Four Questions for Yassmina Karajah

Yassmina Karajah is a true auteur. Inspired by every day narratives, she writes stories that display both charm and intensity while shining a spotlight on human connection. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab, Karajah is a Jordanian-Palestinian screenwriter who splits her time between Amman and Toronto. Her short films have screened internationally…

Five Questions for Inuka Bacote

Inuka Bacote is a modern-day black renaissance woman.  Not only did she co-executive produce four seasons of the Emmy-nominated LGBTQ series EASTSIDERS and serve as marketing consultant for Spike Lee’s BLACKkKLANSMAN and SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, she also produced Radha Blank’s recent Sundance 2020 hit THE 40-YEAR- OLD VERSION alongside Lena Waithe and a host…

Five Questions for Nadine Valcin

Looking at Nadine Valcin’s body of work, is like opening a window on the past. Valcin consistently breaks open traditional black narratives and shows us what we should be thinking and talking about in our combined futures. While emerging filmmakers may be all the rage, Nadine Valcin proves that there is something to be said…

Five Questions for Miss Andrea Lewis

Andrea Lewis is a force to be reckoned with. Even before celebrating her 16th birthday, this Toronto born entertainer had already acted alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Diahann Carroll, Wesley Snipes and Dr. Maya Angelou. She spent 6 seasons on the hit television show Degrassi:The Next Generation and her face has graced the pages of…

Four Questions for Alicia K. Harris

Alicia K. Harris is a rising star hailing from Toronto, Canada.  Her short film Pick, which is about the politics of Black hair, microaggressions and systemic racism, has been featured on CP24 and blackgirlnerds.com, and will soon be screened in TIFF’s Next Wave showcase. Her films have been broadcast on CBC, TVO, Bell Fibe TV,…