International Diaspora Film Festival

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

Spotlight on Muslim and Arab Women’s Stories

The Guests

Taghreed Saadeh, Canada, 2010, 30’ A documentary that tells the story of hundreds of Palestinian refugees who seek asylum in Canada after being driven away from their homes with no alternative place to go. It focuses on why they came to Canada, the difficulties they faced, and their human suffering after Canada refused to help...

Sibil

Ronak Ghorbani, Canada, 2011, 5’A personal view of the significance of body hair in Iranian culture. Ronak is a graduate student in the Ryerson’s Communication and Culture Graduate ………………………………………….. For Film Screening Time and Venue Click here to visit our schedules and venue page
Round Trip

Round Trip

Golkou Parhizgar, UK, 2010, 52 min, North American Premiere, FREE ADMISSION (Part of “Spotlight on Muslim and Arab Women’s Stories”, in partnership with Ryerson University) In English and Farsi, with English Subtitles Round-trip is inspired by the director’s personal experience of returning to Iran after 11 years of living in the UK and rediscovering relationships...
Unveiled Views - Muslim Women Artists Speak Out

Unveiled Views – Muslim Women Artists Speak Out

  Alba Sotorra Clua / Spain / 2009 / 52 mins, Canadian Premiere, FREE ADMISSION (A part of `Spotlight on Muslim and Arab Women`s Stories` in partnership with Ryerson University) In Bosnian, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu, with English Subtitles Winner: Best Documentary, REC Film Festival, 2009 – Barcelona. In this revealing documentary five extraordinary women talk...
Les Secrets

Les Secrets

                  Raja Amari / Tunisia, Switzerland, France / 2009 / 91 mins, Canadian Premiere, FREE ADMISSION (Part of “Spotlight on Muslim and Arab Women’s Stories”, in partnership with Ryerson University) With Hafsia Herzi, Sondos Belhassen and Wassila Dari In Arabic with English Subtitles Nominated: Bronze Horse Award,...
Forget Baghdad

Forget Baghdad

  Samir / Germany, Switzerland / 2003 / 111 mins, FREE ADMISSION(Preceded by a Reception and followed by a conversation with renowned cultural studies scholar Dr. Ella Shohat who is also featured in the film. Part of “Spotlight on Muslim and Arab Women’s Stories”, in partnership with Ryerson University) In Arabic, Engish and Hebrew with...