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December 8

Charm City

Hosted by Human Rights Film Festival


506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

December 8 at 6:30 PM

With a deep rooted history of economic instability, racism and segregation, Baltimore has been plagued by high homicide rates, police brutality and gang violence. The discriminatory laws and escalating street violence has aggravated the animosity between Baltimore’s citizens and police, inflicting further violence upon an already vulnerable community. In Charm City, Marilyn Ness offers an exhaustive and nuanced portrait of the city’s residents, police officers, social workers and government officials. Capturing her subjects’ day-to-day activities, Ness explores the complex relationship between Baltimore’s law enforcement and its residents, showing a fervent collective effort to break the vicious circle of violence. Visually striking and emotionally stirring, Charm City proves change is difficult; yet possible.

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Screening with:

Broken Windows: In post-Ferguson St. Louis, angry protests erupt after the acquittal of a white policeman in the fatal shooting of a black man. In the wake of the protests, artists come together to help a St. Louis community heal.

Open captions. ASL interpretation. Relaxed screening. Quiet space available. Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Transfer seats available. Accessible washroom on the main floor. Service animals are welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons can be booked by calling 416.637.3123. Near accessible transit (bus and subway). Accessible parking nearby. More information about accessibility is available on the Human Rights Film Festival website.