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Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase

Through the Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase indie exhibitors across Canada can easily bring outstanding Hot Docs titles to their communities.

Independent cinemas, film societies, student associations, museums, libraries and other non-traditional screening venues can access the catalogue below of high quality Canadian and international documentary films.

For each film, Hot Docs provides a Blu-ray exhibition disc and access to an online library of marketing and publicity support materials.

For bookings, please email Robin Smith.

Please note: Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase films are not available for bookings by individuals for private screenings.

All The Time In The World 1

ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

  • Canada
  • 87
  • PG
    Director:
  • Suzanne Crocker

Top 20 Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Ecology & the Environment
  • Families & Family Stories
  • Rural Stories
  • Technology & Science

"Inside is our storage place, but outside is actually our home," says eight-year-old Kate, reflecting on her family’s decision to leave the comforts of modern life for the remote Yukon wilderness. In an effort to reconnect with one another and tune out from a technology-laden world, Kate’s mother (and All the Time in the World filmmaker) Suzanne Crocker and her husband left their jobs and set forth with three children, two cats and one dog to spend nine months living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity or running water and not a single clock. By living their lives dictated by the passing of the seasons, their family comes together to rediscover themselves within the natural world. Set in the breathtaking wildness of Canada’s Yukon Territory and filmed entirely off the grid without an external crew, All the Time in the World crafts an intimate and heartwarming portrait of a family in search of deeper connection. Michelle Latimer, Hot Docs

Amina Profile 1

THE AMINA PROFILE

  • Canada
  • 85
  • 14A
    Director:
  • Sophie Deraspe

Winner—Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary

    Subjects:
  • Journalism & the Media
  • LGBT Cultures & Issues
  • Love & Relationships
  • Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
  • Technology & Science

Montrealer Sandra Bagaria is having an erotic and intellectual online romance with Amina Arraf, a Syrian-American woman living in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising was being violently repressed, Arraf launched the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, which quickly became a source for respected news media reports of on-the-ground stories of resistance. But when Arraf is abducted and Bagaria starts a campaign to free her, no one—not even the US State Department—can find a trace of her. A modern love story shapeshifts into an international thriller as journalists and activists hunt for the real Arraf through the virtual world. Identities and avatars proliferate, fiction is reported as fact and nothing can be taken as truth. Superb storytelling and cinematic style seamlessly blends with erotica, news footage of the uprisings and shots of an imaginary Arraf walking the streets of Damascus. A true masterpiece of hybrid documentary cinema. Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

Around the World in 50 Concerts 1

AROUND THE WORLD IN 50 CONCERTS

  • Netherlands
  • 94
  • G
    Director:
  • Heddy Honigmann

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subject:
  • Music & Musicians

One of the longest-running and most esteemed orchestras on Earth, The Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra decided to celebrate its 125th anniversary by touring the world, playing 50 concerts spread over six continents. Acclaimed documentary maker Heddy Honigmann followed the orchestra from Buenos Aires to Soweto to St. Petersburg—capturing the drive and unbounded passion that has continued to draw audiences and performers together for more than a century. A keen observer of details, Honigmann selects moments that make the ambitious tour both accessible and entertaining, even to those unfamiliar with the work. Her masterful selection of moments that collectively make up such an expansive and culturally diverse tour reinforces the same message of the tour itself: there is an innate emotional understanding that can exist beyond borders through art. Around the World in 50 Concerts is a joyful exploration of how we can communicate through it. Sarafina DiFelice, Hot Docs

Barkley Marathons 5

THE BARKLEY MARATHONS: THE RACE THAT EATS ITS YOUNG

  • USA
  • 90
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Timothy Kane
  • Annika Iltis

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subject:
  • Sports & Recreation

