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It's that time of year again, when Torontonians (and Canadians) get revved up about documentaries.

The 21st annual Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival runs from April 24 - May 4, and this year's slate features 197 titles from 43 countries in 12 screening programs.

We're going to have our daily Hot Doc a Day feature (starting on April 23), where Moviefone Canada picks a documentary for you to watch every day at the Fest, but for now, here are some documentaries we highly recommend for your viewing pleasure.

Tickets and a full schedule are available at the Hot Docs website.