Ban This Series, Redux

When seven countries were named in a presidential executive order issued on January 27, 2017, denying their citizens entry into the U.S., we did what we always do: showed documentaries.

With #BanThisSeries, we presented a free screening of a documentary from each nation listed on the U.S. travel ban. Over 2,000 of you turned out to cut through the 24-hour news cycle and connect with real stories from the affected countries. You met broad strokes policy with on-the-ground empathy.

Here at Hot Docs, we are immigrants, we are the children of immigrants, we are the grandchildren of immigrants. And beyond. We know how crucial it has been that others have seen our humanity in the past, and we honour the richness of experience that pulls us all together.

It has been recently announced that, effective October 18, 2017, three more countries will be added to the U.S. travel ban.

They’re at it again, so we’re at it again. Please join us in sharing and amplifying these stories.


Tiger Spirit

Beginning as a search for proof of tigers living near Korea’s DMZ, local filmmaker Min Sook Lee embarks on an emotional journey to understand the country her family left.

Director Min Sook Lee will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

Monday, October 23 at 5:00 PM


La Soledad

Filmmaker Jorge Thielen Armand returns to the dilapidated villa his great-grandparents used to live in, now occupied by a childhood friend who is searching for a treasure.

Director Jorge Thielen Armand will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

Tuesday, October 24 at 8:45 PM


Hissein Habre, A Chadian Tragedy

Following his arrest, survivors of former Chadian dictator Hissein Habre’s eight-year regime open up about their harrowing experiences under his rule.

Wednesday, October 25 at 2:30 PM

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