DOC SOUP APRIL TO SCREEN CANADIAN PREMIERE OF NEW HOMELAND

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto, March 12, 2019 – Hot Docs is pleased to announce that this year’s Doc Soup season comes to a close with the Canadian premiere of New Homeland (D: Barbara Kopple | 93 min | 2018 | USA), an intimate look into the experiences of building a new home after fleeing the traumas of war. Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, New Homeland, produced in collaboration with NowThis, will screen at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at 6:45 p.m., and an additional screening on Sunday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m. Director Barbara Kopple will participate in a post-screening Q&A at all screening events.Every summer since 1914, Camp Pathfinder, a summer camp located on a small island in the wilderness of Canada’s Algonquin Park, invites boys and young men from across Canada and the United States to spend a few weeks in the backcountry. Disturbed by the global refugee crisis but also inspired by Canada’s growing intake of asylum seekers, the camp’s director decided to invite a group of displaced boys from Syria and Iraq to spend a summer at the camp. In this sweetly observed film, watch as five brave young refugee boys learn to camp, hike, canoe and fish as they trek through the Canadian wilderness, familiarizing themselves with their new homeland while rediscovering what it’s like to be a carefree child. With the horrors of war always with them, New Homeland is a touching story of resilience and courage that reveals the challenges these boys face trying when trying to fit in with a new way of life, while preserving their cultural identity and connection to their homeland.Doc Soup titles are announced at least one month prior to their screenings and, whenever possible, guest directors are in attendance. Twitter Advertisement The Doc Soup monthly screening series brings the latest Canadian and international documentaries to the big screen in Toronto and Calgary. Hot Docs also presents Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase events in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Winnipeg..Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca), North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 26th annual edition from April 25-May 5, 2019. An outstanding selection of over 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and the Doc Shop.About NowThis: NowThis is the # 1 mobile news publisher in the world with a singular mission: making news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world, giving insightful context from a youth perspective and revolutionizing how news is consumed today. Launched in 2012, NowThis’ entertaining, inspiring and informative videos created for a mobile generation receive 2.5 billion monthly views. NowThis has 13 content verticals, including: News, Politics, Entertainment, Future, Her, Money, Sports, Food and more. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img

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