Illusions of Control unfolds as a remarkable collection of micro-narratives meditating on the human will to persevere.

-Adrian Mack, Georgia Straight

Illusions of Control is a testament to […] resilience, even as it understands just how bad things really are.

-NNNN from Norm Wilner, NOW Magazine

This film questions why we are acting so complacent about protecting the only planet we have.
– Tiffy Thompson, She Does the City

An educational and informative work, Illusions of Control is no illusion when it comes to any world problems.
– Nick Wangersky, Hollywood North Magazine

Complex, sad and strangely beautiful.
– Susan G. Cole, Point of View Magazine

Canadian Film Center, CFC Alumni Screening New Projects at Hot Docs 2019, Margaret DeRosia, April 11, 2019

She Does the City, Hot Docs 2019: SHEDOESTHECITY’S Best of the Fest, April 18, 2019

Peter Wall Institute, BC premiere of new documentary Illusions of Control, April 18, 2019

La Source, Les femmes prennent la parole, Volume 19, Edition 19, Sarah Metzger, April 23, 2019

Point of View Magazine, Review: ‘Illusions of Control’ Hot Docs 2019, Susan G. Cole, April 27, 2019

Women and Hollywood, Hot Docs 2019 Women Directors: Meet Shannon Walsh – “Illusions of Control”, Sophia Stewart, April 27, 2019

The MUFF Society: Medium, Hot Docs 2019 Interview: Shannon Walsh, Siân Melton, April 27, 2019

NOW Toronto, Hot Docs Review: Illusions of Control (4 Ns), Norman Wilner, April 28, 2019,

Northern Stars: Canadian Movie Database, Hot Docs on Tuesday, Staff Writer, April 29, 2019,

The Trailbreaker: CBC North Radio One, How “Illusions of Control” revealed the way we think about Giant Mine, Loren McGinnish, April 29, 2019

CBC North, Detah woman’s story of growing up next to Giant Mine featured in new film, Alex Brockman, April 30, 2019

El Centro, Destacada Presencia Latina en el Hot Docs Festival, Isabel Inclan, May 1, 2019

The Georgia Straight, Illusions of Control at DOXA, Adrian Mack, May 2, 2019

Noticieros Grem,Grupos Vida identifica dos cuerpos, pero no estaban en la fosa común, Liliana Rincon, May 2, 2019

Vancouver Weekly, Essential Tips for your first documentary from DOXA filmmakers, May 2, 2019

Hollywood North Magazine, DOXA Review: Illusions of Control, Nick Wangersky, May 2, 2019

We Are Moving Stories, Hot Docs/DOXA 2019 – Illusions of Control, Interview with Shannon Walsh, Carmela Baranowska, May 3, 2019

Vancouver Observer, New Movies: Hot Picks at DOXA, Volkmar Richter, May 3, 2019

Life, Death, and Disaster: The illusion of control, Will Sharpe, Sept 23, 2019

La Jornada, ‘Ilusiones de control’, documental de resiliencia frente al desastre, Ana Mónica Rodríguez, Nov 3, 2019

CBC News, Zonta Film Festival back again, this time with 12 female-made documentaries, Carmen Groleau, Nov 7, 2019

Radio-Canada Colombie-Britannique, Illusions of Control : un documentaire sur les combats du quotidien, (podcast) Charlotte Cavalié, chroniqueuse cinéma, à Radio-Canada Colombie-Britannique, Rattrapage du vendredi 24 janvier 2020

CBC Let’s Go! Live interview with director Shannon Walsh, Feb 7, 2020

Art in America, They Did What They Could Do at the Time: Thinking with and after Lauren Berlant, July 20, 2021 Jill Casid