Operation Avalanche
"Operation Avalanche"


READ MORE: Hot Docs 2016 Announces Full Lineup

Documentaries are flourishing on film and television alike, but few film festivals provide a platform for the art form on the scale of the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, which opens its 26th edition this week in Toronto. The widely-attended event unites influential figures in the non-fiction filmmaking community with general audiences eager to consume a broad spectrum of new work. This year's edition features a whopping 232 titles from 51 countries. Here are five notable highlights.

"66 Days: Bobby Sands"

"66 Days: Bobby Sands"