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Women directors account for nearly half of 2021 online Hot Docs line-up

Women directors account for nearly half of 2021 online Hot Docs line-up

Programmers selected 219 films from 2,300 submissions.

Women directors account for nearly half of the selections at the online 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which will run from April 29-May 9 and is available to viewers across Canada.

Programmers selected 219 films from 66 countries across from 12 sections from 2,300 submissions.

Special Presentations sponsored by Crave features world premieres of Yung Chang’s Covid-19 film Wuhan Wuhan; Dirty Tricks, about a scandal within the world of competitive bridge playing; and Come Back Anytime about self-taught Japanese ramen master Masamoto Ueda.

The Persister strand comprising female-directed films about women speaking up and being heard includes world

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