Celebrate six incredible years of arts and human rights programming with our team and volunteers following the Opening Night Screening of True Conviction.
*Note: the only way to gain entry is with purchase of a ticket to our Opening Night Screening.
With catering from Momofuku.
SHORTS SCREENING SERIES
FREE WORLD PENS
21 MINUTES | 2015 | IN FOCUS: CANADA | FILMMAKER(S): NIKA KHANJANI
Free World Pens is a film about family and solitary confinement. The film takes shape through letters from a man incarcerated in Texas, whose words echo in the mind of his sister as she walks freely through Montreal.
SLEEP WELL, MY BABY
7 MINUTES | 2017 | IN FOCUS: NORTH KOREA, CHINA | FILMMAKER(S): WINSTON TAO, AARON TAO
A narrative film based on the harrowing reality of human trafficking along the Chinese/North Korean border, Sleep Well, My Baby follows the incredible journey of a refugee who's had everything taken from her and will go to desperate measures to get it back.
PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND
4 MINUTES | 2017 | IN FOCUS: CANADA | FILMMAKER(S): ASHTON JANVIER
Protecting our Homeland is to inspire the young generation to start caring about our lands and cultures. It is also to promote awareness on the uranium mining exploration in Patterson lake, SK. Not only does this mining exploration affect the promises of Treaty 10, it will also destroy the natural resources, harm wildlife and ruin the land.
12 MINUTES | 2017 | IN FOCUS: USA | FILMMAKER(S): MICHELLE LATIMER
In this evocative meditation, a disturbing link is made between the resource extraction industries’ exploitation of the land and violence inflicted on Indigenous women and girls. Or, as one young woman testifies, “Just as the land is being used, these women are being used.”
WHERE WE ARE NOW
9 MINUTES | 2016 | FILMMAKER(S): LUCIE RACHEL
Where We Are Now is a personal documentary about the changing relationship between a daughter and her trans parent, who recently made the decision to transition.
BAYARD & ME
16 MINUTES | 2017 | IN FOCUS: USA | FILMMAKERS(S): MATT WOLF
Bayard Rustin was the organizer of the March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s Bayard adopted his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and a time when gay marriage was inconceivable. He reflects on the little known phenomena of intergenerational gay adoption and its connection to the civil rights movement.