i am… Films about cultural identity, multiculturalism, and integration, available for free from Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada.
Graduate students from across Canada were invited to submit proposals to be part of an exciting opportunity to capture their individual expressions of identity and belonging or not belonging in a three-minute film. Through a competitive selection process, 28 students were selected to receive professional mentorship and support to produce an engaging short film of their unique story. Most of them had little or no filmmaking experience but got busy inside their pandemic bubbles for six months. These short films together weave a tapestry of Canadian identity today. Project led by Toronto Metropolitan University professor Anna Triandafyllidou, the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, and by Gemini award-winning filmmaker and scholar Cyrus Sundar Singh.
For an article explaining more about the project, see:
Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation. (2022). Telling stories of identity and multiculturalism through film. Innovation Newsletter, Toronto Metropolitan University.