Category: Hot Docs 2016

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Hot Docs 2016 Revew: Beware the Slenderman

Inspired by a desire to impress a mythological, faceless, internet ghoul known as Slenderman, two twelve year old girls from Waukesha, Wisconsin stabbed one of their best friends nearly to death. The victim survived, and when...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: The Opposition

A fight for control of the apparently easily corrupted government in Papua New Guinea has allowed for a major injustice to carry on unabated. The residents of Paga Hill in Port Moseby are being forcibly displaced at gun and...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: Sour Grapes

In the waning days of the 20th century, the market for high priced, often extremely rare wines skyrocketed. Outside of a few auctioneers who aggressively moved product and big time players and money-makers looking to grab and...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: Mully

If you’re looking to infuse a little hope into your life, Scott Haze’s biographical documentary Mully has it in abundance. It is the rags to riches tale of Charles Mully, a Kenyan who amassed an empire only to sell it all in an...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: Audrie & Daisy

Daisy Coleman and her friend Paige spent the night of January 7, 2012 drinking and goofing around as teenagers in small town Missouri (or small town anywhere) are prone to do. They snuck out of Daisy’s house to go party with a...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: Trapped

Since 2010, various American States – predominantly in the South and Midwest – have passed over 250 T.R.A.P. laws: the targeted restriction of abortion providers. Not wanting to come outright and say that these laws are put in...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: A Dog’s Life

Human beings find a great deal of self-worth and validation via companionship in all forms. For people living on the streets or in temporary housing, finding trustworthy, consistent friendship free of judgment and pity is hard....

Hot Docs 2016 Review: The Seer

Prolific poet, essayist, and pundit Wendell Berry might be the last true transcendentalist. Since 1964, Berry has divided his time between writing gorgeously evocative works and tending his Henry County, Kentucky farmland...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: Off the Rails

Darius McCollum has an encyclopedic knowledge of New York’s subway trains. The subway was his refuge as a child. As a teenager, McCollum learned how to operate the trains from several conductors. However, due to an arrest for...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: The Successor

The Successor documents the moral journey of Vito Alfieri Fontana, a former tech magnate in Italy whose company was responsible for producing thousands of landmines used during the wars in the former-Yugoslavia in the mid-1990s....

Hot Docs 2016 Review: The Bad Kids

Located in the Mojave Desert and servicing small towns with flowery names like 29 Palms and Joshua Tree, Black Rock High School services troubled teens who used up all their second chances elsewhere. This continuation school is...

Hot Docs 2016 Review: Suited

Buying a suit that fits isn’t an easy process for the best of us. For transpeople, the search for a form fitting and flattering jacket and pants that show off one’s true personality at its snazziest is even harder. If you don’t...

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