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Local Heroes Film Festival with Black History Month

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Stanley A. Milner (Downtown)


With the Edmonton Short Film Festival, join us at the Muttart Theatre in Stanley A. Milner Library as we celebrate Black History Month with a screening of short films featuring Black creatives, followed by a Q&A with these Alberta filmmakers.

Framed Directed by Nic Collar
“When Jaquan is asked to betray his best friend in order to save his brother, he embarks on a night where nothing will ever be the same.”

Mean Hakeem Directed by Evan Bourque
“Mean Hakeem tells the story of UFC fighter Hakeem Dawodu. The film, which features first time actors, describes his journey to overcome abuse, poverty, and drug addiction to become a UFC fighter.”

Race Anonymous Directed by Melanee Murray
“Can race be an addiction? Can a culture, countries and whole groups of people be hooked on the false "high" of racial identity? An alternate Universe where anything can happen, Race Anonymous is one-part political treatise and one-part trek through the strange, taboo twilight zone of race in North America. Kyle, an out of work construction worker, hones in on his "suspicious looking" co-workers, only to realize that they are not who he thinks they are. In his journey to recover from race- and other addictions- he realizes that he has a choice- about who he can be.”

Shades of Worth Directed by Nauzanin Knight
“An exploration of beauty and self-worth in Black women.”

Illusion: The Fear Directed by Valécia Pépin
“Thinking that she has been freed from the grip of her pimp, a young sex worker named Dice who works in the street is surprised by her assailant, who reminds her that she is his property and she belongs to him.”

1000 Brazils of Truth Directed by Sheena Rossiter , Sandro Silva
“São Paulo is a megacity full of paradoxes. It's a place to lose yourself, but where you can find yourself too. It is beauty in concrete and chaos. "1000 Brazils of Truth" is an original song that's an ode to Latin America's largest city and the people who call it home.”

Black and Blue Directed by Justin Kueber
“Nine-year-old troublemaker, Katie is forced to spend a day with her old, blind Grandpa. Through their interactions, she unknowingly gives him something priceless; his memories.”

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