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Frameline @ Hot Docs: Take Light’s Shasha Nakhai and Postings from Home’s Kelly O’Brien

On the latest episode of Frameline, Barbara Goslawski and I dive into all things Hot Docs with two great interviews and the first wave of our Hot Picks for Hot Docs. 161 more words

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Hot Docs 2018: Three Identical Strangers

Tim Wardle’s thrilling stranger-than-fiction documentary Three Identical Strangers starts off wearing the mask of traditional feel good tale. In 1980s New York, three teenagers, Bobby, Eddy and David, discover that they are triplets separated at birth. 187 more words

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Hot Docs 2018: Take Light

As part of the Hot Docs coverage over at In the Seats, I reviewed Shasha Nakhai’s wonderful film Take Light. The film takes a deep look into the electricity crisis in Nigeria. 45 more words

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Toronto's Hot Docs Celebrates 25 Years of Truth-Telling Documentaries

When Hot Docs, the documentary film festival held annually in Toronto, staged its first event back in 1994, the program presented a mere 21 features, including the Noam Chomsky profile “Manufacturing Consent” and Nick Broomfield’s “Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer.” 736 more words

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From Won’t You Be My Neighbor? to Love, Gilda, the top 10 to watch at this year's Hot Docs

You could program an entire mini-festival out of the new documentaries of the #MeToo era. In fact, the 25th anniversary of the Hot Docs Film Festival, running April 26 to May 6 in Toronto, has done just that. 620 more words

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Interview: Shasha Nakhai, Director of "Take Light"

Thursday August 14, 2003. Most people in Toronto – and most of Ontario for that matter – still have a vivid memory of that day. My recollection starts around 4pm on that sweltering summer afternoon. 2,760 more words

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Once upon a time

Once upon a time there was a girl who lived in Toronto. One day she decided to move to Ottawa for work. As time went by she realized that there was not much to do in Ottawa. 107 more words