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 forms of spatial violence on the spirit and social-psyche of citizens. It follows their daily struggles, trials and triumphant moments, as they try to shape the cities they live in, from the bottom up! Portraying our characters as active citizens, fighting for their right to the city, the film acts as a portrait of stories telling the history of spatial violence within the background of Architectural Apartheid to Gentrification.
Runtime: 01:35:00 min
Country of Production: South Africa
directed by Karen Chapman
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 become a part of his complicated identity.
Runtime: 9 min
Country of Production: Canada
directed by Ron Morales, Paul Pryce
Joseph Chike recuses a man at sea: the mysterious Shane Khan. Reluctantly, he gives the man refuge in the village until he recuperates. Shane learns of the predicament facing the village and shrewdly brokers a deal with Joseph: help him traffic cocaine from Venezuela to Trinidad using fishing boats and he’ll get him the money he needs to bribe any government official to leave the village in peace.
With no options left, Joseph takes Shane up on his offer and together they set sail to Venezuela on their first drug run.
Runtime: 14 min
Country of Production: Trinidad & Tobago
SEPTEMBER 15, 9PM
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4