ALBERT CAMPBELL SQUARE
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
SCARBOROUGH ARTS’ BLUFFS GALLERY
SCARBOROUGH BLUFFER’S PARK
EXPERIENCE GREAT FILMS!
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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Isn’t this moment...? ...This current moment we share together, is right out of a movie scene? It feels like it’s off the pages of a script and into the screens of our minds. We observe as life happens around us, just like watching a film, minus the options to pause, rewind, stop or fast forward. We act as the lead actors of our lives, playing the one and only role that we are meant to play: one that will inevitably lead us to wherever we need to be. Yet, just like watching a film, despite not knowing what’s coming next, we go through the journey knowing that by the end of it all, everything will fall into place. All the words, acts, characters, plots, highs and lows—everything works out, and everything is just fine. Anything is possible and obtainable. Signs and events continue to prove this time and time again; it is just a universal truth. As we gather to celebrate great cinema, it cannot go without saying that the 5th Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, and the last 4 years, would not be possible without those who played a vital part in bringing this festival to life: our audience, volunteers, sponsors and partners, friends and family, staff and board, supporters and sponsors, and of course, the filmmakers. Thank you for helping Scarborough become a place where diverse peoples and communities can come together! Just like watching a film, let’s sit back, relax, and observe the transformative power of art and the moving image, as it uplifts, inspires, and celebrates our human spirit. Whatever our film choice is: a thriller, an action film, drama, or comedy, we learn and discover something new out of it. If it’s scary, we yell; if it’s a drama, we cry; if it’s a comedy, we laugh. If we don’t like it, we can get up and leave. We are here for the experience. So keep observing and being in the moment. As no matter where you go, there you will be. Our adventure isn’t just about to start; we are already on it! And all we have to remember is that anything is possible, and whatever comes will eventually pass, and everything will be just great. Thank you and a heartfelt welcome! Action!
Sergei Petrov, Executive Director, Scarborough Arts and Founder, Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival
Dear Friends: I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to everyone attending the 5th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival. This festival provides a wonderful opportunity to discover engaging films from emerging artists, award winners, and fan favourites. Every year, this event showcases films from June 6–11, 2017 the world that provide insight into important cultural and social issues. With many around other activities planned, including free concerts, educational programming and workshops, everyone in attendance will certainly find this a rewarding experience. Dear Friends:
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The Rt. Hon. Justin P.J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada
Premier of Ontario - Première ministre de l’Ontario
June 6 – 11, 2017
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Please accept my sincere best wishes for an inspiring film festival, and Sincerely, for much continued success.
Kathleen Wynne Kathleen Wynne Premier
It is my pleasure to extend greetings and a warm welcome to everyone attending the 5th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival. The performing arts are integral to the social and economic fabric of our city and are a platform that enriches and enhances the lives of many who love this genre of art. I wish to welcome everyone to our city and encourage you to enjoy Toronto at this time of year as well as learn about our vibrant neighbourhoods. On behalf of Toronto City Council, I thank the organizers of this event and offer my best wishes for a memorable festival and continued success. Yours truly,
John Tory Mayor of Toronto
ABOUT SCARBOROUGH ARTS MISSION
Scarborough Arts (SA), founded in 1978, is a not-for-profit organization serving the Scarborough community through innovative arts and culture programs for citizens of all ages. We work to build the community’s artistic vibrancy and excellence through programs and events that focus on collaboration, community and celebration. Our mission is to bring arts to the community and community to the arts.
Carter Bruce Festival Manager
OUR PROGRAMS EDUCATION
Jen D. Fabico Program Director Rachel Fender Operations and Events Coordinator Adrian Mehes Video Producer
Our year-long arts education and development programs for youth, children, adults, and seniors provide high-quality professional arts programming in different areas and communities in Scarborough. These educational programs aim to enrich participants’ approaches to art-making, build capacity for individual artists, and cultivate a passion for various artistic practices in a broad range of community members.
