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What am I doing here/Opening Night of Hot Docs 2015

For those of you who read my blog many moons ago (approximately 24 if we’re keeping count), you may be wondering a) why I haven’t been blogging for the last two years and b) why I’m all of a sudden writing about a documentary film festival on a travel blog. 772 more words


Hot Docs Festival Taps Into Virtual Reality

The 22nd annual Hot Docs festival, which kicked off April 23,  is tapping into the reignited interest and recent developments in virtual reality.

Hot Docs’ new DocX strand includes a free exhibit of four Canadian shorts using 3D stereoscopic video, Oculus Rift Technology and Samsung Gear VR headsets: the Mongolia-set “Herders” and “Strangers With Patrick Watson” from Montreal VR content-creators Felix & Paul Studios, and “Polar Sea 360°” (the newest component of a Canada-Germany co-production on climate change) and concert experience “Songs of Freedom” from Thomas Wallner’s shingle Deep 360. 512 more words


Hot Docs 2015: Chameleon

Watching Chameleon, a film about the life of a journalist, was a huge privilege for me. As a journalism graduate, I appreciate how hard the life of a journalist is. 417 more words


Gush: Hot Docs, a spotlight on music docs

April means Hot Docs, which means challenging my mind. Sadly, in my lines of employment over the last two years, I haven’t been afforded that luxury. 549 more words

HotDocs for Schools

HotDocs for Schools…  Screening in the Library at 3:15 today…

Herman’s House

  • D: Angad Singh Bhalla | Canada | 81 minutes | English
  • After living in solitary confinement for 30 years, what kind of house would you envision?
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Special Events

HOT DOCS 2015: SURVIVORS ROWE (2015) ★★★★

How is it possible that a man who is convicted on 39 counts of assaulting fifteen boys between the ages of 8 and 14, could just walk away?   390 more words

Hot Docs

Stay Awhile, reviewed: The song remains the same

First-time director Jessica Edwards should be commended for rescuing from relative obscurity an important piece of Canadian musical history. Then again, given that two of the five members of The Bells were her mom and dad, and a third was her aunt, she didn’t have to go far to find out about them. 485 more words