OPENING NIGHT FILMS ANNOUNCED!

JAYULOGO
 

NOVEMBER 10, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JAYU KICKS OFF 4TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL WITH THE CANADIAN PREMIERE OF COMING HOME

TORONTO - JAYU is thrilled to announce the Official Opening Night Film for its 2015 Human Rights Film Festival, the Canadian Premiere of Coming Home by Viko Nikci. 

The film follows Angel Cordero as he is released from prison in New York after serving thirteen years for a crime that another man confesses to during filming. Still not exonerated, we follow Angel as he faces unexpected challenges in a new age of social communication - eventually confronting the man who took away his freedom. Angel soon discovers that his greatest challenge is rebuilding the relationship with his estranged daughter.

"We're honoured to use our largest stage to showcase this timely and important film," says Gilad Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of JAYU. "Angel's story is remarkably powerful and Viko does a masterful job of highlighting Angel's unyielding strength. We're thrilled to kick off our 4th annual Human Rights Film Festival and celebrate International Human Rights Day with this film and are certain the audience will agree." 

Both Viko and Angel are expected to attend for a post-screening Q&A with the audience. The film will also be screened with the Canadian Premiere of The Box, a short film by Michael I Schiller that tells the story of Ismael "Izzy" Nazrio and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City's Rikers Island jail. 

The full schedule will be announced to the public on Monday, November 16th, with tickets going on sale the same day. 

JAYU's 4th annual Human Rights Film Festival will take place from December 10-13 during International Human Rights Month at the prestigious Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. The film festival aims to share human rights stories through film and the arts. 

For more information, please contact Gilad Cohen at gilad@jayu.ca or 416-573-9373