Sergei Petrov Executive Director
Makenzie Stevens, Elsa Wu Student Interns
Scarborough Arts develops exhibits that prioritize excellence and creativity in curatorial design. We partner with local curators, community members, and with organizations like Luminato, Myseum of Toronto, JAYU Human Rights Festival, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival to develop and present exhibitions in the Bluffs Gallery, our onsite gallery space. By committing to excellence in our exhibitions, we give the work of Scarborough’s artists the professional respect it deserves.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Scarborough Arts energizes the artistic community of the region with a robust slate of celebratory festivals and events that put local art in conversation with international artistic practices, animate different spaces in Scarborough through art that intersects with cultural questions that are local to the community, and represent the diverse artistic landscape of the region. By partnering with other arts organizations and supporting their festivals and events, Scarborough Arts sustains the energy of the region’s creative pulse.
Marianne Rellin Marketing and Communications Coordinator
PROGRAMMING TEAM Carter Bruce Natalie Bek-Gerhard Sergei Petrov Yana Ponomarenko
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Heather Black, Director Gilad Cohen, Director Melissa Daly-Buajitti, Secretary Juliana Feng, Director Irina Fyfe, Director Simon Paabor, Treasurer
Megan Pearson, Director
We offer resources to Scarborough-based emerging and professional artists and groups that use art and culture to make an impact in the local community.
Julie Witt, Board Chair
For more information about our programs, visit our website: scarborougharts.com.
EX-OFFICIO Councillor Michelle Holland, Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest
FESTIVAL JURY + AWARDS
Shane Smith is Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest Festival and Market for documentary film. Smith previously worked at the Toronto International Film Festival as the Director of Special Projects, overseeing numerous initiatives and exhibitions. Other positions include Executive Producer, In-Flight Entertainment at Spafax; Director of Programming at Channel Zero; Director of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival; Short Film Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival; and Programmer for Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. He is the Founder and Co-Director of OzFlix: Australian Film Weekend in Toronto.
Joyce Wong is a writer and director based in Toronto. Her films often feature an idiosyncratic tone and tongue-incheek comedy. She graduated from York University with a BFA in Film Production in 2007, and is an alumna of the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus and the 2016 TIFF Talent Lab. Her work has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Most recently, she completed her first feature, WEXFORD PLAZA, which premiered at the 2016 Torino Film Festival, screened in competition at Slamdance, and won the Center for Asian American Media’s Best Narrative Feature.
He is not the guy from Vice.
Born near the cradling waves of Goa, India and raised in the diverse suburbs of Scarborough, ON, Sampreeth Rao is a filmmaker of eclectIc origins. His documentary debut, Watching TV with the Mind Off (2016), played at the TIFFxInstagram Festival, Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, and Regent Park Film Festival, where he was awarded the RBC Emerging Director’s Award. Recently, he also co-founded the Wave Art Collective, a digital media program aimed at reducing youth unemployment in Scarborough. Ultimately, Sampreeth believes in taking risks, interdisciplinarity, and above all else, a good bowl of ramen. Sampreeth is also a graduate of Scarborough Arts’ EAST Aninmating Democracy Program.
AWARDS The Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival Jury was assembled to select the award winners for the following categories:
The festival audience gets to vote for their favourite film! The awards will be presented for the following categories:
• Festival Grand Prix — Feature Film • Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography — Feature Film
• Audience Choice — Feature Film • Audience Choice — Short Film
TICKETS Ticket + Membership Prices General
Ways to Purchase:
Student / Senior
Opening Reception + After-party
Scarborough Arts Membership
Free / $30
Unless otherwise indicated, all screenings are restricted to those 18 years of age or older.
ONLINE: www.scarborougharts.com/filmfestival BY PHONE: 416-698-7322 between 10 AM and 5 PM IN-PERSON: At Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery on 1859 Kingston Road between 10 AM and 5 PM, or at any box office before any SCARFF screening.
