Directed By: Irina Volkova⎥ Canada ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 1hr ⎥ English

This documentary celebrates the fifty-year history of Toronto event of the year – Toronto Caribbean Carnival aka Caribana. The Canadian – born parade is the biggest street festival in North America that attracts up to two million people from around the world to celebrate not only Caribbean Culture, but diversity and unity. This special traces the half-century history of the parade, its traditions and roots, and showcases the rich culture and music traditions of Caribbean Canadians. An incredible journey both exciting and educational from Mas K-band producers and Ontario Science Center to the born out of slavery grand parade and its history of Caribbean colonization and emancipation.

About the Director:

Highly acclaimed filmmaker Irina Volkova approaches directing with the “heart of a poet and the skin of a whale” to bring uncompromising stories to film. Director, writer, and producer of her films Irina evokes topics like diversity, equality, and human rights. Combining creative ideas with her own artistic expression she connects with the audience through her works on an emotional level. Over the years Irina has built strong working relations with more than 30 ethnic communities in Canada. She thrives in environments that are fast paced, collaborative and allow for artistic thinking to bring innovative projects to life.