Sleeping With Family, Regent Park Film Festival




photo: Nicole Bazuin

MammalianMedia is pleased to announce that the short film Sleeping with Family (2015) will be screened at the Regent Park Film Festival

Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free community film festival. In addition to the Annual Film Festival and Under the Stars: Movies in the Park, we host year-round film screenings, school programs and workshops at no cost.We are dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story. The Festival started in 2003 through the efforts of a determined group of community residents and volunteers. Their goal was to bring Regent Park residents access to high quality films that resonate with their experiences.Today, as Regent Park undergoes a fifteen year re-development, the Festival also works to bring together the many diverse communities that exist in the neighbourhood to enjoy and engage with film as a means of artistic expression and a catalyst for change.

Sleeping with Family is about sleeping arrangements in a low-income neighbourhood as described by 15 teenagers living in Parkdale, Toronto. Disguised to protect their identities, the young people in the film discuss their living conditions, particularly the absence of, and negotiations for privacy living in close quarters with multiple family members.

Directed by Nicole Bazuin, Darren O’Donnell
Produced by Kathleen Smith
Featuring members of the Torontonians

Date:Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 6:45pm,

Location: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON

For more info, go to:Regent Park Film Festival OR www.mammalian.ca/media