In the Shadows of Fences | Nov 7 @ 8:45pm


Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas Street West
$5-$15 suggested (no one turned away)


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Nov 7 | 8:45pm
@ OCAD University
Sliding scale $5-15
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

In mass media representations of migrants and migration, headlines and statistics often erase the visceral lived experiences of migrants themselves. These four films depict distinctly vivid individual voices who teach us that that “migration” has neither beginning nor end, and neither does the violence created by the construction of borders. In Ô Criatura, a young Canadian asserts their identity and connects with their heritage through creative expression. Vivir acquaints us with a lone woman who searches for a the most basic foundation in a new country: a place to live. In Paper Thin, a young trans refugee navigates the asylum system in New York. And Notes from CARA takes us to a refugee camp in Sicily where we meet a restless multitude of migrants, each with their own unique path.


Ô Criatura: Navigating (Dis)location. Dir. Andréa Monteiro, 2019, Canada, 9 min.

Vivir. Dir. Rex Córdova, 2019, Mexico/Canada, 20 min.

Paperthin. Dir. Lucia Florez, 2019, Peru, 16min.

Notes from CARA. Dir. Filippo Gobbato, Alessia Foraggio, Claudio Selicato, Paolo Rosi, Giacomo Fausti, & Sarah Mathon, 2019, Italy, 30 min.


All TQFF events are “pay what you can” and are wheelchair accessible. All screenings will be closed-captioned and/or ASL-interpreted. Both of our locations will have a prearranged waiting area with seating for audience members who need it prior to the doors opening for every event.

Both venues have gender neutral washrooms.

Please contact us if you have any additional accessibility-related inquiries, requests, or needs.


Jackman Hall (located at the Art Gallery of Ontario)
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, M5T 1G4

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