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Revolutionary Canadian designer Bruce Mau reveals truths that have shaped his long and expansive career, from designing sustainable platforms to social movements. His way of seeing could be just what's needed in this critical time in history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Mau
Live Q&A on May 5, 7pm ET

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From filming Jaws' near-lethal live scenes to saving a great white with her bare hands, underwater filmmaking legend Valerie Taylor faces her biggest challenge yet: fighting to conserve the world's remaining sharks.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Playing with Sharks
Live Q&A on May 2, 7:00 PM

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Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, this inspiring journey takes us inside the minds and hearts of Sesame Street creators, artists, writers and educators, who together established one of the most influential and enduring children's programs in television history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
Live Q&A on April 30, 7pm ET

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A much-needed deconstruction of race and the power of beauty, this thought-provoking doc lifts up the experiences of Black women in a moment when beauty standards are undergoing a cultural shift towards embracing Black aesthetics and features.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Subjects of Desire
Live Q&A on May 6, 7pm ET

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Utilizing interviews with journalists, experts, high-ranking former employees and former members, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn explores the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years—the story of WeWork, and its hippie-messianic leader Adam Neumann.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
Live Q&A on May 4, 7pm ET

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Artscapes
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.

Bank Job
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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.

Cezanne
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During Belarus's presidential elections, three actors from a Minsk underground theatre are swept up in street protests that demand free speech and new leadership—until the movement is crushed, they're arrested and the country teeters on the brink of civil war.

Courage

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Against all odds and at great personal cost, three Aboriginal brothers turn a dance troupe into one of Australia's leading performing arts companies and forge a language in dance that speaks to the burden of intergenerational trauma and the joyful reclamation of culture.

Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra

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On the stage of Paris's legendary Opéra Bastille, 30 dancers from non-traditional genres—hip-hop, krump, break and voguing—reprise and remix Jean-Philippe Rameau's baroque masterpiece Les Indes galantes, offering a dynamic take on the landmark opera.

Gallant Indies
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Dani Karavan, a cocksure Israeli artist in his 80s, sets out on a riotous journey across Europe to say farewell to his deteriorating large-scale environmental sculptures, while also contemplating a decision on the most controversial piece of his career.

High Maintenance

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After 25 years of hard partying and insane choices, Australia's "Queen of Honky Tonk" has burned every bridge in the business. Can she keep it together to record with a Nashville legend or will she crash her sad country song of a life for good?

I'm Wanita
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When an elderly, seemingly naïve rural painter, who enjoys singing to himself and dancing with animals, is acclaimed as Ukraine's last true folk artist, his work is exhibited in a major show in Kiev. Can fame or a corporate commission compete with the joy he finds in his land and his art?

Ivan's Land
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In this graceful study of the balance between solitude and community, artist and chef Jim Denevan roams across the US, transforming landscapes into breathtaking, sustainable dining experiences framed by ephemeral installation art.

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan
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When the filmmaker turns his lens on his elderly father, a renowned Korean artist, volumes are revealed about their relationship and his meditative silence and obsession with painting water drops, all rooted in the tragic past of the country he left behind.

The Man Who Paints Water Drops
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Anointed "the most beautiful boy in the world" by Death in Venice director Luchino Visconti, actor Björn Andrésen reflects on how his iconic beauty made him famous as an adolescent, catapulting him into a life of stardom and glamour, and unmade him as an adult.

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World
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Facing terminal illness, legendary director Heddy Honigmann embarks on a self-reflective journey across the Netherlands and to her birthplace in Peru, weaving together visits to beloved places and people with moments from her most important films.

No Hay Camino – There Is No Path

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The death of Anglo-Somali punk icon and X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey across the world and through her mother's archives to reconcile their fraught relationship and her place in music history as a key architect of the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements.

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
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Haunted by a family secret revealed to him as a boy, a young man jeopardizes relationships and crosses continents to investigate the mystery behind the thousands of missing paintings his grandfather created during his lifetime.

Portrayal
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Competitive table setting? Yep, it's a thing, and it's fabulous. Seven cut-throat competitors feverishly prepare their entries for a prestigious county fair, serving up artistry, hilarity and serious frenemy vibes on a silver platter.

Set!
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A rapper, tortured by Bashar Al-Assad, along with other exiled artists and performers who supported the Syrian uprising, explore resilience and resistance through art, dance and music, while also processing their trauma and love of homeland through creative expression.

The Story Won't Die
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A thousand musicians come together to form the world's largest rock band, and go viral in the process, all in hopes of wooing the Foo Fighters to come play in their Italian town.

We Are the Thousand
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Travel back in time with six Chinese artists whose late-20th century creations represented the revolutionary dreams of a generation soon to be violently silenced by the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

You Are the Days to Come
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Revolutionary Canadian designer Bruce Mau reveals truths that have shaped his long and expansive career, from designing sustainable platforms to social movements. His way of seeing could be just what's needed in this critical time in history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Mau
Live Q&A on May 5, 7pm ET

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From filming Jaws' near-lethal live scenes to saving a great white with her bare hands, underwater filmmaking legend Valerie Taylor faces her biggest challenge yet: fighting to conserve the world's remaining sharks.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Playing with Sharks
Live Q&A on May 2, 7:00 PM

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Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, this inspiring journey takes us inside the minds and hearts of Sesame Street creators, artists, writers and educators, who together established one of the most influential and enduring children's programs in television history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
Live Q&A on April 30, 7pm ET

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A much-needed deconstruction of race and the power of beauty, this thought-provoking doc lifts up the experiences of Black women in a moment when beauty standards are undergoing a cultural shift towards embracing Black aesthetics and features.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Subjects of Desire
Live Q&A on May 6, 7pm ET

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Utilizing interviews with journalists, experts, high-ranking former employees and former members, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn explores the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years—the story of WeWork, and its hippie-messianic leader Adam Neumann.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
Live Q&A on May 4, 7pm ET

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Canadian Spectrum
After leaving an abusive husband, Sonya returns to Newfoundland's stunning but remote Fogo Island with her two sons, determined to raise them to be good men in the only place she knows how, despite having fled from it years before.

