About UNAFF TFF MTL
Yellow Pad Sessions is proud to offer Montreal The United Nations Association Film Festival, Traveling Film Festival for the second year in a row in partnership with the McCord Museum.
Our aim is to present social justice themes that touch us all globally and locally through the lens of the Global Gaols, such as Poverty, Life Below Water and Gender Equality.
UNAFF was conceived in 1998 at Stanford University by film critic and educator Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNAFF TFF MTL is proud to be a member of the UNAFF family.
UNAFF screens documentaries by international filmmakers covering humanitarian and environmental themes. It aims to bring together filmmakers, theme experts and the general public to offer a unique opportunity for exchange and education among groups often separated by geographic, ethnic and economic differences.
Films have the power to enlighten us , to touch our hearts and to create compassion in our collective consciousness. They garner a perspective to the human condition and the complex world we live in.
2nd UNAFF TFF MTL 2020
September 19, 2020
(Alternatively, November 21st depending on governmental restrictions due to the current health crisis.)
The Festival Programme
This one-day film festival will take place at the McCord Museum.
Final programme schedule to come.
Movies & Trailers
Three award-winning documentaries that take us to San Diego, Mexico and Afghanistan with visually stunning footage and inspiring personal stories.
USA | 2014 | 40 mins | English
Inocente is an intensely personal and vibrant
coming of age documentary about a young artist’s
fierce determination to never surrender to the
bleakness of her surroundings. At fifteen, Inocente
refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be
caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant
forced to live homeless for the last nine years.
Director: Andrea Fine and Sean Fine
Mexico/USA | 2014 | 1h 11 mins | English /Spanish with English ST
Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of Jason
deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines
creativity with an important environmental
solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from
statues he's cast from live models. When algae
overtake the reefs, however, experts provide the
facts about the perilous situation coral reefs
currently face and solutions necessary to save
Director: Marcelina Cravat
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE
(IF YOU'RE A GIRL)
Afghanistan/USA | 2019 | 40 mins | English/ Arabic with English ST
Skateistan recruits kids from impoverished
neighborhoods and teaches them education and
life skills, so they can return to, or join, the public
school system and get a fair start in life. For girls,
the chance to skateboard presents a unique
experience, to compete, to play, to learn their
strengths and to gain courage.
Director: Carol Dysinger