The 20th annual Hot Docs documentary festival kicks off Thursday in Toronto and runs until May 5. Follow our coverage, including reviews of dozens of docs, over the next week.
HOT DOCS REVIEWS
- The Unbelievers: An atheist road show
- Caucus: Inside the fascinating ride of the GOP leadership race
- The Great North Korean Picture Show: Predictably incomplete
- The Ghosts in Our Machine: Prepare to be uncomfortable
- Big Men: Looting for oil riches in Nigeria and Ghana
- American Commune: From hippies to grown-ups and back again
- The Manor: When the heart of the family is a strip club
- Anita: Too earnest for its own good
- Chi: Up close and personal with the art of dying
- Spring & Arnaud: An artful and art-filled love story
- The Convict Patient (El paciente interno): A tragic journey through prison hell
- Tiny: A Story About Living Small: Who wants to live in a 200-square-foot house?
- We Cause Scenes: The people behind the no-pants subway ride
- Brave New River: An environmental tragedy with no villain
- Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer: How the band became a cause célèbre
- Just the Right Amount of Violence: Two films duelling for airtime
- Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story: The Canadian who helped transform stand-up comedy
- Finding the Funk: Demystifying the booty-shaking genre
- This Ain’t No Mouse Music!: The roots of roots music
- Muscle Shoals: Journey to the heart of soul music
- Searching for Bill: On the trail of a con man
- Who is Dayani Cristal?: The case for immigration reform
- The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear: Portraits of Georgian youth
- Everybody Street: New York through the lens of street photographers
- Tales from the Organ Trade: Inside an illegal transplant operation
- Buying Sex: Should prostitution be legal in Canada?
- Chimeras: Can China's art stars create a truly Eastern art?
- I Will Be Murdered: Untangling the conspiracy behind a Guatemalan lawyer's death
- NCR: Not Criminally Responsible: When a victim's assailant is released
- Oil Sands Karaoke: What it's really like working in Fort McMurray
- Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children: Child soldiers as 'weapon systems'
- We Always Lie to Strangers: Showbiz in the Ozarks
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