Hot Docs Picks: Environment and Activism

Posted 11 years ago by myetvmedia


The Expedition To The End of The World

D: Daniel Dencik, 90 min

For a few weeks each year, the North Pole melts just enough to reveal once-hidden,untouched fjords. A boatload of motley artists and scientists set sail in search of life in this hilarious, breath-taking modern day adventure.

Fri, Apr 26, 7:00 PM, TBLB

Sun, Apr 28, 3:30 PM, Bloor

Sat May 4, 6:30 PM, Bloor


Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys

D: Jessica Oreck, 85 min

A gorgeously photographed and wholly absorbing portrait of reindeer herders in Lapland, whose labour and way of life raise global questions of sustainability, environmental responsibility and what it means to live off the land.

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00 PM, TBLB

Wed, May 1, 4:00 PM, Scotia

Sat, May 4, 4:30 PM, TBLB


Brave New River

D: Nicolas Renaud, 68 min

If you transform the landscape, you transform the people. Massive hydroelectric projects have redefined James Bay since the 1970′s, creating cultural changes and political battles for local Cree whose lives have always been connected to the rivers.

Tue, May 2, 6:30 PM, TBLB

Sat, May 4, 3:00 PM, TBLB




Occupy: The Movie

D: John Kastner, 90 min

When Zuccotti Park became the epicentre of a global movement, the world took notice. But what comes next? Uncovering the crusade’s genesis, Occupy: The Movie captures America’s most daring social movement since the civil rights era.

Mon, Apr 29, 8:45 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

Tue, Apr 30 2:00 PM, Hart House Theatre


The Convict Patient

D: Alejandro Solar Luna, 83 min

After defying one of his country’s most oppressive regimes, a man’s disproportionate punishment leaves him mentally ill and homeless in Mexico City in this shocking film on how far a government will go to suppress dissension.

Mon, Apr 29 9:15 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Tue, Apr 30 1:00 PM, Scotiabank 3


Let the Fire Burn

D: Jason Osder, 93 min

Why did Philadelphia police bomb a row house occupied by radical group “MOVE” in 1985? What caused authorities to stand idly by for over an hour before fighting the blaze? Using archival material, this film investigates the ultimately tragic conflict.

Mon, Apr 29 9:30 PM Bloor

Tue, Apr 30, 1:00 PM, TBLB

Fri, May 3, 9:30 PM, TBLB


Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

D: Maxim Pozdorivkin, Mike Lerner, 86 min

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Hot Docs Picks: Environment and Activism

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  • Child Soldier Initiative
  • Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer
  • The Convict Patient
  • Occupy_The_Movie_4
  • Brave New River
  • Let the Fire Burn
  • The Expedition to the End of the World

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