Dropstones
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App developers lured a massive labour force by promising flexible hours with no offices or bosses—but with gig workers from Uber, Amazon, Lyft and more in front of the camera, the human cost of disruption runs deep.

The Gig Is Up
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A Toronto filmmaker returns to his declining hometown to reconnect with his father and grandfather, the two men who have shaped his life. Beautifully shot in black and white, this tender film captures a rural town and family in flux.

Grey Roads
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A diver devotes himself to cleaning up the ocean floors in Newfoundland's harbours, one tire at a time. As he edges closer to financial ruin in his effort to save the planet, his good deeds don't go unnoticed.

Hell or Clean Water
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Since 2014, the opioid crisis has claimed hundreds of lives on the Kainai First Nation in Alberta. Inspiring and urgent, this unflinching chronicle captures a community's efforts to heal by cultivating empathy through harm reduction.

Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy
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In 1975, Jason Sherman received a tree for his bar mitzvah, planted in Israel in his name. Forty years later, he decides to look for that tree and along the way discovers many uncomfortable truths stemming from his gift.

My Tree
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After a Haitian-born youth is racially profiled at an Indigenous basketball tournament, he wrestles with his shaken sense of belonging in his Indigenous adoptive family while attempting to heal from his past.

One of Ours
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After 11 strangers band together to help a queer youth escape to Vancouver from life-threatening violence in Uganda, the unexpected pandemic and conflicting opinions over his best interests test the limits of their commitment and jeopardize his fresh start.

Someone Like Me
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Following up on her groundbreaking and award-winning book Seven Fallen Feathers, journalist Tanya Talaga returns to Thunder Bay to see if anything has changed since the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations high school students.

Spirit to Soar
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Facing a cancer diagnosis, multidisciplinary artist Max Dean asks, "How do we fix ourselves?" Discarded animatronic figures from a decommissioned Ontario Place attraction and wild imagination drive this vivid journey of resilience and creativity in the face of illness.

Still Max
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In Port-au-Prince, various citizens are shuttled through a city in crisis. Maneuvering around demonstrations and barricades, they speak candidly about the grim realities of colonialism, international aid and 11 years of unkept promises after the earthquake.

zo reken
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The Changing Face of Europe
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.

A Black Jesus
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The colonization of Sámi lands by Finland was an historic crime, and decolonization today is the only remedy. From demanding truth and reconciliation hearings to debating self-determination rights, this portrait of Sámi multi-front activism maps a blueprint of resistance.

Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle
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United by their passion for Roma music, cosmopolitan Faith and shy, sweet Branko marry on a whim—but their unlikely love story begins to crack as their clashing cultural values and lifestyles slowly tear them apart.

Faith and Branko
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When Zdenka in the Czech Republic falls in love online with Tabish in Pakistan, they marry—but five years later, Czech immigration still refuses him entry. With humour and grit, the couple must prove "real love" to a government and themselves.

A Marriage
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In February 2020, filmmaker Andrea Segre was locked down in Venice, his late father's hometown. Emptied of all distractions, the city and a grieving son confront the fragilities of their foundations, finding extraordinary beauty in the powerful presence of absence.

Molecules

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In 2004, China reopened Silk Road trading routes with impoverished former Soviet states such as Tajikistan. One hard-working man discovers the unexpected costs of trading with a global economic giant.

The New Plastic Road
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How controversial can one basketball team of eight-year-olds be? With an unorthodox coach and training method, a tight-knit group of empowered Icelandic girls demand to play against boys and call time out on patriarchy.

Raise the Bar

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A bullet to the neck, fatwas and 24-hour police protection are just part of being one of Europe's first female imams. When Seyran Ates opens Germany's first liberal mosque, radical change meets modern Islam.

Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam
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Why dig up 15-storey-tall, hundred-year-old trees in Georgia to replant them in a mysterious private garden on the Black Sea? This fascinating glimpse at a powerful man's staggering whim is simply too strange not to be seen.

Taming the Garden

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When Seville's last brothel is repurposed into a refugee reception centre, cameras move in to capture the newcomers' impressions of Spanish life. With 1970s style and satire, the migrant crisis comes into a refreshingly human focus.

Welcome to Spain
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Deep Dive
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.

The Caviar Connection
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Civil rights attorney Larry Krasner takes injustice personally. Having sued police over 75 times for misconduct, this most unlikely candidate for Philadelphia district attorney not only wins, but upends the whole system. A groundbreaking series follows his outrageous first term.

Philly D.A.

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GRAMMY®-winning producer and artist Mark Ronson is joined by a who's who of hitmakers, including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Questlove, King Princess, Adrock and Mike D from the Beastie Boys, and Charli XCX, to examine the tools and techniques that revolutionized music.

Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson

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International Spectrum
As a ferry shuttles tourists and locals between British-controlled Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, cameras eavesdrop on their frank conversations about the new/old border in this delightfully politics-free Brexit critique.

Four Seasons in a Day
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When two Chilean gauchos of different generations leave to pursue their cowboy dreams on an Idaho ranch, a humorous and touching tale of clashing cultures unfolds when they must adapt their expectations to the realities of North American agri-business and lifestyles.

Gaucho Americano
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Every summer, a peaceful Spanish beach town explodes into a hellscape of budget European holidaymakers. Veering between horror story and fairy tale, tourists and locals navigate the daily tensions of risky behaviour, palpable excitement and genuine pleasure.

Magaluf Ghost Town
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Abandoned after the USSR’s fall, denizens of a once-vibrant fishing village in the Caspian Sea turn to poaching to survive. While some faithfully await Putin’s promises of Russia’s return to greatness, others dream of a more prosperous future beyond the confines of the island’s shores.

Ostrov – Lost Island
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When 700 helpful Finnish tourists arrive in Benin to assist in a tropical disease vaccine study that could save the lives of millions of children, a unique cultural exchange reveals how humans can help and harm with the best of intentions.

