Hot Docs 2018: Shirkers

A Singapore filmmaker revisits a film she made in her youth in Shirkers. When she was 18 years old, Sandi Tan set out to shoot Singapore’s first road movie with her friends Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique. The film was directed by Sandi’s enigmatic American mentor Georges Cardona, who would disappear along with the footage after […]

Hot Docs 2018: Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial

A rape victim goes through the process of bringing her sexual assault to trial in Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial. In 2015, Mandi Gray was sexually assaulted by a union leader she was dating from York University. She decides to report the assault to police, but is initially assumed that she […]

Review: Tully

A stressed out mother of three hires a night nanny in Tully. Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a woman on the verge of giving birth to her third child, who already has a stressful time raising two kids with her husband Drew (Ron Livingston), particularly her son Jonah (Asher Miles Fallica), who is possibly autistic. At the […]

Hot Docs 2018: Constructing Albert

Chef Albert AdriĆ  hopes to step out from his more famous brother’s shadow in Constructing Albert. With his restaurant elBulli, Ferran AdriĆ  redefined the world of gastronomy and can be considered one of the greatest chefs in the world. Ferran’s younger brother Albert began as a teenager working in the kitchen of elBulli and follow the closure of the restaurant in […]

Hot Docs 2018: Roll Red Roll

Social media plays a major role in the case of a teenager girl raped in a small town in Ohio in Roll Red Roll. Steubenville is a town in Ohio best known for the local high school football team Big Red. At a party, a teenage girl is raped by members of the team, which causes […]

Hot Docs 2018: Active Measures

The sequence of events leading to Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US Presidential election is broken down in Active Measures. It has been alleged that Russia utilized active measures, a Soviet term for actions of political warfare, to interfere with the 2016 US Presidential election, leading to the election of Donald Trump. This wouldn’t […]

Hot Docs 2018: Bachman

The life and career of Canadian musician Randy Bachman is told in Bachman. Developing a love for music very early on growing up in Winnipeg, Bachman joined Chad Allen & The Expressions in the early 1960s, which evolved into The Guess Who, which generated hits such as “American Woman” and “These Eyes.” After leaving The […]

Hot Docs 2018: Anote’s Ark

The president of the island nation of Kiribati fights for the survival of his people in Anote’s Ark. Kiribati is a low-lying nation in the Pacific, which has been severely affected by the effects of climate change. With rising ocean levels, it is estimated the Kiribati would be no more within a century. It is for this […]

Hot Docs 2018: Believer

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds organizes a music festival in support of LGBTs in the Morman community in Believer. Raised as part of the Morman church, Dan Reynolds begins to have a major crisis of faith involving the church’s strict stance against gay rights, which has contributed to an pandemic of suicides by LGBT youth […]

Hot Docs 2018: The Cleaners

Outsourced content moderators decide what content is appropriate for the major social networks in The Cleaners. Companies such as Google and Facebook outsource content moderation to foreign companies, who go through thousands of pictures and videos to weed out all sexual, violent, or terrorist content. One such company is located in Manila, where the anonymous […]