Scene from the movie Avijatrik (The Wanderlust of Apu)

Apu Trilogy Sequel “Avijatrik” Wins Laurels at Montreal Independent Film Festival

The Apu Trilogy, created by the Oscar-winning Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the 1950s, is regarded as one of the masterpieces of world cinema. Director Subhrajit Mitra picks up where Ray left off 60 years ago in his 2020 sequel titled Avijatrik (The Wanderlust of Apu), which has just won accolades at the Montreal Independent Film Festival. Mitra and the score composer Bickram Ghosh talk to NCM about dreaming big while retaining their own vision.

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Hotel workers protest for their work

COVID Layoffs Leave Thousands of Hotel Workers in the Cold

Over 90 per cent of Canadian hospitality workers have been laid off since the pandemic. Those who are bearing the brunt of the economic fallout are the staff at the grassroots level, most of whom are recent immigrants. As the lockdown stretches, what does the future hold for them and the industry that once fed billions of dollars to the economy?

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All-women Panel to Judge International Ad Awards

The International Gerety ad awards 2021 has appointed an all-women executive jury to evaluate creative awards, including Jessica Borges representing Canada. Borges shares her journey from a new immigrant to representing Canada in an industry that’s known for male domination in leadership roles.

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Luca and Tessa

Parents Use New Family Time to Help Kids Rediscover their Roots

Several parents are putting social isolation to good use, taking time to teach their children about their immigrant heritage. This story traces their lineage and finds out why it matters to these families and the country.  

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Raptors’ NBA Championship Unites Newcomers with Mainstream Canadians

On June 13, 2019, the Toronto Raptors won the prestigious Larry O’Brien trophy and the hearts of millions of Canadians, a large number of whom are immigrants. One word to sum up this magnitude of…

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Job Market for Immigrants Consists of Minimum Wage and Moonlighting

For the last several months, much of the political discussion in the United States has revolved around President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Meanwhile, here in Canada, an invisible wall…

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Changing Ontario: South Asian Women Step Up to Empower the Community

As Toronto evolves into the world’s most multicultural city, so does its colourful communities, rising as a collective force to overcome challenges. This time, it’s the women who are initiating change. Meet a few dynamic…

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