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OCT 15, 9:00 AM
Kalthoum is trying her best to fit in with kids in her neighbourhood. When she comes across them in a field trying to pull themselves to the top of a goalpost, she offers to help, thinking they will do the same for her. Painfully, she is humiliated by them instead. Facing the risk of not fitting in, Kalthoum rises up and finds the power in forging her own path.
In Darani Urgessa’s second short film, she examines life lessons that could sometimes conflict: what we know through our family and culture versus what we learn through school and our peers.
Darani Urgessa is an Oromo Canadian writer and director from Toronto. A recent graduate of the Humber College Film and Television Production Program, Darani specialized in Directing, Scriptwriting and Cinematography. She was also awarded the Women in Film Scholarship by the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts. Her first independent short film, LOUD (2018) was admitted to and screened at the 2018 People of Colors Filmmaker Showcase hosted at Free Space in Toronto.
CAST & CREDITS
Darani Urgessa (additional editing by Silvio Faulo)
Rosina Ferede, Tyler Edwards, Hiddi Quawe
The Sky is Blue, Kalthoum
DRAMA | ENGLISH, OROMO | 16 MIN | CANADA | TORONTO PREMIERE