Toronto's troubled Regent Park among Hot Docs winners

A film about Toronto's troubled Regent Park neighbourhood has won a prize at the city's Hot Docs festival.

A film about Toronto's troubled Regent Park neighbourhood has won a prize at the city's Hot Docs festival.

"Invisible City," directed by Hubert Davis, was given the $15,000 award for best Canadian feature. It looks at the lives of two black teenagers from Regent Park over a three-year period.

Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2004 film "Hardwood," a short about his father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis.

The best international feature award, worth $10,000, went to Lebanon's "One Man Village," a portrait of the last inhabitant of a Lebanese village grappling with the devastation of civil war.

The special jury prize for an international feature was given to "Cooking History" (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia), an examination of military cooks.

"Waterlife," Gemini Award-winning filmmaker Kevin McMahon's study of the Great Lakes, won the $10,000 special jury prize for a Canadian feature.

Hot Docs is widely regarded as North America's largest documentary festival.

Running from April 30 to May 10, more than 170 documentaries were on the schedule.

 
 
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