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The Royal

608 College Street

Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

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"Torments Of Love" by Caroline Jules

Two sisters go to their deceased grand mother’s house to sort her belongings. When Vanessa learn that Myriam has also invited their father for lunch, it is too late to flee and the confrontation is inevitable. Facing this distant father, the older sister try to hide her wounds behind a mask of perfection whereas the younger one choose cynicism and provocation.

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Trailer and Behind-the-scenes Featurette for Brown Girl Begins” by Fernando Arrioja

It’s 2049 in the Burn, and the poor have been deported to an island off the mainland of Toronto. The forsaken islanders turn to young Ti-Jeanne and her Caribbean mystical spirits to save them, but to possess her powers she must undergo a possession that could kill her, but if she doesn’t her people will die.

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SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

"Paddlin’ Spirit" by Amanda Sans Pantling

Paddlin’ Spirit is a short documentary film about the Jamaican artist Laura Facey, whose work explores the indescribable cruelty of slavery but also the resilient nature of the human being. It stands out for her denouncement of abuse and her own process of healing from her traumatic experiences; although her Emancipation piece was very controversial among the people of Jamaica due to its explicitness.

“Root Up ” by Fernando Arrioja

This creative documentary deals the issue of chlordecone contaminated soils in Guadeloupe through the prism of a local female farmer.

When Joselie, a former seamstress, inherits 5 acres of land from her late father, she becomes a farmer at age 48 ans. At that points, she discovers that her land is contaminated and that she cannot grow anything on it. However, she refuses to give up and is determined to save her land and live off it.




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