Cinema Politica: There's No Place Like This Place, Anyplace
When: Film will be available between Saturday, November 21, 12PM ET - Tuesday, November 24, 12PM ET. Screen film HERE
LIVE-STREAM EVENT: Webinar Link HERE - Monday November 23 at 7PM ET
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook event
Lulu Wei / Canada / 2020 / 75 ' / English
Synopsis: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE THIS PLACE, ANYPLACE looks at the transformation of a much-loved Toronto landmark, the Honest Ed's block, through the stories of its community members who are forced to relocate when it is sold to a developer.
Honest Ed's, a discount store that opened in 1948 and served the neighbourhood's working class families, closed its doors in 2016. Since 2013, the lot has been owned by Vancouver-based Westbank Corp. and has since been redeveloped into condos known as Mirvish Village. Director Lulu Wei chronicles the evolution of community member's lives as they reconcile their history with the future, all while facing the biggest housing crisis the country has ever seen.
Join the live-stream discussion with director Lulu Wei and writer, podcaster and community organizer Shazma Abdulla, whose work focuses on social inequities, racial justice, and spatial justice.
▪ The film is closed-captioned in English.
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