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Frame from Rise

Barbara Wagner, Benjamin De Burca

Canada, Brazil – 2019 – Documentary –20’

In the underground spaces of the Toronto Transit Commission’s new subway extension, a group of poets, rappers, singers, and musicians negotiate their status as both first and second-generation Torontonians as well as settlers living on borrowed Indigenous Land. Rhythm and poetry are forms of creative labour that constitute contemporary collectivities of diasporic belonging and mixed-cultural dialogue.