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Director X marks his spot, from Hotline Bling to Across The Line to...Transformers?

Watch this exclusive interview with the visual mastermind behind iconic videos by Drake, Rihanna and Justin Bieber from the season finale of The Filmmakers.
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Racism, sports and the East Coast: Director X's film exposes something 'dangerous and problematic'

On the season finale of The Filmmakers, we delve into the issues in Director X's first feature film "Across The Line."
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Director X thought he'd be a graphic designer. For videos like Hotline Bling, he uses that mindset

This weekend's season finale of The Filmmakers showcases X's feature film debut "Across The Line."
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Manufactured Landscapes shows us the places we're responsible for but never see

Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky sat down with us on the latest episode of The Filmmakers to discuss their 2006 documentary masterpiece.
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How Manufactured Landscapes can change the lens through which we see our own world

Author and professor Darrell Varga considers the impact of filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and photographer Edward Burtynsky's extraordinary collaboration.
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Eye-opening documentary Manufactured Landscapes proves photographs can be worth a thousand words

Director Jennifer Baichwal explains how Edward Burtynsky's photography in her nearly dialogue-free film can inspire "a shift in consciousness."
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Why Manufactured Landscapes' message about consumption is more important than ever

David Suzuki, Sophie Hackett and Darrell Varga look back at the award-winning 2006 documentary on the latest episode of The Filmmakers.
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David Suzuki wants to talk to you about one of the most important documentaries he's ever seen

On the latest episode of The Filmmakers, the CBC host and environmentalist drops some truths after watching "Manufactured Landscapes."
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Film 101: You can't make a movie without this one essential person

No money, no movie. That's where the executive producer comes in. Get to know them in this week's Film 101 lesson.
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How 'Atanarjuat' taught a new generation of Inuk filmmakers about possibility — and responsibility

Young filmmaker Nyla Innuksuk shares how Zacharias Kunuk's movie reminded her that "there is an alternative to allowing others to tell your truth."
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What was it like for Zacharias Kunuk to try and make 'Atanarjuat' in 2001? 'Almost impossible'

"Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner" ended up opening doors for Indigenous filmmakers, and the award-winning director joins this weekend's episode of The Filmmakers.
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Why 'Atanarjuat' is widely considered one of the best — and most important — Canadian films

On this weekend's episode of The Filmmakers, we look at the indelible mark so quickly left by the 2002 film — the first ever made in the Inuktitut language.
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History in the (film)making: Zacharias Kunuk and Natar Ungalaaq on the legacy of 'Atanarjuat'

The director and star of the monumental and critically acclaimed film open up on the latest episode of The Filmmakers.
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Film 101: You can't make a movie without this one essential person

No money, no movie. That's where the executive producer comes in. Get to know them in this week's Film 101 lesson.

Mehta Masterclass: Deepa opens up about her work and shares the best advice she ever received

From controversy to colour palettes to comfortable shoes, watch the full interview with the acclaimed director from this past weekend's episode of The Filmmakers.
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Deepa Mehta on Joan Didion, 'The Big Sick,' guilty pleasures...and what makes her insecure

The Oscar-winning director sat down for a series of rapid-fire questions in this bonus footage from The Filmmakers.
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How Deepa Mehta mastered the art of telling stories only an Indo-Canadian could tell

Film critic Radheyan Simonpillai explores fluidity between cultural identities in Mehta's work.
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Deepa Mehta has a message for Canadian filmmakers

"We don't have to emulate anybody," the Oscar-nominated director says on this weekend's episode of The Filmmakers.
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Film 101: Who run the world? Assistant directors

They're in charge of keeping everything on schedule, so don't ask them to fetch you a damned coffee.
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Deconstructing Deepa: A deep dive into her Oscar-nominated 'Water'

The panel on this weekend's episode of The Filmmakers looks back at Mehta's contemporary classic.
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'It requires a lot of courage': Deepa Mehta on the immigrant story at the centre of her first film

The journey that took Mehta from directing her 1991 debut feature "Sam & Me" to being the acclaimed filmmaker she is today wasn't always an easy one.
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Watching 'I Killed My Mother' with my mother and other reflections on 8 years profiling Xavier Dolan

In honour of this past weekend's episode of The Filmmakers, CBC Arts' Peter Knegt looks back on chronicling the Quebec filmmaker's meteoric rise from the early days.
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From 'Mother' to 'John F. Donovan', Xavier Dolan considers his career — and addresses his critics

Watch the full interview from this weekend's episode of The Filmmakers, which finds the young director at perhaps his most candid.
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How Xavier Dolan's debut feature changed everything for a young generation of bold filmmakers

This weekend's The Filmmakers panel delves deep into the acclaimed director and his debut "J'ai Tué Ma Mère (I Killed My Mother)".