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INVISIBLE CITY

(2009)
75 mins | Discrimination | Documentary | Social Justice |
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Director: Hubert Davis

Writer(s): n/a

Star(s): n/a

Synopsis:

A powerful documentary set in the housing project of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood, Invisible City follows two childhood friends, Kendell and Mikey, who face many challenges while growing up in single-parent homes in the inner city.

Academy Award-nominated director Hubert Davis follows the two young men over three years, setting this intimate portrait against the backdrop of a community in transition: The Regent Park housing projects are about to be torn down and it is unclear whether the redevelopment will result in a brighter future for the residents.

Social pressures tempt the young men to make poor choices, while their families root for them to succeed. Davis doesn’t provide easy answers to the problems at hand. Instead, he shows the real uncertainty and unpredictability in the young men’s lives.

Hubert Davis has made one excellent Canadian film.
— Grade 12 student, Riverdale CI, Toronto

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About the Director

Hubert Davis

Davis’s first film, Hardwood, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Documentary. He received the Don Haig award at the Hot Docs festival for Invisible City. Davis also directed the short film Aruba, the feature Darkness and Hope and contributed to The National Parks Project.

INVISIBLE CITY

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Geography - 9, 12
  • History - 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 10, 11
  • Philosophy - 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles

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