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For Viola

Hot Docs' screening series centering Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC)-led stories and filmmakers, named in honour of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond. This series seeks to affirm Hot Docs as a space of inclusion for BIPOC creators and audience members alike. To minimize barriers to audience participation, all screenings in this series are free of charge. 

This program is supported by
Donner Canadian Foundation

Saturday, February 25, 9:00 PM

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Dear Jackie w/ Tallawah Abroad

Join the For Viola team for a double bill that explores the evolution and erosion of Black communities in Montreal and Toronto, from Little Burgundy to Little Jamaica. 

Post-screening Q&A with Dear Jackie director Henri Pardo (via Zoom), Tallawah Abroad director Sharine Taylor and moderator Angelyn Francis.

  • D: Henri Pardo & Sharine Taylor
  • Canada
  • 2019 & 2021
  • 90 min & 7 min
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Bonus content

Meet the programmers

Meet our For Viola series programmers:
  • Dawnalda Brennan, Volunteers Operations Coordinator
  • Julian Carrington, Industry Programmer & Distribution Manager
Moderated by Mimosa Khabir

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