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Curious Minds Further Viewing: In the Name of All Canadians

Curious Minds - Further Viewing: Dive deeper into the fascinating subjects explored at our Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series.

Instituted by Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1982, Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms gets six fresh perspectives with In the Name of All Canadians, a compilation of short documentaries commissioned by Hot Docs. From Indigenous rights to the controversial 'notwithstanding clause,' participating filmmakers take the Charter's key tenets off the page and into the lived experiences of the country we call home.

Curious Minds Further Viewing: Rebel Without a Cause

Curious Minds - Further Viewing: Dive deeper into the fascinating subjects explored at our Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series.

The Hollywood classic that immortalized James Dean as an angsty teen in an existential crisis, Rebel Without a Cause redefined stardom forever. In his iconic red jacket and white t-shirt, Dean doesn’t act in the movie so much as live in it and his real struggles and premature death posthumously imbue the film with authenticity and poignancy.

Pair with... Curious Minds: Starstruck: Fame and Celebrity in the Modern Age

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

This sensational exposé gives you view into a secret chapter of Hollywood's Golden Age. Based on his bestselling tell-all memoir, legendary hustler Scotty Bowers chronicles his decades spent as a sexual procurer to the stars. From a gas station on the edge of the studio lots, the dashingly handsome ex-Marine ran a covert matchmaking service, connecting his band of friends to the movie industry's glitterati—many of them gay and closeted. Discover a different side of Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner and more in this fascinating portrait of an unsung legend.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

With a legacy that only continues to grow, designer Vivienne Westwood has gone from igniting the punk movement to redefining British fashion to becoming an outspoken activist. This documentary brings you as close as possible to the fearless icon—although she's characteristically not always on her best behaviour. As Westwood continues to expand her bold vision and battles to maintain the integrity of her brand, she looks back on her journey and greatest accomplishments throughout her groundbreaking career.

The Cleaners

Who is behind what is considered “inappropriate” on social media? Silicon Valley outsources hundreds of anonymous “digital janitors” in Manila who screen tens of thousands of posts to determine what we can and cannot see. From war zone photography to pornography, these ghostly content controllers make often personal decisions about what could have societal psychological impacts, what could cause political destabilization and what could incite terrorism.

Design Canada

Get transported to the Golden Age of Canadian iconography and meet the innovative artists behind some of our most enduring symbols, from the CBC icon and the CN Railway, to the Roots logo. Charting the transformation of the country from a colonial outpost to a multicultural society, Design Canada shows how graphic design plays a pivotal role in shaping our national identity. Featuring design by Burton Kramer, Rolf Harder, Stuart Ash, Heather Cooper, and interviews with George Stroumboulopoulos, Douglas Coupland, Hannah Sung and more.


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