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Future Cities Canada

Hot Docs is thrilled to partner with Future Cities Canada to present two essential civic-themed docs on Hot Docs at Home.

Screenings are free for everyone and include exclusive Q&As with filmmakers and special guests.

Future Cities Canada is an annual city-building gathering that brings together community leaders, urban innovators and residents. This year’s program #UnexpectedSolutions is about showcasing and building innovation in cities and communities across the country.

Presented in partnership with Evergreen.

This project was supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding

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As housing prices skyrocket worlwide, a newly appointed UN specialist from Ottawa fights to have affordable housing recognized as a human right.

Post-film Q&A featuring director Fredrik Gertten and Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. The Q&A will be moderated by Shane Smith, Hot Docs' director of programming.

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Streaming Nov 12 - 26 // The Human Scale

  • Denmark, USA, Bangladesh, China
  • 83
  • PG
  • Andreas Dalsgaard

Tickets available as of Nov 12


A look at revolutionary Danish city planner Jan Gehl's vision of a human megacity and what urban landscapes could soon be.

Post-film Q&A with director Andreas Dalsgaard and Jeff Risom, Chief Innovation Officer for Gehl. The Q&A will be moderated by Shane Smith, Hot Docs' director of programming.

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