MUFFTix: Illusions of Control @ Hot Docs
Oh, hey there. If you were still feeling hungry for Hot Docs recommendations after our last news post, read on because we’ve got another great film that can’t be missed at this year’s Festival.
Illusions of Control is directed by Shannon Walsh and documents five women with seemingly unrelated stories that actually end up having a lot more in common than you would think. It’s thoughtful and even haunting in a way—the sort of documentary that gets under your skin and you think about long after it’s over.
Nuclear fallout, arsenic-laced water, desert dust storms. These apocalyptic scenarios used to be fictional plotlines, yet human activity has made them a tragic reality, affecting millions of people globally. In the wake of environmental and social disasters, five women navigate the turmoil surrounding them. Surprisingly, the end of the world looks familiar, as the day-to-day existence for these women isn't a distant reality. With sharply cinematic detail, director Shannon Walsh blends seemingly independent experiences into a seamless statement about our willingness to destroy the planet—and our perseverance to survive in the aftermath.
It premieres this Sunday, April 28 and guess what! We’ve got one pair of tickets to give away to the world premiere. Scroll down to see how to enter. We’ll be drawing the winner on Friday and notifying them via email!