The Regent Park Film Festival

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This year the graduating Casa children attended a screening of The Regent Park Film Festival’s School Program. This festival started in 2003 with the mission of “…showcasing local and international independent works relevant to the residents of the largest and oldest public housing in Canada.” It is the only free community film festival in Toronto and is a great way to engage people in dialogue on social issues and enjoy some great international films. The films reflect key themes such as, immigration, inner city issues, cultural identity and multicultural relationships. These issues are of course not exclusive to Regent Park, but are relevant to all of us, on a community and national level and on a global level.

It was an hour long program of short films from funny little cartoons, and quirky clamations, to an inspiring documentary of a 9 year old girl in Haiti, who volunteers her time to the medical aid mission, in the tent city of Pinchinat. We were encouraged to review and rate the films and then discuss our opinions. Our own Westside critics each had their favs, but gave glowing reviews to all the films. Our culture vultures flew back accross town to share some of their thoughts with their friends. An afternoon well spent.


November 19, 2010. Field Trips. No Comments.