what to watch

  • manifesto talks | the effects of systemic racism

    on june 17, 2020, manifesto hosted a panel of strong black voices in toronto unpacking the effects systemic racism in canada. hosted by camille dundas, the panel included ajani charles, esie mensah, natasha adiyana morris, omar "wolf" allison, and julien christain lutz, professionally known as di...

  • wash day

    directed by: kourtney jackson

    kourtney jackson’s “wash day” is a short, introspective documentary that follows three black women as they speak about beauty, life, and their hair. shot on film, “wash day” captures the quiet timelessness of beauty and grooming for women of color.

  • haus

    directed by: joseph amenta

    makai is a young homeless queer boy sleeping on the couch of his friend trevon. as the two prepare for a night of competition at a local kiki Ball, makai is forced to reconnect with his disapproving older brother. yearning for distraction from his tumultuous familial s...

  • badassery

    directed by: sarafina mcIntosh, demi valentine and sunita miya-muganza

    what does it mean to make it in a male-dominated industry? from the up-and-coming independent curator to the global powerhouse, these creatives have crafted a brand for themselves as industry leaders, without compromising who...

  • movie night | helena morgane

    sisterhood media's programming and acquisitions director has a live chat with director of 'kaleidoscope stories' helena morgane for the inaugural movie night episode. helena speaks candidly on her experience filming kaleidoscope stories as well as answering questions from viewers and gives us a s...

  • the hallmark of tolerance

    directed by: ayisha gariba

    ayisha gariba's first film is an exploration of what it means to be black in canada. interviewing the different experiences of black folks, this film questions whether or not canada is the "hallmark of tolerance" it claims to be while also highlighting black excellence.

  • hyphen-nation

    directed by: samah ali

    "hyphen-nation" looks at what it means to be a black woman in canada after growing up in a culturally-steeped home, both domestically and internationally, and how it influences one’s identity.