TOPIC: CUTAWAYS

Cutaways

After 15 years away, I made a film about the place where I grew up — and learned that change is inevitable

Screening at Hot Docs, Tess Girard's new film Shelter explores our need for a 'place to call home'.
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How collaborating on a film about a Jamaican housewife helped me stop being so judgmental

Michelle Serieux's journey in making the documentary Don't Come Searching — which is premiering at Hot Docs — forced her to access her objectivity.
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In her documentary on three immigrant women, Lina Rodriguez didn't just want to "tell their stories"

Rodriguez focused on building relationships with her Latin American subjects for her new film My Two Voices.
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How Bretten Hannam infused every moment of their film Wildhood with Two-Spirit energy

For Hannam, filmmaking is a way of carrying on Mi'kmaw storytelling traditions through a newer medium.
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As a Pakistani Canadian woman, Haya Waseem found where she belonged by making her first feature film

"I knew words would not get me there. Logic would not get me there. The feelings are visceral."
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'A love letter to my mother and my heritage': Tim Myles on making his TIFF debut with Little Bird

The filmmaker found catharsis by exploring his Mi'kmaw identity and paying tribute to his late mother.
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How making a feel-good queer and Muslim comedy reminded Fawzia Mirza of what's really important

As she prepared to shoot The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night, her wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
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Catherine Hernandez's first filmmaking experience was all about community — not industry schmoozing

"Scarborough has already given so much to me. The last thing I wanted to do was disrupt its natural rhythms."
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How Yung Chang turned 300 hours of footage from Wuhan's early pandemic into a gripping documentary

"We were driven by the passion to give a faceless city, known only as the epicentre of the virus, a heartbeat and a soul."
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What I learned while making a film alone on a remote island

Caitlin Durlak shares the story of shooting her documentary Dropstones over the course of several years on Newfoundland's Fogo Island.
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Sing Me a Lullaby director Tiffany Hsiung on how Lunar New Year can connect family beyond words

A visit to her mother's birthplace of Taiwan to celebrate the new year changed their relationship forever.

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