People We Come Across
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Suffering from an extended drought caused by the climate crisis despite their own tiny carbon footprint, Morocco's Oulad Boukais tribe establishes a school to ensure their children's future, and combats isolation and desertification with optimism, dignity and education.

School of Hope
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This gripping political mystery unravels how a courageous 1970s journalist dubbed "The Mole" risked his life to infiltrate Guatemala's government and uncover the truths behind one of the most violent and repressive periods in the country's history.

The Silence of the Mole
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As a child, Oneida sang traditional chants to guide the dead to the realm of souls. Now, after over two decades of brutal conflict along Colombia's Pacific coast, her songs become a plea for peace in this hypnotic tale.

Songs that Flood the River
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Following the gender transition of her adolescent son over three years, the filmmaker crafts a beautiful and compassionate look at his deep search for identity and her own growth away from old paradigms, fears and prejudices.

Threshold
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Made In Colombia
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.

Between Fire and Water
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Seeking the truth behind his late mother's two years in FARC-EP captivity, the director and his brother pore over her journals to map out an extraordinarily perilous journey through Colombia's jungles and mountains, retracing her path to confront her captors.

On the Other Side
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When Obama abruptly ends the?"wet feet, dry feet" policy aimed at expediting residency for Cuban nationals, hundreds of Cubans, who risked their lives to get to the US, are now left homeless in a migratory limbo in Panama.

Option Zero

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Their relationship forbidden while in ranks of the FARC-EP, two Colombian rebels have a chance at a fresh start for their young love after the peace accords. But new daily demands, estranged families and fears for their safety burden their burgeoning life together.

Rebel Love
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Markers
A stimulant with major cultural significance, the khat leaf is also Ethiopia's most lucrative cash crop. Weaving together lives shaped by its trade, this dreamy docudrama captures the spirit of a young generation longing for a different future overseas.

Faya Dayi
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This experimental essay resurrects the political imagination of the iconic deaf-blind author Helen Keller, a passionate socialist and disability rights advocate whose radical views, while largely suppressed or sanitized over the years, remain remarkably pertinent today.

Her Socialist Smile

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West African revolutionary Omar Blondin Diop, known as the only real Marxist activist in Jean-Luc Godard's film La Chinoise, gets a vibrant tribute in this reimagining of the 1967 classic that explores the complex current relations between China and Africa.

Just a Movement
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A selection of short films from our Markers program that push the boundaries of the documentary form.

Markers Shorts Program

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On a journey through the periphery of Addis Ababa, engrossing architectural and landscape images provide the backdrop to a multi-voiced narrative that reveals rapid urbanization, socioeconomic disparity and the seeds of civil war.

Rift Finfinnee
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In this gorgeous cinematic letter from the director to her hometown of Wuhan, ordinary human activities unfold against an evolving urban landscape, sculpted by nature and rising infrastructure, composing a series of surprising and poetic set pieces.

A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
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Intimate in scope yet epic in scale, this meditative Sundance Award–winning essay invites us to ponder how our addiction to technology may end up changing the social fabric of humanity forever.

Users

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Blending documentary with fiction and poetry, a young female guard in an overcrowded Madagascar prison daydreams of her father, a murderer who abandoned her as a child. But when a new inmate brings news of him, her daydreams turn to nightmares.

Zaho Zay
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Nightvision
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.

Bloom Up – A Swinger Couple Story
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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.

Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest
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A tight-knit trio of Danish Goths express their darkness through macabre make-up and fashion, and channel a shared fascination with death to combat loneliness and inner demons. But when rosy romantic love blooms, will it break their bond?

Dark Blossom
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The director scours his footage and claustrophobic hotel rooms, seeking answers to the mysterious disappearance of two friends after they smoke and smash their way through bar girls and drugs in an endless bender through Bangkok and Phnom Penh.

Lost Boys
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Persister
As rates of femicide and domestic abuse soar in Turkey and democratic rights for women are increasingly eroded, a lawyer and her clients bravely risk everything for their freedom by standing up to the government and putting violent men behind bars.

Dying to Divorce
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Ferocious female rockers Fanny shattered glass ceilings in the '70s, collecting fans like David Bowie before being buried in retro record bins. Fifty years later, they reunite with a new record deal and a chance to rewrite history.

FANNY: The Right to Rock
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Once accused and imprisoned for aggravated homicide for having a late-term miscarriage, Teodora Vásquez has become the spokesperson for all such victims of El Salvador's cruel anti-abortion laws, and a symbol of empowerment, resistance and solidarity.

Fly So Far

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Working in a food processing plant after class and in the fields on weekends, a California high school senior dreams of graduating while bearing the burden of being the family breadwinner and threats of separation as ICE raids increase in her community.

Fruits of Labor
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In this powerful story stretching over five decades, the former "First Lady" of the Savage Skulls gang emerges as a healer and matriarch, fiercely leading her South Bronx community through the perils of gentrification and gun violence.

La Madrina: The Savage Life of Lorine Padilla
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From a Latinx LGBTQ activist to a Black Catholic school principal, six small businesswomen hit California's newly legal cannabis trade. But as aggressive regulations bogart the market, can they each keep their green American dream alight?

Lady Buds
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Four young directors—Indigenous Shipibo filmmakers living in Lima, Peru, and Syrian filmmakers living as refugees in Jordan—share sisterhood, daily survival, displacement and first motherhood through their video letters.

Only the Ocean Between Us
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Women’s work has always been ignored, underpaid and taken for granted. Domestic workers, farmers, artists, hairdressers, reindeer herders and strippers remind us that their labour is essential and that as taxpayers, voters and bosses, appreciation of their efforts may come by force.

Persister Shorts Program 1: Workforce

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From our Persister program, this selection of short documentaries features stories of women speaking up and being heard.

Persister Shorts 2

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When healer and human rights activist María de Jesús Patricio becomes the first Indigenous woman to run for president in Mexico, her revolutionary platform advocating unity and a new approach to progress becomes mired in structural racism.

