Diaspora Film Festival

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

Children of Violence
Before Your Eyes (Children of Diyarbakir)

Before Your Eyes (Children of Diyarbakir)

Miraz Bezar / Germany , Turkey / 2009 / 102 min, Canadian Premiere With Senay Orak, Muhammed Al and Hakan Karsak In Kurdish and Turkish with English Subtitles Winner: Golden Poznan Goat – Best Film, Children’s Jury Award – Best Film, Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival, 2010 – Poznan, Poland; Behlül Dal Special...
Lesson for Zaffirah

Lesson for Zaffirah

                  http://youtu.be/tAinwJ05XCw Carolina Rivas & Daoud Sarhandi / Mexico / 2011 / 75 min, Canadian Premiere In Spanish with English subtitles Winner: Best Film Prize – Mexico Today, Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM (FICUNAM), 2011 – Mexico A metaphor of the Flood in our epoch. ‘The Flood’...
On the Run with Abdul

On the Run with Abdul

                          David Lale, James Newton / UK, France / 2010 / 23 mins, Canadian Premiere In English, French, Pashtu with English Subtitles Winner, Press Award, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2010; Main Award, 8th International Festival Signes de Nuit, 2010, Official Selection: Telluride...
My Name is Mohammed

My Name is Mohammed

              Ahmed Al-Daradj, Nadia Eliewat, Hayder Helo / Iraq, UK, Jordan / 2010 / 11 min, Canadian Premiere In Arabic with English Subtitles Nine year old Iraqi refugee Mohamed dreams of being a regular kid and going to school. Instead he is a reluctant shoe shiner working the busy...
Checkpoint

Checkpoint

Ruben Amar, France, 2011, 19’, Canadian Premiere In Arabic and Hebrew with English Subtitles Suleiman, an eleven year old Palestinian boy, lives in a small village in the Gaza strip. Every month, he goes with his father to the ruins of a destroyed village. Though he doesn’t understand the weird ritual in which his father...