Initiated in 1993, the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary film festival in North America. Until now, it took place in the spring, and film screenings were accompanied by international film markets and industry conferences. This year, due to the situation, the festival will be moved and the organizers will follow up on the changes in the date.
A sparing, almost intimate portrait of a neighbouring community and a couple of owners of a Warsaw tenement house, recovered as part of the restitution of real estate, inherited from their ancestors of Jewish origin will be showcased as part of the Revisionaries section. The main characters of the film “Złota Street” are thirty-five-year-old Krzysztof and his wife Ida, and the director of the documentary is Tomasz Knittel.
In turn, Julia Pełka’s “Fat Kathy” is competing for the title of the best short film. The title Fat Kathy is a water pump in which 8 super sensitive clams connected to computers are placed. The lives of millions of people living in the city depend on them. The only scientist in Poland – the malacologist makes sure that the individual clams selected for the system work properly and in the event of water contamination they raise the alarm.
The full festival program can be found on the festival’s website.