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MPENZI: Black Women’s International Film and Video Festival

March 26th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

Queering Film: A celebration of award-winning films for, with and by
Black Lesbians

FRIDAY MARCH 28 Medical Sciences Building Auditorium, University of Toronto 1 King’s College Circle

Tickets are $12 at the door, and $10.00 in advance at Toronto Women’s Bookstore, Good For Her, A Different Booklist, and This Ain’t the Rosedale Library. The festival is wheelchair accessible.

MPENZI: Black Women’s International Film and Video Festival will
showcase 5 award-winning national and internationally renowned films by 5 Black Lesbians as part of their 4th annual festival.

This year’s line-up includes: . the Toronto Premiere of Rape For Who I Am, directed by Ugandan-born British filmmaker Lovinsa Kavuma . Pariah, written and directed by 2007 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow and 2008 Rockefeller Grant Nominee Dee Rees . the Toronto Premiere of Legacy by British director Campbell Blackman . named one of Toronto’s Top 10 Best Filmmakers by Cameron Bailey in NOW Magazine, director/producer/writer Michele Clarke’s Black Men and Me

This years programming will include the popular Caribbean food and
beverage reception at 5:30p.m.; films, panel discussion and Q&A from
6:30-9:00p.m.; and a silent auction. Brand new Mpenzi T-shirts and other merchandise will be for sale.

For more information, please visit

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