Official Selection - Hot Docs 2019
There Are No Fakes
Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies buys a painting by the world’s first Indigenous art star: Norval Morrisseau, creator of the Woodland School – one of three major strains of Indigenous art. He is soon shocked to find that the work’s authenticity is called into question. There Are No Fakes traces the official provenance of Hearn’s painting, finding only suspiciously dead ends. Then, an almost-unbelievable new tale emerges about the origin of the paintings, turning the story several shades darker than art fraud.

Director:  Jamie Kastner
Writer:  Jamie Kastner
Producers:  Jamie Kastner, Laura Baron Kastner
Cinematographer:  Derek Rogers
Editor: Michael Hannan
Country:  Canada
Province:  ON
Language:  English
Runtime:  114 minutes