Perhaps the greatest value of documentaries is their ability to help us bring empathy to the lives and the values of people who are different than we are. "Virunga" and "Happiness" are two shining examples, screening at the Hot Docs Film Festival.
South Korean documentary "Sea of Butterfly" shows that love is blind and has no bounds as it follows the marriage of Jae-nyeon and Woo-yeong, two people living with their own individual physical and mental handicaps.
It's only May but already some of the most compelling documentary films of the year debuted recently, from a probing look at citizen media in China to the U.S. recession shattering the dreams of one of the country's wealthiest families.
Hot Docs is the largest documentary film festival in North America, and this year there will be nearly 200 films screened from over 50 countries at various cinemas across the city, including the recently refurbished and renamed, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
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Filmmakers of 'Greedy Lying Bastards', a documentary which promises to blow the lid on the oil industry and its vast sphere of influence, has just announced actress Daryl Hannah, as its new Executive Producer.
The emotional battles in female wrestling. The truth behind female genital mutilation in Kenya. A group of women protecting abused South African children. These are all the subjects of Kim Longinotto's documentaries, spanning her 36-year career.
This year's governing body of the Championship for the World Rock, Paper Scissors Society expects record turnout and have a special documentary, ‘Rock Paper Scissors: A Geek Tragedy’ showing at the Bloor Cinema. We talk to a perennial WRPS competitor.
KASSEL (dpa) - Germany's documenta has traditionally seen itself as a "world exhibition" of contemporary art. But until now the art on display once every five years was mainly European and North American.
Artists from Africa, Asia or Latin America w...