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Review: Hot Docs finds happiness in less than 60 minutes Special

In these polar opposite Hot Docs selections, “The Pursuit of Happiness” can be summed up for its subjects in less than an hour.

Review: Hot Docs makes ‘em laugh Special

Hot Docs lightens the mood with a couple of comedic selections in its “Special Presentations” section, featuring innovators from the screen and stage.

Review: There’s no two films alike in Hot Docs’ World Showcase Special

Hot Docs’ “World Showcase” includes a variety of selections that provide a glimpse of significant and/or interesting events from around the world.

Review: Canada brings a woman’s perspective to Hot Docs Special

Two films in Hot Docs’ “Canadian Spectrum” explore women’s participation in war, past and present, voluntary and involuntary.

Review: Transgender women look within for 'The Pearl' Special

Coming out as a transgender man or woman isn't easy in any circumstance, but 'The Pearl' follows four people who came out as trans women later in life.

Review: Fraud meets the wild world of wine in 'Sour Grapes' Special

When something gets popular enough, it seems to invite a number of eccentric personalities and its market becomes an elite club. 'Sour Grapes' zooms in on the lucrative wine market and a fraud that shakes it to its core.

Review: Cheerleading is pain and personal struggle in 'Cheer Up' Special

Finland's worst cheerleading team, located in the Arctic circle, try really hard but never win competitions. Years of inspirational sports films seem to dictate where this documentary should end, but that's not the story at all.

Review: 'God Knows Where I Am' is a poetic ode to a struggling woman Special

For four months, a woman suffering from mental illness and expelled from New Hampshire's mental-health system lived in a little-used New Hampshire home, surviving on apples and rainwater.

Review: Found footage morphs into something sinister in 'Fraud' Special

It's only natural that since the advent of YouTube, any type of footage feels like fair game to upload to YouTube. One man's YouTube videos, however, reveal something sinister.

Review: Hot Docs provides new perspectives on familiar subjects Special

Werner Herzog returns to Hot Docs with a 10-part reflection on the internet, which will screen next to the latest explorations of scientology and abortion law in the U.S.

Review: 'How to Prepare For Prison' is an intense tearjerker Special

Most people can't imagine what goes through someone's mind when they are facing a prison sentence. 'How to Prepare For Prison' follows three people who are in that exact situation.

Review: 'Girls Don't Fly' is a complex tale of passion and colonialism Special

A group of girls in Ghana are training to become pilots, under the tutelage of a British man who started his school as a charity. But something insidious worms its way through this uplifting narrative.

Review: Not all Hot Docs’ films are traditional documentaries Special

“Nightvision” is the Hot Docs programme designed for festivalgoers seeking films that deal with outside of the box subjects.

Review: 'In the Shadow of the Hill' gives a voice to Brazil's favelas Special

'In the Shadow of the Hill' feels like it should be some kind of Orwellian fiction — it details a place where police make residents feel less safe all in the name of "pacification."

Review: Control is a major theme at Hot Docs 2016 Special

“Command + Control” is an intriguing programme at Hot Docs that includes in-depth investigations, which explore the effects of various forms of domination.
 

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