Six features from NSI alumni announced for TIFF 2020

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel by producer Trish Dolman

Films from Tracey Deer, Daniel Bekerman, Michelle Latimer, Trish Dolman, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Jenna Neepin and Dusty Mancinelli have been announced in latest round of features for the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Based on true events, Tracey Deer’s debut feature chronicles the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 in Quebec.

In his feature directorial debut, Viggo Mortensen stars as a gay man on a patience-testing mission to care for his ailing, solitary and homophobic father.

Michelle Latimer’s affecting adaptation of Thomas King’s award-winning book explores the cultural colonization of Indigenous peoples in North America.

The sequel to The Corporation exposes how companies are desperately rebranding as socially responsible – and how that threatens democratic freedoms.

  • Trickster by writer/director/executive producer Michelle Latimer, writer Zoe Leigh Hopkins (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) and associate producer Jenna Neepin (NSI IndigiDocs)

Based on Eden Robinson’s bestselling novel, this series follows an Indigenous teen struggling to support his dysfunctional family as myth, magic and monsters slowly infiltrate his life.

  • Violation by writer/director/producer Dusty Mancinelli (NSI Features First)

TIFF runs September 10 to 15. The full schedule will be announced August 25. Register for industry accreditation. Visit the TIFF website for more information.

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