The Spokeswoman
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Special Events
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.

Citizen Minutes

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On Friday, May 7, we presented 11 awards and $67,000 to Canadian and international filmmakers at our annual awards presentation.

Hot Docs 2021 Awards Presentation

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Revolutionary Canadian designer Bruce Mau reveals truths that have shaped his long and expansive career, from designing sustainable platforms to social movements. His way of seeing could be just what's needed in this critical time in history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Mau
Live Q&A on May 5, 7pm ET

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From filming Jaws' near-lethal live scenes to saving a great white with her bare hands, underwater filmmaking legend Valerie Taylor faces her biggest challenge yet: fighting to conserve the world's remaining sharks.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Playing with Sharks
Live Q&A on May 2, 7:00 PM

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On the Festival’s final night, join us to celebrate our Canadian filmmakers and to announce the winners of this year’s Rogers Audience Award for the best Canadian documentaries. The top five films, as determined by audience poll, will split the $50,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Rogers Group of Funds.

Rogers Audience Award Announcement

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Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, this inspiring journey takes us inside the minds and hearts of Sesame Street creators, artists, writers and educators, who together established one of the most influential and enduring children's programs in television history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
Live Q&A on April 30, 7pm ET

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A much-needed deconstruction of race and the power of beauty, this thought-provoking doc lifts up the experiences of Black women in a moment when beauty standards are undergoing a cultural shift towards embracing Black aesthetics and features.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Subjects of Desire
Live Q&A on May 6, 7pm ET

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Utilizing interviews with journalists, experts, high-ranking former employees and former members, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn explores the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years—the story of WeWork, and its hippie-messianic leader Adam Neumann.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
Live Q&A on May 4, 7pm ET

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Special Presentations
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.

Behind the Headlines
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Experience a year in the life of a self-taught Japanese ramen master, who considers his legendary noodle shop more than just a livelihood but his life, and his die-hard customers more than just regulars, but true friends.

Come Back Anytime
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A cheap, powerful drug emerges during a recession, igniting a moral panic fueled by racism. Acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the complex history of crack in the 1980s.

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy
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A man turns the experience of watching videotapes that his terminally ill father recorded into an unforgettable contemplation of race, death and the importance of family, composed as a letter to his own children.

The Death of My Two Fathers
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At the elite level, bridge—the world's most popular card game—has become a million-dollar cut-throat business. When the best competitive player is accused of cheating, the ensuing scandal confounds experts, criminal science, celebrities and basic belief in this hilarious true-crime thriller.

Dirty Tricks
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The resilience and optimism of Oakland High School's 2020 senior class is captured in verité footage and social media videos as they confront anxieties over test scores, growing demands for social justice and the unprecedented uncertainty of a rapidly spreading pandemic.

Homeroom
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Hysterical is a backstage pass into the lives of the hilarious, boundary-breaking women shattering stand-up comedy's glass ceiling. Featuring Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Jessica Kirson, Iliza Shlesinger, Sherri Shepherd and more. Premiering on FX Canada this summer.

Hysterical
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Nanfu Wang's (director of One Child Nation, winner of Sundance's Grand Jury Prize) searing investigation into COVID-19's origins and spread exposes not only a global crisis of misinformation, but the leadership that misled the world about a still-unfolding emergency.

In the Same Breath
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Revolutionary Canadian designer Bruce Mau reveals truths that have shaped his long and expansive career, from designing sustainable platforms to social movements. His way of seeing could be just what's needed in this critical time in history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Mau
Live Q&A on May 5, 7pm ET

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Misha Defonseca's 1997 Holocaust memoir about escaping the Nazis as a seven-year-old girl on foot across Europe with a pack of wolves took the world by storm. But when Hollywood comes knocking, an even more audacious story and darker deceptions come to light.

Misha and the Wolves

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Alberto Salazar was a coaching legend until his recent doping ban shocked the running world. Did his "Just Do It" attitude and questionable practices push the limits of human performance and technology too far?

Nike's Big Bet
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From filming Jaws' near-lethal live scenes to saving a great white with her bare hands, underwater filmmaking legend Valerie Taylor faces her biggest challenge yet: fighting to conserve the world's remaining sharks.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Playing with Sharks
Live Q&A on May 2, 7:00 PM

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A group of pioneering nuns in 1960s Los Angeles stood up to the patriarchy in such revolutionary ways, demanding pay cheques, marching on Selma and making political pop art, they would change Catholicism and the face of faith forever.

Rebel Hearts
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This provocative doc reveals the deeper stories that drove several women to uproot their lives in the West and join ISIS in Syria. Now, infamous and reviled in the media, they yearn for absolution and the homelands that bar their return.

The Return: Life After ISIS
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Featuring candid interviews with rock legends Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne and Liam Gallagher, this is the unlikely tale of how two Welsh brothers turned their dairy farm into one of the most successful recording studios of all time.

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm
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In this fascinating look inside a complicated cinema dynasty, the eldest grandson of Roberto Rossellini, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, picks up the camera for himself and explores his family history.

The Rossellinis
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Acclaimed filmmaker Edgar Wright’s charming love letter to innovation, music and two rebel artists takes us on a mood-elevating musical odyssey guaranteed to delight the faithful and create a whole new fanbase for this uniquely talented duo.

The Sparks Brothers

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Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, this inspiring journey takes us inside the minds and hearts of Sesame Street creators, artists, writers and educators, who together established one of the most influential and enduring children's programs in television history.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management // Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
Live Q&A on April 30, 7pm ET

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A much-needed deconstruction of race and the power of beauty, this thought-provoking doc lifts up the experiences of Black women in a moment when beauty standards are undergoing a cultural shift towards embracing Black aesthetics and features.

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Live Q&A on May 6, 7pm ET

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In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record—created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
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In this poetic trip around the world, the oyster acts as metaphor for life's passions and frustrations, linking stories of a New York burlesque dancer, French Michelin-starred chefs, a Swedish oyster diver, a Japanese pearl maker and a terminally ill English psychologist.

