Director Sudz Sutherland returns to TIFF 2012 with his latest feature Home Again as part of the Contemporary World Cinema programme.
In the late 90′s Canada, Britain, and the United States passed legislation allowing for the deportation of any foreign-born back to their native country after being convicted of a crime. This lead to many thousands of people being deported to countries that they had essentially never lived in. This situation informs Home Again, which follows the story of three characters who have been sent “home” to Jamaica. Spoiled British teenager Everton (Stephan James), struggling young mother Marva (Tatyana Ali), and shady Dunston (Lyriq Bent) all must navigate what is really a foreign country and learn to find a place in an alien culture.
Why Should You See It?
Home Again is not only a topical and thoughtful examination of a policy that is if not outright racist at least xenophobic, it’s also an emotionally nuanced portrayal of the fall out of that policy.
Home Again Screening Times
Home Again screens on
- Wednesday September 12 at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas 7 at 5:30 pm, and
- Friday September 14 at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas at 5:00 pm.
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