It was the late, great Freddie Mercury who famously asked, “Who wants to live forever?” Ann Shin’s A.rtificial I.mmortality provocatively tries to answer this quandary and asks questions of her own.
A Kandahar Away is a film that evolves as you watch it. Turning the camera onto her own family, Aisha Jamal’s documentary starts with a dinner. Here, we are introduced to her brothers
In an ingenious bit of programming, Hot Docs has put together three films that deal with women’s choices in completely different cinematic ways. Linda Heymann’s I Told My Mum I was Going on
Haydee and the Flying Fish (Chile, Brazil, 73 minutes) Dir. Pachi Bustos Programme: Persister (World Premiere) In 1975, Haydee Oberreuter was a young Chilean woman, who during the Pinochet dictatorship committed the
tieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire (Sweden, 99 minutes) Dir. Henrik Georgsson Programme: Special Presentations (Canadian Premiere) As Hot Docs 2019 winds down, it should be noted that the festival
Gaza (Canada, 90 min.) Dir. Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell Programme: Special Presentations (Canadian Premiere) 25 miles long and seven wide, Gaza is a small territory with a huge international profile. Cut off
Hot Docs 2019 Maxima (USA, 88 minutes) Dir. Claudia Sparrow Programme: Persister (World Premiere) Spanning seven years, from 2011 to 2018, Claudia Sparrow’s documentary focuses on its eponymous heroine to expose the