H2: The Occupation Lab

The Israeli-Palestinian situation is obviously complex and often controversial. It has been an area of conflict for nearly a century—even before the establishment of the state of Israel. Documentary filmmakers Idit Avrahami and Noam Sheizaf seek to show the Palestinian city of Hebron as a microcosm of what is happening there Israel/Palestine in H2: The…

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HotDocs ’24: Rouge

Directed by Hamoody Jaafar, Rouge steps behind the walls of River Rouge high school and into the world of competitive high school basketball. With a legacy of 14 state championships, River Rouge is hungry for another and Rouge follows its current coach and players who yearn to bring home another trophy. Meanwhile, the film also taps into the school’s…

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HotDocs ’24: The Strike

A harrowing tribute to the human spirit, The Strike covers a side of the prison system that most would disagree with yet has been thriving for multiple decades. (In fact, in many cases, the system has kept the same individual in solitary confinements for that amount of time.) As the war aganist drugs escalated, even…

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HotDocs ’24: Fire Tower

Directed by Tova Krentzman, Fire Tower brings the viewer 100 feet above the boreal forest into American lookout towers. Tasked with detecting wildfires before they cause too much damage, these reclusive servants maintain a solitary vigil as they stand quietly against the forces of nature. Ultimately, the heat of Fire Tower is the honour that it bestows upon its…

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