Unarmed Verses

Sechelt, Saturday February 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
Gibsons, Monday March 4, 2019, 7:30 pm

Canada 2017, 86 min., documentary
Director: Charles Officer

SCSF Annual General Meeting follows film

Toronto’s Villaways neighbourhood is viewed by some as a slum, but for 12-year-old Francine Valentine it is home. With the area facing a massive redevelopment that will displace most of its residents, Francine finds an outlet in her writing. She may lack self-confidence, but her style and candid commentary speak to a deep humanity that flows within the community. This cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging is a two-time winner of Best Canadian Documentary awards.