Podcast: Interviews – Sonita Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

To coincide with the start of the Ban This Series at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, here is my interview from Hot Docs 2016 with Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami on her documentary Sonita. OPENING CLIP – Sonita Trailer Excerpt 00:38 – Introductions 02:40 – Interview with Sonita director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami 10:24 – Closing Comments CLOSING […]

Hot Docs 2016 CAST Awards Announced

The Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto has announced their awards for the 2016 edition of the Hot Docs Film Festival. Fourteen individuals contributed their picks for the top documentaries of the festival, with David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s stranger than fiction investigation story Tickled coming out on top. The other top films include Jay Cheel’s How to […]

Hot Docs 2016: Wrap Up

Another edition of Hot Docs has come to an end. This was a record-breaking year for the festival, with the estimated audience reaching 211,000. As always, this was an incredibly busy festival for me and I am happy to putting my coverage to rest until next year. Without further ado, here is my full wrap-up […]