Spoken word raises awareness on real-life issues

By Terrence Bishundayal

Amoya Reé makes her way to the front of the stage and into the spotlight. She pulls the mic stand closer and gets ready to project her voice. The audience members, gathered for the semi-finals of the Toronto Poetry Slam inside Hot Docs Cinema, quickly quiet down as they wait for the performance to begin. As the audience goes silent, Reé tastes the words to her poem. Continue reading “Spoken word raises awareness on real-life issues”

‘TREK’-ing to Hollywood North: Why filmmakers love Toronto

BY: DANIEL CAUDLE It’s not often that someone is introduced to a career that they fall in love with for the rest of their life. For Chris Gorys, this was his reality when he made his debut in the film industry at age four. From one of his first appearances on Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, and after 17 years, Gorys has achieved … Continue reading ‘TREK’-ing to Hollywood North: Why filmmakers love Toronto