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Local Pals: A Mezze of Toronto Shorts

September 20
Starting at: 5:00 PM

77 mins
Short Film Series

"We suffer from an incurable malady: hope."

-- Mahmoud Darwish.

Ten extraordinary short films by a new generation of Toronto-ish Palestinian and Middle Eastern artists, boldly exploring themes of migration and militancy, war and family, humour and hope. Curated by Vicky Moufawad-Paul, Robert Massoud and John Greyson. 77 min. in total, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.

  • Bodies in Motion, Rehab Nazal (2019, animation, 3 min.)

  • Yasmine, Raghed Charabaty (2017, experimental, 7 min.) 

  • The Goose,  Ahmed Ismaiel Nour (2019, experimental, 9 min.) 

  • Juha the Whale, Karam al Masri (2017, fiction, 13 min.)

  • I Would Like to Visit,  Muhammad Nour Elkhairy (2017, experimental, 4 min.)

  • Scissors Tale, Mohamed Dawood (2019, documentary, 6 min.)

  • As I Sat In His Car, Kalil Hadad (2018, experimental, 10 min)

  • The Rental, Leila Almawy (2019, comedy, 6 min.)

  •  It’s a Matter of a Phonecall, Huda Salha (2018, experimental, 7 min.)

  • Eva, Nada el Omari (2019, experimental, 13 min)

Q&A with directors to follow.

TPFF, Vtape, Trinity Square Video, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto (LIFT),
A Space Gallery and York University's Cinema & Media Arts (50th anniversary)

Afterwards, join us for Local Pals: Networking Reception for Arab artists/filmmakers and friends
(Free Event) 

Friday September 20 at 8:30pm-11pm
Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond St. West #121
Free admittance, all welcome. DJ, beverages, snacks.