RECOMMENDED WATCH TIME, FOLLOWED BY EXCLUSIVE DIRECTOR Q&A:

OCT 18, 9:00 AM

PROGRAMMERS NOTES

Alison Duke’s Promise Me is a heart wrenching story of resilience and the love between a mother and a daughter. As this film is inspired by true events, Duke tackles difficult and emotional subject matter straight on while also making a poignant and necessary comment about the flaws of the system and its effect on marginalized people.

Though heartbreaking to watch at times, Duke does a lovely job of highlighting the fierce and unapologetic love between mother and daughter while also unearthing and showcasing the gentler facets of the love that binds them.

Aisha Evelyna

Director:

Alison Duke

Alison is a unique storyteller in that her work simultaneously documents the present, illuminates history, and pushes the conversation about taboo topics. She co-founded OYA Media Group and co-created the Canadian Screen Award-winning documentary Mr. Jane and Finch. She is currently developing her second narrative film and a music documentary.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Alison Duke

Cinematographer

Lucas Joseph

Producer

Fonna Seidu, Lucas Joseph

Editor

Eui Yong Zong

Principal Cast

Olunike Adeliyi, Breonna Morrison

Promise Me

Alison Duke

DRAMA | ENGLISH | 25 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE

SHORTS PROGRAM:

FAMILY/ HOME

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