International Women’s Month Festival of Films
~ Documentary Film Festival ~
An Inter-active Program for Adults & Older Teens – Not suitable for Children
This screening series features three acclaimed documentaries highlighting women’s issues around the world and filmed by Canadian filmmakers. Film makers will also be on-hand to answer questions after the screening in-person or via Skype. Many documentary filmmakers tell issues-based stories, in the hopes of making a difference. But can film really effect change?
All screenings take place at Central Library in Room A/B
Join award-winning documentary filmmaker, Chanda Chevannes, for this lively screening and discussion focusing on grassroots environmentalism, adoption and China’s one-child policy, and feminism it’s past and present.
Chanda Chevannes is a documentary filmmaker with The People’s Picture Company, a production company based in Toronto. Chanda specializes in artistic, socially-driven documentary films.
This film tells the story of two girls who were given up for adoption due to China's one-child policy. One was adopted by a family in a Chinese village and the other was adopted by a family living in Toronto. The film tells of their meeting and reflects on the differences in their lives and explores the effects of China’s one-child policy across two continents. Q&A Session with director Maureen Marovitch.
Saturday, March 17th
1:30pm – 4:30pm