Docs

Hot Docs announces opening film and special presentations

Last year Jennifer Baichwal's catalog of documentaries received a retrospective at Hot Docs and this year the filmmaker's newest doc will open the Hot Docs festival on April 30. Act of God looks at the metaphysical questions that arise from being struck by lightening. This will be its world premiere and marks the first time a Canadian doc has opened the festival.
March 12, 2009

Last year Jennifer Baichwal’s catalog of documentaries received a retrospective at Hot Docs and this year the filmmaker’s newest doc will open the Hot Docs festival on April 30. Act of God looks at the metaphysical questions that arise from being struck by lightening. This will be its world premiere and marks the first time a Canadian doc has opened the festival.

Hot Docs has also announced some of the Special Presentations, all award-winning docs: Afghan Star, El Olivido (Oblivion), We Live in Public, Burma VJ – Reporting From a Closed Country, Rough Aunties, René, and The Yes Men Fix the World.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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