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This Place

  • Canada| 2022| English, French, Mohawk, Tamil| 87'| Colour
  • Director: V. T. Nayani
  • Producer: Stephanie Sonny Hooker
  • Screenplay: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Golshan Abdmoulaie, V. T. Nayani
  • DoP: Conor Fisher
  • Editor: Maureen Grant
  • Cast: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Priya Guns

Synopsis: This Place follows the love story of Kawenniióhstha, half-Iranian, half-Mohawk, and Tamil Malai in Toronto. Kawenniióhstha seeks her estranged father, while Malai reconciles with her alcoholic Dad battling cancer. At its heart the film is about cultural displacement, love, and loss within two families.


Directors Bio: VT Nayani is a Tamil director, producer, actor and screenwriter from Toronto. Her work intimately explores how we continuously come of age. VT is widely known for the mid-length documentary Shadeism: Digging Deeper (2015). Her highly-anticipated debut feature, This Place premiered at Toronto 2022 (Discovery Programme).


Sales Agent: Picture Tree International


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