Hot Docs

Hot Docs

Highlights from the 2019 Toronto Festival by Richard Swift.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019

Mixed media: film

Malcolm Lewis reviews Woman at War, directed and co-written by Benedikt Erlingsson; The Third Wife, directed and written by Ash Mayfair.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

Mixed media: Film

Disobedience directed by Sebastián Lelio; The Workshop directed by Laurent Cantet.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Mixed Media: Film

Mixed Media: Film

Tehran Taboo; The Heiresses (Las Herederas).

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

Mixed Media: Film

Highlights from Hot Docs, the major documentary film festival held annually in Toronto, Canada.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Pio and friends – keeping the family business going.

Mixed Media: Film

The Ciambra directed and written by Jonas Carpignano;
In the Fade directed and co-written by Fatih Akin.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Is he – or is he not – the girl-murdering ‘beast’?

Mixed Media: Film

The Beast, directed and written by Michael PearceThe Wound (Inxeba), directed and co-written by John Trengove.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018
Doing it for themselves – Trafficked circus workers set up their own Circus Kathmandu.

Mixed Media: Film

Even When I Fall, co-directed by Kate McLarnon and Sky Neal; 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), directed and co-written by Robin Campillo.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Holding up in an unkind world: Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman is detailed, convincing and moving.

Mixed Media: Film

A Fantastic Woman, written and directed by Sebastián Lelio; Custody (Jusqu’à la garde), written and directed by Xavier Legrand.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Mixed Media: Best of 2017

What a year! We’re all in need of some light relief – here we pick out the top films, books and music reviewed by New Internationalist in 2017

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Liangzi woos Tao, with the help of  a BMW, in Jia Zhangke’s brilliant Mountains May Depart.

Mixed Media: Film

Mountains May Depart, by Jia Zhangke, and Makala, by Emmanuel Gras are reviewed this month.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Dolores Huerta, mobilizing farm workers in 1960s US.

Mixed Media: Film

Dolores directed by Peter Bratt; Félicité directed and co-written by Alain Gomis.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Rungano Nyoni brings feminist intent to her debut film about a girl accused of witchcraft.

Mixed Media: Film

I Am Not a Witch, directed and written by Rungano Nyoni; Menashe, directed and co-written by Joshua Z Weinstein

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Kills on Wheels – an entertaining thriller that overthrows expectations.

Mixed Media: Films

Tramontane directed and written by Vatche Boulghourjian; Kills on Wheels directed and written by Attila Till.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
Quest – a compelling, low-key US doc about patient, caring people.

Mixed Media: Films

In Between; Quest; ¿Donde estás María?

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Mixed Media: Film - Hot Docs

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.

Mixed Media: Films

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.

Mixed media: film reviews

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

Mixed Media: Film

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

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The right to the city July, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
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
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