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Author Archives: Aaron Brophy
People have a lot of preconceptions about the ground zero of the oil sands, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Like, that it’s an obscenely expensive city surrounded by gaping wounds in the earth filled with endless pits of toxic slurry. Then there are the workers in the patch, who, to be charitable, don’t have a reputation of cultural refinement.
So when Sarah found out about a documentary film called Oil Sands Karaoke, which investigates a fascinating little art bubble amidst this massive industry, she had to talk to some of the people involved.
To read her interview with director Charles Wilkinson and perhaps For McMurray’s only drag queen (and openly gay citizen) Iceis Rain, head over to Huffington Post Music Canada by clicking here.
One of our favourite events is the annual documentary film festival Hot Docs in Toronto.
This year Sarah went deep in her coverage of some of the films. Of particular interest was Alias, a film that followed some decidedly un-Drake rappers as they struggled to pursue their art.
The resulting story can be found over at Huffington Post Music Canada by clicking here.
When the most recent May Day went by we marked the occasion because we here at Risky Fuel are firmly on the side of the working people of the world.
To read the full list head over to Huffington Post Music Canada by clicking here.