Monthly Archives: April 2004

Hot Docs Wednesday

Cowboys in Kosovo (Netherlands, Director: Corinne van Egeraat) — The director’s Albanian friend from Kosovo had fled to Amsterdam when the war broke out, but his broth­ers and cous­ins stayed, and now, years later, she returns with him to act … Continue read­ing

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Hot Docs Tuesday

Story of a Beautiful Country (South Africa/Canada, Director: Khalo Matabane) — This was a dis­ap­point­ment. Billed as a road movie through the new South Africa (and today marks ten years since the first demo­cratic mul­tiracial elec­tions in the coun­try), it … Continue read­ing

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Hot Docs Monday

Vietnam: Ghosts of War (Canada, Director: Micheael Maclear) — Michael Maclear is an insti­tu­tion in Canadian broad­cast­ing. Not only was he the first Western journ­al­ist to report from North Vietnam dur­ing the war (even wit­ness­ing Ho Chi Minh’s funeral), he … Continue read­ing

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Hot Docs 2004

Hot Docs is a doc­u­ment­ary film fest­ival here in Toronto now in its 11th year. This year, I finally decided to see some films. It’s a huge con­trast to the massive, glitzy, and celebrity-obsessed Toronto International Film Festival that I’ve … Continue read­ing

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