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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
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Skeleton Sea: The Tides of Tomorrow  ; (NOR, 2016) (25.5 minutes)
Canadian Premiere

João and Xandi, two surfers in their early 50's, have been working together for 25 years. They clean beaches by picking up trash and create stunning artworks from it. But living as an artist and idealist in Portugal is not economically profitable and therefore not easy. Their family life is affected by the choices they make and their wish to raise awareness about the ever growing pollution in our oceans.

Conserving Water in Urban Areas ; (CAN, 2016) (3 minutes)
World Premiere

This video demonstrates a an Urban Green Infrastructure Project at Lower Thames Conservation Authority office designed to collect, filter and slowly release roof and parking lot runoff water.

The Diver ; (MEX, 2016) (16 minutes)

Julio César Cu Cámara is the chief diver in the Mexico City sewerage system, he job is to repair pumps and dislodge garbage that flows into the gutters to maintain the circulation of sewerage waters.

En la Orilla (At the Edge) ; (USA, 2014) (12.5 minutes)

Gaspar and his family live in Agua Verde, a 256-person town on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Day by day, they struggle to catch enough fish and make enough money to pay for the things they need, living at the edge of their means. Fishing is getting harder every year, but Gaspar still has faith that with enough patience and time, he can maintain his family's quality of life. Gaspar knows that his might be the last generation that can manage this balancing act, so he and his wife Silvia work hard to ensure their children will lead a different life from theirs - one that does not depend solely on fishing.

The Storm Downstream ; (USA, 2015) (13 minutes)
Canadian Premiere

Peter DeFranco, a born and raised Alabamian, tries to save his backyard lake from harmful sediment pollution caused by a large development site upstream. Although human eyes cannot penetrate the murky water, a special understanding comes through in one mans passionate attempt to save Scout Creek Lake, even if the end is not clearly in sight.

The Canoe ; (CAN, 2017) (27 minutes)

If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe. - James Raffan  
                                                     
This film captures the human connection and bond created by Canadas well-known craft and symbol, the canoe. Through the stories of five paddlers across the province of Ontario, Canada - a majestic background both in its landscape and history - the film underscores the strength of the human spirit and how the canoe can be a vessel for creating deep and meaningful connections."
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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (View)
506 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
Canada


Categories

Film > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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