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Co-presented in
partnership with

Kapisanan Philippine Centre

Reel Asian Film Festival
Innis College, University of Toronto
Meet You More Than Half-Way: The Toronto We Know

On Screen

Sunday April 23 2017, 7:00PM
Innis Town Hall

Meet You More Than Half-Way: The Toronto We Know

فریبا /Fariba
Mehrtash Mohit
Canada/Afghanistan, 2016, 12 min

Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso /Come To Me, Paradise
Stephanie Comilang
Canada/Philippines, 2016, 26 min

Lessons for Polygamists
B.h. Yael
Canada, 2016, 16 min

Does the Sand Hear the Waves?
Taravat Khalili
Canada/Iran, 2016, 30 min

Works by Toronto Artists

The films in this program are disparate in style, all employing different experimental and documentary techniques to unsettle the stories they tell. While all possess strong authorial voices, nothing here is expected or given, even as they reach out to meet us more than half way. The layered voices that emerge in each work shift across registers of audibility and visibility in the form of intertitles, translated subtitles, personal recountings, speculative framings, telephone calls, diary fragments, voice recordings, re-animations, selfies, stolen hand-held recordings, drone footage, and family photographs. However, what connects them is that from work to work, each tells its particular story of migration and loss, what it means to remember the past, what it means to be a family, what it means to belong.

–Tess Takahashi and Michael Zryd


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