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Canada’s Top Ten: Unarmed Verses

Sat, Feb 24 / 7 pm
Directed by Charles Officer
2017, Canada, 86 min

Introduced by Q ‘ Mal Labad – Workman 

A thoughtful and vivid portrait of a Toronto low-income housing community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl, Francine, whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art to give voice to those rarely heard in society become a solidifying force in her community. Unarmed Verses is a cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging, and a statement about the strength of community.

Now in its 17th year Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival™ highlights the best features, shorts and student shorts from across the country. The breadth of programming selected by filmmakers, programmers, critics and industry professionals represents the creative strength of the country’s best cinema.

Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 and the Toronto International Film Festival. Presented in partnership with Black Space Winnipeg and the Afro Prairie Film Festival.

              

Reviews

Unarmed Verses is a miracle of a movie – the kind of minor masterpiece that makes clear why documentaries are reaching new heights of popularity. - Thomas Pashko. The Uniter
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