Mixed Media: Film - Hot Docs

Our pick from the 2017 Toronto Hot Docs – the largest documentary film festival in the world

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
Closer to home than you think – textile industry exploitation in 
Rahul Jain’s eye-opening Machines.

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Machines; The Other Side of Hope: what should be on your watchlist this month.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Park Chan-wook’s film adaptation is as smart, sumptuous and sexy as Waters’ original.

Mixed media: film reviews

The Handmaiden; Frantz: have a look at the film reviews of the month.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
Absorbing, interconnected stories in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women.

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Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt; Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven; Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

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Cameraperson, directed by Kirsten Johnson; Twentieth Century Women, directed by Mike Mills.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Chicago women launch a sex-strike for peace in Spike Lee’s turbulent and exuberant Chi-Raq.

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Malcolm Lewis reviews Chi-Raq and The Unknown Girl.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
I, Daniel Blake is Ken Loach at his best.

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I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach; The Innocents, directed and co-written by Anne Fontaine.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Arquímedes and son, up to no good in The Clan.

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The Clan, directed and co-written by Pablo Trapero; Urban Hymn, directed by Michael Caton-Jones.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016
Chancers or hostages? Film stars Choi Eun-hee  and husband Shin Sang-ok.

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The Lovers and the Despot, directed and written by Ross Adam and Robert Cannan; The Confession, directed by Ashish Ghadiali.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

HotDocs Festival - Film review special

Richard Swift reviews some of the best offerings at the world's largest documentary film festival.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Carnal, comic and weirdly believable – Tale of Tales.

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Tale of Tales, directed by Matteo Garrone; Where to Invade Next, directed by Michael Moore; Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Arielle Holmes is Harley in this gritty autobiography.

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Suburra, directed by Stefano Sollima; Heaven Knows What, directed by Ben and Joshua Safdie; Mustang, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Dheepan – a man of many talents.

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Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard; The Measure of a Man, directed by Stéphane Brizé; Our Little Sister, directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Old photographs of Chile’s original people form part of Patricio Guzmán’s beautiful sad elegy.

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The Pearl Button, directed by Patricio Guzmán; The Survivalist, directed by Stephen Fingleton.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Shu Qi plays the contemplative killer.

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The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien; Rams, directed by Grímur Hákonarson; This Changes Everything, by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016
Carol – a groundbreaking story of lesbian love in McCarthy-era US.

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Carol, directed by Todd Haynes; The Lesson, directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
The Black Panthers – most of its activists were women.

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Brooklyn, directed by John Crowley; The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, directed by Stanley Nelson.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Real-estate evil in Ramin Bahrani’s punchy and passionate feature.

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99 Homes, directed by Ramin Bahrani; A Girl at My Door, directed by July Jung.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Stunning scenery and gripping adventure in Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb.

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Theeb, directed by Naji Abu Nowar; and 45 Years, directed by Andrew Haigh.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015

Mixed Media: Hot Docs Film Festival special

Richard Swift picks out some highlights from the 2015 documentary film festival.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

Also out there...

More Film, Music & Book reviews from the June 2015 magazine.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Rare moments of tenderness in The Tribe from Ukraine.

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The Tribe, directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy; The Supreme Price, directed by Joanna Lipper.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Lust, curiosity and some dark comedy in Carol  Morley's The Falling.

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Phoenix and The Falling reviewed by Malcolm Lewis.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
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