ON THE EVE OF A CELEBRATION ARE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS GATHERING FOR A WAKE?
Toronto, April 23, 2012 - As audiences prepare to celebrate all things documentary on the eve of Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, filmmakers are sounding the alarm about the state of their industry. The recent budget’s sweeping cuts to Telefilm Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and the CBC threaten the very core of the Canadian documentary tradition and the existence of a vital cultural expression. The DOCUMENTARY ORGANIZATION OF CANADA (DOC) wonders: “Are we witnessing the disappearance of a genre?”
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