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Doc Soup

Doc Soup returned for its 24th exciting season. Toronto’s best-loved film series featured monthly screenings of the hottest documentary hits fresh off the festival circuit with special guest Q&As. Subscriptions offered one ticket to each of the seven Doc Soup selections and access to an exclusive four-day streaming window for each film. Plus, each subscription comes with 12 tickets to the 2024 Hot Docs Festival.

Past Screening & Streaming Dates
  • Wednesday, October 11, streaming October 12 to 15 
  • Wednesday, November 1, streaming November 2 to 5
  • Wednesday, December 6, streaming December 7 to 10
  • Wednesday, January 10, streaming January 11 to 14
  • Wednesday, February 7, streaming February 8 to 11
  • Wednesday, March 6, streaming March 7 to 10
  • Tuesday, April 2 & Wednesday, April 3, streaming April 4 to 7

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Series runs October - April

Past Films

a woman with short hair stares directly into the camera

October // Breaking Social

Official Selection, CPH:DOX 2023
Reimagining the building blocks of our societies and the possibilities of overcoming injustice and corruption through those already fighting at the frontlines of social uprisings across the world.

Award-winning director Fredrik Gertten (PUSH, Bikes vs Cars, Bananas!*) participated in a post-screening Q&A.
  • D: Fredrik Gertten
  • Sweden
  • 2023
  • 93 min
A smiling woman wears glasses and a pink sweater with the word Represent on the front

November // Breaking the News

Official Selection, Tribeca Festival 2023
Seeking to buck the white male status quo, a group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists launch a news startup asking who’s been omitted from mainstream coverage, and how to include them.

Director Princess A. Hairston was present for a post-screening Q&A.

  • D: Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, Chelsea Hernandez
  • USA
  • 2023
  • 99 min
Two people crouching and looking into the distance in tall, dry grass in daytime

December // Between the Rains

Official Selection and Winner, Best Documentary and Best Cinematography, Tribeca Festival 2023
Filmed with stunning cinematography over four years, Between the Rains explores a childhood caught within a traditional culture that is a casualty of climate change.

  • D: Andrew H. Brown, Moses Thuranira
  • Kenya
  • 2023
  • 81 min
A woman, Vika, dressed in colourful clothing looking up towards the ceiling with both arms extended upwards

January // Vika!

84-year-old DJ Vika is a star of Warsaw nightclubs. Charismatic and colourful, she refuses to grow old. Vika! is a bittersweet portrait of a woman who has yet to face aging, and intends to celebrate life to the very end.

Director Agnieszka Zwiefka was in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. 

  • D: Agnieszka Zwiefka
  • Poland, Germany, Finland
  • 2023
  • 74 min
A young person sits in a grassy clearing in the middle of the forest

February // King Coal

Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2023
A lyrical tapestry of a place and people, King Coal meditates on the complex history and future of the coal industry, the communities it has shaped, and the myths it has created.

Producer Diane Becker was in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

  • D: Elaine McMillion Sheldon
  • USA
  • 2023
  • 80 min
two women embracing in a narrow street with a third smiling behind them

March // Under the Sky of Damascus

Official Selection, CPH:DOX and Sheffield DocFest 2023 Thessaloniki Film Festival, Winner, Golden Alexander Prize
A group of young Syrian women embark upon on a radical project that threatens to put them in danger: producing a play that lays bare the culture of misogyny and sexual abuse that has blighted the lives of females in their country for generations.

  • D: Heba Khaled, Talal Derki, Ali Wajeeh
  • Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)
  • 2023
  • 88 min
The backs of a group of protesters with signs

April // Stolen Time

Official Selection, FIPADOC 2024, RIDM 2023, and AIFF​ 2023
In Stolen Time, charismatic elder rights lawyer Melissa Miller and hundreds of aggrieved families take on the corporate for-profit nursing-home industry—an industry notorious for its lack of transparency and accountability.

Award-winning director Helene Klodawsky was present for post-screening Q&As.

  • D: Helene Klodawsky
  • Canada
  • 2023
  • 85 min

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