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Features and Interviews

  • Capturing Capturing Reality – Pepita Ferrari
    -Hot Docs honours the late filmmaker by screening Capturing Reality in the Redux programme. Revisit her diary about making the film.
  • Working the Dream – Nancy Lanthier
    -What was it like to live and work in Fort McMurray during the oil boom? Julia Ivanova, this year’s Focus On honouree at Hot Docs, tells the tale of millennials caught up in a dream that went horribly wrong in Limit is the Sky.
  • Intense Memories – Jason Gorber
    -An Interview with director Alexandre Philippe on Memory – The Origins of Alien.
  • Justice for Colten – Pat Mullen
    -Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, Hot Docs’ opening night film, explores the tragic death of young Cree man Colten Boushie and the ongoing fight for Indigenous rights.
  • Up on the Roof – Chelsea Phillips-Carr
    -Pedro Ruiz’s Havana, from on High looks at Cuba’s housing crisis from a unique vantage point.
  • Pipe Up! – JG
    -An interview with Pipe Dreams director Stacey Tenenbaum.
  • Defying Categorization – PM
    -Ingrid Veninger discusses her non-fiction directorial debut The World or Nothing (El mundo o nada).
  • Unraveling a Mystery – JG
    -An interview with Chris Flanagan, director of Shella Record – A Reggae Mystery.
  • When Gentle Can Kill – Judy Wolfe
    -Wolfe looks at White Pine Pictures’ Toxic Beauty, which confronts the harms of the cosmetics industry. “
  • Essay Films in the Age of Trump – MG
    -John Walker’s Assholes: A Theory, Larry Weinstein’s Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies, and Fred Peabody’s The Corporate Coup d‘État get political.
  • Asking Dr. Ruth – PM
    -A conversation with the iconic sex therapist and her director Ryan White.
  • “Willie Then and Now” – Jason Anderson
    -The inspiring new doc Willie tells the story of Willie O’Ree, the hockey player who broke the NHL’s colour barrier and continues to fight for inclusion and diversity in sports. (Pick up a copy of POV #110 or subscribe to read!)

In Review


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