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29 Feb 2012
Better Mus’ Come: Jamaican Film Making Waves

Better Mus Come director Storm Saulter and star Sheldon Shepherd shared their thoughts with swaymag.ca on the film’s message of resistance and revolution during the joint Canadian premiere by Caribbean Tales and the Toronto International Film Festival.

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28 Feb 2012
Gospel Film Festival Debuts March 3 to 4

The brainchild of Andrew Mahorn, the first Gospel Fest on Film debuts at the Art Gallery of Ontario March 3 to 4 and promises good clean entertainment

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6 Feb 2012
Review: RasTa: A Soul’s Journey is Irie

Hundreds enjoyed the film’s premier at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), which examined the roots, impact and evolution of the Rastafari movement in eight countries.

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31 Jan 2012
RasTa: A Soul’s Journey at the ROM: One Love

Executive producer Patricia Scarlett came up with the idea for the documentary eight years ago, but the seed was planted many years earlier, inspired after meeting Rastarians from all over the world and a chance meeting with Bob Marley on tour in Montreal in the 1970s.

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19 Dec 2011
William Beal, one of Manitoba’s prominent historical figures, immortalized on film

Beal became known for his skills and interests, from carpentry to electronics to philosophy. He even farmed his own land. In researching the man — whose dark skin defied a birth certificate stating he was white — Griffith spoke to about 65 people. Some knew Beal as children.

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21 Nov 2011
Kevin Hart invites moviegoers to ‘Laugh at My Pain’

“This film is not a joke, it comes from a real place—a hurt place. I am just now ready for people to see that side and people will enjoy that side when they see it.”

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14 Nov 2011
ReelWorld Film Festival is accepting submissions

From now until December 9, filmmakers are invited to submit shorts and feature length films, documentaries, animation, and music videos for 2012

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12 Oct 2011
Catch a Star: Filmmaker announces a documentary on Salome Bey

Toronto producer, filmmaker and singer Nicole Brooks is directing the first feature-length documentary ever to be made on Salome Bey, a woman whose voice captivated fans for more than four decades before fading into the folds of dementia.

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27 Sep 2011
A ‘Dark Girls’ Review

I walked away content with the film’s overall message; the difference in our skin tones is nothing but a difference in levels of melanin. No matter what our skin tone, we’re beautiful, and we have to do our best to remind our daughters of their own beauty and worth so they don’t go looking for that reminder in all of the wrong places.

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20 Sep 2011
TIFF 2011 Wrap-Up

As the last of the red carpets are rolled up and directors and actors are whisked away on international flights back home, there will be a lot to remember. Have a look at some of the many memories Sway has of TIFF 2011.