YEARS OF FEAR Amin Zargham, Canada, 2018, 38 min, in English and Farsi with English Subtitles, World Premiere “Years of Fear” is a personal narrative on the life of an Iranian Baha’i citizen who, by reflecting on a collection of memories, sheds light on a relatively unknown aspect

Live Music! Mponda and The Matata 6 Saturday, 3 November, 2:50 – 3:10, Carlton Cinema   Mponda was born in Africa and went from never seeing his mother to becoming a refugee and finally getting rescued by Red Cross and moving to Canada at young age. He went from being bullied at school and no

ZAGROS Şahim Omar Kalifa, Belgium/The Netherlands, 2017, 98 min, in Kurdish and Dutch with English Subtitles, North American Premiere Winner, Best Film, Ghent FF 2017; Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Oostende FF 2018 Kurdish shepherd’s wife Havin, accused of having an affair by her

SEXTAPE Antoine Desrosières, France, 2018, 98 min, in French with English Subtitles, North American Premiere Cannes FF 2018, Un Certain Regard; Munich IFF 2018 In the absence of her sister Rim, what was Yasmina doing in a car park with their boyfriends Salim and Majid? Rim knows nothing about it, b

ONE OF THESE DAYS Nadim Tabet, Lebanon, 80 min, 2017, in Arabic with English Subtitles, Canadian Premiere A 24-hour youth chronicle in Beirut. Maya, Tarek, Yasmina and Rami are teenagers. They are smart, beautiful and hungry for life. Beirut is experiencing yet another terrorist attack with street d

MY FAVORITE FABRIC Gaya Jiji, France/Germany/Turkey, 2018, 98 min, in Arabic with English Subtitles, Canadian Premiere Cannes FF 2018, nominated for Camera d’Or and Un Certain Regard Award Damascus, Spring 2011. It’s the early stages of the revolution. 25-year-old Nahla is torn between her d

MINING MEMORY Daniel Yon, Canada/St Helena/South Africa, 2018, with English Subtitles, North American Premiere Official Selection, South African Intenational Documentary Festival 2018 On May 21st, 1907, one hundred men left the Island of St Helena aboard the RMS Galician Castle, bound for Port Nollo

LAND Samiramis Kia, Canada, 2017, 11 min, in Dari and English with English Subtitles, Toronto Premiere Winner, Norman MacLaren Award, Montreal FF 2017 An old Afghan man in search of integration into his new society finds it in a strange way. Trailer

IN BLUE Jaap van Heusden, The Netherlands, 2017, 102 min, in Dutch, English, and Romanian with English Subtitles, Canadian Premiere Winner, Best Film, Austin FF 2017; Special Jury Prize, Eindhovens FF 2017 A forty-something Dutch flight attendant has to deliver a child in mid-air on a flight to Buch

ELDORADO Markus Imhoof, Switzerland/Germany, 2018, 92 min, in German, English, and Italian with English Subtitles, Canadian Premiere Winner, Amnesty International Prize, Berlin FF 2018; Official Selection, Telluride FF 2018; Oscar 2019 Swiss Submission In the lean years of WW II, the family of Swiss

DAHA (MORE) Onur Saylak, Turkey, 2017, 115min, IN Turkish and Arabic with English Subtitles, North American Premiere Winner, Best Film, East End FF UK 2018; FIPRESCI Prize, Valladolid IFF 2017 Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he

A DYSFUNCTIONAL CAT Susan Gordanshekan, Germany, 2018, 93 min, in Farsi and German with English Subtitles, North American premiere Official Selection Berlin FF 2018, with Pegah Ferydoni Mina’s family has introduced her to several potential husbands in Iran. She has rejected them all until she meet

Muayad Alayan, 2018, Palestine/The Netherlands/Germany/Mexico, 127 min Winner, Audience Award, Tiger Award, Rotterdam IFF 2018; Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem ri