Mom and Me

*Film Screening and Discussion with Director Lena Macdonald**Introduced by
Dr. Lilia Topouzova, 2014-15 Visiting Scholar, Centre for Feminist Research*

*Tuesday, October 25, 2016*
*12:30PM-2:30PM**626 Kaneff Tower, York University*

*Mom and Me* (58 min) is a deeply personal feminist film which took 15
years to make. It follows the complicated relationship between director
Lena Macdonald and her mother, who was once a filmmaker   herself, but
ended up homeless, crack-addicted and on the streets. For ten years Lena
filmed in Toronto’s inner city and her story is complicated and honest. The
film is about addiction, prostitution and despair but it is also a story
about family, the power of hope and the tenacity of love. The film also
raises pertinent questions on ethnographic research ethics.

*Lena Macdonald* is a Toronto based director, writer and producer. She has
produced a diverse body of work from stage to broadcast, notably: *The
Greatest Team That Never Won* and *Stonethrower*, both a part of TSN’s
On A Nation*, which won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary Series
and a production of Hugh Garners Cabbagetown, which she co-directed with
Michael Ondaatje and Paul Thompson.

*Light refreshments served. RSVP to juliapyr@yorku.ca <juliapyr@yorku.ca>.*

This is a reminder that CFR events count towards seminar requirements for
Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies students: