For the first time, we're dedicating an entire film block to documentaries. It's going to be good...
Keep reading for more info about what we have in store for you.
This block will air on YourTV and stream on our site.
The North Star: Finding Black Mecca ~ Dir. Angel Panag & Torrin Blades ~ Hamilton, Canada ~ 22:21
Once called ‘The Black Mecca’ and ‘A Colored Man’s Paris’ – Chatham-Kent is a region in Canada with a long history of Black settlement. In spite of hardships, the community has thrived. The North Star is an independent film that documents the past and the present of a people who have helped shape this country, but are often left out of its textbooks.
By bringing the community's successes to the forefront, this film attempts to highlight a story different from the narratives commonly told about Black people in North America.
Fupa ~ Dir. Gustavo Martin ~ Chicago, USA ~ 8:36
In "Fupa", Cody ponders if she should put her pet rat to sleep, or if it's worth spending the money to get her rat's tumor removed - Cody barely has any money but she loves her little Fupa. (yes, that's the rat's real name)
Read the review from Indie Shorts Mag.
Planted in 2020 ~ Dir. Santiago Bessal ~ Toronto, Canada ~ 2020~ 18:11
Despite a workforce in quarantine, Canada planted almost 700 million trees in 2020 – the most ever. With future forests under threat, a young woman journeys into the Canadian bush to endure a grueling and unconventional season of tree planting.
Read an interview with director Santiago Bessal in the Toronto Film Magazine.