Published On April 6, 2017 » 2542 Views» By Fernando Fernandez » DOCUMENTARIES, HOT DOCS 2017, Uncategorized
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Ever since the success of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, starring red-headed Ariel, North America has been in love with mermaids. In Ali Weinstein’s film Mermaids, we meet a handful of 21st-century women who identify as living, contemporary versions of the legendary aquatic creatures. Each of them has her own deeply personal reason for “mermaiding.” For Harlem resident Cookie, it’s something she shares with her husband, Ralph, who lovingly sews her tails by hand. Transgender Julz has always wanted to be “one of the girls” and mermaiding allows her to forget her tough Bible-Belt upbringing and be an insider for once. With carefully choreographed underwater scenes and thought-provoking characters, Mermaidsis a wonderful testament to the healing power of the imagination. Aisha Jamal


Fri, Apr 28 9:30 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Sat, Apr 29 2:30 PM Isabel Bader Theatre
Mon, May 1 10:30 AM TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
Fri, May 5 12:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre
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Fernando Fernandez is a graduate of Environmental Studies at York University. He became passionate about the arts when interning for many internet startup magazines focusing on music and film. Inspired by the work of Stanley Kubrick, Fernando created FERNTV for everyone to become inspired and motivated about the arts and culture that surrounds them. As hard working as he is, Fernando still has time to be funny as Private Joker from Full Metal Jacket.

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