Anna Fahr, Canada, 2014, 18 min, Toronto Premiere, in Arabic with English Subtitles (Precedes Silvered Water – Syria Self-Portrait) In the northern mountains of Lebanon, a Syrian man hoping to reunite with family torn apart by war encounters two Palestinian children whose own stories of exile pro

Every year, Diaspora in Short showcases short films by talented diasporic filmmakers. This year, we havefive films made by Iraqi young filmmakers and one by an Iranian-Canadian   Children of God Ahmed Yassin, UK/The Netherlands, 2013, 10 min, in Arabic with English Subtitles A young amputee boy

Rithi Panh, Cambodia, 2013, 92 min, in English Academy Awards 2014, nominate for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar; Cannes Film Festival 2013, winner, Un Certain Regard Award; Istanbul International Film Festival 2014, FACE Award; Jerusalem International Film Festival 2014, Spirit of Freedom Award; C

Midi Z, Burma/Taiwan, 2014, 95 min, In Burmese with English Subtitles, Canadian Premiere Winner, Best International Film, Edinburgh FF; Festival Prize and Press Award, Taipei FF A farmer from an impoverished village in Burma moves to the city and pawns his cow for a moped to earn a living as a taxi

Mehran Tamadon, France/Switzerland, 2014, 105 min, in Farsi with English Subtitles An atheist, Iranian filmmaker Mehran Tamadon managed to convince four mullahs, all believers in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to come and stay with him for two days and engage in discussion. In this confined space, da

Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2013, 125 min, in Farsi with English subtitles Cannes Film Festival 2013, Un Certain Regard, FIPRESCI prize; Fribourg International Film Festival 2014, Don Quixote Award; Hamburg Film Festival 2013, Political Film Award INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS Kasra is an Iranian author who

Tony Gatlif, France, 2014, 107 min, Toronto Premiere Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2014; Piazza Grande, Locarno Film Festival 2014 Cross-cultural tensions, star-crossed lovers, flamenco dancing and a hot summer sun: Geronimo captures the passion and chaos that ensues when a teenage girl o

Amos Gitaï, Israel/France, 2013, 85 min, in Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles, Toronto Premiere Venice Film Festival 2014, in Competition, Grean Drop Award, SIGNI Award, Nominated for Golden Lion. Yael, a young journalist, investigates the death of an Auschwitz survivor married to a Palestin

Arash and Arman Riahi, Switzerland/Germany, 2014, 118 min, in English, Arabic, Spanish,Ukranian with English Subtitles, Canadian Premiere Democracy is like love. You have to make it! What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is