The film, directed by the late Rahim Zabihi, will go on screen at the World Showcase section of the 28th edition of the Canadian fest.
Produced by Touraj Aslani, ‘Holy Bread’ tells the story of some cross-border couriers who try to make ends meet by smuggling goods into Iran.
The 54-minute doc shows how these men put their lives in dander by crossing impassable terrains carrying very heavy loads.
It took nine years for the late documentarian to make the film.
The Hot Docs is recognized as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories.
This year’s edition of the event, set to be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, will take place on April 29-May 09, 2021.