This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society. Unarmed Verses is a cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging.
Awards and distinctions
People's Choice Award
Canada's Top 10, Toronto
Rogers Audience Choice Award
Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto
Best Canadian Documentary
International Film Festival, Vancouver
Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award
Hot Docs, Toronto
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