Renowned Canadian film festival hotDocs is coming to Sydney for the first time in 2016 and has unveiled a killer lineup for it’s inaugural showing.

Many of the world’s most inspiring and thought-provoking documentaries will be premiered over two weeks in a festival thoughtfully curated by artistic director Richard Moore.

Some of the highlights include Jim: The James Foley Story, a story about the American journalist executed by ISIS in 2014; The Road, an exploration into corruption in China; Mr Gaga, the audience award winner at Berlinale 2016 about the Batsheva Dance Company and What Tomorrow Brings, a feature into a women’s fight to educate young girls in Afghanistan.

Other features include A Ballerina’s Tale, A Life of It’s Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana, Chameleon, Chuck Norris versus Communism, A Syrian Love Story as well as the Juan Reina directed Diving Into The Unknown.

hotDocs will be showcased at the Palace Verona from Tuesday June 21 until Sunday July 3.