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Open your eyes to Ontario-made stories in our latest provincial spotlight collection.

Told through the diverse lenses of the province’s top women filmmakers, the prestigious films in this collection examine crucial social issues that resonate within Canada—and around the world.

Streaming from until December 30, this free series is available exclusively to Hot Docs Members and Hot Docs at Home subscribers. Join now for as little as $4.99 a month.

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Presented in partnership with Ontario Creates, a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors.

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Three rebellious working-class teenage girls in Bangladesh escape daily hardships and stifling family lives by riding waves on their surfboards, chasing a fleeting and thrilling sense of freedom.

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A Better Man

  • Canada
  • 79
    Directors:
  • Attiya Khan
  • Lawrence Jackman
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Feminist filmmaker and counsellor Attiya Khan opens a brave conversation with her abusive ex-partner from over 20 years ago.

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Connecting the Dots

  • Canada
  • 54
    Director:
  • Noemi Weis
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The first documentary of its kind, Connecting the Dots takes on the subject of mental health through the voices of young people around the world.

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Untying the Knot

  • Canada
    Director:
  • Zana Shammi
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An empowering exposé of abusive relationships and marriage in Bangladesh— and the courageous women standing up to the social codes that oppress them.

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What Walaa Wants

  • Canada
  • 90
    Director:
  • Christy Garland
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Young Walaa has her sights set on becoming one of the few women to join the Palestinian Security Forces; she has to fight to survive police training boot camp with her wildly rebellious spirit intact.

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