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Toronto's documentary festival wraps up by bestowing its highest honours on films about activists, including Prey and nîpawistâmasowin: We Will Stand Up Read more

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Ai Weiwei

Samuel Engelking

In his latest documentary, the Chinese artist and activist captures the political and psychological warfare that's being waged on refugees seeking safety in Europe Read more

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Killing Patient Zero Gaetan Dugas

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In Killing Patient Zero, director Laurie Lynd profiles the Canadian flight attendant who was wrongly blamed for spreading the AIDS virus in North America Read more

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Leilani Farha

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Partially shot in Toronto, Push follows the UN's Leilani Farha as she investigates how private equity firms are profiting from the global housing crisis Read more

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In nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard looks at the aftermath of the Colten Boushie verdict and the fight for justice reform Read more

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Kifaru

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This year's festival features several docs that take a hard look at the relationship between humans and animals Read more

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Our Dance Of Revolution

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Our Dance Of Revolution charts the evolution of activist organizing, from the early 70s to the AIDS crisis in the 80s and Black Lives Matter at the Pride parade Read more

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Memory Origin of Alien

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Here are five documentaries I’ve already seen that I recommend most highly, and five I’m very eager to catch up with when the festival gets underway Read more

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Marco Kyris

Samuel Engelking

Raised in Toronto's Greektown, Marco Kyris is ready for his close-up after spending much of his career in the shadow of a Hollywood A-lister Read more

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The Infiltrators Hot Docs 2019

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Documentaries covering refugees, immigration, racism, Islamophobia and press freedom are playing at this year's festival Read more

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A Woman's Work The NFL's Cheerleader Problem

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The majority of docs playing at this year's fest were directed by women. Here are a few that we're excited to see Read more

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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

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Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up leads the lineup, which also includes docs about the Quebec City mosque shooting, Aung San Suu Kyi and Wu-Tang Clan Read more

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XY Chelsea Chelsea Manning

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Documentaries on Gordon Lightfoot, Chelsea Manning, Miles Davis, Dr. Ruth, Ron Artest, Michael Hutchence, John DeLorean, Stieg Larsson, Willie O'Ree and a new film directed by Ai Weiwei will screen in Toronto Read more

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Knock Down The House, about the U.S. politician's campaign and the campaigns three other women, is among 15 titles announced for the spring film festival Read more

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This year's fest will focus on Italy and celebrate the careers of filmmakers Julia Reichert and Julia Ivanova Read more

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