His Name is Ray

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Streaming until June 24
Film Info
Runtime:83 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michael Del Monte


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In his anticipated follow-up to Transformer, which took home the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs 2018, acclaimed director Michael Del Monte gives a human face to our growing homelessness and opioid crises. Ray once had everything. A job that he loved with the Canadian Coast Guard. The husband to a wife. The father to a family. But his heroin addiction took it all away. Now, the former sailor lives on the streets of Toronto with an entire population that seems to have just fallen through the cracks. Who was he? How did he end up there? With a remarkably compassionate and intimate lens, Del Monte follows Ray on his precarious journey to get off the streets and back on the water, where—in the ultimate achievement of the oblivion he craves—he could just sail away from it all.

Engage further in the urgent themes of the film in our free live panel, "Homelessness in the Time of COVID", hosted by health justice advocate Dr. Naheed Dosani on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:30 PM (EST). Register for your free ticket here.

+ Screening also includes a special recorded epilogue featuring Ray and Q&A with Michael Del Monte (Director), Scott Montgomery (Writer/Producer) and Hanan Townshend (Composer), moderated by Hot Docs programmer, Aisha Jamal.

Presented in partnership with Workman Arts

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