Line-up Hot Docs 2011
Eight documentaries and one co-production from the Netherlands have been selected for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2011. Hot Docs is the largest documentary film festival in North-America.
Five documentaries are selected for the official competitive programme International Spectrum:
DAUGHTERS OF MALAKEH (Bonanza Films) by Jet Homoet and Sharog Heshmat Manesh will have its world premiere at Hot Docs. The films shows two Iranian sisters who look to the future after they give new shape to their lives.
OUR NEWSPAPER (Elifli Film) by Eline Flipse is situated in Russia where independent journalism is almost impossible and tells the story of a journalist who starts his own newspaper.
The docu-fiction PEOPLE I COULD HAVE BEEN AND MAYBE AM (Pieter van Huystee Film) by Boris Gerrets is about the question what it would be like to enter the life of a complete stranger.
In THIS IS MY PICTURE WHEN I WAS DEAD (KeyDocs, iSee Film) director Mahmoud Al Massad searches for the roots of the Palestinian-Israelian conflict.
The Dutch minority co-production GRANDE HOTEL (NL co-prod: Volya Films) by Lotte Stoops is a portrait of a building in Mozambique that once was a luxurious hotel but now the home of 2500 people who live there without water and electricity.
Besides the Dutch documentaries in competition, Hot Docs organizes a Special Presentation of POSITION AMONG THE STARS (Scarabee Films), filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich’s third film about modern Indonesia, award-winner at Sundance en IDFA.
The World Showcase programme includes PEOPLE IN WHITE (Kim Knoppers) in which the directors Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen explore the complex relationships between doctors and clients in mental health care, from the clients’ perspective, and FLYING ANNE (Zuidenwind Filmproductions) by Catherine van Campen, a three-dimensional portrait of a girl with Tourette’s looking for love, acceptance and understanding.
THE FORGOTTEN SPACE (Doc.Eye Film) will be screened in the Workers of the World section. This documentary by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch shows how cargo containers changed the world into a global economy. It won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival.
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival: April 28 – May 8
DAUGHTERS OF MALAKEH
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THIS IS MY PICTURE WHEN I WAS DEAD
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POSITION AMONG THE STARS
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PEOPLE IN WHITE
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THE FORGOTTEN SPACE
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