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Walk Good
Filmmaker: Karen Chapman

Walk Good is a portrait of grieving a mother, who lost all three of her children to gun violence in three separate and unrelated incidents. The film is a part of CBC’s Digital Docs initiative and recently made its American premiere at Doc NYC and the Citizen Jane Film Festival.

77 Days
Filmmaker: Shailene Garnett

A young mother returns home from another stint at rehab estranged from her siblings and son. Determined to get her life together, she must face the challenge of repairing her broken relationships and the real responsibility of parenting.

Filmmaker: Nadine Valcin

On a summer day, a 10 year-old girl accompanies her mother to one of the houses where she works as a cleaning lady. When she is bullied by the daughter of her mother's employers, there are tragic consequences for the victim.

Happy One Year
Filmmaker: Alicia Bunyan-Sampson

Charlee; a teenage girl plans to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of her abortion. It’s soon halted, when she discovers a dark family secret. She can’t move on until she discovers her voice and her own ability to be fearlessly vulnerable.

Body Land Identity
Filmmaker: Ella Cooper

Body Land Identity is a photographic series, video installation and empowerment project that investigates representations of the Black female body and women of the African diaspora in the Canadian landscape. This collaborative national project was created by artist, Ella Cooper, in collaboration with four inter-generational groups of women of Canadian African/Caribbean descent from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

Reelworld presents New Perspectives


Reelworld’s New Perspectives is a short-film showcase featuring the unique perspectives of five female filmmakers exploring a broad range of social issues ranging from gun violence, substance abuse and body image to abortion and bullying. New Perspectives will provide audiences with a unique look at how these socially conscious artists see and interpret the world.

Following the screening showcase, Reelworld’s executive director, Gave Lindo, will moderate a conversation with filmmakers Ella Cooper, Karen Chapman, Shailene Garnett, Alicia Bunyan-Sampson and Nadine Valcin. 

Presented by Reelworld Film Festival in partnership with Black Women Film! Canada

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