Our First Ten Must-See Picks from Hot Docs 2020

Although it looks like there won’t be any mass gatherings in movie theatres anytime soon, Hot Docs has – like many other film festivals around the globe – found a temporary home online this year until they can start welcoming audiences back for an in house look at some of the best non-fiction programming in the world. Here are our first ten picks on films you need to see at this year’s online Hot Docs Festival.

Review: The River and the Wall

A bittersweet and transformative look at a landscape that could forever be altered or lost thanks to a xenophobic campaign promise run amok, the documentary The River and the Wall looks at both the ecosystems that could be destroyed thanks to the building of Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S./Mexico border and the futility of constructing such an edifice in the first place.