A YEar of hope

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 | 3:30PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Directed by Mikala Krogh
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 84 minutes | Canadian Premiere | Rating: R

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Graphic, shocking and eye-opening, A Year of Hope is a cinematic guide into the world of Manila’s street youth. Mikala Krogh follows 20 children during their one year stay at Stairway Center - a local charity that provides street children of Manila with shelter, food and schooling for 12 months. The Stairway social workers focus on helping youth recover from the sexual abuse and trauma they experienced while living on the streets. Simultaneously, Krogh films police cadets being trained on child sexual abuse at the National Police Training Institute. Juxtaposing children’s personal stories with the footage from the police training, Krogh punctures the social stigma around sexual violence that makes Manila’s children easy targets for sexual predators. Capturing the chilling realities of the city’s impoverished youth, A Year of Hope gives survivors a way to express themselves and be heard, showing hope in the darkest corners of Philippines’ capital.

// Mikala Krogh (director) to join for post-screening Q&A via Skype


FILM INFO



Year:
2017

Length:
84 min

Language:
Tagalog

Country:
Philippines

Premiere:
Canadian

Subtitles: English (Fully)

 

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YOUR MOTHER IS A THIEF!

Directed by Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre
SHORT FILM | 11 minutes | 2018 | Toronto Premiere
Language: No dialogue | Rating: R

Animated film on the psychological violence of parental alienation.


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