Unarmed Verses

Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Charles Officer


Streaming until November 25

The acclaimed winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017, Unarmed Verses follows Francine Valentine, a 12-year-old girl who is just one of many facing eviction from a low-income housing block in Toronto's north-east end due to the impending demolition of their home. With a creative spirit, love for art and perceptive point of view, Francine and other neighbourhood youths turn to creative expression, as they prepare to record music and poetry at a local studio. Director Charles Officer crafts a moving local coming-of-age story about community, adversity, economic disparity and identity that celebrates our bonds and ability to persevere.

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