FESTIVAL VENUES 1
AC223, Academic Resource Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
Albert Campbell Square 150 Borough Drive Scarborough, ON M1P 0B1
Scarborough Bluffers Park 1 Brimley Road South Scarborough, ON M1M 3W3
Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery 1859 Kingston Road Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3
Fox Theatre 2236 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4E 1G2
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Free Screening
TUESDAY, JUNE 6
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
SATURDAY, JUNE 10
SUNDAY, JUNE 11
EAST Animating Democracy Photography Exhibit June 5 – August 26 | Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery | Page 27
Sea of Life
11 AM | UTSC, AC223 | Page 27
1 PM | Fox Theatre | Page 23
4 PM | Fox Theatre | Page 22
Light Beneath My Feet
House of Others
4 PM | Fox Theatre | Page 25
Local Heroes Night 7 PM | UTSC, AC223 | Page 14
7 PM | Fox Theatre | Page 21
7 PM | Fox Theatre | Page 10
7 PM | Fox Theatre | Page 11
I’m Not Alone
EAST Animating Democracy Shorts
Wajood Page 26
May God Save Us
9:30 PM | Fox Theatre | Page 20
8 PM | Albert Campbell Square | Page 12
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
2001: Space Odyssey 8 PM | Scarborough Bluffer’s Park | Page 13
OPENING NIGHT PRESENTATION
THE CONSTITUTION JUNE 7 | 7 PM | FOX THEATRE | $20 An eternal story of love and hate, differences and similarities told as an incredibly touching comedy-drama. The Constitution is a chronicle of four very different people, who live in the same building and who, against their will, become dependent on each other. A professor, his disabled father, a dyslexic police officer, and his wife, each with their own frustrations and fears are pulled together by non-trivial circumstances. Directed by Rajko Grlić and written by Ante Tomić, the film is is a reminder of some often-forgotten values of human freedoms. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: RAJKO GRLIĆ Rajko Grlić has written and directed numerous feature films, short films, and TV documentaries. His films have played at renowned festivals around the world, including Cannes and the Tokyo International Film Festival. He also teaches film directing, is the artistic director of the Motovun Film Festival, and is a member of the European Film Academy.
Year: 2016 Runtime: 93 minutes Country: Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Republic of Macedonia Language: Croatian with English subtitles EXPERIENCE IT WITH
Celebrate the kickoff of SCARFF17 at the opening night after-party at The Outrigger Restaurant with live music and good food!
CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING + AWARDS
LOVING PIA SUNDAY, JUNE 11 | 7:00 PM | FOX THEATRE | $10 In rural Denmark, 60-year-old Pia lives with her elderly mother. Pia, who has an intellectual disability, believes itâ€™s high time she finds a boyfriend. Though the script is fiction, Pia and her mother are real, acting as versions of themselves. Borgmanâ€™s poetic and genre-defying film contains remarkable elegance beneath its simple exterior. Granular 16mm film captures sun-dappled conversations at the kitchen table. Conversations about deep emotions, in the simplest of terms. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: DANIEL BORGMAN Daniel studied directing at the Danish alternative film school, Super16. His short films have premiered in A-list festivals, with Berik winning the Grand Prix in Cannes in 2010. His debut feature, The Weight of Elephants, premiered in Berlin in 2013. Loving Pia is his second feature film, developed at the Berlinale Residence with support from The Danish Film Institute and FilmFyn.
Year: 2017 Runtime: 99 minutes Country: Denmark Language: Danish with English subtitles Premiere: North American EXPERIENCE IT WITH
Find out the jury-selected winners for Best Feature Film and Best Feature Cinematography at the Awards Ceremony.
25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING
WAYNE’S WORLD JUNE 9 | 8 PM | ALBERT CAMPBELL SQUARE | FREE Wayne’s World! Party Time! Excellent! It’s the 25th anniversary of this comedy classic based on Mike Myers’ wildly successful Saturday Night Live sketch. Wayne Campbell’s totally awesome public access cable TV show, Wayne’s World has earned the attention of a hot-shot producer who wants to buy the rights. It definitely turns out great. Not! Come relive your favourite Wayne’s World moments in an outdoor screening. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: PENELOPE SPHEERIS Penelope Spheeris founded her first production company in 1974 in Los Angeles, focusing on music videos. She has earned tremendous success throughout her career in both comedy films such as Wayne’s World and documentaries including The Decline of Western Civilization. Her work has won awards including a grammy nomination for the music video for Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for Wayne’s World.
