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Ain't No Time for Women

A group of women gathered at a hairdresser's on the eve of the 2019 presidential election in Tunis transform the space into a lively town square, mirroring the turmoil and generational divide of a country with one of the youngest democracies in the world.
Film Info
Runtime:19
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:Toronto Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:French
Arabic
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
By Program - Sort:Shorts
Extra Tags:Québécois Films and Filmmakers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sarra El Abed
Producer(s):Isabelle Grignon-Francke
Writer(s):Sarra El Abed
Editor(s):Jordan Choinière
Cinematography:Catherine Lefebvre
Composer:Ilya Ghafouri
Sound:Ilya Ghafouri
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Ale Libre

Alejandra Pablos came to the United States as a baby; it is her home, and but for a quirk of US immigration law, she would be a US citizen like her mother. Instead she is preparing for the fight of her life as she petitions her deportation case, while also tirelessly advocating for immigrant rights.
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Runtime:17
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Spanish
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:Shorts
By Program - Sort:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maya Cueva
Producer(s):Mayra Amaya
Melissa Bueno-Woerner
Associate Producer(s):Daniel Tantalean
Editor(s):César Martínez Barba
Cinematography:César Martínez-Barba
Alonso Parra
Sound:Micah Garrido
Elizabeth McClanahan
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Antelopes

Renowned French novelist Marguerite Duras's tale of the demise of thousands of antelopes uses powerful imagery that's drawn on by filmmaker Maxime Martinot to make a statement about the nature of surveillance in today's world. A superbly crafted and visually arresting treatise on herd mentality, surveillance and freedom.
Film Info
Runtime:8
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:France
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:French
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
By Program - Sort:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maxime Martinot
Producer(s):Quentin Brayer
Editor(s):Maxime Martinot
Sound:Victor Praud
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Audible

Football player Amaree McKenstry-Hall and his Maryland School for the Deaf teammates attempt to defend their winning streak while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend. The graduating students face mounting pressures of entering the hearing world while tackling adversity and demanding to be heard in this moving coming-of-age story.
Film Info
Runtime:39
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
By Program - Sort:Shorts
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Matt Ogens
Producer(s):Geoff McLean
Executive Producer(s):Peter Berg
Nyle DiMarco
Matthew Goldberg
Brandon Carroll
Matt Ogens
Sami Housman
Editor(s):Darrin Roberts
Cinematography:Billy Peña
Composer:Jackson Greenberg
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Bank Job
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When a mischievous filmmaking duo convinces a community to come together to create their own currency, they challenge an accepted economic system and dream up a debt-free future in which money works for us all.
Film Info
Runtime:87
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Artscapes
By Program - Sort:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Activism
Art & Design
Capitalism & Big Business
Website:http://www.bankjob.pictures
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Daniel Edelstyn
Hilary Powell
Producer(s):Daniel Edelstyn
Christopher Hird
Hilary Powell
Executive Producer(s):Lisa Marie Russo
Editor(s):Alice Powell
Cinematography:Clément Du Cruet
Tom Maine
Linden Nieto
Christophe Tweedie
Sound:Rob Walker
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Becoming
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Coming of age in rural Mexico, an introspective 11-year-old boy spends his summer raising fighting bulls and dreaming of emulating the cowboys in his family, while dreading the start of school and pining for his distant father in America.
Film Info
Runtime:63
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Mexico
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Rural Life
Website:http://caribou.mx/en/potfolio/becoming
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Isabel Vaca
Producer(s):Arturo Mendicuti
Executive Producer(s):Isabel Vaca
Editor(s):Valentina Leduc
Writer(s):Isabel Vaca
Cinematography:Isabel Vaca
Jessica Villamil
Sound:Juan Pacheco
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Behind the Headlines
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For the first time, cameras embed with the German investigative unit that broke the explosive Panama Papers story, following the journalists' pursuit of the truth behind the political assassination of a Maltese reporter and yet another history-making financial scandal.
Film Info
Runtime:90
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:German
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
By Program - Sort:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Crime & the Justice System
European Cultures & Issues
Media & Journalism
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Daniel Andreas Sager
Producer(s):Marc Bauder
Editor(s):Hannes Bruun
Writer(s):Marc Bauder
Daniel Andreas Sager
Cinematography:Börres Weiffenbach
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Between Fire and Water
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Adopted as a baby by a Quillasinga Nation family, Afro-Colombian Camilo grows up facing racism and ostracization by his Indigenous community, propelling him on a spiritual journey to discover his origins and the truth about his mother.
Film Info
Runtime:92
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Colombia
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Made In Colombia
By Program - Sort:Made In Colombia
Film Subjects:Families & Family Stories
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Race & Racism
Website:http://www.visoproducciones.com/between-fire-and-water
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Anton Wenzel
Producer(s):Sonia Barrera Gutiérrez
Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Co-Producer(s):Señal Colombia
Associate Producer(s):Resguardo Indígena Quillasinga Refugio del Sol
Chicken & Egg Pictures
Editor(s):Anton Wenzel
Writer(s):Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Cinematography:Viviana Gómez Echeverry
Composer:Carolina Ortiz Cerón
Rodrigo Restrepo Pabón
Sound:José Jairo Flórez Flórez
Sound Design:Carolina Ortiz Cerón
VFX:Roberto Montoya
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Between Us
Includes Q&A

