Allegations of abuse threaten film festival’s future

Former members of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) allege harassment, sexism, and bullying by the festival’s director. An open dialogue session last month to invite the public to weigh in on the future of the organization has not helped resolve the impasse. NCM’s Andreina Romero reports.

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“Mexican Gothic” — a mix of the sensual and the repulsive

New York Times bestselling author, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s fifth novel, “Mexican Gothic,” does a horrifyingly delicious job of intertwining sensuality with the macabre, using her scientific training to bring readers into the world of toxic, hallucinogenic fungi.

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Four Immigrant Canadian Writers Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize shines a light on the best of Canadian literature, promoting the works of both emerging and established authors. A testament to the increasing contribution of immigrant voices to Canadian literature, the award’s 2021 longlist includes the novels of four immigrant writers.

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Applying for Permanent Residence in Quebec: Lives On Hold

While other provinces and territories process permanent residence applications within six months, there are approximately 56,000 applicants for permanent residence in Quebec who have been waiting for years for their right to settle in the La Belle Province. Sixteen per cent of them are stuck overseas.

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Farhana Kerai et famille

Demander sa résidence permanence à l’extérieur du Canada : des rêves en pause

Dans le cadre de l’Initiative de journalisme local, New Canadian Media a décidé de se pencher sur les réalités des candidats à l’immigration permanente au Québec. Ils sont environ 56 000 à attendre depuis des années leur droit de s’installer dans la Belle Province, alors que les candidats hors Québec la reçoivent en six mois. Dans la deuxième partie de cette série, nous parlons à des candidats attendant depuis le territoire.

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Victory Colony, 1950 Gives a Voice to Forgotten Refugees

A novel steeped in history and a deep sense of place, Victory Colony, 1950 is a story about resilience and self-empowerment, two qualities needed for survival when faced with unspeakable tragedy, but also ultimately about the East Bengali refugees’ inexhaustible generosity, solidarity, and dignity.

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