|International Diaspora Film Festival 11 - Toronto, 1 to 6 November 2011 |
"IDFF offering movie-goers the opportunity to experience "the cultural mosaic of the present world", the IDFF has become a valuable survey of international fare". - Jason Anderson, Toronto Star
If you’re a film buff who loves stories of culture and diversity, then you need to check out the International Diaspora Film Festival. The Theme for 2011 is Wave of Change. Take a look at the website and please forward the link to friends. Hope to see you there! http://diasporafilmfest.com
Can Muslims and Jews ever be Friends (Again)?
The Toronto premiere screening of DAVID, a story of a young Muslim boy who is mistaken as a Jew by the Jewish community of Brooklyn. The film has recently won the Ecumenical Prize at the Montreal Film Festival 2011, and - as you read this - is in competition at the Rome Film Festival. Variety Magazine says “…quietly engaging indie David brings charm, sympathy and understatement … many small virtues add up to a winning whole”. Executive director Stephanie Levy will be in attendance. The film will be followed by a discussion panel with Muslim and Jewish thinkers on the topic.
Wednesday, 2 November, 7 PM, Innis Town Hall (discussion panel at 9 PM)
Saturday, 5 November, 1 PM, Carlton Cinema
Two other movies in this Section are PLAYOFF and KADDISH FOR A FRIEND , both are playing on the weekend (5 & 6 November). Check website for more details.
IDFF Fundraiser for the Turkish Earthquake
The IDFF has partnered with Red Cross to contribute 50% of proceeds from two Toronto premiere screenings of ALMANYA to the relief efforts for the recent earthquake in Turkey. A representative from Red Cross will be present at the screenings to collect individual donations.
ALMANYA is a comedy-drama about three generation of Turkish immigrants in Germany. Please visit our website for complete film description.
Saturday, 5 Nov., 3 PM, Carlton Cinema
Sunday, 6 Nov., 4 PM, Innis Town Hall
Spotlight on Muslim and Arab Women’s Stories
In partnership with Ryerson University we are proud to present this FREE film series.
FORGET BAGHDAD is a film selected by renowned cultural studies scholar Dr. Ella Shohat (New York University), who will be giving a lecture following the film. This award winning film documents the lives of four Iraqi Jews in Israel and how they negotiate between their Arab and Jewish cultures.
Thursday, 3 November, 5 PM reception, 6 PM screening, 8 PM lecture. Carlton Cinema
LES SECRETS, UNVEILED VIEWS, and ROUND TRIP are other films in this series and will be screened on the weekend (5 & 6 November). Check website for more details.
Also Playing on Thursday, 3 November
KOFTA is a Dutch comedy about a traditional Turkish restaurant in Amsterdam whose owner has to change his ways if he wants to survive. North American Premiere
Thursday, 3 November, 7 PM, Innis Town Hall
In award winning LESSONS FOR ZAFIRAH the directors tell their young daughter the story of Noah’s Ark as a metaphor for today’s violence in Mexican society. Canadian Premiere.
Thursday, 3 November, 9 PM, Innis Town Hall
Look for our next mail-out for more films and descriptions.
$10, $8 students and seniors, $80 Festival Pass
For ticket reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/leave a message at 416 871 4910
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Ave., off St. George, Subway St. George)
Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton, at Yonge, Subway College)
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