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Hot Docs 2018: We Could Be Heroes wins top jury prize

“The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on Friday gave the top jury prize for best international feature documentary to We Could be Heroes, a Moroccan film from director Hind Bensari about Paralympian Azzedine Nouiri.

The feature, which had its world premiere at Hot Docs, focuses on the two-time Paralympic gold medalist in the seated shot put who found himself abandoned by his national sports federation and battling for respect and equal rights as he prepared for the 2016 Rio Games.

“The Hot Docs community and their support means a lot to our film and the action it requires. As independent filmmakers, we need a launch pad for the stories that change the world,” Bensari said after her win.”

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