Hot Docs 2019: The World or Nothing

Filmmaker Ingrid Veninger make her non-fiction debut with this profile of twin Cuban dancers in The World or Nothing. Rubert and Rubildo Donatien Dinza are twin brother from Cuba, who make up the dancing duo Sensación Gemela. With professional opportunities for the two being non-existent in Cuba, Rubert and Rubildo have just recently relocated themselves […]

Hot Docs 2019: Our Godfather

The family of one the biggest Mafia turncoats speaks out in Our Godfather. In the mid-1980s Tommaso Buscetta broke the Mafia code of silence, when he became the first high ranking mob boss to turn against Cosa Nostra. Through his testimony, over 400 Mafiosi and he and his family went into hiding out of fear […]

Hot Docs 2019: Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World

Citizen journalists revalutionize the concept of online opensource investigation in Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World. Bellingcat is a collective of “citizen investigative journalists,” founded by Elliot Higgins in the UK. Featuring volunteer members from all across the world, Bellingcat uses social media to help with various investigations, ranging from the MH17 disaster to […]

Hot Docs 2019: Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man

One man has made it his mission to ensure that everyone has access to proper sanitation in Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man. Based on his experiences growing up in Singapore, Jack Sim knows first hand the agonies of not having access to proper toilets. As such, he has formed the World Toilet Organization, the […]

Hot Docs 2019: Buddy

The relationship between six guide dogs on their owners are explored in Buddy. Even though guide dogs are a necessary need of their owners, the connection that develops between the two are often deeper than any other relationship in their lives. Filmmaker Heddy Honigmann follows six guide dogs and what what they mean to their […]

Hot Docs 2019: The Rest

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei goes on the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Europe in The Rest. Refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, and other war torn nations have come to Europe seeking a new life. However, the refugees are refused asylum by France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Sweden, and Turkey are left unable to move forward […]

Hot Docs 2019: Human Nature

The people and science behind the “CRISPR Revolution” are explored in Human Nature. Since the 1970s, scientists have been experimenting with gene therapy. However, since this is a random process, the results of such experiments could not be controlled. However, with the discovery of CRISPR, it has become increasingly possible to manipulate human DNA to […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: This is North Preston

The population of the town of North Preston, Nova Scotia try to clear up their reputation as a haven of sex traffickers and drug dealers in This is North Preston. North Preston is a small community with a population of 4000, located outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The town is historically Canada’s largest black community, […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Honey Bee

A teenage prostitute has to adjust to life with a new foster family in Honey Bee. Natalie (Julia Sarah Stone) is young woman working as a truck stop prostitute for her boyfriend/pimp Ryan (Steven Love), who has given her the nickname “Honey Bee.” One night, Natalie is arrested by undercover detective Walker (Maurice Dean Wint) […]

Review: Genesis

Three young teenagers’ struggles with first love are examined in Genesis. Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin) is a student at an all-boys school in Montreal, who is starting to feel a homosexual attraction to his best friend Nicolas (Jules Roy Sicotte). Meanwhile Guillaume’s step-sister Charlotte (Noée Abita) begins dating an older college student named Théo (Maxime Dumontier), […]