'God' exists at Hot Docs


The world premiere of Jennifer Baichwal's "Act of God" will open the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 30, organizers said Thursday.

The feature doc about the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning is the follow-up to Baichwal's award-winning 2006 film "Manufactured Landscapes," which showed the downside of rising industrialization in China.

Hot Docs also unveiled Canadian premieres for a host of Sundance award winners, including U.S. filmmaker Ondi Timoner's "We Live in Public."

Hot Docs will release its full lineup March 24. (partialdiff)