While documentary is in itself an art form, often called "informational art," documentaries that focus on other art forms or artists working in various art milieus are uniquely positioned as works that examine art via art. With this special selection of films we celebrate the impulse to make art about art.
Karen Cho is a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker most known for her compelling and socially-engaged documentaries. Interested in using documentary as a tool for social change, Karen’s films explore untold histories and themes of immigration, activism and social justice.
Karen has directed the award winning In the Shadow of Gold Mountain (2004) a documentary about the legacy of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act and the Gemini-Nominated Seeking...
Cinema Politica is the largest campus and community based documentary screening network in the world. We are a Montreal-based non-profit media arts organization dedicated to the dissemination of independent political works by Canadian and international filmmakers.