Alias (2013 film)

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Alias is a 2013 Canadian documentary film directed by Michelle Latimer, a Canadian actress, director and filmmaker of Métis/Algonquin descent, in her feature film directorial debut.[1][2]


The film "follows aspiring rappers trying to escape the gangster life."[3] The Hot Docs Film Festival synopsis reads: "Michelle Latimer makes her feature doc debut with a powerfully cinematic, observational doc that captures the realities of five Toronto rappers trying to escape the hustle of drugs and danger through their music."[2]


The film received positive reviews, was nominated for several awards,[4] including for a Canadian Screen Award,[5] and screened at numerous festivals, notably the Hot Docs Film Festival.[6]


  1. ^ "About | Streel Films | Michelle Latimer". Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b Obenson, Tambay A. "HotDocs 2013 Preview: 'Alias' Goes Beyond Typical Music Video Images of Girls, Guns & Gold | IndieWire". Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  3. ^ Latimer, Michelle (2013-04-01), Alias, retrieved 2017-01-17 
  4. ^ Lattanzio, Ryan. "FatLabs Composer Vikas Kohli Heads to Cannes and HotDocs (VIDEO) | IndieWire". Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Screen Award nominations: 19 projects from 18 alumni". National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). 2015-01-14. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Alias | Hot Docs 2013 Review". U.S. Indie News, Filmmaker Interviews, Film Festivals, Movie Reviews | Ioncinema. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 

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