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Bee Nation

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Features and Interviews:

  • Making Bee Nation – Judy Wolfe
    -Lana Šlezić brings her compassionate touch Hot Docs’ opening night film about Indigenous children and a spelling bee.
  • Message in the Music – Jason Anderson
    -Music plays a central role in three very different films: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Resurrecting Hassan and Tokyo Idols. (Pick up a copy of POV 106 to read!)
  • The Open Hearts of Red Queens – Barri Cohen
    -Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott’s Red Queen Productions talk to POV about their 10 years of creating award-winning feminist docs. Gallus is the subject of this year’s Focus On retrospective at Hot Docs.
  • Global Lenses – Daniel Glassman
    -Diverse docs A Moon of Nickel and Ice, Let There Be Light and My Enemy, My Brother examine issues that affect the world.
  • Tony Palmer: Made for Music – Michael McNamara
    -British auteur Palmer, this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, has etched a career making docs about music. (Pick up a copy of POV 106 to read!)
  • The Freshmen – Pat Mullen
    -Memorable first features by Canadian doc directors debuting at Hot Docs include A Better Man, Manic, Mermaids and Integral Man.
  • Neighbourhood Watch – Adam Nayman
    -Social housing neighbourhoods in Toronto – Regent Park and Villaways – are the focus of new films by Hugh Gibson and Charles Officer. Officer’s Hot Docs premiere Unarmed Verses draws its inspiration from the youth of Villaways, who believe in their original community.

In Review

Hot Docs runs April 27 – May 7. Visit for more information.