Local Pals: A Mezze of Toronto Shorts
Starting at: 5:00 PM
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
Friday September 20 at 8:30pm-11pm
Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond St. West #121
Free admittance, all welcome. DJ, beverages, snacks.