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Unarmed Verses

Charles Officer
2016 | 1 h 25 min
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
    2018
  • Rogers Audience Choice Award
    Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto
    2017
  • Best Canadian Documentary
    International Film Festival, Vancouver
    2017
  • Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award
    Hot Docs, Toronto
    2017