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Black Light: A Celebration of Canadian Filmmakers

DOC Institute and Hot Docs are partnering this Black History Month to co-present π˜½π™‘π™–π™˜π™  π™‡π™žπ™œπ™π™©: 𝘼 π˜Ύπ™šπ™‘π™šπ™—π™§π™–π™©π™žπ™€π™£ 𝙀𝙛 π˜Ύπ™–π™£π™–π™™π™žπ™–π™£ π™π™žπ™‘π™’π™’π™–π™ π™šπ™§π™¨, a series of six documentaries by leading Black documentary voices in Canada. This series is presented as part of For Viola, Hot Docs’ free screening series centering BIPOC-led stories and filmmakers, named in honour of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond.

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Curated by Hot Docs Industry and For Viola co-programmer Julian Carrington, π˜½π™‘π™–π™˜π™  π™‡π™žπ™œπ™π™©: 𝘼 π˜Ύπ™šπ™‘π™šπ™—π™§π™–π™©π™žπ™€π™£ 𝙀𝙛 π˜Ύπ™–π™£π™–π™™π™žπ™–π™£ π™π™žπ™‘π™’π™’π™–π™ π™šπ™§π™¨ explores and weaves in loose themes relevant to Black Canadian culture and history. The program features the work of Black filmmakers from many corners of the country, from the prairies to the Maritimes, providing a more inclusive and robust representation of the Black Canadian experience:

BLACK MOTHER BLACK DAUGHTER (Sylvia D. Hamilton & Claire Prieto, 1989)
COMING TO VOICE (Glace Lawrence & Anthony Brown, 1999)
FINDING SALLY (Tamara Mariam Dawit, 2020)
HARDWOOD (Hubert Davis, 2004)
JOHN WARE RECLAIMED (Cheryl Foggo, 2020)
MIGHTY JEROME (Charles Officer, 2010)

Stay tuned for releases of panel discussions with filmmakers and film subjects of the series!

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π˜½π™‘π™–π™˜π™  π™‡π™žπ™œπ™π™©: 𝘼 π˜Ύπ™šπ™‘π™šπ™—π™§π™–π™©π™žπ™€π™£ 𝙀𝙛 π˜Ύπ™–π™£π™–π™™π™žπ™–π™£ π™π™žπ™‘π™’π™’π™–π™ π™šπ™§π™¨ is made possible with the support of sponsors Rogers Group of Funds and the Toronto Arts Council, co-presenter The National Film Board of Canada, and community partners POV Magazine, BIPOC TV & FILM, and the Black Screen Office.

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DOCUMENTARY ORGANIZATION OF CANADA LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO ASSESS MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING ACROSS THE DOCUMENTARY SECTOR

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L’ASSOCIATION DES DOCUMENTARISTES DU CANADA ANNONCE LE LANCEMENT D’UN PROJET D’ÉVALUATION DE LA SANTE MENTALE ET DU BIEN-ETRE DANS LE SECTEUR DOCUMENTAIRE

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