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 […]

Hot Docs 2018: The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man

Bill Murray’s habit of randomly interacting with random people is explored in The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man. All over, there are stories of people running into Bill Murray in the most random of circumstances. These range from his “photobombing” an engagement photo to showing up as the roadie of […]

Hot Docs 2018: This Mountain Life

The stories of people in the mountains of British Columbia are told in This Mountain Life. 75% of made up of mountain ranges, yet few people are able to properly experience them. Martina Halik and her mother Tania are planning to embark on a 6 month, 2300km coastal traverse trip from Squamish to Alaska. They are but […]

Hot Docs 2018: I, Dolours

A former member of the IRA gives her first-hand account of The Troubles in I, Dolours. In 2010, Dolours Price gave an interview recounting her time as a member of the Irish Republican Army. With the help of recreations and archival footage, Dolours talks about growing up in a Republican family, being a member of […]

Hot Docs 2018: Netizens

Female victims of online harassment fight back in Netizens. Digital mediums have made it easier for women to be harassed and law enforcement is not equipped to do anything about it. As such, various victims of online harassment have stepped up to take matters in their own hands. This includes lawyer Carrie Goldberg, who creates her […]

Hot Docs 2018: Alt-Right: Age of Rage

This history of the alternative right is told in Alt-Right: Age of Rage. In 2008, white supremacist Richard Spenser coined the name “Alt-Right” as the name of his blog. Over the next decade, the Alt-Right movement grew and helped to elect Donald Trump into the White House. The main opponents of the Alt-Right are the […]