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Hot Docs 2018

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has arrived. We've reviewed more than 50 documentaries so far – and there's more to come. more

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Samara Grace Chadwick's doc about a rash of suicides in her old school is a powerful meditation on trauma and resilience more

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Director Leon Lee fumbles telling this important of human rights abuses in China more

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Samuel Engelking

The Toronto activist says collaborating on the film with director Kelly Showker "gave me my power back" more

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Documentary about Mandi Gray's rape trial should be required watching for all in the #MeToo era more

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Art enthusiasts will love this doc about artistic identical twins Joel-Peter and Jerome Witkin, whose life-long estrangement gives the doc a satisfying through line more

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Daniel J. Clark's documentary is a remarkably clear-eyed look at the Flat Earth Movement more

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Director Maya Gallus's festival opener takes on complex systemic issues within kitchen culture more

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Samuel Engelking

Director Maya Gallus’s timely film shows how gifted women are transforming kitchen culture and grappling with its hierarchies and misogyny more

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Alexandria Bombach has created an empathetic, uncomfortable study of a woman pushing herself through her worst memories more

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Canadian doc shows the impact of climate change on two people living in a low-lying Pacific island republic more

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One of the biggest names in American photography gets the documentary treatment more

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Tommy Avallone's doc provides a fascinating look at how technology often prevents us from being present more

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Powerful film examines a progressive program in New York involving women arrested for prostitution-related crimes more

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This is possibly the most self-consciously whimsical documentary imaginable more

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Jack Bryan's doc examines connections between Donald Trump and Russia more

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Director Håvard Bustnes looks at female supporters of an extremist right-wing political party in Greece more

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Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck’s film is a frustratingly superficial look at online content monitors more

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Richard Rowley's documentary about the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer will infuriate you, even though its story of institutional cover-up is sadly familiar more

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Brilliant film about the 1993 Oslo Accords shows how close we came to peace in the Middle East more

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