Short film screening, Ageless: Freedom of Expression 2023

On Sunday, October 29, Ageless International Film Festival, HotDocs, PEN Canada,  Rainbow Railroad, & the Centre for Free Expression present an event in celebration of freedom of expression.

The second annual “ Ageless: Freedom of Expression” presents the  award-winning International Dawn Chorus Day  (15 minutes) by John Greyson. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, filmmaker John Greyson, John Ralston Saul and filmmaker Leena Manimekalai. Kaveh Shahrooz, lawyer and human rights activist, will moderate.

About International Dawn Chorus Day

Directed by John Greyson
Short | 2021 | Canada | 15 Minutes | English

‍Film Synopsis:

On International Dawn Chorus Day (May 3, 2020), birds from six continents join an online video call. Awarded TEDDY Award for Best Short Film (Berlin) in 2021. For its unique and poetic approach to filmmaking during a global crisis, International Dawn Chorus Day reminds us that film, as medium, perhaps is the best way to document the past, the present and the future. It raises unique voices to express the common political issues of queer people via the most popular communication tool during a pandemic. – Quote from Berlinale Jury.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can, can be purchased either at the door or ahead of time.