In the wake of the #MeToo movement, locally-based filmmakers and artists explore the implications this may have for women belonging to communities of colour, Black communities, and Indigenous communities locally, and beyond. This discussion will focus on how each panelist’s work engages with ideas of racialized misogyny, sexual literacy, consent, and justice for survivors.
Digital Activism Panel
PG: Discussion of sexual violence and trauma
This panel is co-presented with York University’s MFA Film Program
Azeezah Kanji is a legal academic and writer, who holds a JD and a Masters of Law specializing in Islamic law. Her work focuses on issues relating to racism, law, and social justice. Her writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, National Post, and various academic anthologies. She also serves as Director of Programming at Noor Cultural Centre.
York MFA Film alumni Shazia Javed is an award-winning filmmaker. Her documentary film Namrata was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and was a finalist for three AMPIA awards. Shazia’s work has screened at prestigious film festivals including Hot Docs, DOXA, Global Visions, and Durban International Film Festival.
Erica Violet Lee is a graduate student in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. She is an Indigenous feminist, community organizer from inner-city Saskatoon, and a Nēhiyaw philosopher queen learning how to be a writer in the wastelands.
Self-taught artist, curator and writer Anique Jordan works in photography, sculpture, social practice and performance and has lectured on her artistic and community-engaged curatorial practice at Harvard University, University of the West Indies, MIT, University of Toronto and UCLA. Her art practice plays with the aesthetics found in traditional Trinidadian carnival and the theory of hauntology challenging historical narratives and creating, what she calls, impossible images.