Posts, podcasts, and ponderings from North America’s largest documentary film festival. While many of these films rank amongst the best I see in their given year, they are not rated in the writing that follows.
He will humble you...now that he's done being humbled himself.
The winner of Best Canadian Feature Documentary from Director John Kastner, this film challenges our views on the mentally ill violent offenders of Brockville Psych, and paints a triumphant portrait of forgiveness, healing, and overwhelming empathy.
Who's the real master: The painter of the forger?
When a legacy is tarnished, there are a lot of hands that get dirty.
She was threatened, nearly run over, and even shot at as she captured the efforts of Appalachian miners to get a union contract. The result is one of the best documentaries ever made.
War is Hell. If you'd like to play in Hell, that can be arranged.
Think you know what's in your food and how it got there? Think again.
GUIDELINES, from director Jean-Francois Caissy, employs a unique cinéma vérité style to observe the students at a rural Quebec high school in a variety of "interventions" with authority figures.
“You know that girl in Eat, Pray, Love? She goes through a break up, goes on the existential journey to India to get over depression, find out what she really wanted in life? I was that girl. Except, my family was with me the entire time.”