A poignant documentary about homelessness in Switzerland, “The Shelter” alternates between nights at “The Bunker,” a shelter in Lausanne, and stories of homeless individuals and families in this Swiss city. These threads weave together to show the practical and every-day challenges of both running a shelter as well as living without employment or a home; together, they also reveal the very real human side of the social issue of homelessness.
101 MINUTES | 2014 | IN FOCUS: SWITZERLAND |
TORONTO PREMIERE | FILMMAKER(S): FERNAND MELGAR |
The Constant Refugee
7 MINUTES | 2016 | IN FOCUS: SYRIA |
FILMMAKER(S): P.C. BARFOOT & LEILA ALMAWY
From Iraq, to Syria, to Turkey and finally Canada. This is the journey of Saifan Estefan and his family.