MR. JANE AND FINCH, AN INSIDER LOOK AT THE 2018 TORONTO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS AND THE MAN THAT RAN WITH HIS HEART

Premieres Friday, February 22nd at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBCDocs POV

TORONTO, ON – Mr. Jane and Finch will make its world broadcast and streaming premiere on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET (9:30 AT) on CBC POV and CBC Gem during Black History month.

 

The world festival premiere will take place at the 7th annual Toronto Black Film Festival, Sunday, February 17 at 5p.m. The film gives an insider look into the controversial 2018 Toronto municipal elections and the man that ran with his heart, Winston LaRose. Affectionately known as “Mr. Jane and Finch,” LaRose fears politicians wish to push out long-standing residents and change the makeup of the Jane and Finch landscape.

 

Mr Jane and Finch follows the journey of Winston LaRose, of 80-year-old community activist and his quest to become a councillor. The community activist believes he can upset the status quo by throwing his hat into the political ring. When Doug Ford drastically changes things 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.

 

Airing Friday February 22 on CBC and CBC Gem, the unconventional political documentary directed, co-written and co-produced by Ngardy Conteh George is produced by the Oya Media Group founded by Alison Duke and Ngardy Conteh George.  The producers also added to their creative force, iconic music composer, Juno Award winner and Platinum selling record producer, Orin Isaacs. 

 

Directed by Ngardy Conteh George

Written and Produced by Alison Duke and Ngardy Conteh George

Cinematography by Mark Valino

Edited by Sonia Godding Togobo

Composed by Orin Isaacs

 

                           “You may see me struggle, but you’ll never see me quit.” 

                                                                                                       M.C.Watson

Hashtag: # MrJandandFinch

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Twitter:  @ mrjaneandfinch

Website:  mrjaneandfinch.com

 

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Media inquiries contact Sasha Stoltz Publicity

Sasha Stoltz | Sasha@sashastoltzpublicity.com | 416.579.4804

 


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