Year: 1992 Runtime: 95 minutes Country: USA Language: English
EXPERIENCE IT WITH
Come at 8 PM and rock out to a live music concert before the feature presentation. Party on, Garth!
CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY JUNE 10 | 8 PM | SCARBOROUGH BLUFFERS PARK | FREE Experience Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 outer space masterpiece in an outdoor screening beneath the cosmos! Despite nearing its 50th anniversary, the film’s groundbreaking special effects and cinematography remain as stunning and awe-inspiring as ever. Join us as we celebrate this sci-fi classic at the base of the majestic Scarborough Bluffs.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK It is hardly an exaggeration say that Stanley Kubrick is one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century. Famous for his meticulous approach to filmmaking, he would often write, direct, produce, and edit his films. A great number of his groundbreaking films remain classics in their genres, including Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and The Shining.
Year: 1968 Runtime: 142 minutes Country: UK, USA Language: English EXPERIENCE IT WITH
Arrive at 8 PM to get a good spot at Scarborough Bluffs and enjoy a live performance by surprise music guests! Grab a bite onsite and take part in activities for the whole family.
LOCAL HEROES FILM NIGHT
JUNE 6 | 7 PM | UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH, AC223 | FREE
THE RISING POET
THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN
DIRECTED BY WILL MURPHY
DIRECTED BY JAMIE DAY FLECK
Year: 2016 | Runtime: 10 minutes | Country: Canada | Language: English
Year: 2016 | Runtime: 13 minutes | Country: Canada | Language: English and Armenian with English subtitles
When Randell Adjei was only 12 years old, he had already faced three arrests and numerous suspensions. But through poetry, he found a way to share his story and a way to help those around him. Director Will Murphy introduces us to the founder of Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E.), a community led by youth that provides a much-needed safe space and encourages free self-expression and healing through performing arts. 14
Meet Hratch Armenious, luthier. For over 45 years, Armenious has been making violins of exquisite quality. With simple tools and 400-year-old techniques, he turns rough pieces of wood into beautiful and elegant musical instruments. Piece by piece, the wood is transformed into an object that is light and airy, yet also strong and resonant.
LOCAL HEROES FILM NIGHT
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BARRY
DIRECTED BY ALICIA HARRIS
Year: 2016 | Runtime: 9 minutes | Country: Canada | Language: English
Year: 2016 | Runtime: 12 minutes | Country: Canada | Language: English
The Wexford Restaurant was established in 1958 by the Kiriakou brothers, Tony and Tommy. Situated in the Wexford Heights Plaza on Lawrence Avenue East in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, the restaurant continues to play a vital role within the local community. This charming short documentary profiles the restaurant, its staff and customers.
It’s the 1980s, and Jay is thirteen years old. She’s managed to get her hands on a Playgirl magazine. She’s absolutely positive that it holds the key to unlocking womanhood for herself and her friends—if only they can muster the courage to open it. Alicia Harris’ hilarious coming of age short film is an all-too-relatable story about the awkward precipice of puberty.
EXPERIENCE IT WITH Four amazing short films, each one made by or about local people. Both filmmakers and subjects will be in attendance, so a wide range of talents will be on display!
2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL GUIDE Scarborough comes alive with vibrant events and festivals every summer! Check out this diverse selection of events from our community partners and plan an arts-filled summer season for you and your family.