The Taste of Desire
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Working multiple jobs, desperate to make ends meet for their families, two New York mothers drop off their children at a 24-hour daycare centre run by a woman that binds the neighbourhood together.

Through the Night

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Seven young people from across the world were innocently uploading shiny bright 2020 plans when "virus" started trending. Over a year's worth of real-time posts and massive reality checks chart their innocent optimism and surprising resilience to a global change no one saw coming.

Viral
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Environmental iconoclast Stewart Brand believes re-engineering woolly mammoth DNA and "de-extinction science" could reverse climate change. Is he an oracle envisioning a brave new world or will his controversial views cement him as eco-pariah?

We Are As Gods
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Utilizing interviews with journalists, experts, high-ranking former employees and former members, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn explores the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years—the story of WeWork, and its hippie-messianic leader Adam Neumann.

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Live Q&A on May 4, 7pm ET

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Interweaving lecture and personal anecdotes, ACLU deputy legal director Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of post-racial America.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
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When track star Tommie Smith and his teammate raised black-gloved fists at the 1968 Summer Olympics, their defiant gesture would reverberate through generations of civil rights activists. Fifty years on, the full breadth of his impact—and depth of his sacrifice—is revealed as America still reckons with racial injustice.

With Drawn Arms
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With unprecedented access to Wuhan, China, at the peak of the pandemic lockdown, award-winning director Yung Chang looks beyond statistics and headlines to reveal the emotions and resilience at the core of our shared humanity.

Wuhan Wuhan
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Systems Down
A riveting cryptocurrency thriller unravels the story of a Canadian blockchain wizard who mysteriously died on his honeymoon in India and the fate of his investors' $200 million. Did it vanish into the digital void or does it remain locked away in password-protected accounts?

Dead Man's Switch a crypto mystery
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This timely portrait of 21st century activism follows Commander X, an iconic and divisive figure in the "hacktivist" network who spends his days dodging authorities across North America while surfing the web and surviving the streets.

The Face of Anonymous
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Following four youth embroiled in protests against a controversial extradition bill, this immersive record bears witness to Hong Kong’s collective awakening in 2019 to the larger fight against authoritarianism to protect their freedom and democratic way of life.

Faceless
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Four female survivors of the 2011 terror attack in Utøya, Norway, remain true to the social democratic values for which they were targeted, transforming their trauma into strength in their fight for inclusivity and against rising right-wing extremism in parliament.

Generation Utøya
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Inspired by Florence Nightingale's methods from 150 years ago, a small Danish retirement home deploys a controversial new treatment for dementia patients. With hugs, conversation, eye contact and cake, they shift the focus from pharmaceuticals to care.

It Is Not Over Yet
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Migrant domestic workers from Africa and Southeast Asia hired under the Kafala system are targeted and exploited with broad impunity by employers and agents in Lebanon, in this chilling consideration of modern-day slavery.

Room Without a View
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As Brazil's COVID-19 death toll soars, President Bolsonaro unleashes a relentless media campaign of misinformation, undermining the efforts of journalists desperate to inform a nation during the darkest months of the pandemic.

Sieged: The Press vs. Denialism
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From our Systems Down program, this is a selection of short documentaries about challenging the status quo.

Systems Down Shorts Program

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To understand her father's death, director Maria Carolina Telles creates a portrait of the award-winning war photographer André Liohn—a man whose?struggles to survive grief drive him away from his children and into some of the world's most notorious conflict zones.

You Are Not a Soldier
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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.

Becoming
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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.

Between Us
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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.

The Big Scary "S" Word
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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.

Blue Box
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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.

Children
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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.

The Colonel's Stray Dogs
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The impacts of transracial Indigenous adoption are revealed in the moving story of a young Indigenous mother seeking connection with her Lummi community, heritage and biological mother, who, as a child, was also an adoptee.

Daughter of a Lost Bird
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When Iranian forces shot down a Ukraine International Airlines passenger flight, Javad lost the love of his life. Now, picking up the pieces in Canada, where they moved only years prior, he shares memories of his late wife Elnaz and rages in the face of a grave injustice.

Dear Elnaz
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Fighting for social justice in Chile, democracy in Hong Kong and the environment in Uganda, three young women cope with the staggering personal impact of frontline activism, weighing their own fear of failure and the price of resistance in pursuit of change.

Dear Future Children
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Free diver Kiki Bosch takes us on breathtaking journeys into sub-zero waters, from the iceberg fjords of Greenland to the frozen lakes of Finland, pushing the limits of human endurance as she heals from the trauma of sexual assault.

Descent
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Shot over nine years, this harrowing doc exposes the plight of Kurdish kulbars, who smuggle back-breaking loads into Iran each day, braving extreme terrain and temperatures and the looming threat of violence from border guards, all to support their families.

Holy Bread

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After nearly three years in ISIS captivity, a five-year-old Yazidi boy, abused and profoundly brainwashed, is reunited with his family—but displays only hatred for his mother and the world around him. Can he ever become the sweet child they remember?

Imad's Childhood
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In an idyllic Philippine fishing village where catches are shared and breathtaking sunsets mark the days, the filmmaker befriends a young boy and captures memories of home during the last days of summer before he must leave for school in the city.

Last Days at Sea
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Shaman and activist Davi Kopenawa Yanomami leads this cinematically rich documentary, weaving beautifully realized sequences of traditional stories with the ongoing struggles the Yanomami people face as they fight to preserve the Amazon.

The Last Forest
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Weary refugees from Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin, in search of promising futures, stop over at the House of Migrants in Mali, where staff offer basic necessities, warm beds and legal advice for their long journeys ahead.

The Last Shelter
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Seeking a fresh start from an abusive husband and increasingly difficult way of life, Ivanna, a young Nenets mother, quits the harsh Russian Arctic tundra and traditions of her nomadic people for the city, where she struggles to gain control of her life and future.

