The opening film was a riveting story from South Africa "Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us". The director Ernest Nkosi, producer Enos Manthato, and one of the actors Thato ''DH'' Dhladla were on hand to answer questions after the screening.
They shared with the audience how this tragic story depicting ghetto life in Alexandra township was denied funding time and time again. The crew incredibly shot the entire film in 7 days out of their own pockets. They've taken the film to festivals all over Africa, Europe, North America with amazing success. They say their next project is a love story between South Africa and Barbados.
Check out some pictures from Wednesday night!
(L-R) Producer Enos Manthato, Actor Thato ''DH'' Dhladla, Director Ernest Nkosi ("Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us")
TBFF founder Fabienne Colas with festival volunteers
TBFF founder Fabienne Colas gives the opening remarks
Amaika Chib and Photographer/Motivational Speaker/Life Coach Belinda Barrocks
Canadian Black Caucus President Gwyneth Chapman and Ontario Black History Society President Nikki Clarke
(L-R) Ataps Production Sharon Wickham-Hylton, Producer/Writer/Director Ryan Singh, Producer Roots Reggae Radio Shana McCalla, Filmmaker Kwame Damon Mason (Soul on Ice: Past, Present Future)
Casting agent Warren Beatty and actress Angella Bernard
Fashionista Victoria Jaboro
Actor Jude Idada
Actress Keeya King
Co-founders of ByBlacks.com Camille & Roger Dundas