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    Exclusive: 2 Powerful Scenes From Health Insurance Doc 'Remote Area Medical'; Premieres at Full Frame

    Last year, filmmaker duo Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (2010's election doc "Gerrymandering") made a three minute informational doc on Remote Area Medical, a free, three day pop up medical clinic in Tennessee that specializes in providing care to Americans without health insurance. You can see the...

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    Hot Docs Sets Full Lineup For 20th Anniversary Fest

    Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has announced the full film line-up for its 20th edition -- running April 25 to May 5 in Toronto, Canada -- at a press conference yesterday at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. From 2,386 film submissions, this year’s slate will present a whopping 205 t...

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    Hot Docs Sets 28 Films For 2013 Edition

    Toronto's Hot Docs has announced 28 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, a "collection of world and international premieres, award-winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers, and featuring some star subject...

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    Hot Docs Review: 'Detropia' A Beautiful & Affecting Portrait Of A City In Decline

    "Detropia" is more than just a portrait of a city. The latest film from "Jesus Camp" filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady is ultimately a moving and powerful micro-portrait of a hurting nation.

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    'Chasing Ice' and 'The Imposter' Take People's Choice and Filmmakers Awards at Hot Docs

    The votes have been tallied and now Hot Docs has announced the final winners at this year's festival. Jeff Orlowski's "Chasing Ice" took the People's Choice Award and Bart Layton's "The Imposter" won the Filmmakers Award.

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    First-Time Directing Duo Talk Ugandan LGBT Rights Doc 'Call Me Kuchu'

    Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright's Ugandan LGBT rights doc "Call Me Kuchu" has been met with considerable accolades in its short span on the festival circuit.

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    Hot Docs Review: 'Bones Brigade' Another Winning Look At Skateboarding Culture From Stacy Peralta

    Most people don't have enough happen in their life to make one documentary, but it turns out Stacy Peralta has enough to make at least two. Eleven years after he delved into his own adolescent history with “Dogtown And Z-Boys,” Peralta has made another skateboarding doc about the next phase of his c...

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    'World Before Her,' 'Call Me Kuchu' Lead Hot Docs Winners

    Hot Docs has announced the winners of the festival's 2012 awards, with Nisha Pahuja's "The World Before Her" and Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright's "Call Me Kuchu" taking top prizes in the Canadian and international categories, respectively.

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    So You Want To Make a Documentary: Tips From First Time Filmmakers at Hot Docs

    So you want to make a documentary? A panel at Hot Docs this week showed just how two team of first time filmmakers did just that. Led by True/False's David Wilson, the panel was essentially a case study of two films -- Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet's "Only The Young," and Malika Zouhali-Worrall an...

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    Hot Docs Review: 'The Final Member' Is Fascinating Phallic Fun

    There are few movies this year where you'll see a man get the stars and stripes of the American flag tattooed on the head of his penis. But then again, there are few documentaries like "The Final Member," a warm look at a quirky subject that gets to the human story behind it.

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