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We The North Canada Night (VOD)

I Have To Go

Directed By: Gordon Culley⎥ Canada ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 3m 5s ⎥

What would it be like to be a nurse during Covid. To know people at work need you, but your family also needs you. How hard would it be to make that decision? Leave and risk your family and even risk yourself?

No James Harden

Directed By: Adrian Wallace⎥ Canada ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 5m 28s⎥

On a hot day during the first pandemic-hit summer, bored-out-their-mind friends “Slime” and “Buzz” wander aimlessly around their community. Upon passing a basketball court, Slime notices an uncanny familiarity to a high profile basketball celebrity from afar. He alarms Buzz, and the two go to investigate their curiosity. When they approach the familiar-looking man on the court, they are quickly setback by a few spotted differences made up close. The man in question — supporting a full Houston Rockets NBA basketball team uniform, and a signature beard, gets confronted by Slime and Buzz about his assumed identity. When Slime and Buzz deem him a fake, the doppelganger makes a desperate attempt to prove his identity to the straying boys, and undergoes a ‘James Harden’ authenticity test…

How T.O. Art : Episode Two

Directed By: Taelor Lewis Joseph⎥ Canada ⎥ 2021 ⎥ 12m 21s⎥

How T.O. Art is a docu-web series about Toronto-based artists and their art, showing the reality of being an artist in Toronto; especially with the impact of COVID-19. This relevant, community-based series comprises four, fifteen-minute episodes hosted by actress and model Naja Stanford, and is co-created by Amanda Ann-Min Wong and Taelor Lewis-Joseph In episode two, we meet Jazmine Thomas, a contemporary dancer. She tells us her story of being a dancer and how movement drives her as an artist.

The North Star: Finding Black Mecca

Directed By: Angel Panag⎥ Canada ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 22m 21s⎥

Once called ‘The Black Mecca’ and ‘A Colored Man’s Paris’ – Chatham-Kent is a region in Canada with a long history of Black settlement. In spite of hardships, the community has thrived. The North Star is an independent film that documents the past and the present of a people who have helped shape this country, but are often left out of its textbooks.

Heller’s Angels

Directed By: Jenny Baboolal⎥ Canada ⎥ 2016 ⎥ 52m 13s⎥

Heller’s Angels is the story about a small organization in Toronto which made an enormous impact on the cultural landscape of Toronto in the 1970s. Called the Inner City Angels, the organization transformed the educational system through their Artists in the Schools programs and Children’s Art Centre. They also provided art and cultural experiences to the community through their large scale distribution of free tickets. The film shows the wide variety of programs they brought to the schools, from Caribbean music and steelband performances to ballet and theatre and everything in between. It also highlights the importance of art in education and to society. Rare footage, newspaper photos and articles, reveal the extraordinary programs that at the time and to this day can still be seen as revolutionary.


September 14
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Courtney Panchan
Email: festival@caribbeantales.org