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Regent Park Film Festival panels and parties 2008

Source: Regent Park Film Festival November 5, 2008

Regent Park Film Festival
Wednesday November 5 – Saturday November 8, 2008

Regent Park Film Festival is pleased to present the 6th annual international film festival to Toronto audiences from November 5 to Saturday November 8, 2008. The festival takes place at the Nelson Mandela Public School, 440 Shuter Street.

“Community Cinema from Distant Lands” is our overriding theme for this year’s festival. Our international selection of films reflects the beautiful diversity and richness that we find in Regent Park, our community. Regent Park Film Festival is a community grassroots film festival which showcases films made in Regent Park and from other parts of the world with an emphasis on films from Africa, Asia, First Nations and the Caribbean.

65 films from 20 different countries!!!! Regent Park Film Festival is proud to announce another exciting year of diverse films, created by young filmmakers from our community and also promises to deliver international films from as far away as the Yukon to Kabul.

Special international guests participating in this year’s festival include: Lilian Allen (Jamaica/Canada), Lauren Feeney ( NYC), Biki Kangwana ( Kenya), and Mustafa Kia (Kabul)

festival opening night community stories program

films made by youth from around the world
Wednesday, November 5, 6 pm
Nelson Mandela Public School
440 Shuter Street

Special guests: Clayton A. Carlick (Yukon), Jack Jackson (Bella Coola, BC), Samantha Edgar (Bella Coola, BC), Cody Barnes (Hazelton, BC), Kirsten Stephens (Hazelton, BC), Biki Wangana (Narobi, Kenya), Adonis Huggins (Toronto), and Christopher Redmond (Ottawa)

festival panel discussion

relocation and the olympics
Saturday, November 8, 1–4 pm
Nelson Mandela Public School
440 Shuter Street
(free screening and child care provided

Relocation and the Olympics will examine the social planning impact of sport complexes such as the Regent Park New Aquatic Centre, and events such as the Olympics. Regent Park residents, filmmakers, and educators will discuss their personal experiences.


Fathima-Husna Fahmy | resident
Hodan Ahmed | resident
Tyrone MacLean-Wilson | resident
Lauren Feeney | filmmaker
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj | writer and community activist

moderator: Shelley Wine

festival closing night celebration

Saturday, November 8, 10 pm
Dominon on Queen, 500 Queen St. East

Co-presented by the Dub Poets Collective, we are proud to present Juno award-winning dub poet Lillian Allen and and producer, artist and activist Jarret Prescott.

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Regent Park Film Festival would like to acknowledge the support of our funders and the generosity of our partners: Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Daniels Corporation, Regent Park Community Health Centre, Pathways Regent Park, Branksome Hall, York University Environmental Studies, Ryerson's Faculty Community of Service, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Nelson Mandela Public School, Regent Park Focus Youth media Art Centre, Cabbagetown/Regent Park Museum, NOW magazine, Dominion on Queen, Out in Africa, Independent Art Film Society, Parents for Better beginnings, Slum Tv, Our World , NFB, Inside Out, ReelAsian, ReelWorld, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Art Festival,Voices Forward, Spacing, RPTV, Migrations, Why Democracy, Planet in Focus, Art Heart, LIFT, Les Nomades, Alternative grounds, Dub Poets Collective, Centre Contemporary Art Afghanistan, Burundi Film Centre, Sadho Poetry Film Festival & Meow films.