Canadian Screen Arts Festival | March 25 - 30

Awards season isn’t over yet! Celebrate the best of homegrown cinema at this inaugural series showcasing five outstanding documentaries nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award.

Special guests in attendance at every screening.

Hot Docs is proud to support these screenings which are part of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s inaugural Canadian Screen Arts Festival, presented by Cineplex Entertainment, and supported by Telefilm Canada.

Monday, March 25, 8:00 PM

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

  • Canadda
  • 87
  • Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier
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Tuesday, March 26, 6:15 PM

Take Light Series

Take Light

  • Canada
  • 78
  • Shasha Nakhai
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The tangled wires of Nigeria's electricity crisis are traced through the eyes of people working on the frontlines of the grid in Africa’s most populous country.

Thursday, March 28, 3:00 PM

Transfomer Series


  • Canada
  • 78
  • Michael Del Monte
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A father, ex-marine and world-record powerlifter faces a singular feat of strength: transitioning from male to female.

Thursday, March 28, 9:30 PM

What Walaa Wants Series

What Walaa Wants

  • Canada, Denmark
  • 89
  • Christy Garland
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Strong-willed and passionate young Walaa fights to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces.

Saturday, March 30, 6:00 PM

Letter From Masanjia Series

Letter from Masanjia

  • Canada
  • 75
  • Leon Lee
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An SOS letter penned by a political prisoner sparks a chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations in China.

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