Is the web the beginning of a new future for documentary filmmaking? This was an oft-repeated and explored question among members of the documentary community during Hot Hacks, a two-day workshop organized by Mozilla for this year’s Hot Docs festival.

Chosen from a pool of 30 applications, the filmmakers of six outstanding documentary projects teamed up with web developers to create a prototype, or “minimum viable product”, of a web documentary experience. DOX was invited to the Mozilla offices in Toronto for a closer look at this exciting process of developing a common vocabulary between documentary filmmakers and the web community:

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