- Society, Contemporary Issues, Social Issues, and Human Interest
HOTLINE is a documentary about telephone hotlines, the people who call and the people who answer-- and the ways human conversation and contact can fight isolation and alienation in an increasingly digital world.
From phone sex operators that buck industry norms by advertising their services with their real photos, to New York City's only suicide hotline that doesn't trace its calls, to the iconic spokeswoman of the Psychic Readers Network, Ms. Cleo, HOTLINE takes viewers behind the scenes and lets them eavesdrop on conversations that are intensely personal. At a time when we are told that the telephone is an obsolete technology, many hotlines are experiencing record high numbers of calls. HOTLINE seeks to open up a conversation about how we deal with loneliness and isolation and how sometimes the help and support we need can only come anonymously from a stranger.
- Running time
- 82 and 52 minutes
- Prod. Co.
- Hotline, LLC
- United States
- Years of Production
- Release year
- Hot Docs, Doc NYC, Hot Springs, New Orleans, Rhode Island, Denver, Brooklyn, Chagrin Falls, Portland
- Gravitas Ventures (North America), TVF International
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