Diaspora Film Festival

DFF provides Toronto audiences with an
opportunity to experience the cultural mosaic
of the present world through the medium
of cinema.

2012 Festival

In Conversation with…

Filmmakers, actors, producers, and film scholars will be in attendance for intimate discussions with audience.                   Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian will share their CALENDAR with the audience. An on-stage interview and Q/A after the film screening. Monday, 5 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall, Free...
OPENING NIGHT: Screening + Live Concert

OPENING NIGHT: Screening + Live Concert

OPENING NIGHT: Screening + Live Concert Separate admission for each event In Collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival http://www.ashkenazfestival.com/ El Gusto Safinez Bousbia, Ireland/Algeria, 2011, 88 min In Arabic and French, with English Subtitles Winner, Arab-World Documentary’s Prize, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 Canadian Premiere Opening Film, Thursday, 1 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch...
Hatred

Hatred

In Collaboration with Six Weeks of Iranian Arts Festival www.sixweeks.org Reza Dormishian, Iran, 2012, 84 min With: Baran Kosari, Babak Hamidian In Farsi and Turkish, with English Subtitles Toronto Premiere Watch trailer here Friday, 2 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Saturday, 3 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Zhaleh and Hamed are two...
El Gusto

El Gusto

Safinez Bousbia, Ireland/Algeria, 2011, 88 min. In Arabic and French, with English Subtitles Winner, Arab-World Documentary’s Prize, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 Canadian Premiere Opening Film, Thursday, 1 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Chaabi is a genre of popular Algerian music that arose out of a felicitous melding of Berber melodies, religious chants...
Indignados (The Outraged)

Indignados (The Outraged)

Tony Gatlif, France, 2012, 88 min. In French, Greek, Spanish, Wolof, with English Subtitles Canadian Premiere Friday, 2 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Saturday, 3 November 2012, 3:00 PM, carlton Cinema Watch trailer here In 2010, Stephane Hessel, a 93-year-old Frenchman, a resistance veteran and a former diplomat and author, published a lean...
Shanghai Gypsy

Shanghai Gypsy

With: Visar Vishka, Asli Bayram Marko Naberšnik, Slovania, 2012, 124 min. In Slovanian, Romani, Italian, with English Subtitles Winner, Best Screen play, Montreal Film Festival 2012 Toronto Premiere Friday, 2 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Saturday, 3 November 2012, 3:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch trailer here The story of four generations of the...
Snackbar

Snackbar

Meral Uslu, The Netherlands, 2012, 83 min. With: Ali Cifteci, Nazmiye Oral In Dutch, Arabic, and Turkish, with English Subtitles Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 1:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch trailer here This snack bar, owned by Ali, in a suburb of Rotterdam, is a refuge for the local Moroccan youth. They are...

Diaspora in Short

A collection of three multi-award winning shorts examine the experience of escaping the country, living in exile, and being deported back. Silent River Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Romania/Germany, 2011, 30 min With: Toma Cuzin, Andi Vasluianu In Romanian, German, and Serbian, with English Subtitles Winner, Golden Bear, Best Short Film, Berlin International Film Festival; Prix UIP...
Crulic - The Path to Beyond

Crulic – The Path to Beyond

Anca Damian, Romania/Poland, 2011, 73 min. With: Sandrine Bonnaire, Vlad Ivanov In Romanian with English Subtitles Winner, Don Quixote Award, Locarno International Film Festival; Special Jury Prize, Polish Film Festival; FACE Award, Istanbul International Film Festival; Grand Prix, Annecy International Animated Film Festival Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 5:15 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch...
Generation Kunduz: The War of the Others

Generation Kunduz: The War of the Others

Martin Gerner, Germany, 2011, 80 min. In Farsi Dari, with English Subtitles Winner, Golden Dove, Leipzig DOK Festival 2012 Toronto Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 5:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Watch trailer here: http://www.generation-kunduz.de/Trailer-e.html In Sept. 2009 a German military officer ordered an attack on two fuel trucks, resulting in 90 deaths, mostly civilian. The film...
Kuma

Kuma

Umut Dag, Austria, 2012, 93 min. With: Nihal G. Koldas, Begüm Akkaya In German and Turkish, with English Subtitles Winner, Best Film, Salerno Shadowline Film Festival; Audience Award, Lecce Festival of European Cinema Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch trailer here: http://www.kuma-film.com/en/trailer In her small Turkish village, everyone believes...
Material

Material

Craig Freimond, South Africa, 2012, 93 min. With: Vincent Ebrahim, Riaad Moosa In English Official Selection, London Film Festival 2012, Busan Film Festival 2012, Montreal Film Festival 2012 Toronto Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Sunday, 4 November 2012, 8:00 PM, Innis Town Hall, Vincent Ebrahim in attendance Watch trailer here Cassim...
Shun Li and the Poet

Shun Li and the Poet

Andrea Serge, Italy/France, 2011, 100 min. With: Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija In Italian, with English Subtitles Winner, FEDIC Award, Laterna Magica Prize & Lina Mangiacapre Award, Venice Film Festival; Satyajit Ray Award, London Film Festival Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Sunday, 4 November 2012, 2:00 PM, Innis Tawn Hall Watch...