Journalism-related films at HotDocs fest

This year the organizers at Hot Docs 2009 are proud to present three amazing journalism-related documentaries:

D: Eric Daniel Metzgar / 92min / USA / English
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof delves into the horrific humanitarian atrocities in the Congo, searching for the story that will galvanize an increasingly jaded and detached Western reader.

Burma VJ
D: Anders Høgsbro Østergaard / 85min / Denmark / English, and subtitled in English
This critically-acclaimed, multiple-award winner reveals the incredible story of underground video journalists in Burma and their tactics for bringing footage of 2007’s massive uprising to the world.

FIXER: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi
A film about an American journalist and his Afghan translator turns tragic when the translator is kidnapped by Taliban forces, abandoned by his government and shockingly murdered.

The festival runs from April 30 to May 10 at various venues in Toronto. For more information on and screening times for Reporter, Burma VJ or FIXER, visit

Ticket Info: Prices are $12 for screenings before 11 p.m., and $5 after 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone 416-637-5150, or in person at The Documentary Box Office, Hazelton Lanes – Lower Level, 55 Avenue Road.

Box Office Hours:
March 16 – April 29
Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 30 – May 10
Monday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

J-Source will be giving away tickets to the above-mentioned films through a contest next month. Stay tuned for details…