Monthly Archive

September 2020

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 5 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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