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Celebrate Diverse Cinema At The 2016 Toronto Black Film Festival

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Updated: 12 January 2017
Take part in Black History Month by catching a film this week at the Toronto Black Film Festival. The TBFF is dedicated to creating a space to discuss the cultural, socio-economic, and political issues that affect everyone, through films that explore the reality of Black people across the globe.

The festival not only gives voice to emerging and established filmmakers, but presents audiences with new ways of looking at the world. The lack of diversity in 2015 and 2016’s Oscar nominations has been much discussed in the media. Here’s here’s your chance to support the development of a diverse film industry.

TBFF encourages film-goers to celebrate Black History Month with them: “Films illuminate, entertain and invite audiences to see the world from another person’s experience. In connecting black films with viewers of all colours and ethnic origins we recognize the differences that make us unique and celebrate the shared values that bring us together. Coming together through art allows members of all cultural communities to better understand one another.” – TBFF

This year’s festival opens with Thina Sobabili (The Two of Us), a South African coming of age story about two siblings; growing up in a neighbourhood where there seems to be no escape, they have no one to lean on but one another. Thina Sobabili screens on February 10th at 7:30 p.m., at Isabel Bader Theatre.

The complete TBFF 2016 Film Selection can be found here.

📅 February 10 – 14, 2016

📍 Isabel Bader Theatre and/or Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema