Social Justice Film Festival 2020

BLOCK 8: Learning from the Past and the Present

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Robert Payne is a lonely, broke, homeless street poet living rough in the alleyway of Toronto, Canada, records his existence in poetry hoping for a normal life and to become Canada’s JP Salinger. Documented over ten years from 2010 to 2020, the filmmakers drove 5 hours from Ottawa to Toronto frequently, never knowing Robert’s state, since his health is failing and he wanders. With cancer overtaking the director, it was not an easy documentary to achieve.

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    17 minutes
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    Peter Evanchuck & Helene Lacelle