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The Walrus & The Whistleblower: Story of a whistleblower being sued for $1.5M for plotting to steal a walrus

Phil Demers was an animal trainer for over 10 years until he quit & blew the whistle - alleging abuse. Now, he's in an unusual custody battle over a walrus.
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Meet Frank, the first to protest against marine mammal captivity outside Marineland

A life-long animal lover, Frank began protesting in the 80s, an experience that left scars but inspired a new generation.
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This short doc inspiring young Black girls had 'overwhelming' response

Nancy's Workshop director Aïcha Diop catches up with Nancy Falaise to talk to how her life has changed for this hairdresser and educator whose message of self-love for young black girls struck such a profound chord.
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Influence: The story of the most wicked man in the world

A profile of the morally slippery British reputation manager, Lord Timothy Bell, who worked with 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher and Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet
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From Brexit to COVID-19: Spin doctors are using disinformation to influence us and change the world

New documentary, ‘Influence,’ looks at Lord Timothy Bell, one of the most infamous reputation managers in modern history
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Influence: The winding journey from advertising to algorithms from television to Twitter

Directors Diana Neille and Richard Poplak talk about how disinformation on the internet is a threat to democracies all over the world.
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They Call Me Dr. Miami: 'the most famous plastic surgeon of the universe'

While chasing fame, can this Orthodox Jewish father of five carry on with his gimmick and still preserve his identity?
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Influence: The winding journey from advertising to algorithms from television to Twitter

Directors Diana Neille and Richard Poplak talk about how disinformation on the internet is a threat to democracies all over the world.
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Meat the Future: A revolution is coming to your plate.

Meat made from cells, without animal slaughter, will change how we think about food.
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Social media success can bring fame - and clients - to doctors who perform cosmetic procedures

'The number of followers you have on social media has more credibility than what school you went to.’
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Meat The Future: Witnessing the birth of a new industry

Director Liz Marshall and a food innovator from The Good Food Institute talk about the birth of a new industry which grows meat from cells.

Why meat grown in labs could be the future of burgers, chicken & more

A documentary about the quest to change the face of meat — by making meat that never had a face.
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Finding Sally: A filmmaker's quest into the mysterious disappearance of her aunt

A personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director's aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat-turned-communist-rebel who disappeared during the Ethiopian Revolution.
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Ethiopia's unforgettable famines: Here's why they really happen

Politics and war are often the root causes of food shortages in the country, say experts
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New food science grows meat from cells without the need to breed, raise and slaughter animals

Feature-length documentary chronicles the birth of the ‘cultivated meat’ industry

Hot Docs couldn't hold this year's festival as planned — so they put it in your living room

CBC and North America's largest documentary festival have teamed up for Hot Docs at Home on CBC.
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Finding Sally: "It's a story that younger generations need to be told."

'Finding Sally' director and her aunt talk about their family member Sally who disappeared during Ethiopia's Red Terror period.
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9/11 Kids

A look at American life through the eyes of the children sitting with President George Bush the morning of the attack.
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Thousands died during Ethiopia's Red Terror, but the culprits still evade justice

The mastermind, former military leader Mengistu, lives comfortably in exile in Zimbabwe
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In the Shadow of the Pines

Filmmaker Anne Koizumi explores the shame she experienced growing up with a Japanese immigrant father who was a janitor at her elementary school. After his death, she embarks on a personal journey to discover more about him… and herself.
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9/11 Kids: Interview with the filmmakers

Hot Docs Festival programmer Shane Smith chats with filmmakers Steve Gamester and Elizbeth St. Phillips about the magic moment in their film.
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"You always knew you would be next." This woman defied Ethiopia's government

She describes her time as a revolutionary during the rule of Ethiopia’s military government.

A Mennonite girl must decide between Church & motherhood or joining the wider world

Through the story of Hollie's first dress, we see a Mennonite mother passing family values and community traditions to her daughter that will shape the decisions she must make in her future.
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Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art

An entertaining and suspenseful look at the dark side of New York's art scene, and the bizarre characters behind the largest art fraud in American history.
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'These events are loud and scary.' How 9/11 relates to the COVID-19 age

Documentary filmmaker looks at the big picture behind the big stories

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