Every year, 40 international runners descend upon Tennessee with a compass and a prayer to test their limits against the Barkley Marathons. Inspired by James Earl Ray’s escape from nearby Brushy Mountain Prison, the race’s founder Lazarus Lake is as weird, unpredictable and irresistible a character as the idiosyncratic course he has created. Enshrouded in mystery, from the secret application process to the measly 10 finishers in its first 25 years, this “ball-buster” of a trail race has gained cult-like status with ultra-runners and amateurs alike. Participants are challenged by inexact directions, inhospitable conditions and obstacles like "Rat Jaw" and "Testicle Spectacle." From the entry fee of $1.60, a flannel shirt and a license plate (for race virgins) to the cigarette lighting that marks its start, this is a 60-hour endurance race like no other. This oddly inspirational and wildly funny sports documentary champions success in failure, fun in futility and the joker who organizes it all. Angie Driscoll, Hot Docs

Available beginning November 2015.

Being Canadian 6

BEING CANADIAN

  • Canada
  • 89
  • 14A
    Director:
  • Robert Cohen

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Canadian Stories
  • Comedy & Comedians
  • Popular Culture

In this playful and charming ode to Canadiana, Calgarian-turned-Hollywood comedy writing guru Robert Cohen (The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory) comes home on an epic quest to rediscover Canada’s national identity. Shocked and amused by how little his American friends and colleagues know about their northern neighbours, Cohen's mission is to dispel the stereotypes (most people live in igloos), misconceptions (all police ride horses) and absurd inaccuracies (Canada's population is 6,000) he was starting to hear too often. Set up as coast-to-coast road movie—a tongue-in-cheek nod to Donald Shebib's Goin' Down the Road—Cohen crosses paths with delightful eccentrics and little-known national treasures, like Canada's strategic reserve of maple syrup. With an all-star line-up of Canadian comics Mike Myers, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Rick Mercer and Martin Short, musicians Rush and the Barenaked Ladies, and thought-leaders Malcolm Gladwell and Kim Campbell—Being Canadian takes us on a hilarious and insightful journey full of true patriot love. Brett Hendrie, Hot Docs

Best of Enemies 1

BEST OF ENEMIES

  • USA
  • 87
  • 14A
    Director:
  • Morgan Neville

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Books & Writers
  • Journalism & the Media
  • Politics & Political Intrigue
  • Popular Culture

In the summer of 1968, ABC News took a gamble on their coverage of the year’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions that unwittingly changed not only the course of televised news, but of political discourse forever. Desperate for ratings, executives hired the most vitriolic of enemies—left-wing pundit Gore Vidal and staunch conservative William F. Buckley Jr.—to argue the issues, live and unscripted. Unable to reign in their diametric opposition and utter distaste for one another past the literal first minute, they abandoned intellectual discussion for shocking personal mudslinging, and it became a sensation. Using explosive archival footage and commentary, award-winning filmmakers Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom) and Robert Gordon chart the infamous origin of the trash-talk format of today’s TV news from this event. Even more fascinating, they reveal how the rancorous two-party system itself was revived along the fault lines of race, sexuality, religion and capital at the heels of this unforgettable political theatre. Myrocia Watamaniuk, Hot Docs

Censored Voices 1

CENSORED VOICES

  • Israel
  • 87
  • STC
    Director:
  • Mor Loushy

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Jewish Interest
  • Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
  • War & Conflict

The Six-Day War profoundly altered both the borders and the political climate of the Middle East. A victorious and euphoric Israel took control of Gaza, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank and parts of the Golan Heights. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Arabs were displaced, and the term “occupied territories” entered the lexicon. Seen by some as an egregious violation of international law—and the legitimate fulfillment of a religious covenant by others—the territories remain in bitter and politically charged dispute to this day. Weeks after the 1967 war's conclusion, authors Amos Oz and Avraham Shapira audio-taped interviews with dozens of Israeli soldiers. These tapes, heavily censored until now, reveal the men’s conflicted feelings in their new role as occupier. They muse over the meaning of Zionism and express regret over the brutal and dehumanizing realities of war. Director Mor Loushy reunites the aging soldiers with lost audio interviews, skillfully combining them with archival footage and historical context in this powerful and compelling narrative. Chris McDonald, Hot Docs

Available beginning November 2015.

