Unarmed Verses - Gimme Some Truth

October 24, 2017 | Black Space Winnipeg

Black Space Winnipeg and Winnipeg Cinematheque are pleased to present Unarmed Verses as a part of the The 9th Annual Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival. 

Unarmed Verses is a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a Toronto low-income housing community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old Black girl, Francine, whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art to give voice to those rarely heard in society become a solidifying force in her community. Unarmed Verses is a cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging, and a statement about the strength of community. Forced relocation and displacement of Black communities has been a systemic reality that's persisted far too long in the history and present of Canada. From Africville (Nova Scotia) to Hogan's Alley (Vancouver), the demolishment of vibrant Black communities has been normalized by the state across Canada. We hope to educate attendees on the cold truth of government housing, relocation and systemic discrimination towards Black-Canadian communities in an open panel after the film.

Gimme Some Truth is produced by the Winnipeg Film Group and now enters into it's 9th year of programming and operations. This unique, four day documentary forum that includes panel discussions, master lectures, workshops and special screenings - all intended to provide filmmakers and audiences alike the opportunity to discuss creative, ethical and technical issues related to the documentary form.

We encourage the public to attend the screening at Cinematheque (7:00PM) and a free panel and reception in PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts at 9:00PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/gimme-some-truth-2017-individual-tickets/

For information please visit our website: blackspacewpg.ca or contact us at: blackspacewpg@gmail.com


Unarmed Verses Panelists: Travis Ross |  Toe-lou Boyé | Ciel Sainte-Marie | Alexa Potashnik } KAIROS

Unarmed Verses Panelists: Travis Ross | Toe-lou Boyé | Ciel Sainte-Marie | Alexa Potashnik } KAIROS

Niyi Adewole