Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

Sickboy documentary shows the darker side of hilarious podcast

Gut-busting podcast turns gut-retching in documentary airing tonight on CBC-TV at 9 p.m. Documentary Sickboy (2017) follows Jeremie Saunders, a 29-year-old living with Cystic Fibrosis – a fatal chronic condition – and friends Brian Stever and Taylor MacGillivary, co-creators of the podcast Sickboy. Through hilarious discussion, the trio de-stigmatizes what it is like living with daily…

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Suzuki speaks in Halifax during Atlantic tour

A standing ovation typically indicates an exceptional performance; in Halifax, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki only had to take the stage. Suzuki’s tour of the Atlantic provinces started on a strong note this past Friday, Nov. 22, where he spoke to a sold out crowd of over 700 at the Spatz Theatre. The tour,  “Climate Change…

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Beyond the [kloi’ st r]

Local filmmaker John Hillis’ documentary [kloi’ st r] was recently screened at the Uppsala Short Film Festival in Sweden, highlighting the growing presence of Nova Scotian artists abroad. Hillis describes his film as a “rumination on how I came to be where I am,” and notes that the nature of his 12-minute documentary is far from…

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Water boys

The Water Brothers, an award-winning Canadian television documentary series about issues surrounding water, is hosted by Tyler and Alex Mifflin. Alex is a graduate of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, and holds a degree in international development and environmental studies. The Gazette spent time with the brothers recently to discuss their documentary series.…

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Pirates and lore

Ironbound Island. (Photo by SimonP via Wikimedia Commons)

  Nova Scotia Islands is a new documentary about the personal stories behind four Nova Scotian islands that the history books don’t always tell. There are around 3,800 islands off the coast of Nova Scotia. This film highlights the most beautiful. Directed by Halifax’s Lorna Kirk, the film focuses on McNab’s Island, Troop Island, Outer…

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Flicks Month of Blood: Week One

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Zoe: October is Flicks’ MONTH OF BLOOD: Flicks will be exploring all things spooky and depraved with special horror-themed columns through the month of October, from apparitions to zombies. Here are four skin-crawling web-based videos to get you in the mood for terror.  The Short Film: I LOVE SARAH JANE (2009) A young Mia Wasikowska…

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