Abeeku and the Maroons

Set in 18th century Jamaica, an escaped slave tries to free his pregnant sister from McNab’s cane plantation. They are forced to separate when they are attacked by guardsmen. Abeeku must find the freedom fighters called the Maroons to help him find and rescue his sister once again.

Accidentals

An estranged father and daughter come to terms with their frayed relationship during a tense road trip as they each limp towards the realization that neither of them is doing okay on their own.

Anoche

A short film exploring the effect of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in 2016.

Ariane’s Sky

Ariane is convinced of an imminent asteroid impact with planet Earth, but without support from her boss, she decides to try and save the world herself. Can she do it alone?

Black Doll

A little black girl plays with her white dolls until her grandmother reminds her what it means to be a woman.

Bonum

After they cycle through two steps back and one step forward again, the dangers of complacency are revealed and the reward that is nestled in perseverance is imagined. Conceivably this is the taste of Bonum.

C’est Moi

Set in modern day Montréal “C’est Moi” explores the collision of the past as it meets the present in the forgotten story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique, a figure of Black Canadian History and her efforts to fight against slavery in 18th Century New France. How much of our past is erased in the restoration of history?

Dancehall’s Asian Ambassadors

This documentary takes a look at the lives of four Japanese women who fell in love with Dancehall music and decided to move to Jamaica to build lives and careers. They also dismiss talks about cultural appropriation and profess their love for the island, the music, the people and the culture.

Haitian Chicken in Tijuana

What do Tijuana and Haitians have in common? Recently… a whole lot. Tijuana has become home for a community of thousands of Haitian refugees. They took great risks and traveled long distances to live somewhere they felt would be a better life and provide better working conditions. However, many of them have gotten stuck within

Hall

December 16th, 1984. The small island of Barbados is rocked by the news of the bloody murder of white plantation owner Cyril Sisnett. At that time, murder crimes against Caucasians in Barbados seldom ever happened. The four men involved (David Oliver, Peter Bradshaw, Errol Bradshaw and Winston Hall) were all rounded up and sent to

Hearts of Steel

Hearts of Steel is a fun, inspiring, compelling documentary film that follows a group of Toronto teenagers as they prepare and practise rigorously for a musical competition for steel bands. Along the way they learn leadership, commitment, trust, multi-cultural respect and the value of belonging to a musical family. The film captures their hard work,

It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti

Between 2005-2007 UN peacekeeping troops carried out several raids on Cité Soleil, a severely economically depressed neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince. Although the raids were specifically targeted against leaders of criminal gangs, scores of civilians were killed and many more injured. This film returns to Cité Soleil to examine the impact of those raids on the community

Lessons Injustice

In Lessons Injustice, Danardo jones sets out on a car ride with his teenage son in hopes of having a conversation that some parents dread and others are unaware of. As a lawyer, Jones is well aware that the law can do little to protect his son against the anti-black racism and discrimination that has

Nang by Nang

Nang has lived outside the box. Born in a Trinidadian village in 1934, she grew up poor, illegitimate, mixed-race and female, but she survived by defying convention. She left the first of five husbands when he cheated on her. With no formal training, she danced with choreographer Geoffrey Holder, who later won Tony Awards for

Not in My Neighbourhood

As cities around the world catapult themselves into ‘World Class’, Global City status, we have to ask ourselves, “at what cost”? Not in my Neigbourhood gives the account of citizens on the frontline of the struggle against the intersectional nature of Gentrification from three seemingly World Class Cities. The film explores the effects of various

Passing

Three men of color have undergone gender transition from female to male. The film explores what life is like living as a black man, when no one knows you are transgender and how each of them perceives their own journey with gender after many years of being interacted with by the world as a biological

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts is a short film about an omnipotent, black, supernatural Queen in a fictional Victorian kingdom. The film is a magical infusion of West African culture in a setting portrayed as European. It offers a creative glimpse into the life of a complex Queen whose world is shattered when she discovers that the

Roots | Routes

“If you think of culture always as a return to roots — R-O-O-T-S — you’re missing the point. I think of culture as routes — R-O-U-T-E-S — the various routes by which people travel, culture travels, culture moves, culture develops, culture changes, cultures migrate, etc.” – Stuart Hall Stuart Hall’s approaches to the concept of

Saturday Church

Ulysses is a shy and effeminate boy who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as man of the house after the death of his father.  Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled

Sin Ayo

We are immediately drawn to the humming of a young girl. We see her uncovering the past through old memorabilia belonging to our protagonist Flor Marie. This work of fiction takes us on a reflective journey around the true events on the morning of November 6th of 1967 in Curacao.

Sound of the Future: HAITI

Once known as ‘The Pearl of the Antilles’, Haiti has become a place where many fear going and are just as eager to escape. However, a renaissance of sorts is underway. Young Haitians in the arts are working together to make their country the destination of the Caribbean. This film follows the story of the

The Deliverer

Joseph Chike is a fisherman attempting to save his ancestral land by protesting a corrupt Government bent on destroying his village to make way for an oil refinery project. He’s a man at the end of his rope as he floats in his fishing boat out at sea reliving the horrors of the last failed

The Haircut

Marvin came to Canada from Jamaica in the early 1950s. With no Black barbers in his new neighbourhood, he endured many painful haircuts as a child. At 65, he still hates to get his haircut. A funny and refreshing take on the classic immigrant story, The Haircut is an exploration of assimilation and resistance through

The Incursion

On May 23, 2010 a joint police/military operation famously known as “The Incursion” was launched in the innercity community of Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica to capture the notorious drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. This search climaxed in a deadly clash between the security forces, residents and supporters of Coke. Told from the perspective of the residents,

Three Days In July

Three Days In July is a story of an interracial couple faced with an unexpected pregnancy, whose relationship is challenged by the string of shootings involving the Police and the African-American community in July 2016. With the prospect of a child on the horizon, some deeply rooted questions arise between them regarding their place in

Unfinished Sentences

A filmmaker daughter and her writer father navigate the conflicting issues of their relationship: race and art, adoration and disappointment, success and failure. Until he dies and in her grief, she discovers that his poetry and prose transcend death, allowing her to hear his voice again and find a way back to herself.