Reel Black: Our Film Stories
In an exploration of Black Canadian filmmaking, emerging filmmakers Christian Anderson and Ajahnis Charley quickly discover the realities of the industry. Through insights from veteran filmmakers such as Claire Prieto-Fuller, the young filmmakers learn that sometimes if you aren’t given a seat at the table, you have to make your own.
Ayan Tani, Émeraude Domingos-Mbuku & Tristen Sutherland
Ayan Tani is a filmmaker, researcher, and community builder living and working in Toronto. Her first film project was a short documentary titled My Community is Here on gentrification in one of the most diverse and affordable neighbourhoods in Ottawa, her hometown. Since then she’s gone on to do archival research for film, direct music videos, and complete OYA Media Group’s Emerging Filmmaker’s Programme where she served as co-director and co-writer of the short documentary Reel Black: Our Film Stories, now playing on CBC Gem.
M. Émeraude Domingos-Mbuku is a documentary filmmaker whose research-based practice threads together her identity as a daughter of Congolese refugees and a first generation Canadian.
Tristen Sutherland is a writer/director/producer whose stories highlight BIPOC members of the LGBT+ community.