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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 machete point by workers on behalf of an...

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 taste alcoholic history, few people were...

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 act of charity. Born into a small...

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 group of male teens from their high...

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 place by conservatives for overtly...