Every Hot Docs filmgoer has at least one “OMG, I can wait to see this!” screening on their schedule, and these six wildly diverse docs caught our attention right away. We can’t wait to check them out! In alphabetical, not priority, order...
A look at the efforts to create the first all-Hasidic-female EMT team in New York City’s Borough Park neighborhood, and the fierce resistance it evokes.
The Game Changers
What happens when elite athletes give up meat and switch to vegan diets? We want to know! And that’s what this film – directed by Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) – examines.
Who doesn’t love a movie about gifted kids competing in unusual events? This time, it’s pint-sized geniuses in a science-and-engineering fair with an eco-conscious focus.
Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End
I love documentaries about the newspaper industry, so adding this profile of the titular controversial editorial cartoonist to my “to-see” list was a no-brainer.
Pick of the Litter
A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SEEING-EYE DOGS?!?! Come ON! That’s some off-the-charts potential for greatness (and cuteness) there. I expect to be a sobbing mess throughout.
This Mountain Life
A 60-year-old mother and her adult daughter embark on a six-month trek through British Columbia’s Coast Mountains. ‘Nuff said. I’m totally in.