dec 13: i am a girl
88 MINUTES | 2013 | IN FOCUS: CAMBODIA, PAPA NEW GUINEA, CAMEROON, AFGHANISTAN, USA, AUSTRALIA
TORONTO PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): REBECCA BARRY
In this inspirational and heartbreaking documentary, we meet six young girls from all over the world. Through their touching stories, we are able to view the unique challenges that girls face across cultures, including domestic abuse, mental health, family planning and access to education. This film captures the resilience and courage embodied by each character, as well as the hope they all share: a better future for all girls.
short film: hotel 22
8 MINUTES | 2014 | IN FOCUS: USA | CANADIAN PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): ELIZABETH LO
Each night in one of the wealthiest cities in America, the Line 22 public bus transforms into an unofficial shelter for the marginalized and homeless. This film captures one dramatic night on the "Hotel 22" bus.
short film: balmoral hotel
10 MINUTES | 2015 | IN FOCUS: CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): WAYNE WAPEEMUKWA
In this beautifully shot short film, the life story of a First Nations sex worker is conveyed through a dance piece on the streets of one of Canada’s poorest neighborhoods: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.