Brother and Sister are millennial twins, trapped in their apartment and watching the BLM uprisings unfold on their phones. Fed up with sitting on the sidelines, they head out under the cover of night.
Screens in program VIFF Short Forum: Programme 2
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, Araya Mengesha
Araya Mengesha, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
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Director – Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah is a Toronto-based director, writer, actor, and producer. Her work is motivated by a pursuit of artistic expression that aims to challenge understandings of visibility and inclusivity. She has worked in film, TV, theatre, and voiceover with a career spanning over 15 years. Her first short film, P!GS (2020), a satirical comedy about the microaggressive behaviours women face in the service industry, premiered at the 15th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival. This summer, she will reprise her role as Zari in Season 2 of the mockumentary comedy series, Slo Pitch.
Director – Araya Mengesha
Araya Mengesha is a Toronto-born, Ethiopian-Eritrean, with over two decades of experience as an actor and more recently as a filmmaker. His work is motivated by the intersectional narratives of first-generation diaspora across the globe. Select acting credits include the feature films Nobody (2021), Run This Town (2019), and Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008); the TV series Tiny Pretty Things, Anne with an E, and Shoot The Messenger. Defund is his directorial debut. Currently in-development is a feature film based on the short piece Tef that came out of Mengesha’s residency at the Canadian Film Centre.