16. February 2016 · Comments Off on Hubert Davis’ Invisible City · Categories: Canadian Filmmakers, Canadian Indie Film Night
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urlOne World Arts and the One World Film Festival are marking Black History Month with a screening of the Hubert Davis‘ award-winning documentary Invisible City and a post-film talk on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7PM at Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street) in Ottawa.

The evening will also feature a new Heritage Minute about Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond, a Nova Scotian woman who challenged racial segregation and is often referred to as “Canada’s Rosa Parks,” courtesy of Historica Canada.

Invisible City follows the lives of two black teens from Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood, Kendell and Mikey, as they make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Their mothers and mentors root for them to succeed as the teens grapple with issues of race, crime and notions of manhood and the social pressures of an environment that places them at risk.

Hubert Davis is a Canadian filmmaker who scored an Academy Award nomination in 2006 for his directorial debut, the documentary short Hardwood, about his father former Harlem Globetrotter Mel DavisHubert Davis was the first Afro-Canadian to be nominated for an Oscar.

The film screening is presented by Ottawa’s One World Film Festival and will be followed by a panel discussion with Saide Sayah, Program Manager for the Affordable Housing Unit at the City of Ottawa, and Chelby Daigle, a community activist and long-term resident of social housing.

Suggested donation is $5 for the general public and $4 for One World Arts members.  Visit this link for more information.

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