Hot Docs Doc Soup: The Panama Papers

The events surrounding one of the biggest data leaks in history is broken down in The Panama Papers. An anonymous source known only as John Doe contacts the media in 2015 and gives them access to 11.5 million documents leaked from the Panamanian law firm of Mossack Fonseca. The documents contain the records of countless […]

Hot Docs Doc Soup: The Family

The survivors of the most infamous cult in Australia speak about their experience in The Family. The Family was an apocalyptic sect in Australia formed by Anne Hamilton-Byrne in the late 1960s. The membership of the cult included a large number of children, who were both the offspring of members and acquired through adoption scams. The […]

Hot Docs Doc Soup: Zero Days

A malware attack of an Iranian nuclear facility opens the Pandora’s Box on cyber warfare in Zero Days. Fearing Iran’s eventual capability of building nuclear weapons, the United States and Israel covertly joined forces to develop a malware program known as Stuxnet, which was programmed to physically destroy part of a Iranian nuclear facility. However, Stuxnet […]

Hot Docs Doc Soup: King Georges

One of the greatest French chefs tries to prevent his restaurant from becoming obsolete in King Georges. Georges Perrier is a world renowned French chef, who has run his restaurant Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia for forty years. Georges hires young new protégé Chef Nicholas Elmi to revitalize the restaurant, but finds it difficult to relinquish control. In […]

Hot Docs Doc Soup: The Fear of 13

A death row prisoner tells his story in The Fear of 13. After spending 23 years on death row, convicted murderer Nick Yarris decides to drop all appeals and ask to be executed. Through one highly performative monologue, Yarris tells his story and why he ultimately reached this final decision. From British documentary filmmaker David Sington comes […]

Hot Docs Doc Soup: The Hunting Ground

From Academy Award nominated filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War) comes this examination of the epidemic of sexual assault on college and university campuses all across the United States.  One in five women on U.S. college campuses experience sexual assaults, however very few are willing to report them, due to inaction and […]

Hot Docs Doc Soup: The Search for General Tso

The history behind one of the most popular Chinese-American dishes is explored in The Search for General Tso.  The sweet and spicy dish “General Tso’s Chicken” has become one of the most popular items on Chinese take-out menus all across North America.  However, the question has to be asked “Who was General Tso and why […]