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Photo display of triple screening of Air Show, Ride for Promise and Film Club

A Screening of Three films back to back with talks and Q and A's from Film Makers.

Air ShowMakes us think about how the CNE’s air show can affect refugees in Toronto.

Ride for Promise: Follows an inspiring young man determined to flip the narrative on race, privilege and poverty. Visit website for more info on Urban Promise Toronto, external link.

Film Club : Asks "Would you dare go back twenty-five years to find your long-lost classmates?" Filmmaker Cyrus Sundar Singh did … and offers a unique perspective on the immigrant experience.

Host: Grace Chau

Registration: Eventbrite, external link

Trailers: Air Show, external link, Ride for Promise, external link, Film Club, external link

Time: 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Date: May 9, 2018

Photo of the films Searching for Winnetou and In Jesus' Name

Double screening of In Jesus' Name and Searching for Winnetou.

Searching for Winnetou:  Explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture in an innovative, hilarious, unnerving, yet inspiring way.  Drew Hayden Taylor, co-director, writer and narrator talk about the film making process. and answer questions from the audience.

In Jesus' Name:  Is a poignant all-Indigenous English and Cree-English collaborative documentary film (42 mins) that breaks long-held silences imposed upon indigenous children who were interned at the notoriously violent St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario.  Film maker Susan G. Enberg and Survivor  Elder Louis Knapaysweet  will be present for a talk back.

Host: Drew Hayden Taylor

Registration: Eventbrite, external link

Trailers: In Jesus' Name, external link, Searching for Winnetou, external link

Time: 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Date: May 10, 2018

 

Note: Please note that counselors will be available as the subject matter can be difficult and intense.

Photo of the Film The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five:  See Ken Burns' searing documentary on five young men who were convicted of rape and murder and were found innocent thirteen years later as a result of DNA evidence. Exonerated Yusef Salaam will be present for a dynamic discussion following the film.

Host: Dr. Alok Mukherjee

Registration: Eventbrite, external link

Trailer: The Central Park Five, external link

Time: 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Date: May 10, 2018

 

Note: Please note that counselors will be available as the subject matter can be difficult and intense.