“Home Movies that Come Back to Haunt Us”

Though it was as diverse as ever in its programming of movies from everywhere and about, seemingly, everthing, this year’s well-attended Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, which wrapped on Sunday night, was for me something of a primer on the shape of docs to come–that shape being defined by the wild proliferation of consumer-level audiovisual technology over the last half-century and our impulse to record our lives as a method of either verifying or coping with it.

JB of the blog The Phantom Country reviews the plethora of documentary at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival that have home movies and home video at their cores.