Still from Mr. Jane and Finch
Still from Mr. Jane and Finch

Mr. Jane and Finch

by Ngardy Conteh George
An 80-year-old activist runs for office, challenging the powers of Ward 7.
2019  ·  45m  ·  Canada
About the Film

A beloved 80-year-old Guyanese-Canadian activist Winston LaRose, who has documented the Black community throughout the African Diaspora for the past 60 years throws his hat into local politics and is met with unflinching systemic racism in the Canadian political system.

LaRose believes he can upset the status quo by throwing his hat into the political ring. When Doug Ford drastically changes the electoral landscape by cutting the number of city councillors, LaRose must fight to keep his disintegrating team together, inspire a non-voting demographic, and empower the people of his beloved Jane and Finch community.

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About the Director

Ngardy Conteh George

Portrait of NGARDY CONTEH GEORGE. photo credit Wade Hudson
Portrait of NGARDY CONTEH GEORGE. photo credit Wade Hudson

Co-founder of Oya Media Group, Ngardy Conteh George is an award-winning filmmaker, a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Fellow and grantee, and recipient of grants from the Toronto and Ontario Art Councils and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is committed to working with marginalized, and often unheard communities, especially those that represent the rich cultures and complexities of the African Diaspora. Her films include short documentary ‘Dudley Speaks for Me’ (Best Canadian Presentation, Caribbean Tales Int’l Film Festival, 2016), award-winning Sundance Documentary Film Fund supported feature-length documentary ‘The Flying Stars’ (Best documentary – BronzeLens Film Festival, 2015) and most recently TV hour ‘Mr. Jane and Finch’ commissioned by CBC Docs POV and nominated for two CSA’s: Best Writing in a Documentary and the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Film. She is currently working on her first cinematic 360 VR documentary project, ‘Wa’Omoni Rising’ with funding from the Bell Fund.