Category Archives: Hot Docs

Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival

The Workers Cup

The Workers Cup (Director: Adam Sobel): When Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup, there were audible gasps in the room. A gulf state with no discernible football culture or history, it seemed to win simply by virtue of its … Continue reading

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Becoming Bond

Becoming Bond (Director: Josh Greenbaum): James Bond is one of the most enduring characters in film, and we’re used to seeing a new actor take on the role every few years. But back in 1968, Sean Connery WAS Bond, and … Continue reading

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2016 Hot Docs CAST Awards Announcement

For the second year running, I’ve compiled a special edition of the CAST Awards, just based on what people saw during Hot Docs. Here are the CAST Top 10 based on the votes of 14 submitted ballots. Voters ranked up … Continue reading

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Girls Don’t Fly

Girls Don’t Fly (Director: Monika Grassl): When British expat Jonathan Porter appears onscreen for the first time wearing a t-shirt that says “I AM NOT A WHITE MAN,” you know you’re in for a bumpy flight. You see, Jonathan is … Continue reading

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2015 Hot Docs CAST Awards Announcement

As I was about to publish this today, it was announced that Charlotte Cook would be leaving her post as Director of Programming for Hot Docs after four festivals. I want to wish her well personally and professionally, and I’m … Continue reading

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