Chameleon

CHAMELEON

  • Canada
  • 78
  • STC
    Director:
  • Ryan Mullins

Winner—Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • African Cultures & Issues
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Journalism & the Media
  • Mystery & Intrigue

Defending a free press is a fundamental pillar of a strong democracy. In Ghana, corruption and legal loopholes undermine the nation’s progress, but one investigative journalist has made it his mission to hold power to account. Anas Aremeyaw Anas works on three basic principles: naming, shaming and jailing. His undercover disguises and unorthodox detective methods have earned him a James Bond—like reputation as a people’s hero, yet his face remains unknown. Collaborating with local law authorities, his stories appear in print and TV, earning him both admirers and those critical of his practices. It becomes clear that he is equally driven to both pursue perpetrators and capture sensational video footage in the process. In this modern spy thriller, filmmaker Ryan Mullins follows Anas hot on the heels of his latest case as he infiltrates a religious sect in an isolated village hoping to expose human trafficking, all the while keeping his identity a mystery. Alexander Rogalski

Danny 1

DANNY

  • Canada
  • 84
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Justin Simms
  • William D. MacGillivray

Official Selection, Hot Docs

    Subjects:
  • Canadian Stories
  • Labour & Working People
  • Politics & Political Intrigue

The history of Newfoundland and Labrador politics is one of the most colourful in Canada, due to its larger-than-life politicians. Danny Williams is one such man. Premier of the province from 2003 to 2010, he was known for his ferocity and charisma. By the time he left office, he had not only become one of the most popular—and most controversial—Canadian politicians of his era, but a folk hero to the nation. Danny is a beautifully crafted film laced with humour and back-room anecdotes from former staffers, Williams’s family and Williams himself that offers insight into the forces and people who shaped him. Known as a fighter, Williams famously took on two prime ministers and Big Oil to ensure that benefits from his province’s abundant natural resources flowed back to its people—turning it from a "have-not" into a "have" province. More than just a standard biography, Danny is a compelling story of a feisty everyman situated at the centre of the political changes and powers of the time. Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

Deprogrammed 1

DEPROGRAMMED

  • Canada
  • 90
  • STC
    Director:
  • Mia Donovan

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Families & Family Stories
  • Health & Mental Health
  • Religion & Spirituality

The proliferation of alternative religions and radical communes in the 1970s terrified suburban parents whose teenage kids were seduced by a release from societal norms. Amidst this generational rift, deprogramming expert Ted “Black Lighting” Patrick rose to fame, testifying about the dangers of brainwashing and justifying his unorthodox methods of abduction and physical confinement to avoid a greater harm. If active today, Patrick would have his own reality channel. Filmmaker Mia Donovan’s stepbrother Matthew was one of Patrick’s final deprogramming efforts, initiated by Matthew’s father’s concerns about satanic worship. Decades later, Donovan sets out to investigate Patrick and address her unresolved questions about control and freedom. The willing participation of all parties, including Patrick and former cult members, combined with incredible archive video footage of their deprogramming sessions results in a captivating analysis of the democratic principles of personal rights and free will—and the institutions that threaten them. Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs

Available beginning November 2015.

