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Films Screened by Cinema Politica

Other films directed by Stefan Verna

BROKEN STRINGS (1999)
ICE STORM CABARET (2000)
CHOCOLATE CITY (2003)
POETRY IN MOTION (2004)
DIVERSIDAD: A ROADTRIP TO DECONSTRUCT DINER (2011)
DRAWING BLANK (2012)
MONtreal: JAZZ STORIES (2018)
NOMAD’S LAND: A DOCUMENTARY RHYME (2014)
NIGHT WATCHES US
LA CLINIQUE

Stefan Verna

Biography

Stefan Verna graduated from Concordia University's Film Production program. He has been active in the Montreal film community as a Director, DoP, and Scriptwriter. His creations cover many genres such as documentaries, dance films, music videos and fiction films.

Drawn to cinema via political activism and film journalism, Stefan Verna makes films to be agents of transformation around issues such as social justice, environmental issues and the plight of African communities around the world. His deep interest in Hip Hop Culture and dance has fueled the type of projects he has pursued. In 2017, he co-founded Black on Black Films, a film collective for Black filmmakers in Quebec.

His camera skills have taken him to Cuba, France, Haiti, Mexico, the USA, in Aboriginal and Inuit communities of Quebec. His images have been shown on various Canadian networks such as CBC Newsworld, Télé-Québec, APTN, Canal D, Bravo and Canal Évasion.

His previous films are: Broken Strings (1999), Ice Storm Cabaret (2000), Chocolate City (2003), Poetry in Motion (2004), Diversidad: a Roadtrip to Deconstruct Diner (2011), Drawing Blank (2012), MONtreal: Jazz Stories (2018). He is presently completing his second feature called NOMAD’S LAND: a documentary Rhyme, directing NIGHT WATCHES US at the NFB and in developing a TV series LA CLINIQUE for Radio-Canada.

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