Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, proudly returns for its 17th annual edition from April 29 to May 9, 2010. Showcasing the best of Canadian and international documentaries, Hot Docs is set to welcome delegates, filmmakers and audiences to Toronto for this unprecedented 11-day event. This year, Hot Docs will screen over 170 documentaries from 41 countries on 10 different screens across the Toronto downtown core.
“We are coming off of the strongest year for documentary filmmaking in recent memory, and 2010 delivers another rich harvest for doc lovers,” says Chris McDonald, executive director of Hot Docs. “These films chronicle the lives of the ordinary and extraordinary, the heroes and monsters, the impossible and unimaginable, and, of course, the sublime and the ridiculous. Sharing these films with our audiences and welcoming these filmmakers to our festival is a great honour.”
This year’s Festival will feature 166 official selections and retrospective titles in eight programs, as well as nine films by young filmmakers aged 14 to 18 screening in this year’s Doc It! showcase, and 12 films selected as finalists in the International Documentary Challenge. In addition to screenings, international buyers and industry professionals will attend the Festival to participate in a full slate of conference and market events. These events include the world-renowned Toronto Documentary Forum and a vast number of other market and networking opportunities.
HOT DOCS 2010: Latin-Interest Films
Below is a summary of Latin-Interest films that are featured at HOT DOCS 2010.
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Program: MADE IN SOUTH AMERICA
D: Felipe Braga, Eduardo Hunter Moura | Brazil | 98 min
This mesmerizing story penetrates Antonio Tenorios’ experiences as a blind professional judo athlete as he prepares to compete for his fourth Paralympic gold metal in Beijing, revealing the emotional, mental, and physical endurance of this tender fighter.
D: Anna Azevedo | Brazil | 15 min
MON, MAY 3