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Zappa
New Release

With unprecedented access to a personal vault of rarely seen home videos, filmmaker Alex Winter explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career of legendary artist and agitator Frank Zappa.
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Runtime:129 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
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Mayor
New Release

Follow Musa Hadid, the charismatic mayor of the Palestinian capital of Ramallah, as he fights to build a city of the future in this engrossing, on the ground look at life under occupation.
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Runtime:89 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA, UK
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Director(s):David Osit
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Softie
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One of Kenya's most outspoken photojournalists, Boniface “Softie” Mwangi's ideals are tested when he must choose between country and those closest to him while running for office. Opening Night Selection-Hot Docs 2020.
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Runtime:96 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada, Kenya
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Sam Soko
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Exhibition on Screen // Frida Kahlo
New Release

Who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a vivid journey through the life and art of a true icon in this in-depth look at the real Frida Kahlo.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:UK
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Director(s):Ali Ray
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First We Eat
New Release

Putting food security to the test in Yukon, filmmaker Suzanne Crocker bans all store-bought groceries from her house in a year-long adventure in farming, fishing and foraging complicated by three skeptical teenagers, no caffeine and -40° temperatures.
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Runtime:101 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:G
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Director(s):Suzanne Crocker
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I Am Greta
New Release

Follow teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s exhilarating journey from shy student to global environmental icon in this intimate, all-access portrait.
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Runtime:98 min
Copyright:Sweden
Country Listing:2020
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Director(s):Nathan Grossman
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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
New Release

Dive into the life and work of the legendary neurologist who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.
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Runtime:114 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
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Director(s):Ric Burns
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Billie
Leaving December 12

Back by popular demand! The life of jazz great Billie Holiday, crafted from a treasure trove of newly-restored interviews and performances.
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Runtime:96 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
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Director(s):James Erskine
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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President
New Release

Discover how a lifelong passion for music, and friendships with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, helped Jimmy Carter become the 39th President of the United States.
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Runtime:96 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
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Director(s):Mary Wharton
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Meeting The Beatles in India
Streaming until January 14

Join the Fab Four on their infamous spiritual journey to the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi through never-before-seen photographs.
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Runtime:79 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:Not rated
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Director(s):Paul Saltzman
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Dessert Person: Claire Saffitz on the Joys of Baking
Live Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 PM

Celebrate your sweet tooth with a true pastry savant! In this exclusive live event, perfectly timed to the holiday baking season, the former host of Bon Appetit’s Gourmet Makes discusses her first-ever cookbook with Iron Chef Canada judge Tara O’Brady.
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Robert Harris and Ben Macintyre on Bringing History to Life
Live Sunday, December 6, 3:30 PM (EST)

Celebrated for their high-octane wartime thrillers, UK novelists Robert Harris and Ben Macintyre come together to discuss their common passion for history, and their anticipated new books: V2 and Agent Sonya.
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Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers & The Spirits of The Forest introduced by Adrienne Clarkson
New to Hot Docs at Home

Celebrate the wonders and achievements of trailblazing painter Emily Carr with former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, and explore how we can use her vision to foster a greater sense of civic identity.
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Runtime:87 min
Copyright:2010
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Michael Ostroff
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For Viola // Two Gods
Free for Everyone

After turning his own life around, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer from Newark takes two young men under his wing to teach them how to live better live in this astonishing debut from Zehsawn Ali.
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Runtime:85 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
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Director(s):Zeshawn Ali
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Beethoven's Hair with pianist Alexander Malikov & director Larry Weinstein
New to Hot Docs at Home

Larry Weinstein's acclaimed musical mystery traces the unlikely journey of a lock of Beethoven's hair from 1827 to the present day.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2005
Country Listing:UK, Canada, Czech Republic
Rating:G
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Director(s):Larry Weinstein
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Peter Mansbridge and Bob Rae on Extraordinary Canadians
Live Thursday, November 26, 7:30 PM (EST)

