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9/11 KIDS Selected for American Black Film Festival 2020

July 28, 2020

The American Black Film Festival has revealed the film slate for its upcoming online festival running Aug. 21 to 30.

 

We’re honoured to announce 9/11 KIDS, directed by Elizabeth St. Philip, is a 2020 Official Documentary Features selection. The film will be eligible to be nominated to compete for the Jury Award for Best Documentary, presented by Amazon Studios. The Best of the ABFF Awards ceremony will simulcast on the festival’s homepage Aug. 30.

 

9/11 KIDS is about the 16 schoolchildren who were with President George W. Bush the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and opens a fascinating window into post-9/11 America.

 

The American Black Film Festival screens dynamic content by and about people of African descent from around the world. It was established in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the Black entertainment community and provide a platform for emerging artists. For more information about the festival, visit abff.com.

9/11 KIDS Wins Hot Docs Rogers Audience Award

June 08, 2020

Thank you Hot Docs 2020 viewers and Rogers Group of Funds for awarding 9/11 KIDS a Rogers Audience Award! Hot Docs announced the awards via a live YouTube stream on Sunday night.

In celebration of the Emma E. Booker Elementary School kids, 9/11 KIDS Director Elizabeth St. Philip will donate the $10,000 cash prize to a scholarship currently in development for Booker High School graduates.

 

9/11 KIDS is one of 120+ films still available to stream through Hot Docs until June 24.

Hotel Paranormal Premieres May 15 at 9pm E/P on T+E

April 28, 2020

HOTEL PARANORMAL is our new 10-part documentary series, narrated by Canadian icon Dan Aykroyd, for T+E. It follows the terrifying, true stories of face-to-face encounters with otherworldly hotel guests.

"I think the show is going to be a real skeptic-buster and as a believer in ghosts that makes me happy,” says Aykroyd.

HOTEL PARANORMAL premieres Friday, May 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on T+E and reminds us we’re never truly alone whether we're in a hotel, motel or short-term rental...now turn off those lights and watch the trailer now!

Cheating Hitler Nominated for 2020 Rockie Award!

April 21, 2020

We are proud to announce Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust is a 2020 Rockie Awards nominee! Congratulations to the entire team.

Before & After Now Streaming

April 13, 2020

Our brand-new 6-part web series, Before & After, is now streaming on the documentary Channel. Before & After dives into the pivotal moments of our lives that forever change who we are, and how we see the world.

You can watch the unforgettable story of Canadian gymnast Tamara O'Brien (Episode 1)  here.

Episode 2 "Homelessness" features Roger. Not long ago, Roger was a proud father with a full-time job living with a woman he loved. Today, Roger sleeps alone outside in downtown Toronto. An unfortunate turn of circumstance has led him to where he is today, but he’s determined to get back to the life he once had.

Episode 3 "Going to Space" was recently uploaded and features Dr. Robert Thirsk, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut. Thirsk reflects on his record-breaking trip to space that changed his perspective on the meaning of life and humanity.

Look for Episode 4 "Transitioning Gender" on April 17.

Congratulations to Director Hanna Jovin, Producer Steve Gamester, Editor Adrian Morphy, Directors of Photography Ann Tipper and Alysha Galbreath, Sound Recordist Ryan Yusep and Production Manager Krystal DiMarca.

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