Cuts to the National Film Board have Canadian filmmakers on the ropes.
Canadian documentaries are an important part of the country’s multibillion-dollar film industry, and institutions such as the National Film Board have historically offered support to Canada’s emerging artists. Facing cuts, Canada’s documentary filmmakers are rallying to save one of the country’s most cherished art forms.
Award-winning director of Up the Yangze and China Heavyweight, Yung Chang discusses why he believes arts funding is worth fighting for:
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