor by James Buffin
Katherine Knight & Marcia Connolly's Spring and Arnaud by Adam Nayman
Alan Zweig's 15 Reasons to Live by JosĂ© Teodoro
Anne Wheeler's Chi by Janis Cole
Teresa MacInnes and Kent Nason's Buying Sex by Janis Cole
Corey Ogilvie's Occupy: The Movie by Nicholas Gergesha
Liz Marshall's The Ghosts in our Machine by Kiva Reardon
John Paskievich's Special Ed by Greg Klymkiw
Ric Esther Bienstock's Tales From The Organ Trade by Janis Cole
Charles Wilkinson's Oil Sands Karaoke by Nicholas Gergesha
Juliet Lammers and Lorraine Price's Last Woman Standing by Janis Cole
Et en franĂ§ais, of course! by Martin Delisle
A survey of this year's hot docs from Quebecâ€”AlphĂ©e of the Stars, One More River, Ba Noiâ€”by Delisle, a veteran of Canada's film scene.
Hot Docs Shorts: Sweet, Sour and Tangy by Patrick Mullen
Films don't have to be long to be artistic and emotionally engaging. Mullen looks at some of the notable shorts coming to Hot Docs 2013.
Feminism Motivates the Doc Mogul: Debra Zimmerman by Janis Cole
The executive director of Women Make Movies, a feminist distribution and funding body, Zimmerman is Hot Docs's latest Mogul. Cole charts how Zimmerman combines feminism and practicality to make a difference in the doc world.
Molly Dineen, Voice Behind the Camera by Donald McWilliams
One of the most thoughtful filmmakers around, Dineen has created a body of work that is rigorous and packed with close observations of the lives she explores. McWilliams offers a portrait of a significant doc-maker.
The Dostoevsky of Documentary by Adam Nayman
The subject of Hot Docs's Canadian retrospective in 2012 and director of NCR: Not Criminally Responsible in the current festival, John Kastner often masks his serious concerns behind a delightful, if misleading, comic persona. Nayman penetrates the disguise in this look at Canada's filmic "Dostoevsky."
The Little Mountain Project: A Hyperlocal Manifesto by David Vaisbord
The destruction of a B.C. public-housing project spurred Vaisbord into creating videos, a website andâ€”soonâ€”a feature doc. In a personal tale, he shows how to harness the latest in social media for the public good.
The Dangling Conversation by Steven James May
There's a massive disconnect between the demands of cultural agencies and independent filmmakers. With financing docs becoming more difficult, May demonstrates how the present model is broken.
Policy Matters by Barri Cohen
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