Mohammed and Yulanda Faris are generous and devoted patrons of the arts. Through dramatic re-creation, this short documentary captures the spirit of Montreal in the 1950s, the early days of their relationship, and their passion for music and dance. If we all danced more, says Yulanda Faris, we would be happier people.
Produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2010 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards.
Ages 14 to 15
Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
This film begins by showing Muhammed and Yulanda Faris’s devotion to the arts and culture and then engages the viewer in a discussion of the vital role of generosity in sustaining the life of a couple. These two people are patrons of the arts and their life as a couple has grown stronger because of their support for culture. How great a role does an individual play in cultural development? Do ethnic or other differences create obstacles that hinder a healthy relationship? Does a couple need to share passionate interests for love to grow?