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Interview with Shawney Cohen, director of The Manor

I am not a particularly imposing person. I’ve been told I have a warm smile and people just seem to be able to open up and talk to me. So when Shawney Cohen stepped into the Hot Docs industry lounge for our interview it was a surprise to me that he seemed to be a bit...

An interview with Jeff Renfroe, director of The Colony

On Friday, April 26, 2013 something is going to happen that hasn’t happened in recent memory: a Canadian film will open that looks and sounds like a big-budget Hollywood movie. It’s called The Colony and it stars Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton, two actors not...

Hot Docs 2013: our 15 top recommended films

Every year the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival brings us films that educate us, enrage us, inspire us and move us. There is something about documentary filmmaking that compels us to take time off work, buy tickets packs (of full festival...