August 11 - 13, 2017
10AM - 10PM
SCARBOROUGH CIVIC CENTRE 150 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4N7
INTERNATIONAL FOOD, MUSIC AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL
JULY 7-9, 2017 Lawrence Avenue East, Birchmount to Warden
See live coverage at: @WexfordBIA â€¢ #TasteofLawrence tasteoflawrence.com
Brought to you by Councillor Paul Ainslie & The Guild Renaissance Group
The Guild Alive with Culture
Saturday July 29, 2017 10 am - 6 pm Sunday July 30, 2017 10 am - 5 pm Guild Park and Gardens 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough • Artists’ Market • Live Entertainment
• Family Activities • Guild Heritage Exhibits
Taste of the Guild and Beer Garden by The Olde Stone Cottage Pub @Guild_Alive
MAY GOD SAVE US JUNE 8 | 9:30 PM | FOX THEATRE | $10 In this expertly tensioned psychological thriller, two detectives track a gruesome killer in the oppressive heat of a Madrid summer. Roberto Alamo and Antonio de la Torre deliver stand-out performances as the temperamentally contrasting but similarly troubled detectives. Much more than just another odd-couple cop drama, this film layers psychological investigation with nuanced social and cultural observation. The heat, the political unrest, the ticking clock all add depth to the filmâ€™s palpable atmosphere. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: RODRIGO SOROGOYEN A graduate of ECAM in Madrid, Rodrigo Sorogoyen began writing for television and film from a very young age. His films have garnered several awards and nominations, not least of which was a Goya nomination for Best New Director in 2014 for his film Stokholm. His latest feature film, May God Save Us, premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Year: 2016 Runtime: 127 minutes Country: Spain Language: Spanish with English subtitles Premiere: Canadian EXPERIENCE IT WITH
Catch a stand-up comedy performance by the Yuk Yukâ€™s Aisha Brown.
Year: 2016 Runtime: 97 minutes Country: Egypt, France
JUNE 9 | 7 PM | FOX THEATRE | $10 In the summer of 2013, clashes erupted across Cairo between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood supporters. This utterly harrowing film explores the conflict, as well as a cross-section of Egyptian society, from within the confines of a single police van. The impressive cinematography captures both the grueling claustrophobia of being detained inside a cramped space and also the vast, free-flowing chaos of coursing crowds in open streetsâ€”sometimes all within a single shot.
Language: Arabic with English subtitles Premiere: Ontario
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: MOHAMED DIAB Mohamed Diab is an award-winning writer and director, whose work often deals with pressing issues concerning Egyptian society. He is known for his directorial debut film, Cairo 678, a drama about three women who unite to fight against male chauvinism in Cairo. CLASH, his second feature film, was selected as the Opening film of Un Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival 2016.
THE BLIND CHRIST JUNE 10 | 4 PM | FOX THEATRE | $10 Upon learning of a friend’s injury, Michael embarks on a pilgrimage across the desert to reach him, with the belief that he will perform a miracle of healing. Part road movie and part spiritual fable, Christopher Murray’s enigmatic film employs a cast of mostly local non-professional actors, and moments often feel as if they could be documentary. The film’s cinematography is sure-handed and subtly composed, yet it maintains its natural, meandering sense of authenticity. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER MURRAY Christopher Murray holds a degree in Audiovisual Direction from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica of Chile. His film Manuel de Ribera was awarded the Best Domestic Film award at SANFIC 2010. He is a co-founder of the documentary project Film Map of a Country (www.mafi.tv). Murray was also General Director of the award winning collective film Propaganda.
Year: 2016 Runtime: 91 minutes Country: Chile, France Language: Spanish with English subtitles Premiere: Canadian
BITTER MONEY JUNE 11 | 1 PM | FOX THEATRE | $10 Renowned documentarian Wang Bing’s latest film brings us into the daily lives of garment industry labourers in an eastern Chinese city. The majority of these workers are migrants, having travelled from far off villages in search of a steady job. But the employment they’ve found is piecemeal and precarious at best. With nimble camerawork and a patient approach, Wang’s observational documentary grants us a unique view of the lives for these workers. Though slow-burning, Bitter Money builds an effective and engaging portrait of life for these workers.