Finders Keepers 1

FINDERS KEEPERS

  • USA
  • 82
  • PG
    Directors:
  • Bryan Carberry
  • Clay Tweel

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Families & Family Stories
  • Journalism & the Media
  • Rural Stories

Shannon Whisnant is a self-made small-town entrepreneur who knows a good deal when he sees one. He can sell anything to anyone and takes great pride in turning trash into treasure for profit. That’s the goal when he sees a meat smoker at an auction and picks it up for a good price. But when he brings it home, Whisnant finds a poorly preserved human calf and foot inside. Whisnat discovers they belong to John Wood, a recovering addict from a local upper-class family who had his leg amputated after a plane crash. Wood wants his foot back, but Whisnant has other plans: he wants to build a tourist attraction out of it. A bizarre media circus and real legal battle over who actually owns the foot ensues, and the total incredulity of the story makes for some seriously entertaining cinema. But the real success of the film is the surprising depth filmmakers Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel find in the characters involved. What could have been a simple amusing anecdote becomes an insightful exploration of celebrity, media exploitation, class divides, addiction and familial expectations. Sarafina DiFelice, Hot Docs

Available beginning November 2015.

Fractured Land 1

FRACTURED LAND

  • Canada
  • 78
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Damien Gillis
  • Fiona Rayher

Top 10 Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Activism
  • Capitalism & Big Business
  • Ecology & the Environment
  • Indigenous Cultures & Issues

“Deep down we're all fractured,” an oil and gas representative tells young Aboriginal leader and lawyer Caleb Behn. Behn knows that feeling all too well, as he struggles with the role he'll play in protecting his territory in northern British Columbia, currently under siege from some of the world's largest natural gas operations. The troubling reality is that the same industry threatening traditional practices and livelihoods is also responsible for giving his parents jobs that provided him with his lifestyle and education. Whether hunting beaver, throwing hatchets or studying legal briefs, the burden of leadership is visible in Behn, as he knows others are looking to him for a better future. Following him from the pristine North to downtown Vancouver and a fracked territory in New Zealand, Fractured Land provides optimism and empowerment toward issues that can seem dire and insurmountable. Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs

Haida Gwaii on the edge of the world -2

HAIDA GWAII: ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

  • Canada
  • 74
  • STC
    Director:
  • Charles Wilkinson

Winner—Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Capitalism & Big Business
  • Ecology & the Environment
  • Indigenous Cultures & Issues

At a stunning low altitude, aerial cinematography sweeps over the Haida Gwaii, a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago off the British Columbia Northwest Coast. It takes us into the geographic heart of the Haida Gwaiian people, who thrived for more than 10,000 years until they were decimated through disease, rampant commercial logging and industrial over-fishing since contact. Today, the Haida Nation is recovering, exerting their sovereignty and winning battles against unsustainable logging and fishing. Award-winning director Charles Wilkinson (Oil Sands Karaoke, Peace Out) turns his camera on the unique community uniting to protect land and sea for the next generation. Haida hereditary Chief Allan Wilson, renowned activist Guujaaw and non-indigenous eco-activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki work alongside scientists, organic farmers, artists and quirky islanders to create a synergy of sustainable development. But Haida Gwaii sits squarely in the path of the proposed Tar Sands seaway to Asia. The desperate fight to protect land and sea may be just beginning. Lynne Fernie

Available beginning November 2015.

how to change the world

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

  • Canada, UK
  • 112
  • PG
    Director:
  • Jerry Rothwell

Top 10 Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Activism
  • Canadian Stories
  • Ecology & the Environment

“In Vancouver, in 1971, we have the biggest concentration of tree huggers, draft dodgers, shit disturbing unionists, radical students, garbage dump stoppers, freeway fighters, pot smokers, vegetarians, nudists, Buddhists, fish preservationists and back-to-the-landers on the planet. And we are all hunted by the spectre of a dead world,” famously stated Bob Hunter when describing the conditions that gave rise to the most influential environmental activist movement in history: Greenpeace. It was this motley crew of odd characters—reluctantly led by Hunter himself—that inspired the world’s collective imagination by challenging Nixon’s plans to use Alaska as a testing ground for nuclear bombs and taking on Russian whaling fleets by putting themselves directly in the way of the deadly harpoons. Recipient of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing at Sundance, How to Change the World showcases never-before-seen footage of the early days of Greenpeace and turns them into inspiring and undeniable evidence that it is possible for the common man to change the course of history. Juan Baquero, Hot Docs