Life of Ivanna
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Fascinating witness accounts and meticulous research investigate the unfathomable relationship between a beautiful Jewish prisoner and an SS officer at Auschwitz. Thirty years later, the truth comes for them both at his 1972 war crimes trial.

Love It Was Not

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Recently retired European women flock to Luxor, Egypt, in search of sun, sand and love from local men interested in money and security, in a modern love story that blurs the boundaries between romantic and business affairs.

My Mohamed Is Different
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In this lyrical coming-of-age story, two teenage girls take refuge with their mother in a cramped room inside an Aleppo hospital through the war, its aftermath and now a pandemic. But spirited Juli has awakened to its reality as a prison and dreams only of a life beyond.

Neighbouring the Moon

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Attempting to reconstruct the lived memory of his people, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has traversed the desolate Paraguayan Chaco for decades to record others of the Ayoreo people, who lived free in the vast forest until colonization forced them from their land and dismantled their culture.

Nothing but the Sun
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Through animated and live-action sequences, the failings of the criminal justice system are exposed and a more transformative approach through restorative justice and the Peacemaking Circle movement, which originated in the Yukon with First Nations Elders, is offered.

A Once and Future Peace
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Inhabiting an in-between world where their hearing is both a gift and a curse, children of deaf parents share their struggles and joys and band together against a culture that privileges the spoken word.

Only I Can Hear
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Offering a fascinating glimpse of a possible future, six people sign up for a year-long NASA experiment that has them living in an isolated habitat meant to simulate what life and society would be like on Mars.

Red Heaven
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After a life of freewheeling adventure spent sailing all over the world, Paul Johnson, now 80 with a frail body, a litre of vodka and a broken sailboat, contemplates his life and the cost of fulfilling an uncompromising dream.

The Sailor
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In 1910, Roger Casement, British consul in Brazil, investigated atrocities against Indigenous Amazonians, his journals capturing a harrowing picture of their enslavement and murder by the rubber industry. Through his words, their plight is traced all the way to their current struggle for self-determination.

Secrets from Putumayo
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Fleeing Chechnya and his homophobic brother's tyranny, a young gay MMA fighter finds himself adrift in Brussels. Struck mute by trauma, he struggles to build a new identity against the chilling backdrop of voicemails from home.

Silent Voice

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An intrepid social researcher goes door-to-door in Tbilisi, popping controversial questions on topics such as sexuality, minority rights and nationalism on unsuspecting residents. As surprising conversations are sparked, she weighs out the hopes and fears of her fellow citizens.

Sunny
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When Vicenta discovers her young, disabled daughter is pregnant as a result of rape, she overcomes overwhelming odds to wage the battle of her life, despite illiteracy and extreme poverty: a flashpoint case against Argentina's restrictive abortion laws that reaches the UN.

Vicenta
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A selection of short films that spy, surveil and see things most miss. Whether it's a song on social media, a wolf caught on CCTV or an organism dancing under a microscope, the truth only expands with magnification.

World Showcase Shorts: Look Don't Touch

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Kids learn life lessons on the playground and in the classroom, through their friends and first-time experiences, in this quartet of cinematic initiations. Love and acceptance, remote learning and leaving the nest are all firsts that shape who we become and how we see the world.

World Showcase Shorts: The School of Life

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In 2016, India's only newspaper run by Dalit women, the lowest social caste, goes digital. Armed with smartphones and sheer courage, these journalists rewrite the rules at work and at home of what it means to be powerful in Mother India.

Writing with Fire
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After escaping the war in Syria, a family learns to negotiate their new lives in Germany. But when the siblings begin to explore their transgender identities within their newfound freedom, their parents push back hard as they cling to strict religious and cultural ideologies.

Zuhur's Daughters
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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.

Ain't No Time for Women

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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.

Ale Libre

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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.

Antelopes

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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.

Audible

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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!

Body Politics
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Toma Assuoe leaves his home in Cameroon for post-apartheid South Africa. Expecting to find a new El Dorado for Black Africans, he quickly realizes there is no such place; instead, he is sold into slavery by crooked Angolan police and is set to work digging for diamonds. This is an astonishing portrait of strength and resilience forged through fire.

Digging for Life

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The patriarchy is alive and well: 14-year-old Asal's future is being decided by her father and hotly debated by family and acquaintances. Through a series of astoundingly frank interviews, the secrets and indiscretions of Asal's father are slowly revealed and his true intentions come to light.

The Doll

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A mother studying abroad communicates with her three-year-old through daily video chats. Composed entirely of shared screen time, this long-distance message of love and longing couldn't be more relatable than right now. A window into separation, digital nativism and technology, this hits home: no amount of touching the virtual void can ever approximate real human contact.

Don't Hesitate to Come for a Visit, Mom

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Writer and community organizer Dave Meslin thinks that bad public notices are hurting our democracy—and he's calling on graphic designers to show us what we're missing.

Excluded by Design
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Originally intending to research California wildfires for a horror film, Quinn Else's interest was piqued and his focus shifted to creating a documentary record when he noticed spectators of all stripes observing the forces of nature's wrath.

Fire Season

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Guts and glory are at stake in the Saturday recreational soccer league. This hilarious animation perfectly captures the highs and lows of coaxing together a motley crew to show up on time and game ready every week, but at the end of the day it's all worth it for the beautiful game.

A Game of Three Halves: Where the F%*ck Is Hamish?

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A lesson in compassion and generosity results in a lifelong gift. Set in a small Northwestern Ontario town, a father takes an opportunity to pass on important teachings to his daughter.

The Gift
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Nine-year-old Wen Long was born intersex. She isn't interested in being a boy or a girl, she's only interested in being herself. Tired of explaining herself, she wishes the whole world understood what intersex was and delivers a powerfully candid and playful lesson about acceptance and education in this challenge of the gender binary.

Girlsboysmix

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Eighteen-year-old Vilma celebrates her graduation from high school, with toasts from loving parents and parties with best friends, before leaving her hometown in Lapland and moving to the big city. Goodbye Tornio is a vivid depiction of being young, fearlessly following your dreams and figuring things out on your own as you go.

