"Twenty-one years ago, I received a scholarship through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets to earn my private pilot licence. Fifteen years later, I made a documentary called As the Crow Flies, which follows a group of inspiring young cadets going through the same program I did."
Far from Bashar won’t change the course of the war in Syria. It may, however, succeed in making some of us a little more open to those affected by it.
When I first started planning What Is Democracy? in earnest in 2014, I didn’t quite realize just how relevant the project would eventually be.
When I sent in my film proposal for the 10th Tremplin Competition in 2018, I had no idea that I’d be embarking on such an adventure.
I made The Forbidden Reel because I believe film preservation begins with viewers. It begins with anyone who has seen an Afghan film—or a clip from one—and wants to keep them alive for the next generation.
There were a few ideas about the filming of The Tournament that I thought were essential to show the aspects of para sport that I wanted the audience to see. First, we decided not to film the adults; the film is about the kids.
As the gun control debate rages amid frequent senseless tragedies in both the US and Canada, the subject of the film GunKillers appears to me even more timely and relevant.
Every user who experiences Motto—reading the story, contributing their clips—nourishes its archive of material: the library of wiggling toes and ravishing trash, "things that are soft" and "things that are square."
The documentary I Am Skylar was filmed just before Skylar reached puberty. She is now 15 years old. I asked her about her life since the production was completed.
The purpose of the film is not to preach to the choir, or to experts, but to raise questions in the viewer’s mind.
As we grapple with a surreal and shifting new isolated reality, The Song and the Sorrow, with its contemplation of mental health, resonates in its message.
What do we carry forward into the next 10 months of the year, after sharing experiences and stories from the Black diaspora through music, books, art exhibitions, workshops, dance, talk-back forums, cinema and theatre?