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THE WOMAN IN WHITE, 19min., Canada, Documentary
Directed by Roshanak Jaberi
From October 15, 1979 to January 16, 1992, El Salvador endured a civil war. More than 8000 people were forcibly disappeared, over 80,000 died, 1 million were displaced, and 500,000 were internally displaced.
A PEOPLEHOOD | AMIUT YEHUDIT., 23min,. Canada, Documentary
Directed by Marnie Salsky
Examines Toronto’s contemporary Jewish community and, simultaneously, the emotional impact of today’s insidious antisemitism. The video is a non-linear narrative structured around themes of identity/diversity, community and antisemitism. Through items people encounter everyday (photos, newspaper, social media, voice) materials are montaged to create a space for the audience to contemplate the complex issues of Jewish identity, community and the impact of hate.
RISING - LIL BERETE, 13min,. Canada, Documentary
Directed by Avery Harris Stedman
Short documentary dives into the personal story of Yay Berete p/k/a Lil Berete, a young rapper from Regent Park, Toronto's most notorious and violent neighborhood. After one of his songs goes viral at the tender age of 16, Berete becomes one of the youngest rappers in Toronto's history to recieve an international record deal. Despite his success early on, growing up in Regent Park still took it's toll and was the catalyst for many personal tragedies, stemming from systemic issues like gentrification as well as the constant threat of violence, crime and murder. Through his love of music and rediscovering his Africanity, Berete paves the way for other in his community to follow in his footsteops as he liberates himself from the hood.