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Themes of Black boy joy, faux allyship, and prison life explored by Black filmmakers at the Toronto International Film Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival showcased a range of films made by Black filmmakers, despite the absence of glitz and glam due to the writers’ and actors’ strikes. “Origin” by Ava DuVernay tackles the connection between the caste system and racism, while “La Suprema” highlights the Afro-Colombian community. “We Grown Now” explores Black boy joy in the Cabrini-Green Homes in Chicago, and “American Fiction” explores how white allies often harm Black writers. “Sing Sing” focuses on incarcerated individuals using theater as an escape, and “I Don’t Know Who You Are” delves into the aftermath of a sexual assault on a Toronto musician.

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