An affair, a secret, a relationship on the verge of melting down—a simple box of cards posing questions on love sends three Polish couples on a deeply personal journey that unravels both tender and difficult truths.
Film Info
Runtime:53
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Poland
Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Polish
Russian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Love & Relationships
Russian & Eastern European Culture & Issues
Website:http://betweenusfilm.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Dorota Proba
Producer(s):Ewa Jastrzebska
Jerzy Kapuscinski
Executive Producer(s):Wojciech Marczewski
Karolina Mróz
Editor(s):Katarzyna Orzechowska
Writer(s):Dorota Proba
Cinematography:Weronika Bilska
Sound:Krzysztof Janus
Dorota Proba
Anna Rok
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The Big Scary "S" Word
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A former Marine works as a Lyft driver and a single mother teaches in a public school. Finding themselves broke, in debt and questioning the capitalist status quo, they turn to socialism, seeking solutions to problems larger than themselves.
Film Info
Runtime:82
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:American Culture & Issues
Capitalism & Big Business
Website:http://socialismmovie.com
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yael Bridge
Producer(s):Yael Bridge
Morgan Spector
Eden Wurmfeld
Co-Producer(s):Sasha Leittman
Editor(s):Christie Herring
Cinematography:Eric Phillips-Horst
Animation:Molly Schwartz
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A Black Jesus
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At the height of Italy's migrant crisis, a tiny Sicilian town received over a thousand asylum seekers. But when an African refugee volunteers to carry the hallowed Jesus statue in the village's annual procession, traditional Christian values must reckon with new social realities.
Film Info
Runtime:92
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Italian
French
English
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:The Changing Face of Europe
By Program - Sort:The Changing Face of Europe
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Faith & Spirituality
Migration & Immigration
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Luca Lucchesi
Producer(s):Wim Wenders
Léa Germain
Co-Producer(s):Eric Friedler
Silke Schütze (NDR Fernsehen)
Writer(s):Luca Lucchesi
Hella Wenders
Editor(s):Luca Lucchesi
Edoardo Morabito
Cinematography:Luca Lucchesi
Sound:Francesco Vitaliti
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Bloom Up – A Swinger Couple Story
Includes Q&A

An average middle-aged Italian couple by day, Hermes and Betta live out their unbridled sexual fantasies as swingers by night. With an unfiltered lens, this cinematic beauty plunges you deep into their world and the most intimate spaces of sex and love.
Film Info
Runtime:88
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Italy
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Italian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Nightvision
By Program - Sort:Nightvision
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Gender & Sexuality
Love & Relationships
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mauro Russo Rouge
Executive Producer(s):Annunziato Gentiluomo
Cast:Elisabetta Barbero
Hermes Osnato
Editor(s):Davis Alfano
Writer(s):Mauro Russo Rouge
Cinematography:Mauro Russo Rouge
Sound:Paolo Armao
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Blue Box
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The Jewish National Fund's Blue Boxes were a global fundraiser to purchase land in Israel. Weaving a co-founder's diary entries with his descendants' memories, Blue Box investigates the myths that constructed a national icon.
Film Info
Runtime:79
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Israel
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Hebrew
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Extra Tags:Québécois Films and Filmmakers
Film Subjects:Jewish Interest
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michal Weits
Producer(s):Assaf Amir
Ina Fichman
Eric Goosens
Uri Smoly
Frederik Nicolai
Executive Producer(s):Guy Lavie
Dana Stern
Ira Levy
Narration:Dror Keren as Joseph Weitz
Editor(s):Doron Djerassi
Erez Laufer
Cinematography:Avner Shahaf
Daniel Kedem
Sound Design:Benoit Dame
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Body Politics
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In a fatphobic image-conscious world, educator, activist and eccentric cat-lady-turned-politician Dr. Jill Andrew takes her fight for body justice, human rights, representation, access and equity to the legislature as the first queer Black person elected as a member of provincial parliament. Here’s a glimpse into a 40 year story of becoming told through the eyes of her filmmaking partner...Don't blink!
Film Info
Runtime:8
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
By Program - Sort:Shorts
Website:http://citizenminutes.hotdocs.ca
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Aisha Fairclough
Writer(s):Aisha Fairclough
Editor(s):Pauline Decroix
Music:Virginia Kilbertus
Suad Bushnaq
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Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest
Includes Q&A

