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Review: Hot Docs makes the world smaller one film at a time Special

Hot Docs Film Festival showcases some of the best documentaries from around the world. We look at ‘Beijing Ants’; ‘The Condemned’; ‘The Engineer’; and ‘No Lullaby.’

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' looks at the human behind the artist Special

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' is a new documentary tracing the Chinese artist’s life post-incarceration. Its filmmaker says you don’t have to love Ai’s art to appreciate the story of a human being facing incredible odds.

‘The Sheik’ producers clothesline 'shocking' article

Producers of ‘The Sheik’ respond to an unflattering article in the National Post that they suspect was a politically-motivated attempt to embarrass Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow.

Review: Hot Docs provides vivid reminders of the world’s darker affairs Special

High-profile subjects are generally included in Hot Docs Film Festival’s “Special Presentations” programme. We look at ‘Concerning Violence’; ‘Silenced’; and ‘Watchers of the Sky.’

Review: Hot Docs looks at the truth behind the legends of men Special

One of the criteria for inclusion in the Hot Docs Film Festival “Special Presentations” programme is high-profile subjects. We look at ‘Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me’; ‘The Notorious Mr. Bout’; and ‘Whitey: United States of America v. Jame

Review: ‘Doc of the Dead’ rises to the occasion Special

‘Doc of the Dead’ explores zombie culture through interviews with some of the movement’s most notable contributors and fans.

Review: Hot Docs wears a maple leaf on its sleeve in ‘Canadian Spectrum’ Special

Hot Docs Film Festival showcases its homegrown talent in the “Canadian Spectrum” programme. We look at three selections: ‘Everything Will Be,’ ‘Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story’ and ‘The Theory of Happiness’.

Review: ‘Just Eat It’ shows the danger of society’s love affair with food Special

‘Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story’ chronicles one couple’s vow to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food – a pledge that leads to jaw-dropping findings.

Review: Hot Docs is all about 'Love, Factually' Special

Hot Docs Film Festival adds “Love, Factually” to this year’s programme, featuring documentaries about people in love, looking for love and everything in between. We look at three selections: ‘Love & Engineering,’ ‘Love Hotel’ and ‘Love Me'

Review: Ain’t no river wide enough in ‘Love Me’ Special

In ‘Love Me’, single men and women abandon their comfort zones to look for love in a foreign land via international dating websites.
 

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A scene from  Beijing Ants
A scene from 'Beijing Ants'
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A scene from  Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me
A scene from 'Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me'
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A scene from  The Engineer
A scene from 'The Engineer'
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A scene from   Concerning Violence
A scene from ' Concerning Violence'
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A scene from  Love & Engineering
A scene from 'Love & Engineering'
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A scene from  No Lullaby
A scene from 'No Lullaby'
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A scene from  Watchers of the Sky
A scene from 'Watchers of the Sky'
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A scene from  Watchers of the Sky
A scene from 'Watchers of the Sky'
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A scene from  The Engineer
A scene from 'The Engineer'
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Viktor Bout in  The Notorious Mr. Bout
Viktor Bout in 'The Notorious Mr. Bout'
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The amount of food people throw out is the equivalent of buying groceries and leaving one bag in the...
The amount of food people throw out is the equivalent of buying groceries and leaving one bag in the parking lot, according to 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story'
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A scene from  Everything Will Be
A scene from 'Everything Will Be'
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A scene from  Everything Will Be
A scene from 'Everything Will Be'
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Mugshot of James  Whitey  Bulger in  Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger
Mugshot of James "Whitey" Bulger in 'Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger'
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A scene from  Silenced
A scene from 'Silenced'
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A scene from Jonathon Narducci s  Love Me  screened at 2014  Hot Docs Festival  in Toronto
A scene from Jonathon Narducci's "Love Me" screened at 2014 'Hot Docs Festival' in Toronto
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Ai Weiwei and son Ai Lao.
Ai Weiwei and son Ai Lao.
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Olivia Chow and the Iron Sheik pose after lunch in Toronto
Olivia Chow and the Iron Sheik pose after lunch in Toronto
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A scene from  The Theory of Happiness
A scene from 'The Theory of Happiness'
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A scene from  The Condemned
A scene from 'The Condemned'
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