Once soldiers on opposite sides, now neighbours: D.I. Lee’s new documentary

War veterans from all over the world have chosen to start new lives in Canada. Many of them fought against each other, but now they live in the same neighbourhoods—but how do they feel about each other? Director D.I. Lee uses the prism of his own experience serving in the South Korean army for his new upcoming documentary, No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends.

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MULTICULTURALISM @50: Everybody benefits from overcoming discrimination

Canada has come a long way in 50 years of official multiculturalism. Around the world, it is considered a beacon of diversity. But was that always so? Is it even so now? As we begin delving into the Metropolis conference on multiculturalism, the NCM’s News Desk looks at the battles immigrants have had to fight to overcome discrimination and forge their place in Canadian society.

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Curtains Set to Rise On the First Hamilton Black Film Festival

Rays of hope come from Hamilton, Ontario, as the first Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) premieres virtually from May 28 to 30. As curtains rise in Westdale Cinema, it marks a new beginning for Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists.

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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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On a Mission to Add More Colour to Vancouver’s Film Industry

It’s time to change the narrative, says Jason Mackay, founder of Collective Bunch, a new initiative to promote the participation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Vancouver’s film industry.

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