Film Club

Film Club

| 44 min

This documentary brings together a group of long lost classmates who used to belong to an after-school film club. Formed at the initiative of a Grade 8 teacher eager to pass along his love of cinema, the club attracted a klatch of immigrant kids eager to embrace their new country. Stimulating and creative, the club was a complete departure from anything they had known and provided a safe haven from the harsh world around them. Together, they made a tiny 8mm award-winner called Ohh Canada. Twenty-five years later, the group looks back to marvel at their childhood dreams and the bond they share with the teacher who brought them together.

This film was produced as part of the Reel Diversity Competition for emerging filmmakers of colour. Reel Diversity is a National Film Board of Canada initiative in partnership with CBC Newsworld.

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  • writer
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • director
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • narrator
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • producer
    Karen King-Chigbo
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
  • editor
    Gordon Thorne
  • director of photography
    Stanislaw Barua
  • sound design
    Susan Fairbairn
  • original music composer
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • cast of character
    William Leong
    Tony Pingitore
    Melanee Eng
    Maureen Mark
    Susan Eng
    Hans Niederreiter
  • sound recordist
    Bob Salter
  • researcher
    Cyrus Sundar Singh
  • visual researcher
    Eric Geringas
  • re-recording mixer
    Orest Sushko
    Eric Apps
  • music recording
    Lucy's Mobile Studio

  • dp457ca

    As a child in the seventies, and an immigrant, I can relate to your experience and memories to each person in this film. Wonderful film.

    dp457ca, 30 Oct 2015