With the heroic outsiders and dreamers at Bip Bip Bar cheering him on, Kim Cannon Arm attempts a world record by playing the 80s arcade game Gyruss for 100 hours straight in this quirky comedy about friendship.
Film Info
Runtime:97
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Denmark
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Danish
English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Nightvision
By Program - Sort:Nightvision
Film Subjects:Addiction & Mental Health
Popular Culture
Science & Technology
Sports & Recreation
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mads Hedegaard
Producer(s):Katrine Sahlstøm
Executive Producer(s):Boris Bertram
Patricia Drati
Katrine Philp
Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Writer(s):Mads Hedegaard
Editor(s):Mark Bukdahl
Cinematography:David Bauer
Mads Hedegaard
Sound:Rasmus Winther Jensen
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The Caviar Connection
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How do dictatorships like Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan launder their reputations from despotic to democratic? This investigative series exposes how Lady Gaga, luxury gifts and scandalous private wealth are used to wield a new "caviar diplomacy" around the world.
Film Info
Runtime:104
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:France
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Azeri
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Deep Dive
By Program - Sort:Deep Dive
Film Subjects:Capitalism & Big Business
Asian Cultures & Issues
Media & Journalism
Politics & Political Intrigue
Website:http://rights.mediawan.com/world-catalogue/documentary/program/4535
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Benoit Bringer
Producer(s):Laurent Richard
Editor(s):Nils Montel
Writer(s):Benoit Bringer
Laurent Richard
Cinematography:Mathias Denizo
Christophe Astruc
Christophe Barreyre
Sound:David Lassalle
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Cezanne
Includes Q&A

In picturesque Provence, tourists and art lovers flock to the atelier of Post-Impressionist master Paul Cézanne. There, in a meditative space frozen in time, his methods and artistic legacy are not only seen, but felt.
Film Info
Runtime:61
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Belgium
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:French
Chinese
English
Spanish
Japanese
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
By Program - Sort:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Art & Design
European Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sophie Bruneau
Producer(s):Sophie Bruneau
Editor(s):Philippe Boucq
Writer(s):Sophie Bruneau
Cinematography:Marie-Françoise Plissart
Sound:Hélène Clerc-Denizot
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Children
Includes Q&A

This observational doc captures a neighbourhood in Palestine, where courageous young girls influenced by three generations of tumultuous occupation come of age learning how to protect their family's land, rights and values.
Film Info
Runtime:132
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Israel
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Arabic
Hebrew
English
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Website:http://cinephil.com/2021/01/24/children
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ada Ushpiz
Producer(s):Ada Ushpiz
Executive Producer(s):Philippa Kowarsky
Editor(s):Neta Braun
Cinematography:Danor Glaser
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Citizen Minutes

Commissioned by Hot Docs, Citizen Minutes is a short doc collection aimed at celebrating and inspiring civic engagement. Be among the first to see the incredible stories of ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things to make their communities better places.
Film Info
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Various
Program Category:Special Events
By Program - Sort:Special Events
Film Subjects:Hot Picks
Activism
Art & Design
Canadian Culture & Issues
Capitalism & Big Business
Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
LGBT Culture & Issues
Politics & Political Intrigue
Race & Racism
Website:http://citizenminutes.hotdocs.ca
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The Colonel's Stray Dogs
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Recounting his father's dangerous life as an exile in London with a million-dollar bounty on his head, the director questions the cost of his decades-long opposition to Muammar Gaddafi and eventual return to an unrecognizable Libya on the brink of civil war.
Film Info
Runtime:73
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:South Africa
Libya
Qatar
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Arabic
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:African Cultures & Issues
Personal Histories
Politics & Political Intrigue
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Khalid Shamis
Producer(s):Steven Markovitz
Khalid Shamis
Co-Producer(s):Tamsin Ranger
Editor(s):Khalid Shamis
Audrey Maurion
Cinematography:Stella Scott
Jay J. Odedra
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