I will never forget the day when I was 5 years old and my father sat me down to have “the talk.” He told me “when you get older you will have to work 10 times harder because of your brown skin. Don’t think for a second that because you are beautiful and intelligent, you will always be treated with respect.”
The world looks at Canada as a culturally neutral country. But the so called "melting pot of the North" is really... just Toronto. Western Canada is nowhere near the pot.
The 5th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), one of Canada’s premiere festivals for black film opens February 15 - 19.