Dutch Selections at Hot Docs
26 April, 2019
Four Dutch (co-)productions have been selected for Hot Docs (25 April - 5 May) which takes place in Toronto. Hot Docs is North America's largest documentary festival, offering a selection of over 200 films from around the world.
Feature documentary Daymohk, directed by Masha Novikova and produced by Cerutti Film and Zeppers, will have its world premiere in the International Spectrum section. The film tells the story of Chechen star dancer and choreographer Ramzan Achmadov, whose dance group Daymohk is granted shelter by the president in the aftermath of the second Chechen war. This saves the century old traditional folk dance from extinction, but this comes at a price for Achmadov.
Miracle of the Little Prince, directed by Marjoleine Boonstra and produced by Pieter van Huystee Film, is selected for the Artscapes program. The documentary will have its North American premiere at the festival, and shows us the journey of the third most translated book in history and the passionate translators attempting to preserve their languages.
In the Making Believe section, two documentaries will be screened. Daddy and the Warlord, directed by Clarice Gargard and Shamira Raphaëla and produced by De Familie, will have its North American premiere. In Daddy and the Warlord, Clarice Gargard goes back to Liberia to find out the truth about her father, a man she has always looked up to, but whom is shrouded in controverse and accused of treason.
Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World, directed by Hans Pool and produced by Submarine, will have its Canadian premiere at the festival. This documentary tells us the story of Bellingcat, a citizen journalist organization that uses open source investigative tools to reveal the falsehood of some international news stories.
For more information:
Hot Docs Festival - www.hotdocs.ca/p/hot-docs-festival
Miracle of the Little Prince
Pieter van Huystee Film
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Daddy and the Warlord