Year: 2016 Runtime: 152 minutes Country: France, China, Hong Kong Language: Mandarin with English subtitles Premiere: Toronto
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: WANG BING Wang Bing is one of the leading documentarians currently working in China. He graduated from the Film Academy in Beijing. He is famous for his charactaristically long, and sometimes multi-part, observational documentaries about labourers and working class people of China and nearby regions. His films have won numerous awards and premiered at renowned film festivals in Venice and Berlin.
HOUSE OF OTHERS JUNE 11 | 4 PM | FOX THEATRE | $10
Year: 2016 | Runtime: 103 minutes Country: Georgia, Spain, Croatia, Russian Federation Language: Georgian with English subtitles Premiere: Canadian
With hauntingly beautiful cinematography, filmmaker Rusudan Glurjidze explores the melancholy and unease of a family seeking stability in the wake of wartime. In the early 1990’s, the breakaway region of Abkhazia declared its independence from Georgia. Families across the region were uprooted and relocated to homes only recently vacated by families from the enemy’s side. Homes with lingering memories. Even in the absence of war, peace remains elusive. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: RUSUDAN GLURJIDZE After studying film directing and screenwriting at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University, Rusudan Glurjidze worked in public television broadcasting for several years. House of Others, her first feature film, won the Grand Prix in the East of the West Copmetition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was Georgia’s official candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
EXPERIENCE IT WITH
Witness a performance by local Georgian polyphonic vocal ensemble, Darbazi, plus have a taste of Georgian food and drinks! 25
Light Beneath My Feet
I’m Not Alone
I’M NOT ALONE
LIGHT BENEATH MY FEET
JUNE 9 | 7 PM | FOX THEATRE
JUNE 10 | 4 PM | FOX THEATRE
JUNE 11 | 7 PM | FOX THEATRE
DIRECTED BY AMIN MALAKOOTIKHAH
DIRECTED BY LAZ
DIRECTED BY VISHAL SRIVASTAVA
2017 | 2.5 minutes | Iran | North American
2017 | 6 minutes | Canada
2017 | 12 minutes | India | Hindi with English
This delightful animation may be short and quirky, but it is also cleverly insightful. Social media and networked devices sure are great at letting us feel connected and compassionate. But what does this connectivity actually gain for us? Amin Malakkotikhah takes a look at what a “like” is really worth.
In this creative short film, a young man has a unique way of coping with isolation. With a compassionate lens and without a word of dialogue, filmmaker Laz builds an enchanting yet bittersweet atmosphere.
subtitles | North American Premiere
A touching short film about a transwoman in India finding self-worth in the face of social pressures and discrimination. Within India, trans-women still face significant discrimination, despite a long cultural history and recent legal protections as a third gender.
EAST ANIMATING DEMOCRACY SHORTS + EXHIBIT EAST ANIMATING DEMOCRACY VARIOUS DATES AND LOCATIONS | FREE DIRECTORS: MAHAD ARALE, JENN BOULAY, AISHAH CADER, NADIA HUACO, JEREMIAH MILES, HAGR SAAD, SHANGO, LERU XU, HAZELMAE VALENZUELA, AND ALYSSA VIDAL 2017 | Canada | World Premiere
Scarborough Arts’ EAST Animating Democracy is a free program that teaches youth ages 14 to 21 about storytelling, film production, camerawork, lighting, writing, directing, and editing, with a focus on social and civic engagement. EAST Animating Democracy is part of a year-round EAST program that enhances youth’s skills in music, film, theatre, and photography.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION + TALK SEA OF LIFE JUNE 6 | 11 AM | UTSC, AC223 | FREE DIRECTED BY JULIA BARNES 2016 | 86 minutes | Canada | English
With access to leading environmental activists and breathtaking underwater cinematography, young filmmaker Julia Barnes takes us on an epic adventure that explores the many different ways our oceans—and our world—are threatened by human behaviour. Inspired by Rob Stewart’s Revolution, Barnes embarked on a globe-spanning journey to create this impressive first film. EXPERIENCE IT WITH A discussion with filmmaker Julia Barnes after the film.
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