Toronto

Toronto, March 30 - April 7, 2016

Gennadiy Mokhnenko has won accolades for his work rescuing abused, drug- and alcohol-addicted kids from the streets of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, but his methods — including abduction and de facto imprisonment — have made him a figure of much controversy.

Filmmaker(s):
Steve Hoover
Year:
2015 / 100m
Apr 7

The editor of The Sunday Times during the heyday of investigative journalism, Sir Harold Evans spent over a decade fighting for compensation for the victims of thalidomide, a Nazi-developed drug whose postwar exploitation by British drug companies led to tens of thousands of children being born with serious defects.

Filmmaker(s):
Jacqui Morris, David Morris
Year:
2015 / 102m
Apr 1

Winner of the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes, this powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.

Filmmaker(s):
Jacques Audiard
Year:
2015 / 114m
Apr 2

Dayne Pratzsky, also known as “The Frackman,” takes on the energy giants.

Filmmaker(s):
Richard Todd
Year:
2016 / 90m
Apr 3

Since fleeing his native North Korea to defect to the south, the artist Sun Mu has worked under a defiant alias meaning “no boundaries” to criticize the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un.

Filmmaker(s):
Adam Sjoberg
Year:
2015 / 80m
Mar 30

Inside the Chinese Closet exposes the difficult decisions young LGBT individuals must make when forced to balance their quest for love with parental and cultural expectations. 

Filmmaker(s):
Sophia Luvara
Year:
2015 / 70m
Apr 6

The great Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile, Nostalgia for the Light) chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of Chilean Patagonia, whose decimation by colonial conquest prefigured the brutality of the Pinochet regime. 

Filmmaker(s):
Patricio Guzman
Year:
2015 / 82m
Mar 31

Both a real-life courtroom thriller and a moving human drama, The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of a group of young international lawyers, activists, and Rwandan women who fought to have rape recognized as a war crime.

Filmmaker(s):
Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel
Year:
2015 / 86m
Apr 5
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