Happenings :: Diaspora Film Fest
This is Worldtown will be checking out what the International Diaspora Film Fest 2009 has to offer– November 1st to November 8th in Toronto, Canada.
In the meantime, check out the schedule and what this fest is all about.
The International Diaspora Film Festival (IDFF) provides Toronto audiences with an opportunity to experience the cultural mosaic of the present world through the medium of cinema.
“Diaspora” refers to the dispersion and migration of a people from their homeland and the communities they form in new lands.
The IDFF explores themes of migration, immigration, and cultural diversity by showcasing works of both established and emerging filmmakers. The festival pays special attention to independent Canadian filmmakers from ethnic minorities.
The IDFF is a charitable not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 to foster understanding and discussion among different people. By giving voice to “Others” we hope to diminish stereotypes and prejudice and promote dialogue over conflict.