Lowdown Tracks 4

LOWDOWN TRACKS

  • Canada
  • 86
  • STC
    Director:
  • Shelley Saywell

Top 20 Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Canadian Stories
  • Health & Mental Health
  • Music & Musicians
  • Poverty

Their songs are melodies for the masses, filling subway platforms and street corners, yet the singers remain unknown. Some are homeless, others “home free.” Their personal histories vary as much as their voices, but their music unifies their point of view from the margins of society. Inspired by depression-era recordings of early American folk songs, filmmaker Shelley Saywell and singer and activist Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club set out to document a new catalogue of songs and stories from five of Toronto’s modern troubadours. Their lyrics are honest, heartfelt and passionate, but their freedom to perform is threatened by the city’s bureaucratic busker system. Shining a light on the struggles they face—be it in shelters, with social programs, with their addictions and abuse—a soundtrack evolves from the island ferry docks and freeway underpasses, rooming houses and rooftops, showing us that music is the common language in this empowering celebration of survival. Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs

mavis

MAVIS!

  • USA
  • 85
  • STC
    Director:
  • Jessica Edwards

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Aging & the Elderly
  • Immigration, Multiculturalism & Race
  • Music & Musicians
  • Religion & Spirituality

Gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples shines in a film that’s rich with six decades of music and song. Lead singer of the Staple Singers—the acclaimed "first family of song" founded by Mavis’s father Roebuck "Pops" Staples—she fused gospel, soul, folk and rock to transcend racism and unite people through music. Special appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Chuck D and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, among others, testify to her profound influence on American music. But it is Staples herself who is the shining star of Mavis! A consummate storyteller, she reveals intimate tales of her life onstage and off—from shout-outs on the Southern gospel circuit in the 1950s, freedom songs inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, to chart-busting hits in the 1970s and 1980s and her recent album One True Vine. The film glows with the power and spiritual grace of one of the most unforgettable voices of the century—leaving us both inspired and renewed. Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

Available beginning December 2015.

Messenger 1

THE MESSENGER

  • Canada
  • 93
  • STC
    Director:
  • Su Rynardl

Top 10 Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Animals
  • Ecology & the Environment

Often heard before seen, songbirds are instrumental in Mother Nature’s soundtrack. From Canada's boreal forest, to Turkey’s wetlands, to New York’s night skies, the migration patterns of these birds are vital links in the global ecosystem. Current technological advances allow scientists to track individual birds’ journeys, providing detailed information on where and when they travel. The data is alarming, and the causes of the songbirds' plummeting population are numerous and devastating. Pesticides, monoculture, the wholesale destruction of forests, predators and city lights are killing them off at massive rates, while climate change is happening too rapidly for them to adjust. The peril of avian species is a literal canary in the coal mine for humans, if we’re willing to listen and take action before they’re silenced. The elegance of these colourful creatures is captured in stunning slow-motion flight as ecologists, enthusiasts and everyday people work to protect them and petition for change. Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs

Available beginning January 2016.

Milk 1

MILK

  • Canada
  • 90
  • G
    Director:
  • Noemi Weis

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Capitalism & Big Business
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Health & Mental Health
  • Women & Women's Stories

Women’s bodies are at the forefront of this sweeping cinematic look at the politics of breastfeeding and birthing across five continents. The global market revenue for commercial baby food is $58 billion a year, with $5 billion spent on marketing, so it’s no wonder so many women all over the world have a difficult time deciphering what’s best for themselves and their children. Both political and investigative, director Noemi Weis sheds light on the choices women must make in motherhood. She also explores the stigmas associated with the medicalization of birthing versus midwifery and the use—or abuse—of commercial infant formula. As much a call to action as it is a celebration of life, Milk’s stunning visuals are woven with poignant voices from around the globe to present an informative and thought-provoking examination of modern motherhood. Michelle Latimer, Hot Docs

