As part of the 2021 festival, Cannes dedicated a sidebar to “Cinema for the climate.” This group of mostly non-fiction films tackled various storylines that somehow relate to environmental causes. This, combined
The power of the people resonates strongly in We Are Many. This long gestating—and long shelved—doc from director Amir Amirani chronicles the global protests against the USA’s invasion of Iraq. We Are
“I’m ashamed that we weren’t able to stand against the ones who are bullying us,” says Pepper at the end of Dear Future Children. “It really doesn’t matter if we’re smart or
An individual’s effort to make the world a better place can often feel like a drop in the ocean. Not in this case. Hell or Clean Water reminds audiences that one drop
Systems Down, one of this year’s themed programs at Hot Docs, features a collection of stories about individuals fighting against broken structures of oppression. Fitting snugly into the theme of the good
“Chinese rock ‘n’ roll is like a rolling egg,” says musician Cui Jian at the end of You Are the Days to Come. “Yet, we have not been broken or harmed. I
Ashley O’Shay’s Unapologetic is an inspiring ode to Black women activists. Screening at the TIFF Next Wave Festival, it's sure to motivate a new generation of voices to join the fight.