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"It’s a story by black people for everyone," comments Harris on her upcoming film challenging shadeism within people of color. (Photo by John Ker)

Ryerson film alumna explores shadeism within the black community

Toronto-based documentary filmmaker Sara Yacobi-Harris tackled the perspectives and narratives of multi-ethnic Jewish identity in her 2016 film Who Is a Jew?. However, her deep interest in unravelling identity hasn’t stopped growing just yet, as the filmmaker takes on a new film about shadeism, entitled Dancing Through Shades.

“The film tackles the taboo subject of Shadeism by exploring the experiences of light skin individuals versus dark-skinned individuals, but also breaking down the construction of beauty and privilege that is perpetuated through shadeism and colourism” Yacobi-Harris said.

by Abigail Murta· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
The controversial Niagara Falls student film

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

From our April 6 broadcast, Justin Bellmore reports on the controversy around the Ryerson student film, “As Niagara Falls.”

A screengrab from the short film, As Niagara Falls. (Courtesy Mayday Pictures)

Film’s mission was accomplished

Last week, the Ryersonian reported on a group of Ryerson students whose short film on the city of Niagara Falls was making the rounds on social media.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Opinion
RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

What was supposed to be a film that displayed the work of L’Arche, an international organization based in Toronto that works with people living with developmental disabilities, turned out to be a touching documentary about a boy. Jason Clinker, a 23-year-old who lives with a developmental disability, has become the shining star of the RTA school of media documentary, Unwritten. […]

by Michael Sist· · Arts & Life, Health
YouTubers walk the pink carpet for Lilly Singh’s documentary ‘A Trip To Unicorn Island’

YouTubers walk the pink carpet for Lilly Singh’s documentary ‘A Trip To Unicorn Island’

Singh said that the tour and documentary brings her “YouTube videos into reality.”

(Aaron Navarro/Ryersonian Staff)

Winner of first Top Docs film festival annouced

Cope took home the top prize at the first-ever RTA Top Docs film festival Tuesday night. The documentary, created by four third-year media production students, tells the story of Taylor Lindsay-Noel and the life-changing incident that made her a quadriplegic. The film beat out four other finalists to win a $1,000 prize. “Our group is just really excited and proud […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
RTA’s first Top Docs film festival to kick off Tuesday

RTA’s first Top Docs film festival to kick off Tuesday

Awards season is in full swing and Ryerson’s radio and television arts program is getting in on the spotlight. The first annual RTA Top Docs film festival will screen the top five documentaries this Tuesday, with entries produced by third-year RTA undergraduate students from David Tucker’s documentary production class. “With documentary you really get to reflect and follow a story […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Students producing documentary about the taboos of female body hair

Students producing documentary about the taboos of female body hair

… Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.BUSHWe take a look at the behind-the-scenes of BUSH and the women making it happen. CREW — Top (left to right): Gagan Sagoo, Lydia Hrycko, Jennifer Rowley,Maija Ahonen; Bottom (left to right): Emma Greig, Stephanie Sturino, Amika Coopercameramake Canonheight 3840orientation 1flash 16originaldate 10/30/2014 2:14:01 AMwidth 5120cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIThe project […]

(Courtesy Storyline Entertainment)

Ryerson teacher’s war documentary wins Canadian Screen Award

You may be familiar with the critically-acclaimed film Inglorious Basterds.  The film, directed by Quentin Tarantino and loosely based on the events of World War II, follows a  group of Jewish-American soldiers who go on a dangerous mission to hunt Nazis behind enemy lines. But while there are elements of truth in that film, don’t expect The Real Inglorious Bastards to feature […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

Ryerson student documents experiences of the transgender community

Ryerson student documents experiences of the transgender community

Markus Harwood-Jones, 22, proudly wears his heart on his sleeve. He emanates confidence donning a sweater with words from anti-apartheid social activist Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” The quote is fitting for the Ryerson University sociology major who is creating a documentary about transgender experiences in Canada […]

by Christina Ciddio· · Features, Uncategorized
Horseback riding across continents: Filipe Masetti Leite

Horseback riding across continents: Filipe Masetti Leite

When 27-year-old Filipe Masetti Leite decided to leave Canada and go home to his family in Espirito Santo do Pinhal, Brazil, he chose to ride horseback. He left the grounds of the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2012 to trek 16,000 kilometres, across 12 countries. His daily routine consists of waking up at 5 a.m. to prepare his American quarter-horses, Bruiser and […]

by Christina Ciddio· · Features
RTA students discuss their new interactive documentary

RTA students discuss their new interactive documentary

From left to right: Ilana Pluchik,Elaine Zlotkowski, Ramya Jegatheesan, Althea Manasan (from left to right), pose at the Toronto Urban FIlm Festival at the Drake Hotel. (Courtesy Greg Bunker)

Ryerson grads’ documentary to screen at national film festival

Three Ryerson graduates have been nominated for Canada’s National Screen Institute (NSI) Online Short Film Festival. Emerging filmmakers and alumnae from the master of journalism program, Althea Manasan, Elaine Zlotkowski and Ramya Jegatheesan, along with York University graduate Ilana Pluchik, produced and directed the short documentary, The Missing, which looks at the oil paintings of Toronto artist Ilene Sova’s The […]

Around campus: What to do October 7-13

Around campus: What to do October 7-13

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the creative:  Get involved with Social Justice Week with a hands-on interactive canvas making workshop at Stitch a Home: Social Safety Net and Homelessness on Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. The workshop will be an interactive experience with guest speakers. Learn about the social safety net while […]

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