It’s hard to feel that you belong to a group if its members constantly remind you that you’re different and not good enough. Written and directed by Black Canadian filmmaker Yasmine Mathurin, One of Ours is a new documentary that portrays the story of a young man whose life is stretched out between his Blackness and Indigenous identities.
Subjects of Desire is an essay film that dissects and deconstructs the stereotypes surrounding beauty and the power it gives to someone based on how they look. The film, by veteran producer Jennifer Holness, also explores what it feels like when one is deprived of this power. It's playing now at Hot Docs until May 9th.
Babe, I Hate to Go is a short film about a 51-year-old Jamaican migrant worker who leaves home each year for periods of six months or more to work on an Ontario tobacco farm.
In just under two hours, ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’ reminds us why we should care about Mali, that Islam jihadists are not representative of the Muslim people, and that art is the heart of any nation.
The cute factor is unrelenting in the short 20 minute documentary titled Music Lessons by filmmaker Michael Mabbott.