The 25th edition of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is happening in Toronto from April 26 to May 6, 2018. This year’s will screen 246 films and 16 interdisciplinary projects from 56 countries with work by female filmmakers representing 50 per cent of this roster. Amazing! If you’re looking for meaningful and insightful titles this year’s line up will definitely have more than a few worth putting on your list. Here on AuburnLane we are in constant awe with the creative minds that help shape our world and during Hot Docs, we’ve made our list of documentaries either by women who are the filmmakers or those who are featured.
We should point out, The Silence Breakers program is also worth exploring at this year’s Hot Docs Festival. It features stories of brave women speaking up and being heard.
Here are our top 10 documentaries to consider putting on your list to see:
THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION: Opening this year’s Festival is the world premiere of Maya Gallus’ The Heat, a glimpse into the kitchens of the world’s top female chefs. Seven chefs share their struggles to overcome a system of inequality and harassment while redefining the dining experience. Beyond the film, there’s a great opportunity to discuss the film over drinks. Join award-winning director Maya Gallus and chef Anita Lo to discuss breaking norms and forging new paths in hospitality.