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Mariana Calvo interviews a Guatemalan man who fled the violence of the nation’s civil war for an opportunity at a better life in the United States.
In the first episode of the Global Comment podcast, Omar Saif Ghobash discusses Islamic identity and culture with Nasser Ali Khasawneh.
Opioids are a subject of controversy in the US, and ‘Dr. Feelgood’ delves into the issue. We talked with the director about her experiences on the film and her thoughts on the pharmaceutical industry.
Film columnist Lauren Wissot talks to Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser about their latest project, Command and Control, which chronicles a horrific nuclear near miss.
Lauren Wissot interviews Maybe Burke and MJ Kaufman about the Trans Theatre Festival, which features a stellar lineup of programming from trans artists and creators.
Lauren Wissot interviews Danish director Andreas Koefoed on his latest film: At Home in the World, premiering at Hot Docs in Toronto this month.
Jessica Love is the only transgender wrestler in Fight Club Finland, and one of the few worldwide. She sat down with Lauren Wissot for an interview about her experiences in the wrestling community, her life as a trans woman, and more.
A Space Program, directed by Van Neistat, documents the construction of the Tom Sachs installation Space Program 2.0: MARS, displayed at the Park Avenue Armory in 2012. Lauren Wissot talks to the director about his working relationship with Sachs, art, and propaganda.
What Eddy Susanto does with his art is turn the tables – now it’s the West’s turn to be romanticized and seen as mysterious.