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You’re not sure what to see at #TBFF15??? Our programming team can help!

Emile Castonguay – TBFF Co-founder / Programming Director and Joyce Fuerza – Programmer / Programming Coordinator accepted to share each 5 films that really touched them. Narrowing down to 5 films was not an easy task as they are the ones who selected all the 38 films coming from 18 countries. But they did it just for you:

EMILE CASTONGUAY

MANOS SUCIAS (DIRTY HANDS) – by Josef Wladika

A powerful film about friendship and support. It that tells the story of two young Black-Latinos dealing with drugs, poverty and racism in Colombia.

UNA VIDA: A FABLE OF MUSIC AND THE MIND – by Richie Adams

A beautiful story that embodies devotion and pure love. It gives you an idea of the reality of someone living with Alzheimer’s disease and the impact on friends and family.

AIDEPENDANCE: THE MANY ILLS OF THE NGO SYSTEM – by Alice Smeets

Tragedy of a people! This is a shocking documentary that perhaps will warn you to be more vigilant when dealing with some NGO’s. Totally eye-opening!

THE SUPREME PRICE – by Joanna Lipper

Another shocking documentary that will show you how the consequence of death and corruption can bring strength and persistence to lots of people to keep on fighting for a dream that is worth fighting for.

NINA’S DOWRY – by Victor Viyuoh

A heartbreaking film on the reality of a woman being abused by her husband – based on a true story. It’s sad to see how women rights simply don’t exist in some parts of the world still today.

 

JOYCE FUERZA

SOUND OF TORTURE – by Keren Shayo

This documentary opened my eyes on the real issue behind human trafficking and what many families go through when fleeing their homelands in quest of a better life. Very moving and thought provoking.

WE ARE THE ONES – by Michel Skinner & Jon Michael Shink

The main subjects of this documentary teach us all to take action, give back, and fight for what we believe in, even in a country like South Sudan with constant civil wars and violent raids. Quite an inspiring story AND is a must-see.

THE THORN OF THE ROSE – by Felipe Henriques

A mix of thrills, suspense and horror but at the same time depicting in a very unique way a sad reality that still exists today in many parts of the world.

CRU – by Alton Glass

Beautiful performance of the actors. A story that reminds you how short life is and the importance of forgiveness.

TERRIBLE LOVE – by Christopher Thomas

Amazing film on how PTSD can affect not only the lives of those who suffer from it, but also those who are living with them daily. Powerful love story, great actors, fantastic art direction! A must-see film!!!

BONUS J

BOSS – by Jack Arnold

A ‘70’s classic from the Blaxploitation genre that you simply cannot miss! Starring Fred Williamson that will be present for a Discussion and Q&A.

 We can’t wait to welcome you from February 10 to 15, 2015!

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