In this live Hot Docs exclusive, Peter Mansbridge, the former anchor of CBC’s The National, joins Bob Rae to discuss his new collection of first-person stories about remarkable Canadians who embody the values of our great nation.
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Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
New to Hot Docs at Home

A Hot Docs holiday favourite! Ring in the season with Larry Weinstein's fun and irreverent film about the Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas.
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Runtime:51 min
Copyright:2017
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:G
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Director(s):Larry Weinstein
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Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation
New to Hot Docs at Home

Explore the intriguing history of Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Família, conceived by visionary architect Antoni Gaudí and still under construction today.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2014
Country Listing:Germany
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Stefan Haupt
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London: The Modern Babylon
New to Hot Docs at Home

London calling! Legendary British director Julien Temple takes you on an epic time-traveling voyage to the multicultural heart of his hometown in this vivid portrait of a city forever renewing itself.
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Runtime:125 min
Copyright:2012
Country Listing:UK
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Julien Temple
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Echo in the Canyon
In partnership with Scotia Wealth Management

Travel back to Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s to a pivotal music scene moment and the influential emergence of folk rock.
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Runtime:82 min
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Andrew Slater
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Studio 54
In partnership with Scotia Wealth Management

Learn the true story behind the most famous nightclub in the world—and what brought it crashing down.
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Runtime:98 min
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Matt Tyrnauer
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I Called Him Morgan
In partnership with Scotia Wealth Management

This true-crime thriller immerses you in the jazz scene of the 1960s and the fatal relationship between a magnificently talented trumpeter and his wife.
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Runtime:92 min
Copyright:2016
Country Listing:USA
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Kasper Collin
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Gimme Danger
In partnership with Scotia Wealth Management

Acclaimed indie director Jim Jarmusch charts the emergence of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, the provocative rockers who planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alt-rock for the decades to come.
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Runtime:118 min
Copyright:2016
Country Listing:USA
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Jim Jarmusch
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Ann Goldstein on Elena Ferrante's The Lying Life of Adults
Leaving December 31

Explore the latest novel from the Italian literary sensation.
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Coast Modern
Leaving December 31

From LA to Vancouver, take a relaxing journey across three generations of West Coast Modernist architecture and step inside the inspired dwellings of the movement's pionneering designers.
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Runtime:56 min
Copyright:2012
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Mike Bernard & Gavin Froome
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Where to Go Next: Rick Steves on For the Love of Europe
Leaving December 31

America’s “travel guru" will share his favourite memories from his adventures across Europe in this exclusive digital launch.
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Finding Hygge
Leaving December 31

Relax into winter and take a self care break with this comforting look at “hygge”, the Danish concept that has been sweeping the world.
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Runtime:93 min
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Rocky Walls
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My Name is Pedro
Leaving December 31

Maverick teacher Pedro Santana is tasked with saving a South Bronx school district with his famed 'out of the box' practices. Will they be enough to overcome the political challenges of the public education system?
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Runtime:87 min
Copyright:2017
Country Listing:USA
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Lillian LaSalle
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Dark Cloud: The High Cost of Cyberbullying
Leaving December 31

Ranging from online trolls to digital antagonism, cyberbullying has taken an increasing toll on the lives of today’s youth. Examine this growing epidemic through the eyes of the mother of Amanda Todd, the B.C. teen whose suicide after two years of bullying became a flashpoint for global action.
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Runtime:49 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
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Director(s):Holly Dupej
Matthew Embry
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David Miller on How Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis
Leaving December 31

Toronto’s former Mayor, one of the world’s foremost environmental leaders, joins CBC's Matt Galloway to discuss his new book Solved, a survey of the inspiring solutions that cities are forging to tackle the climate crisis.
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The Fate of the Trumpocracy with David Frum & Ben Rhodes
Leaving December 31

A recording of the first installment in our three-part America Votes series, featuring influential White House advisors, David Frum and Ben Rhodes, in conversation with Alison Smith.
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What's at Stake in the Final Week with The New York Times' Astead W. Herndon & Michael S. Schmidt
Leaving December 31

