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Bell Media Best of Hot Docs in Winnipeg

Hot Docs and partner Winnipeg Film Group are pleased to present the Bell Media Best of Hot Docs, a weekend of documentary screenings Saturday, May 30 to Sunday, May 31, at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque (100 Arthur Street) as part of Gimme Some Truth. The Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2015 will celebrate the Winnipeg premieres of five outstanding stories, all hits from the 2015 Hot Docs Festival.

General Admission: $10 ($8 members)
Delegate Pass: $65 ($45 members)

The delegate pass includes admission to all panels and screenings, networking events and master classes.

Passes and tickets can be purchased ONLINE.


12:00 PM
D: Michèle Hozer | Canada | 2015 | 91 min

As obesity rates skyrocket and doctors treat the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease, the sugar industry has adopted the Big Tobacco playbook to sow confusion and doubt—and keep its profits sweet.

4:00 PM
D: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker | USA | 2015 | 86 min

Winner, 2015 Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker Award, Hot Docs 2015

A real-life horror story unfolds in the near-deserted town of Leith, North Dakota, when a dangerous white supremacist attempts to buy up land in a plot to establish a community of neo-Nazis.

6:00 PM
D: Sophie Deraspe | Canada | 2015 | 85 min

Winner, Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary, Hot Docs 2015

Lesbian eroticism, the Arab Spring and a suspicious abduction turn an online love affair between a Montreal woman and the writer of the popular blog A Gay Girl in Damascus into an international thriller.

10:00 PM
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.


12:00 PM
D: Ryan Mullins | Canada | 2014 | 78 min

Winner, Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award, Hot Docs 2015

A Ghanaian investigative journalist with a dash of James Bond rises to become a national hero as he slips into disguise undercover to expose corruption and injustice while on a relentless campaign of “naming, shaming and jailing” criminals.

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

Doc Soup Dates

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Documentary Organization of Canada
POV Magazine

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