Goodbye Tornio

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Upon returning home to Norway after a holiday in Indonesia, Audun Kvitland pens an ode to Nasi Padang, West Sumatra's most famous culinary export. He uploads his ditty to YouTube, and much to his surprise, it becomes a viral sensation in Indonesia. A tasty little morsel that unites people through music and food.

Help, I've Gone Viral!

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On International Dawn Chorus Day, birds from around the world zoom in to gossip about dating, the weather and, of course, cats. They also discuss serious matters, including the recent deaths of two Egyptian activists: the filmmaker Shady Habash and the queer activist Sarah Hegazi.

International Dawn Chorus Day

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A mother embarks on a journey of acceptance and joy while supporting her child's gender transition in this heartfelt portrayal of single parenting and navigating the complexities surrounding gender and consent.

Into Light

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A profile of veteran activist and first-term Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson as she works alongside the next generation of anti-poverty activists fighting systemic inequality.

Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map
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Utilizing a plethora of archival material, Ravel's "Boléro" and pointed visual commentary, the filmmakers take us on a darkly humorous journey through the modern history of human labour, from industrialization to globalization. In the process of seeing how work "works," we learn that it actually doesn't for most of the world.

Jobs for All!

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A child reveals a secret to their mother: "I'm not a girl." In this breathtakingly honest portrait of growing up gender expansive, filmmaker Aurora Brachman beautifully captures the hesitancy, fear and relief at revealing one's innermost thoughts, as well as the unconditional love of a mother.

Joychild

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Pushed out of the club due to the pandemic, Toronto stripper Andrea Werhun has entered a new frontier of contactless sex work, offering clients a range of services from topless book-reading to collaborative comic-making, all while harbouring her own dream: to become a full-time writer.

Last Night at the Strip Club

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Madonna Adib revisits past experiences of repression and control through home video and images from her childhood in Damascus. Her journey to reclamation and assertion of her identity is creatively presented through images of her body today, her most powerful instrument for self-expression.

Let My Body Speak

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Surprising links between borescopic imagery of an underground Cold War–era bunker and human laparoscopic footage lead this investigation of distance and death to hidden new depths, as a surgeon father in Ecuador and filmmaker son in Belgium connect during COVID-19. Empty cavities, inside the body and under the city, leave space to understand what matters most in life: time.

Letter from Eusapia

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French Guianese filmmaker siblings Audrey and Maxime Jean-Baptiste manipulate audiovisual archives from the National Centre for Space Studies and black screen to create a hybrid depiction of an alien invasion right here on Earth—the dislocating feeling of being in another country while still in your own that an entire generation experienced when the Guianese Space Centre landed in Kourou.

Listen to the Beat of Our Images

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This visual trance follows the daily odyssey of men who toil under the sun at the Port of Masusa, relocating resources from the Amazonian jungle to the mainland without the help of wheels or cranes.

Load Cycle

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After marrying a settler, Mary Two-Axe Earley lost her legal status as a First Nations woman. Dedicating her life to activism, she campaigned to have First Nations women's rights restored and coordinated a movement that continues to this day. Kahnawake filmmaker Courtney Montour honours this inspiring leader while drawing attention to contemporary injustices that remain in this era of truth and reconciliation

Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again

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Shamso Mohamoud and Shamso Elmi both lost their sons to violence and watched their alleged killers walk free without so much as a legal prosecution. Now, the two Somali-Canadian mothers have organized a group "Mending a Crack in the Sky" to collectively combat gun violence and hardship while facing cultural and racial barriers.

Mending a Crack in the Sky
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To get to class on time, children from the Raymur Place social housing project were forced to jump shunting train cars that stood in their path. In 1971, after months of petitioning for a safe crossing, a group of mothers made their voices heard by blockading CN rail from delivering goods.

Militant Mother
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A daughter gives voice to the aching physical and psychological toll experienced by two hotel cleaners who work in silence, track time and wear exhaustion in ways that are rarely seen or heard. Their bodies communicate the conditions of their labour, reflecting the rhythm, precision, strength and beauty of everyone who must work to survive.

A Mother's Body

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Using a variety of animation techniques, including egg yolk as paint, filmmaker Wu-Ching Chang creates a stirring tribute to her grandmother who, as a T'ung-yang-hsi, was sold as a young girl to another family and raised as their future daughter-in-law. Forced to perform the household chores and denied an education, this hardworking woman found freedom through financial independence.

My Grandmother Is an Egg

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After 20 years of silence, filmmaker Olga Lucovnicova returns to her great-grandparents' house in Moldova—a place where sleeping beauties lie, spiders spin lacy veils and stomach-turning monsters come for dinner—and bravely confronts the abuse she experienced as a nine-year-old, opening up a disturbing dialogue, so casual and remorseless, that can never be closed.

My Uncle Tudor

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A voyeuristic visual collage of wildlife and surveillance footage, Naya tracks the life of a she-wolf who travels from Germany to Belgium wearing a GPS collar. The first wolf spotted in Belgium in 100 years, her arrival makes headlines, but her presence reveals more about the wildness of humans and their conflicts with nature than anything lupine.
"Roses are red, violets are blue, if you are a woman, I blame my problems on you." A member of the incel community, angry and vindictive user LonerWolf58 is reported for posting violent, terrorist videos. An algorithm, represented by a haunting wireframe death mask, investigates his misogynist missives, but what lives on the internet proves hard to kill.

New Gods

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In 2007, Lasallien Center opened their doors in St-Michel—one of the most disadvantaged boroughs on the island of Montreal. Meet Paul Evra, the young altruistic director who grew up there and is leading the center and their mission to help feed the numerous families in the area who are food insecure.

Nourrir les Rêves
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Seeking healing, filmmaker Hala El Kouch stages a therapeutic intervention with her parents, confronting them about the traumatic incident that led to her hearing loss. Photos of the happy family become inverted, reversing darkness and light, as their conversation takes a heated and unexpected turn. Has their picture-perfect relationship suffered permanent damage?

