These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
2022, 12:21 minutes, colour
A tribute to the late beloved friend, peer, activist and mentor Derek Yee in Toronto, Ontario who died alone at home waiting for a bed at Casey House, the HIV specialty Hospital of Canada. It is also a call to action to the world's only HIV specialty hospital to provide BIPOCs coordinated care 365/24/7
2022, 29:42 minutes, colour
Jhonny Vaya Con Dios narrates Marvin “Jhonny” Girón’s experience with the health care system and institutionalized homophobia in El Salvador when he tests positive for HIV. Johnny faces living with a potentially fatal disease in a small, impoverished country with a less than stellar health system.
2022, 09:00 minutes, Colour
Kaali (9 minutes; 2022) is a short documentary film in which the indigenous spirit of Kali descends upon the film maker Leena Manimekalai and walks the streets of downtown Toronto on a summer night, on a quintessential trip of being, becoming and belonging The performance depicts Kali’s loitering, sharing delightful… ⊕
2019, 90:00 minutes, Colour
India is a land of Subaltern deities. Each deity has an unique legend and these legends are often interwoven with socio-historic tropes of India. Puthirai vannaar is an 'unseeable' Dalit caste group, in southern India.Their forced occupation is to wash clothes of other Dalits, the dead, and menstruating women. This film is… ⊕
2022, 08:00 minutes, colour
This is a film documenting the growth of mushrooms that never fails to fascinate. I did not need to be so creative to make this film, because they, FUNGI, were talented enough.I purchased mushroom growing kits and raised four kinds of mushrooms: shiitake; hiratake; eryngii; and nametake. Once they sprouted, they grew quite… ⊕