Long before the adoring crowds gathered last weekend to celebrate the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, eight teams of filmmakers set out to make short documentaries about each of this year’s recipients—including such celebs as Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bryan Adams. In his segment, “Bare Bones,” Adams talks in depth about his songwriting and vintage microphone collection. In “Buffy,” Sainte-Marie retells how she turned heads when she sang “Universal Soldier” in a Fredrick’s of Hollywood dress.
Six of the movies (the other two are on hold until later in the spring) were screened for guests at the National Arts Centre gala on Saturday, including celebrations of Édouard Lock (the founder of La La La Human Steps), actor Françoise Faucher, impresario Walter Homburger and philanthropists Mohammed and Yulanda Faris. Here, the six mini-docs in all their glory.