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Multi-Sensory Experience at Museu do Ama

DISCUSSION PANELS

 

A SERIES OF PANELS THAT WORK TO EXPLORE THE THEMES OF OUR FILMS BEYOND THE LENS OF FILMMAKING. 

These panels take a deeper look at indigenous issues and climate action, race theory, black history and education in Canada, and queerness and religion.

 
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With Wonder & Emergence:
Out of The Shadows
Queer, Religion, and Culture

A discussion on the intricacies and intersections between religion, culture, and queerness. This discussion will examine the role both religion and culture play when discussing queerness. Queer indviduals are often expected to choose between their religious beliefs and cultural communities or their queerness. 

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MODERATOR

Nam Kiwanuka
TV Personality
Journalist
TVO

PANELISTS

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Sharon Lewis
Filmmaker
With Wonder

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Alex Sangha
Producer
Emergence

 

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Lama Sami
Queer Muslim Activist

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Vinay Giridhar
Filmmaker
Emergence

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In The Rumbling Belly of Motherland
The Past and Future of Afghan Women and Afghanistan

As recent events in Afghanistan unfold, it more important than ever to hear the voices of those directly affected. This conversation will explore what the future holds for Afghan women and journalism in now Taliban controlled Afghanistan. It will examine how the promise of liberation through imperialism impacted Afghanistan, and what the after effects may look like. This conversation will be paying close attention to ideals of feminism, what it means for Afghan women, and whether or not the promises of feminist liberation were fulfilled.

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MODERATOR

Tahmina Aziz
Multimedia Journalist
CHEK News

PANELISTS

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Brishkay Ahmed
Filmmaker

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Shogofa Ediqi
Journalist

 

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Khaleda Rasheed
Journalist

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Anonymous
Journalist

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Freshtha Mahboby
Journalist

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Fereydoon Rehmani
Professor/Expert

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Reza Sameni
Translator

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Mr. Emancipation: The Walter Perry Story & African Redemption & From Patrice to Lumumba
Black History in Canadian Education

Oftentimes Canada is believed to be the antithesis of the United States, and a safe haven to which many Black people fled to escape persecution in the United States. However, Canada’s role in perpetuating the same cycles of oppression is seldom discussed. This discussion strives to uncover the blind spot in the Canadian education system, in regards to Black history and how the country has been continuously reluctant to teach Black history in schools. The talk will explore the ways in which Canada can work to improve on a systemic basis, and how the education system must be amended to include a deeper understanding of Black history, while working toward tangible means of progress.

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MODERATOR

Rosemary Sadlier
President of Ontario Black
History Society

PANELISTS

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Patrick Kabeya
Director
Patrice to Lumumba

Roy T. Anderson
Director
African Redemption


 

Preston Chase
Filmmaker
Mr. Emancipation

 

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Andrea Davis
Professor/Expert

Rosy Douge-Charles
Professor/Expert

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ECHOES & Comb Sister
Mixed Medium Films

A look into understanding mixed medium films and how they are used in storytelling. This conversation will examine how different mediums are used and successfully executed.

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MODERATOR

Samah Ali
Programmer

PANELISTS

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Andrew Seok
Director
Echoes

Atefeh Khademolreza
Director
Comb Sister


 

Jeff Madden
Actor
Echoes

 

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Raghed Charabaty
Filmmaker

 

Taien Ng-Chan
Expert
YorkU AMPD

 

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Sin La Habana
The Illusion of Progress

 

This discussion will work to explore the nuances within marginalization. Often we speak about progression without understanding the full extent of what we might be leaving out. This conversation will look at how factors such as class must further inform our understanding of anti-racism. It will also look at the ways in which different immigrant experiences differ, and the ways in which race and class play a role. This discussion will further explore how different forms of oppression and racism exist within already marginalized communities and how we must work to dismantle them.

