HotDocs for Schools

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The Hot Docs Film Festival has officially begun as of today, April 23rd.

The ESA Library is pleased to co-present the following HotDocs for Schools films:


Friday April 24th – Herman’s House

  • D: Angad Singh Bhalla | Canada | 81 minutes | English
  • After living in solitary confinement for 30 years, what kind of house would you envision? When artist Jackie Sumell asks jailed Black Panther activist Herman Wallace, it triggers a trip through years of brutal injustice.

Monday April 27th – MugShot

  • D: Dennis Mohr |Canada | 52 minutes| English
  • What do Justin Bieber, Rob Ford and Conrad Black have in common? They all have cameos in this smart and fascinating investigation into how mugshots, originally intended to keep track of criminals, have been re-purposed as art and historical evidence.

Wednesday April 29th – The Crash Reel

  • D: Lucy Walker | USA | 109 minutes | English
  • At the height of his career, just days away from the Olympics, championship snowboarder Kevin Pearce was left fighting for his life after a major brain trauma. The Crash Reel is a high adrenaline film about discovering what’s most important.

Thursday April 30th – Songs for Alexis

  • D: Elvira Lind | Demark | 75 minutes | English
  • Two passionate teenagers are stuck in suburbia navigating their love story and its place in the world. When 16-year-old Alexis’ parents disapprove of her 18-year-old boyfriend Ryan, the talented transgender musician wonders if he’ll be left all alone.