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Rogers Inclusion Film Festival shines a light on the importance of inclusion in film

September 11, 2019


Last week, we were proud to bring together our teams to experience Rogers Inclusion Film Festival – an annual celebration of impactful Canadian content.

This years’ film choice was “Pick,” a poignant independent short by Toronto director Alycia K. Harris. The film focused on a young girl of colour who deals with the consequences of wearing her natural hair to school.

We were thrilled to have three inspiring women to discuss the film afterwards: Frances-Ann Solomon, founder of CaribbeanTales International Film Festival; Tonya Williams, founder of Reelworld Film Festival; and, Fabienne Colas, founder of Montreal and Toronto Black Film Festivals. Moderated by CityNews and Breakfast Television Reporter Tammie Sutherland, the discussion centered on the importance of women of colour both in front of and behind the camera, and how we can all work together to support independent Canadian content and film.

We are proud to support our communities and the arts as we continue to build an inclusive culture together! Read more about our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity here.