Selectors' Presents: Rinaldo Walcott talk and social

Archival footage featured in Ninth Floor, written and directed by Mina Shum.

Archival footage featured in Ninth Floor, written and directed by Mina Shum.

Rinaldo Walcott will present ideas around the events portrayed in the film Ninth Floor (2015), followed by casual conversation.

Focusing on the Sir George Williams Riot, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Writer and director Mina Shum engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption.

Rinaldo Walcott's visit to Vancouver is organized by the Black Canadian Scholars Series.

Please visit their Facebook page for information about scheduled lectures, including the following: Tuesday January 26th at 2pm at the UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues.

Dr. Rinaldo Walcott will give a masterful and engaging talk titled 'Invisible and Hyper-visible: Black Canadian Life and Institutional Disregard.’

Rinaldo Walcott is Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, as well as the Graduate Program in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto.

http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/tiffdocs/ninth-floor

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