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30th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 9 - 19, 2022

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Documentary

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Screening Information

World Premiere
June 3 - June 4

Film Details

Country Canada
Year 2021
Running Time 86 MIN
Language English
Director Ron Chapman

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Description

A largely-untold story behind Toronto’s evolution into one of the most successful multicultural cities in the world. After emigrating to escape religious persecution in Europe, a group of resilient Jewish immigrants found they were discriminated against by the established business community in Toronto. Consequently, circumstances forced them into entrepreneurship. Aware of the coming influx of immigrants in the post-war years, these new Torontonians anticipated the need for affordable, quality rental housing. Director Ron Chapman uses a compelling mix of stunning recreations, archival footage and photographs, and interviews with these groundbreakers and their families to tell this inspiring piece of the city’s history.

Closed Captioning available for computer viewing

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Ron Chapman and Interviewees Cary Green and Annette Mincer to take place on Sunday June 6th at 1pm. Moderated by Evan Solomon. An ASL interpreter will be present.
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