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2020

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 8 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Meres J. Weche

Dance for the people

Broadway tap dance performer Lisa La Touche talks about her Fall for Dance North show, her Calgary roots and artistic journey in Chicago and New York, and tells us why her art form needs to be back in... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche

The legacy of TIFF's Planet Africa, 25 years on

One of the highlights of the recently wrapped-up Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was the celebration of the Planet Africa series, which began 25 years ago and ran for ten years. Four films ... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche

Ava DuVernay virtually walking into TIFF as the victor

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay speaks to TIFF's Cameron Bailey about social justice, the Black Lives Matter movement, and how she's using the medium of film to tell the important stories of our times. “I alw... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche

Halle Berry on the importance of telling our own stories

Actress Halle Berry speaks to CBC's Amanda Parris as part of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) about her distinguished career and her most recent film project and directorial debut, ... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche

Before the Black Lives Matter movement

A discussion with filmmakers Ngardy Conteh George (left) and Alison Duke from OYA Media Group on capturing the history of Canadian anti-black racism activism and their film, Mr. Jane and Finch Toront... read more..

Community
Meres J. Weche

It takes a village: How Ounce of Prevention (Oz) is tackling the classroom to prison pipeline

  Sobering statistics highlight that while African-Canadians make up 3% of the general population, they account for 10% of the federal prison population. Black Canadians represent the fastest-gr read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche

Finding Sally: HotDocs features Tamara Mariam Dawit’s intergenerational journey of remembrance and reckoning

  Each year, the Hot Docs documentary festival — the largest in North America — showcases over 200 engaging documentary films from Canadian and international storytellers for the enjoy read more..

Arts
Adele Ambrose

From LEGOs to Legacy: Ekow Nimako envisions Africa’s bright future

  The AGA KHAN Museum presents Caravans of Gold Fragments in Time, from September 21, 2019 - February 23, 2020. The exhibit showcases pieces from around the continent, including Ekow N read more..

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