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  • The Lost Highway Filmmaker Comments
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    March 24, 2014

    Derreck Roemer and Neil Graham talk about their film "The Lost Highway" about life along a remote yet colourful stretch of Ontario's Highway 7.

  • Alan Zweig's Filmmaker Comments for 15 Reasons to Live
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    January 1, 2014

    Alan Zweig talks about his documentary 15 Reasons to Live - what it's about, how he went about telling these particular stories and the challenges he encountered along the way.

  • Filmmaker Comments for "Unsung: Behind the Glee"
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    November 23, 2013

    Documentary filmmaker, Moze Mossanen, talks about the making of "Unsung: Behind the Glee." The film charts the compelling journey of two Toronto high school show choirs as they battle time, nerves and each other to create an award-winning routine for the Show Choir Nationals, Canada's National High School Glee Club Championships.

  • Patrick Reed's Filmmaker Comments for Fight Like Soldiers
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    October 26, 2013

    Filmmaker Patrick Reed talks about the making of his documentary film "Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children.

  • Karen Shopsowitz's Filmmaker Comments for GrandParenting
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    September 8, 2013

    Karen Shopsowitz's talks about her documentary film, "GrandParenting." It's about the older generation's struggles to raise their own children's kids. Not only do they struggle with raising kids as they age, but also the special needs of their children's children.

  • Ann Shin Filmmaker Comments
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    June 9, 2013

    Ann Shin talks about her documentary "The Defector: Escape From North Korea" which follows two North Korean defectors as they make a perilous journey across Asia on a quest for freedom.

  • Vladimir Kabelik Filmmaker Comments for Beautifully Broken
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    May 5, 2013

    Director Vladimir Kabelik talks about his documentary "Beautifully Broken", which features the life and work of Rafael Goldchain, a renowned Canadian contemporary photographer.

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    May 1, 2013

    Doc Studio's url and iconic chairs.

  • 4 Kids
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    May 1, 2013

    TVO's Short Doc Contest Winner 2013. Submitted by Craig Allen Conoley. Mixing poetry, performance and documentary, "4 Kids" examines poverty through the prose of Just Jamaal, a spoken-word and hip hop artist from Ottawa. As an early childhood educator, night-shift caretaker, part-time artist and father of four, Jamaal Rogers is a testament to the pride that can exist despite one's circumstances and the power of art to liberate oneself from those circumstances.

  • Contest Promo/Intro
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    May 1, 2013

    A description of the Doc Studio Short Doc Contest and an introduction to the winning Doc: 4 Kids.