What happens when capitalism and charity intersect? From Wall Street to life on the street, The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of one of the fastest growing social innovations in modern history: social impact bonds. An unorthodox marriage between government services and private-sector investments, this burgeoning financial model promises to solve society’s most complex problems, from crime to homelessness—but is it delivering? Set in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K, this compelling documentary follows the unlikely people banding together to battle social inequality.

Format: 1X1hr, Feature Documentary 80 mins

“A good documentary enthralls and informs you, even if you went into it without any clue of what it was about. The strength of Invisible Heart lies within its cast of characters… the faces of real people are what makes the Heart so potent.”
Trent Wilkie, The Trent Wilkie

“The Invisible Heart has come to offer both sides of the ongoing SIB debate with sober judgement and a human face.”
Sierra Bilton, Vue Weekly

“The Invisible Heart takes a deep look at social impact bonds and raises multiple questions for governments, including the idea of the government paying profits to investors.”
Jordan Press, Canadian Press

“Social impact bonds ‘problematic’ says director of new social finance documentary ‘The Invisible Heart’.”
Danny Glenwright, The Philanthropist

“An amazing piece of work The Invisible Heart raises all the important questions about the role of the state and the role of markets.”
Dr. Danielle Martin, Physician, Educator and Author

“The Invisible Heart offers a provocative and timely account of a critical policy issue that has largely escaped public discussion and debate.”
Prof. James Williams, Social Sciences, York University

DocEdge Film Festival 2018 – Official Selection

North West Fest 2018

Special Event Screenings

November 20, 2018 – 7:00PM
Concordia University, Visual Arts Building, Montreal

May 8, 2018 – 6:30PM
RPL Theatre, Regina

May 15, 2018 – 6:30PM
Vancity Theatre, Vancouver

May 17, 2018 – 6:30PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto

May 30, 2018 – 6:00PM
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa

September 26, 2018 – 7:00PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg

October 3, 2018 – 6:30PM
Neptune Theatre, Halifax

October 17, 2018 – 6:30PM
Globe Cinema, Calgary

For more information and to buy tickets visit The Invisible Heart website.



May 9, 2019 at 7:00PM – Metro Cinema

Doc Edge Festival

May 11 & 14, 2018 – Roxy Cinema
May 25 & 26, 2018 – Q Theatre



January 22, 2019 at 9:00PM

Knowledge Network

To be announced


To be announced


Outcast Films – Educational Sales


IndieCan Entertainment – Theatrical Distribution Canada


Java Films – Worldwide Distribution






Produced by HitPlay Productions

Director/Producer Nadine Pequeneza
Cinematographer Stan Barua CSC
Editor Sarah Bachinski

Presented by Indiecan Entertainment, Telefilm and the Rogers Group of Funds through the Theatrical Documentary Program, in association with The Invisible Heart Screening Partners.

Produced by HitPlay Productions in association with TVO, Knowledge Network and ICI RDI, and with the participation of CMF, Rogers Documentary Fund, OMDC Film Fund, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit. Supported by Hot Docs Deal Maker and Sheffield Meet Market.

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