International Diaspora Film Festival

2009 Film Screenings - Short Films

The Liberty Project
The Liberty Project
Anne Bayin
Canada, 2009, 4 min.
In English
Thursday 5 November, 7:00 PM
Venue
Featuring song by Eliana Cuevas
Endorsed by Amnesty International Canada
Endorsed by Amnesty International Canada

A poetic revisit of Anne Bayin’s photographs in honour of Aung San Suu Kyi that speaks to human rights and freedoms everywhere, inspired by her words “Please Use Your Liberty to Promote Ours”.

Far
Far
Hilda Hashempour
Canada, 2009, 13 min.
Friday 6 November, 9:00 PM
Venue

Rima, a young woman, remembering her last meeting with her boyfriend in a park, wonders about his child she is pregnant with.

Banethi All in One
Andrew Suri
Canada, 2009, 4 min.
Saturday 7 November, 3:00 PM
Venue

The roots and present day practice of an ancient form of Martial Art that originated in ancient India and is undergoing a revival in the Indian diasporic community in Toronto.

New Horizon
New Horizon
Aref Mohammadi
Canada, 2009, 15 min.
Saturday 7 November, 5:00 PM
Venue

The life and challenges of the first Iranian female mechanic is explored through interviews.

Sirens
Sam Arjomand
UK, 2007, 8 min.
Saturday 7 November, 9:00 PM
Venue

A young boy is deeply affected by the news of war he sees in TV, dissociating with his family.

Jaffawiye
Dan Deutsch
Israel, 2008, 18 min.
In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Sunday 8 November, 2:00 PM
Venue
Golden Palm Award, Mexico FF 2009
A part of Land and Conflict Program
Canadian Premiere

An Arab-Jewish-Russian hip hop group overcome their cultural and political differences in a part of Israel where racial prejudice and political assimilation are on the daily agenda.

Dao
Dao
Marleen Jonkman
The Netherlands, 2009, 10 min.
Sunday 8 November, 4:00 PM
Venue

Dao, a young Thai women comes to The Netherlands following an internet dating.

Venue: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.,
Toronto M5S 1J5 (off St. George St., one block south of Bloor, Subway St. George)
$10 / $8 students and seniors