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Hot Docs 2018 Interview: Joseph Pace Documentary, The Game Changers

Hot Docs 2018 Interview: Joseph Pace Documentary, The Game Changers

The Game Changers, directed by Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award winning director of The Cove, and produced by fellow Academy Award winner James Cameron, is screening at the 2018 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. This 88-minute documentary, written and produced by Joseph Pace, stars James Wilks, an elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter. Game Changers follow Wilks as he travels across multiple countries and investigates and exposes outdated and dangerous myths about protein, strength and masculinity. I learned that, along with Wilks, James Pace is actually the one who conceived of this film and was with it from the very beginning. In this interview, Joseph Pace tells us about the challenges of making the film, the film’s journey to the doc festival circuit, and the responses from those who have seen it.

TFF 2016 Interview: Untouchable Documentary

Ricocheting from the halls of power to the cardboard homes of a marginalized pariah people, Untouchable is an enlightening documentary that defies expectations and challenges assumptions to argue for a new understanding of how we think about and legislate sexual abuse. David Feige is writer, producer and director. Feige was winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Burhan Qurbani (Director/Writer – We Are Young. We Are Strong)

1992—the former East German city of Rostock is still coming to terms with the aftermath of the recent fall of the Berlin Wall. Youth unemployment is high, and migrant workers are housed in Soviet-era high-rises on the outskirts of the city. The Roma and a sizeable Vietnamese minority have become targets of the locals’ discontent,

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: David Oelhoffen (Director/Writer – ‘Far From Men’)

Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice

65th Berlinale Interview: Muayad Alayan (Director/Co-Writer) and Rami Alayan (Co-Writer) – “Love, Theft and Other Entanglements”

Mousa gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money in his impoverished Palestinian refugee camp turns out to be a load of misfortune when he discovers a kidnaped Israeli soldier in the trunk. Mousa’s hopes of

65th Berlinale Interview: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia (Writers/Directors – H.)

H. is a mysterious, modern interpretation of a classic tragedy in which two women, each named Helen, live mirrored lives in the town of Troy, NY. The first Helen is in her 60s, lives with her husband, and takes care of an eerily lifelike baby doll called a “Reborn Doll,” which she cares for as

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