In celebration of Women’s Month, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has revealed a month-long program of thought-provoking conversations and screenings of films of those who have been honored as Share Her Journey Ambassadors.
French West-Indian pioneering film director and activist, Euzhan Palcy, is the newest addition to this distinguished Share Her Journey Ambassadorship. Palcy has broken many boundaries in Hollywood and is the forerunner to the likes of Ava Duvernay, Jordan Peele, Julie Dash, and more. Her work and journey have been lauded by Ava, Beyoncé, Regina King, Women in Film, and an ongoing list.
TIFF invites all to join and share Euzhan Palcy’s journey in a conversation with her on March 17. Palcy will discuss her creative process, the importance of mentorship, and the challenges she has faced as a Black woman working in the film industry. There will also be a screening of her classic, Sugar Cane Alley.
Set in 1930’s post-slavery French colonial Martinique sugar plantation, Sugar Cane Alley is an intergenerational coming of age film. The film is screened in many film schools and used as a gold standard for filmmaking.
Click HERE to get more details on the March 17 conversation and screening Sugar Cane Alley.