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Our Future City: Urban Film Forum

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Our Future City: Urban Film Forum

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Access to affordable housing, the growth of cities and the power of cultural food experiences will be explored at the Our Future City: Urban Film Forum on Saturday, November 2 at the Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Library. The City, in collaboration with Hot Docs, will present this special day of documentary films and thought-provoking discussions to mark the start of Mississauga’s Official Plan Review.

Our Future City: Urban Film Forum features:

  • Internationally-acclaimed documentary films
  • Opportunity to participate in post-show discussions with notable influencers
  • Announcement of the winners of Our Future City: Short Film Competition
  • Showcase of city-wide projects including the Downtown Strategy with opportunities to provide feedback
  • Gourmet food trucks at Mississauga Celebration Square

TO GET TICKETS

Attendance to all films is free! Click Register and choose the ticket for the film that you want to see. You can choose 1 or 2 or all 3 but you have to register for each film individually.

Film tickets can also be secured by calling 3-1-1.

If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know by October 31, 2019 by contacting Filip Filipovic 905-615-3200, ext. 5590), filip.filipovic@mississauga.ca.

Rush seating will also be available!

Aisha Jamal, a Toronto-based film programmer, independent filmmaker and college professor is the event moderator. Her documentaries have screened at festivals and venues worldwide, and this fall on the Documentary channel. Ms. Jamal is a Canadian Film Programmer at Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival and Programming Associate of Canadian and Nordic Features at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Aisha along with the City's Planning & Building Commissioner, Andrew Whittemore, will kick off the event with an opening ceremony at 11 a.m.

FILMS

“The Human Scale” – Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard | 83 minutes | 2012 | Denmark USA Bangladesh China | RATING: PG

[Official Trailer] - Official Selection, Hot Docs 2013

Fifty per cent of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80 per cent. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the centre of our planning.

Opening Ceremony: 11 a.m. followed by screening. Post-show discussion 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Post-show discussion features Harold Madi BURPl MArch MRAIC MCIP RPP, an award winning thought leader with an insightful, ‘big picture’ perspective on all aspects of urbanism from high-level regional growth policies to detailed streetscape design. Mr. Madi has over 25 years of experience, gained in the private and public sectors, and has a well-respected expertise for undertaking comprehensive and complex projects in challenging urban contexts.

“Push” – Directed by Fredrik Gertten | 92 min | 2019 | Canada, Sweden | RATING: G

[Official Trailer] – Official Selection, Hot Docs 2019

Push is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?

Showtime: 2 p.m. Post-show discussion 3:30 – 4 p.m.

Post-show discussion features journalist, John Lorinc. Mr. Lorinc covers urban affairs, politics and business for the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Walrus Magazine, and Canadian Business. He also writes a politics column for Spacing, where he is senior editor.

“City of Gold” – Directed by Laura Gabbert | 96 min | 2015 | USA | RATING: G

[Official Trailer] - Nominee—Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colourful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip mall discovery. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before.

Showtime: 6 p.m. Post-show discussion 7:30 – 8 p.m.

Post-show discussion features Suresh Doss, a food, drink, travel writer based out of Toronto, Canada. His essays on food and drink can be found through a variety of radio, print and online channels for the last 15 years. Suresh is the food guide for CBC Toronto with a weekly show on Metro Morning where he highlights various places to eat throughout the GTA and beyond. Suresh has also regularly contributed to Globe and Mail and Toronto Life.

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