In July, we launched TALK IT OUT, our nationwide anti-violence tour of A Winter Tale. This project uses the film as a tool for community engagement. We invited communities across Canada to work with us to set up screenings of the film, followed by discussions of the issues raised.
I am now delighted to announce our first community-sponsored TALK IT OUT, organised by Ginelle Skerrit (in photo, left), Executive Director of Warden Woods Community Center, and funded by Warden Woods Community Centre, Malvern Family Resource Centre, Tropicana Community Services, Youthlink, West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Services, East Metro Youth Services, Rosalie Hall, Agincourt Community Services, Second Base Youth Shelter, and East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club.
The event is for youth and families in Scarborough and will take place on Monday 29th October from 6-9.30pm, at Eglinton Town Centre Cineplex.
There will be a reception and then the screening/discussion will follow.
Ginelle Skerrit said: “All of the youth workers (who saw the movie) thought it was an important film and are excited about the opportunities it creates to dialogue on the issues. They found the film was REAL”.
Stay tuned for future screenings in the following areas: Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, York University/Jane Finch, and Downtown Toronto.
In other newz: Here are some of the online reviews – more to follow – from my September festivals tour. I visited Montreal, Halifax, Trinidad and Bradford, UK. (The photo above was taken after our Closing Night screening in Bradford) The experience of sharing the film with different audiences was great and I’m sure many good things will flow from it. I’d like to thank: Pat Dhillon and Nadine Dominique in Montreal; Sylvia Hamilton, Juanita Peters, Fil Fraser and Lou Gannon in Halifax; Bruce Paddington, Annabelle Alcazar, and Marina Salandy-Brown in Trinidad, and Addy Rudder & everyone in Bradford, for making this an exceptional time for me.
Our next stop is New York City where we will be opening the 15th African Diaspora Film Festival on November 23rd.
Gayelle the Channel’s CEO Chris Laird crashes the morning show “Cockadoodaldoo”, to talk about A Winter Tale..
Enjoy! And talk soon.