Frances-Anne Solomon’s A Winter Tale wins Outstanding Feature Film Award, and lead actress Leonie Forbes is honoured at the 2007 ReelWorld Film Fest

Frances-Anne Solomon’s A Winter Tale took home the Tonya Lee Williams Award for Outstanding Canadian Feature at the Seventh Annual ReelWorld Film Festival‘s (RWFF) Closing Night Gala on Sunday April 15, 2007. The film also won Special Mention in the Outstanding Screenplay category at the packed awards ceremony. Since making its world premiere as the…

Thanks for responding

Grateful acknoledgements to all who responded, and continue to respond, to my post Broadcast “Dialogue”?; who emailed, called me, or just hailed me up on the street. All your comments are posted at the bottom of the page here, along with some comments I received from the publisher of Broadcast Dialogue. Bobby, please post this…

Broadcast “Dialogue”?

I had a traumatic experience recently. One of our main funders, CHUM Television, invited me to the Genie’s (Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars). When I arrived at the spiffy event, there were around 6 or 7 hundred white people milling around. I counted 10 people of colour, including the “help”: 3 Aboriginals, 3 Chinese people,…

KOBO TOWN

This weekend I had the pleasure of going to Kingston, ON where I was the production co-ordinator for a documentary we’re making about the band “KoboTown” for Leda Serene’s new series for Bravo!, on Canadian-Caribbean Musicians and Composers. We spent two days in Kingston. The first location that we shot at was the Octave Theatre,…

Hero

“You, the Queen, should be ashamed!”Reprinted from Guardian Unlimited,Tuesday March 27, 2007 All was solemn at the slavery service in Westminster Abbey … until a bright-shirted demonstrator let loose, says David Smith who watched the drama unfold.The Archbishop had just delivered his main address and the service had moved on to “confession and absolution”. But…

Canada honours Leonie Forbes

Actor and Broadcaster Leonie Forbes will be honoured with an Award of Excellence at this year’s ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto on April 14th. The award recognises a film artist who has achieved success in the Canadian and International film industry despite all challenges. Previous recipients include Bollywood star Shabana Azmi and famed Aboriginal actor…

R.I.P. Lloyd Best

Lloyd Algernon Best, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most acclaimed intellectuals is dead. Described as “economist, politician, publicist, political commentator, philosopher and ‘doctor of doctor politics’”, Lloyd Best developed an intimate relationship with the University of the West Indies, beginning his illustrious multifaceted career as a Junior Research Fellow in 1958 at the Institute of…

Leda Serene Films presents the world premiere of Frances-Anne Solomon’s “A Winter Tale”, on the opening night of ReelWorld Film Festival.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto – March 15, 2007 Award-winning filmmaker, writer and producer Frances-Anne Solomon kicks-off the Seventh Annual ReelWorld Film Festival opening night gala with the world premiere of her new film A Winter Tale. It tells an emotional story of “the bullet that shattered a community”, with Toronto as a central character. The…

Muta inna Toronto

Dub poet Mutabaruka was here at a great event at U of T to commemorate Miss Lou on Friday 9th March, International Women’s Day. He joined Maud Fuller, Djanet Sears, Lillian Allen, Quammie Williams, and Blakka among others. “True mi seh we love whey yuh seh when yuh seh wha yuh seh,Miss Lou…” (from “Miss…