An oral history of Hot Docs: How the festival went from humble beginnings to industry dominance

By Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail

John Walker was interviewed for The Globe and Mail’s oral history of Hot Docs.

“The concept evolved out of trying to simply support each other’s work, to exhibit it to the public, to have an awards show. We worked on the premise that Canadian audiences in particular wanted documentaries, and that we were pretty good at making them.” – John Walker

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