After we finished scouring for deals, we made our way a couple of blocks over to Markham House which was hosting DocX, an exhibition part of Hot Docs, showcasing a selection of virtual reality documentaries, 360° video experiences, and interactive installations. The place was fairly busy but we did manage to watch one of the films that they were showing, KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities, on a couple of Samsung Gear VR devices.
Then in the evening, we checked out the premiere of a film called Future Baby. It explored the topic of scientific advancements in biotechnology and human reproduction, such as in vitro fertilization, and impacts that it is having now and may have in the future. The documentary was careful to not have an explicit opinion and just presented different sides to many topics. It was interesting, especially because the director, cinematographer, and one of the subjects was in the audience so there was time for questions afterwards.
We are big documentary fans (and Hot Docs are showing over 200 of them this week!) so, who knows, we may have to check out so more films during the festival which continues until May 8th!
Curious what we were doing this time last year? Well we finally hit the road on a trip around the Yucatan Peninsula after some passport issues that prevented a trip earlier in the year. Then two years ago we took a Wilderness Survival course and decided that we never want to have to actually use those skills in the wilderness. Finally, three years ago was our first blog post!