Part 2 of our live America Votes series, hosted by Alison Smith.
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The Post-Election Debrief with Susan Glasser & Lawrence Lessig
Leaving December 31

Part 3 of our live America Votes series, hosted by Alison Smith.
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Architectural Wonders: The Buildings that Reshaped History
Streaming until February 28

What are the buildings that have influenced the places we live, work and play? Longtime Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume returns to assess history’s most influential structures, and what they mean to us today.
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Spain: A Historical Journey
Streaming until February 28

Embark on a virtual journey to the iconic landmarks, breathtaking landscapes and artistic masterpieces of Spain, one of Europe’s most distinctive and captivating countries.
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Private Homes, Public Lives: Houses of Cultural Icons
Streaming until February 1

From the aromatic kitchens of Julia Child to the mid-century modernist rooms of Frank Lloyd Wright, this series from architectural expert John Ota uses the houses of some of history’s most celebrated figures to explore the meaning of home.
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World-Changing Women: The Leaders Who Built the Modern World
Streaming until February 1

Journeying from ancient Egypt to Renaissance Europe to twentieth century America, this new series examines the lives and worldviews of six female leaders who left a mark on history.
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Minding the Gap
Now Streaming

An Oscar-nominated look at the struggles of growing up and the difficulties of moving from heavy pasts into uncertain futures.
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Runtime:93 min
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:USA
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Bing Liu
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Bikes Vs. Cars
Now Streaming

With over a billion cars worldwide, climate change and never-ending gridlock are a grim reality, but can we change our cities?
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2015
Country Listing:Sweden
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Fredrik Gertten
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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
Now Streaming

Trailblazing biologist Dr. Anne Innis Dagg retraces her 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.
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Runtime:82 min
Copyright:2018
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:G
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Director(s):Alison Reid
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Requiem for the American Dream
Now Streaming

Widely regarded as one of the most important thinkers alive, Noam Chomsky dissects the current decline of democracy with his cool and devastating intellectual power.
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Runtime:73 min
Copyright:2015
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Peter D. Hutchison
Kelly Nyks
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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Now Streaming

Explore the extraordinary life and career of one of the most popular female recording artists of all time.
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Runtime:95 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Rob Epstein
Jeffrey Friedman
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The Fruit Hunters
Now Streaming

A cinematic odyssey that travels the world in pursuit of some of the most unusual and delicious fruit.
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Runtime:95 min
Copyright:2013
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:G
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Director(s):Yung Chang
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Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
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Trace the steps of the late great travel writer Bruce Chatwin from South America to Australia in this moving travelogue from the legendary Werner Herzog.
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Runtime:85 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:UK
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Werner Herzog
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The World Before Her
Now Streaming

A Bombay beauty pageant is juxtaposed with village girls undergoing combat training to capture the clash between modernity and tradition faced by young women in India.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2012
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Nisha Pahuja
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Integral Man
Now Streaming

An artfully crafted portrait of Toronto mathematician Jim Stewart and his beloved home.
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Runtime:62 min
Copyright:2017
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Joseph Clement
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The Secret Trial 5
Now Streaming

A shocking look at Canadian security certificates, a highly controversial policy mechanism used to imprison five Muslim men for 30 years combined.
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Runtime:84 min
Copyright:2014
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
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Director(s):Amar Wala
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Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide + Q&A with Kenny Scharf, Malia Scharf & Max Basch
Streaming for Doc Soup subscribers December 7-13

Dive into the world of Kenny Scharf, contemporary of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and discover the art of fun, as well as the remarkable impact of Scharf’s particular technicolour artistic vision.
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Runtime:77 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Max Basch and Malia Scharf
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Picture a Scientist + Q&A with Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney
Streaming for Doc Soup subscribers January 18-24

Meet some of the luminaries who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, as they share their experiences—ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights—and provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Sharon Shattuck & Ian Cheney
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The New Corporation
Opening December 10

Discover how big business has made itself over to influence all aspects of our lives in this highly-anticipated sequel to the multi award-winning global hit, The Corporation
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Runtime:106 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
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Director(s):Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan
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