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Spotlight on Newfoundland & Labrador

Sometimes, you have to take the road less travelled. The latest installment in our provincial spotlight series takes you on a journey to Canada’s easternmost coast, home to an array of real stories as rich and surprising as those we tell around the kitchen table.

Streaming until August 26, this free series is available exclusively to Hot Docs Members. Join now for as little as $4.99 a month.

Supported by Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corporation.

Snl My Labrador Craft

Bringing together the vision of three of Canada’s best young directors, this poignant and relevant documentary takes you to the remote region of Labrador’s Happy Valley-Goose Bay, where a growing number of Filipino workers search for new opportunities and a better life for their families.

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My Left Breast

  • Canada
  • 57
  • Gerry Rogers

Filmmaker Gerry Rogers shares her one-of-a-kind first-person account of coping with breast cancer in this Newfoundland doc classic full of wit, wisdom and resilience.

Snl Where Once Mattered Craft

Where Once They Mattered

  • Canada
  • 45
  • 13+
  • Christopher Richardson

Once essential to life on the island, the Newfoundland pony now faces extinction. Join a team of horse-haulers as they embark on a cross-country journey to rescue 20 of these beloved animals and bring them back home to Newfoundland and Labrador. Narrated by late Canadian legend—and native Newfoundlander—Gordon Pinsent.

Snl Throat Singing Craft

katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing) (Short)

  • Canada
  • Various

Once nearly destroyed by colonial forces, the Inuit art of throat singing, or katajjaq, is alive and well in the north Labrador community of Nain, an area rich with breathtaking landscapes and people with a strong storytelling history. Meet the group of women working to revive and reclaim this ancient musical tradition.

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Wheels of Life (Short)

  • Canada
  • PG
  • Andrea Cass

Filmed over a single summer day, this short documentary captures a day in the lives of three long-term care residents in Newfoundland and Labrador as they enjoy a bit of freedom on an adaptive bicycle built for two.

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