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First Look Footage From Sudz Sutherland's Indie Deportation Drama 'Home Again' (TIFF Premiere)

by Courtney
September 8, 2012 1:07 PM
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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) lineup at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival includes premieres of three new feature films by acclaimed Toronto directors, showcasing the NFB’s role in unique and innovative Canadian cinema.

One of those 3 films is a title we've had on our radar since first alerting you to it last fall - Sudz Sutherland's Home Again, which stars Tatyana Ali.

This will be the film's world premiere!

As a recap...

Home Again tells the story of three young people deported home to Jamaica after being raised abroad since infancy. Once landed in Kingston and without a compass of any kind, each of the characters embarks on a journey that pushes their endurance beyond measure and forces them to discover who they truly are. On the most fundamental level, Home Again asks the question, How would you survive?

The Canadian-produced feature, Sudz's second, was shot on location in TrinidadJamaica and Canada, earlier this year, and is being described as "a searing drama in the vein of City of God."

In addition to Tatyana Ali, Home Again also stars Lyriq Bent, Stephan James, Richard Chevolleau, C.C.H. Pounder, and Fefe Dobson.

Producers say it's a passion project for director Sudz, that the material is "really tough," and that the actors had to delve "into incredibly difficult emotional terrain."

Entertainment One has distribution rights to the film, with co-production partners The National Film Board and with the participation of Telefilm Canada, and the Harold Greenberg Fund.

No trailer yet; but within the below CBC news report, in which director Sudz Sutherland and his wife Jennifer Holness, talk about the relevance of the film, premiering at TIFF, and their mad dash to finish it ahead of its TIFF premiere next week, you'll find several clips from the film throughout. So take a look until the first trailer arrives:

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  • Priss | September 9, 2012 11:16 AMReply

    Very interested in this film and director. The black Canadian experience fascinates me.

  • T.T | September 9, 2012 12:16 AMReply

    Saw the movie at the showing Friday, I didn't like this movie at all. You could tell the passion but the way the stories came together was just horrible ( I'm sorry )

  • Nadia | September 10, 2012 8:41 AM

    Seriously T.T? I had high hopes for this. His first film "Love Sex & Eating The Bones" was alright, and showed talent, and I expected this would be better and show improvement. I'm still curious though. Hopefully it comes to the USA.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | September 8, 2012 5:53 PMReply

    I didn't know that people were deported like this. I can't believe they would just seperate a mother from their child. I thought as long as they had a solid work history, paid taxes, and proved residency then they could remain in a country, and just pay restitution. I look forward to seeing this.

  • Aaron | January 31, 2013 8:50 AM

    You do realize that white government does not care and continues to make stupid laws.

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