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Saturday, March 23 - 8:00pm - CFF CLOSING NIGHT

THIS IS NORTH PRESTON


TORONTO PREMIERE

Running Time: 75mins
Genre: Documentary
Director: Jaren Hayman
Producers: Tariq Adi, Steve Cameron Sarit Chandaria, Steve Keyzer, Jaren Hayman, Brad Lamb
Executive Producer: Noorez Lalani
DOP: Brian Hamilton
Editor: Brian Hamilton
Music: Sammy Tetzba
Cast: Just Chase, Corvell Beals, Tyson Cain, Garry “Popz” James,  Miranda Cain, Natasha Falle, Kirk Johnson 

Synopsis:
The largest black community in the country started as a safe-haven for escaped slaves but recently has been labeled as one of the biggest hubs of pimping and human trafficking in the nation. This Is North Preston illustrates how the town of 4,000 has dealt with generations of pimp culture, economic struggle, limited government resources, violence, and constant systemic racism through the eyes of community members, pimps, politicians, trafficking victims and police who have hope for a brighter future.

 

THIS IS NORTH PRESTON will be preceded by the short film, NO.3: IN THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS

 

NO.3: IN THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS

TORONTO PREMIERE

Running Time: 24mins
Genre: Drama
Director: Camille Hollett-French
Writer: Camille Hollett-French
Producers: Camille Hollett-French, Paul Benallick, Robert Colbourne
DOP: Amelie Douville
Editor: Alex Leigh Barker
Cast: Camille Hollett-French, Abanoub Andraous, Juno Rinaldi, Brett Donahue, Leevia Elliott Robinson

Synopsis: 
In the brutal aftermath of being assaulted in broad daylight, Crystal, a streetwise community mentor, is forced to make a crucial decision that will shape the person she’s about to become. 

All screenings Industry Series events
are held at the Scotiabank Theatre
in Toronto at Richmond and John St.