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MODERATOR

Samah Ali
Programmer

PANELISTS

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Kaveh Nabatian
Filmmaker

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Rosy Douge-Charles
Professor/Expert

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Pablo Herrera
Co-Writer

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DƏNE YI'INJETL | The Scattering of Man
Indigenous Sovereignty and Climate Action

A conversation examining environmental racism and indigenous sovereignty, with close attention on the importance of preserving land and the environment. With promises of tackling climate change, how has the Canadian government continued to fuel it, while Indigenous communities pay the highest price? The conversation will centre on the importance of decolonization, and indigenous sovereignty as a core tenet on the path to climate justice.

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MODERATOR

Victoria Anderson-Gardner
Filmmaker

PANELISTS

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Luke Gleeson
Director
DƏNE YI'INJETL | The Scattering of Man

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Courtney Skye
Activist
Protect The Tract
Policy Development Expert

 

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Angele Alook
Assistant Professor
York University

 

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A Brief Record of My Father's Time at Sea
Preserving Memory and Culture

This discussion will centre around the importance of preserving one’s cultural identity and familiar roots. It will explore the journey of immigration, and its effects on familial relationships. This talk will further work to explore the ways in which rediscovered memories and traditions can be used to connect back to cultural and traditional roots, and reconnect with family.

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MODERATOR

Andrew Chung
Filmmaker

PANELISTS

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Jeanette Kong
Filmmaker
A Brief Record of My Father's Time at Sea

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Linda Dunlop
Writer, Editor and Producer

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Gavenesh Patel
Motion Graphics Editor

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La Fortaleza & 8:37 REBIRTH
Cinematography and Message

The visuals of a film are one the key facets that support its storytelling goals. In this discussion, the importance of cinematography and how it is used to further the story will be explored. The talk will look at how these films successfully used visual storytelling to create a more immersive experience. It will further explore the technical aspects of cinematography and the ways in which these films achieved their final visuals and how this was used to convey its message.

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MODERATOR

Radheyan Simonpillai
Film Critic, Culture Editor and Pop Culture Columnist
Bell Media

PANELISTS

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Jorge Thielen Armand
Director
La Fortaleza

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Juanita Peters
Director
8:37 REBIRTH


 

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Rodrigo Michelangeli
Cinematographer
La Fortaleza

 

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Feature Q&A:
Emergence: Out of The Shadows

Meet the makers of the feature film,
Emergence: Out of the Shadows.

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MODERATOR

Pahull Bains
Programmer

PANELISTS

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Alex Sangha
Producer


 

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Vinay Giridhar
Filmmaker

 

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Feature Q&A:
With Wonder

Meet the makers of the feature film,
With Wonder.

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MODERATOR

Aisha Evelyna
Programmer

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PANELIST

Sharon Lewis
Filmmaker


 

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Feature Q&A:
Sin La Habana

Meet the makers of the feature film, Sin La Habana.

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MODERATOR

Aisha Evelyna
Programmer

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PANELIST

Kaveh Nabatian
Filmmaker



 

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Feature Q&A:
Pink Lake

Meet the makers of the feature film, Pink Lake.

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MODERATOR

Reza Sameni
Programmer

PANELISTS

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Emily Gan
Director

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Daniel Schraeter
Producer



 

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Marie Marguerite Sabongui
Actor

 

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Feature Q&A:
Mr. Emancipation: The Walter Perry Story

Meet the makers of the feature film,
Mr. Emancipation: The Walter Perry Story.

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MODERATOR

Reza Sameni
Programmer

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PANELIST

Preston Chase
Filmmaker



 

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Feature Q&A:
African Redemption: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Meet the makers of the feature film,
African Redemption: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey

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MODERATOR

Safia Abdigir
Programmer

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PANELIST

Roy T. Anderson
Filmmaker



 

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Feature Q&A:
DƏNE YI'INJETL | The Scattering of Man

Meet the makers of the feature film,
DƏNE YI'INJETL | The Scattering of Man.