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"What really turned me on about documentaries was the ability to understand how everything works without any prior knowledge and recite it back to people in the most visually compelling way."
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Alison Duke


an 3 -year initiative for black youth 18-26 living in the GTA who are graduates of post secondary film, television and media arts programs and trying to kick start their careers in the sector. Year1 focused on digital media training and archiving. This year the focuses on production.

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Alison Duke is an artistic activist, award-winning filmmaker and passionate producer committed to the Canadian visual art form. She established Goldelox Productions to produce social issue content. In 2016, she produced the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project, a digital web series which celebrates the legacies of Toronto-based black activists Inspired by Ava Duvernay, #metoo and the reality that opportunities for women behind the camera in Canada are long overdue, Alison hired five black female Canadian directors to helm the films. Recently, she co-wrote and co-produced the television documentary Mr. Jane and Finch (19) directed by Ngardy Conteh George ( and edited by Sonia Godding Tobogo ) for CBCDocs POV. She also directed, Cool Black North (19), a two hour television documentary special for CityTV/Rogers. Current activities sees her producing Laurie Townshend's, feature documentary, Mothering in the Movement under Oya Media Group banner and kickstarting Year2 of Black Youth! Pathway2Industry, a 3- year initiative to support black youth access essential training, mentors, networks and film industry spaces.


Mr. Jane & Finch
Mr. Jane & Finch delves into the black experience as captured by activist and amateur filmmaker/photographer Winston LaRose who has been filming since the late 40s. Through his sharp eyes, both past and present,…
Mothering in the Movement
The joy and burdens of black mothers are revealed through the lens of educator/street photo journalist Laurie Townshend as she documents four activist mothers raising their children while changing the world through their art…
The life story of a black woman living with HIV is explored in this powerful fiction film inspired by true events. DISCLOSURE delves into unchartered areas of how the criminalization and surveillance of HIV…



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