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Bell Media Best of Hot Docs in Edmonton

Hot Docs and Global Visions presented the Bell Media Best of Hot Docs as part of Global Visions 2015. The Bell Media Best of Hot Docs Edmonton celebrated the Edmonton premieres of five outstanding stories from the 2015 Hot Docs programming lineup.

Global Visions runs until May 18, 2015.


FRIDAY, MAY 8 | Royal Alberta Museum

7:00 PM
HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD
D: Jerry Rothwell | UK, Canada | 2015 | 112 min

Top 10 Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015

In the early 1970s, a group of young Canadians combined forces to create Greenpeace. Using interviews and previously unseen footage, this is the story of a group of friends who set out to change the world.

9:15 PM
HAIDA GWAII: ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
D: Charles Wilkinson | Canada | 2015 | 74 min

Winner, Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs 2015

The team behind Oil Sands Karaoke captures the stunning beauty of Haida Gwaii, where Aboriginal rights activists, newcomer ecologists and quirky islanders unite to create a sustainable and healing community—now at risk from a proposed oil tanker route.


SATURDAY, MAY 9 | Metro Cinema

7:30 PM
DEEP WEB
D: Alex Winter | USA | 2015 | 90 min

Following the story of Ross Ulbricht, alleged founder of the online black market Silk Road, Deep Web weaves the historic government case against him with an exploration of the darkest corners of the Internet to offer a revelatory look at this Pandora’s box of the online world.

9:30 PM
ROLLING PAPERS
D: Mitch Dickman | USA | 2015 | 79 min

When Colorado legalized marijuana, the Denver Post hired the world’s first marijuana editor. Sit back as he and his pot reviewers, “high” mommy bloggers and grass-preneurs roll establishment and counter-cultures into a strange new canni-business.


SUNDAY, MAY 10 | Royal Alberta Museum

2:00 PM
ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
D: Suzanne Crocker | Canada | 2014 | 87 min

Special Mother’s Day Event

A family disconnects with the modern world to reconnect with each other by relocating to an isolated cabin in the remote Canadian North—spending nine winter months without electricity, running water or a trace of technology.


The Bell Media Best of Hot Docs is generously supported by presenting partner Bell Media and sponsor Rogers Group of Funds.

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