The Perfect Picture

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A daughter tries to mend her fractured relationship with her father and in doing so finds that his attitudes and behaviours create more questions and complications than she had anticipated. Using an engaging mix of stop-motion animation and interviews, we delve into the push and pull of family dynamics.

Precious Bundle

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What can clone itself, never grows old or dies, is neither plant nor animal, has no mouth or soul, and defies all human classification and understanding? It's the freshwater polyp known as Hydra! Using beguiling microscopic images and a twitchy electronic score, we get closer than ever to the only living thing that is eternal.

The Problem of the Hydra

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Three fearless community organizers with a history of standing up against big tech corporations, embark on an uphill political fight to regulate Uber and Lyft in Toronto so that these companies operate in the public interest, respecting communities, drivers and passengers.

Ride Fair
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Three generations of Dominican women explore their relationship to relaxing their hair. By conjuring the magic of water and the power of her ancestors, a daughter uses spoken word poetry as an incantation to break the generational curse that has blocked the women in her family from locating where joy lives inside the body.

The Ritual to Beauty

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Thorvin and Vilde are the only second graders at their small seaside school. Their days are beatific, and everyone knows each other, plays together and helps one another—until the school shuts down. School by the Sea catches the rainbow of sadness and excitement, resistance and resilience, loss and growth, of a child adapting to change.

The School by the Sea

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Gen-Z 3D artist Scum Boy, a visionary South African, Jewish trans man living his life with illuminating fearlessness, applies his perspective to making art, good-looking food and the future of humanity in this propulsive scrapbook-cum-manifesto. Doused in glitter and dripping in testosterone, Scum Boy is all about realizing the impossible using software superpowers.

Scum Boy

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In the markets of Shenzhen, artists produce reproductions from the western artistic canon; however, disruption is in the air. What constitutes art and the way we relate to it are in flux. This pointed documentary explores the nexus of changing taste, morphing artistic practice and emerging technologies.

Shanzhài Screens

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Snowy is a turtle, living in isolation and neglect in a family's basement. For more than a decade he has been deprived of sunlight and companionship. Suddenly confronted by questions about Snowy's happiness, the family must address their moral responsibilities as pet owners, their empathy towards animals and whether simply keeping a creature alive is enough.

Snowy

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Billie Madley, observer and champion of squirrels, regales us with the tale of a ferocious and complex Facebook war that unfolds on squirrel fancier pages during the first COVID-19 lockdown of 2020. It may sound nuts—who knew that squirrels could be so divisive?

Squirrel Wars

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A Sámi woman fights for her right to claim a tax deduction against the purchase of a dog. Why the Swedish authorities fail to recognize the dog's use as a reindeer herding tool versus a pet opens up a larger discussion about Indigenous rights and economic discrimination in this humorous takedown of the Swedish government's ignorance of Sámi culture.

Svonni vs the Swedish Tax Agency

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Barbara is bedridden with ALS, and her daughter and filmmaker Martyna Peszko relieves her father of his carer duties so that he can take a much-needed vacation. Peszko records the days spent with her mother, reminiscing and conversing with the use of an alphabet board, laughing, crying and loving.

Tell Me More

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Hoping to increase their struggling farm's income, the filmmaker's family adopts a side hustle—selling videos of daily farm life on a stock footage website. But the family, accustomed to working for themselves, chafes at having to overcome camera-shyness, surrender their image rights and abide by someone else's terms and conditions. Is autonomy ever worth giving away, regardless of pay?

Terms and Conditions

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An Adivasi elder, accused of witchcraft by her neighbours in rural India, uses faith and perseverance to survive several monstrous attacks. Living in an area beset by widespread logging, her refusal to be driven off the land sets up a conflict deeply rooted in patriarchy and capitalism waged on women's bodies—the witch-hunt.

Testimony of Ana

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Slam poet, academic and activist Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio rediscovers her creative voice at the base of dormant volcano Mauna Kea as she and other Hawaiian activists protest the construction of a 30-metre telescope. Both an astute and powerful portrait of an artist and a record of Indigenous resistance in action.

This Is the Way We Rise

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In this beautifully animated documentary short, filmmaker Lyana Patrick narrates her family's powerful story of love and survival at Lejac Indian Residential School.

The Train Station

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With the help of FBI documents and her family archives, a young Japanese American woman pieces together the story of her great-grandfather, who lost his job and was dispossessed of his belongings during the Second World War. What effects does this legacy have on her American identity today?

An Uninterrupted View of the Sea

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A deadly accident involving a self-driving car and a pedestrian sets in motion a series of questions and concerns about the role of human vehicle operators in the training of autonomous automobiles. As the car gains confidence and grows more aware, the human tester becomes less so, in this unforgettable ride-along.
As the members of the Stockholm Boys' Choir's voices begin to crack, they are placed in a quarantine choir. As they inhabit this liminal space between boyhood and manhood, these young men share with us their most intimate hopes, fears, desires—and, of course, the music that is so central to their lives.

The Voice Break Choir

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Beginning in May 2017, Lee Kim crafted a hat out of pipe cleaners every day on the subway ride from the Bronx to Manhattan. Spanning everything from the sublime to the surreal, these jaunty headpieces present an opportunity for Kim to create, connect and spark joy in her community.

Wearable Tracy

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In this beautifully eerie visual poem, the life and times of Black Brazilian slave Timóteo are preserved for eternity. In life he was silenced, but filmmaker Rodrigo Ribeiro ensures that his voice will resonate far into the future. Using archival images, a suicide note and sound, a voice from the past is awakened.

The White Death of the Black Wizard

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A filmmaker seeking a deeper understanding of her autistic brother dives headlong into his world. A sublime sensory immersion into systems of knowledge typically dismissed and disparaged, Baptiste reveals himself to his sister on his own terms, using his own tools—a magnifying glass as a mirror, a wolf as an empath and a clairvoyant as an expert.

Wolf Whispers

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