Speed Sisters 4

SPEED SISTERS

  • Canada, Palestine, USA
  • 80
  • STC
    Director:
  • Amber Fares

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Middle Eastern Cultures & Issues
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Women & Women's Stories

Strap on your helmet and buckle up! This high-octane film stars the Middle East’s first all-women race car team. Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and their manager Maysoon—each bold, fearless and charismatic in their own unique way—are part of an emerging speed racing scene that has seen contests between cities on the West Bank and drawn thousands of avid spectators, despite the constant danger from the Israeli occupation. Director Amber Fares takes us into the drivers’ homes and lives, following them as they attempt to join the ranks of the male drivers in the newly formed racing federation. The women compete against each other for both the title of “Fastest Woman Driver” and the right to race against the men. Overcoming social expectations, community politics and family dynamics—not to mention movement restrictions and checkpoints from the Israeli military—these women shatter stereotypes about Arab women and offer a source of inspiration for girls and women around the world. Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

Available beginning March 2016.

Sugar Coated 1

SUGAR COATED

  • Canada
  • 91
  • STC
    Director:
  • Michèle Hozer

Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Capitalism & Big Business
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Health & Mental Health

This compelling investigative doc exposes the US sugar industry’s systematic hijacking of scientific study to bury evidence that sugar is, in fact, toxic. For 40 years, Big Sugar deflected threats to its multibillion dollar empire through creative PR and tactics strikingly similar to the way the tobacco industry disguised the fact that its products are addictive and cause fatal illnesses. As obesity rates skyrocket and doctors treat the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease, the sugar industry has come under increasing scrutiny from emerging scientific and medical studies. Sugar Coated introduces us to crusaders like pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig, superstar professor from San Francisco who brought down Big Tobacco, Stanton Glantz, and Denver dentist Cristin Kearns, who exposes one sugar company’s playbook to co-opt research and discredit critics. While the industry steps up its advertising spin and lobbying efforts, Sugar Coated warns that we are sitting on a dietary time bomb. Lynne Fernie, Hot Docs

Unbranded 4

UNBRANDED

  • USA
  • 105
  • STC
    Director:
  • Phillip Baribeau

Winner—Vimeo On Demand Audience Award, Hot Docs 2015

    Subjects:
  • Animals
  • Travel & Adventure
  • Exploration

Sixteen mustangs, four men, 3000 miles and the adventure of a lifetime. Top audience favourite at Hot Docs 2015, Unbranded follows Ben Masters, Jonny Fitzsimons, Ben Thamer and Thomas Glover as they ride border to border, from Mexico to Canada. Their companions on this trek are adopted wild horses, perfectly suited to the rocky and treacherous terrain, stretching from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to Glacier Park. More than just an epic journey, the men hope to inspire adoptions of the over 50,000 wild horses currently living in holding pens in the American West and raise awareness about the fragility of public lands. Exquisitely photographed, Unbranded is an inspiring, hilarious and heartwarming story about the powerful connection between man, beast and nature.

Welcome to Leith 2

WELCOME TO LEITH

  • USA
  • 86
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Michael Beach Nichols
  • Christopher K. Walker

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

    Subjects:
  • Immigration, Multiculturalism & Race
  • Rural Stories

Welcome to Leith is a terrifying and fascinating exploration of boundaries and free speech. When the industry around Leith, North Dakota, died, most of the properties were abandoned, leaving it a quiet and forgotten near-ghost town. Now with a total population of just 24, Leith is only about three square miles in area and it’s the kind of place where the mayor is also the man who drives the school bus. So when a stranger arrives in town and starts offering to buy plots of abandoned land, the close-knit community is thrilled at the prospect. That is, until they realize the man is Craig Cobb, a notorious white supremacist who plans to populate the land with Nazi sympathizers so he can tip the voting majority. The community bands together to save their home from this hateful—but legal—plot. Sarafina DiFelice, Hot Docs

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