More docs for you to do!
On day six of Hot Docs, love—or, at least, sex—is in the air. And Gaza, too! What? Just roll with it, folks.
First up is the excellent Fuck for Forest (, 4 p.m. TIFF Bell Lighbox). Michal Marczak’s documentary embeds his camera with a Berlin-based group that makes porn and uses the profits to try and save the earth. Even during intimate moments, the film maintains an interesting observational distance from its subjects, which gives it a nature-documentary feel.
On a different note, Gaza Calling, from director Nahed Awwad, (, 6:30 p.m. ROM Theatre), examines the physical and symbolic gap between Palestinians and Israelis. Looking at the daily lives and struggles of those in the Palestinian territories, the doc captures the strife of a landless people trapped by bureaucracy.
If you’re still in the mood for love, Guzmán Garcia looks for romance at a Uruguayan dance hall in Love Still (, 9 p.m. Scotiabank). The film’s 11 vignettes, starring elderly patrons, reveal that even late-in-life matters of the heart remain beguiling, complicated, and, at times, painful.