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At Heart (Docu film)

2018

At Heart (Docu film)

Citizens of The Esplanade



Premiered Nov 2018 - Toronto, CA



AWARDS:

Best Editing, short documentary film category - Five Continents International Film Festival (Venezuela) - 2019Best Cinematography, short documentary film category - Five Continents International Film Festival (Venezuela) - 2019Award of Merit - IndieFest Film Awards (USA)2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION:Alternative Film Festival (Canada)Docs Without Borders Film Festival (USA)Five Continents International Film Festival (Venezuela)IndieFEST Film Awards (USA)Diversity Feedback Film Festival (Canada)

Canadian Diversity Film Festival (Canada)

 

Project Genesis: 

In 2018, more than 150 Esplanadians of all ages (people who live, work, study and play in The Esplanade neighbourhood – downtown Toronto) embarked, with a team of artists, on a co-creative process to produce a participatory community-engaged docu-film.

​At Heart, Citizens of The Esplanade shines a light on our neighbourhood, the St Lawrence, and invites people to reflect on the values that drive community development and city planning. 

Artistic team:

Producer: Isorine Marc

Film director: Ayelen Liberona & Joseph Camí

​Assistant Project Coordinator: Yasmin Harris, Afsheen Chowdury, Nadifa Daud Mohamed





​CREATIVE PROCESS

​MARCH 2018: A total of 39 people joined a series of circle discussions to share personal stories or stories from our community which we feel are untold, silenced or represent a challenge.

MAY 2018: A series of exciting workshops during which 32 people brainstormed, shared ideas and took artistic directions for the film with a creation of a series of shots.

​FILM PRODUCTION - JULY & AUG 2018:

More than 100 people stepped in front of the camera as talents of our project. Another 20 people worked long hours behind the camera to bring this project to life.

​EDITING & POST-PRODUCTION:

SEPT & OCT 2018

​PREMIERE OF THE FILM - SOLD-OUT

Nov 26, 2018 - Berkeley Theatre

SECOND SCREENING:

Nov 28, 2018 - Performing Arts Lodge


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