Private Project

This is a Crisis

A faceless bureaucrat traipses around the City of Toronto repurposing hostile architecture as their personal playground. Splicing audio of mayor John Tory’s publicly available victory speeches from 2014, 2018, and 2022 municipal election nights, the bleakness of these scenes is juxtaposed with a heavy-handed narrative of progress and inclusion. THIS IS A CRISIS is an experimental afro-surrealist movement piece offering a critical commentary on navigating procedural obstacles, surveillance and criminalization of poverty, and what cities stand to lose when they leave the most marginalized behind.

  • Tamara Jones
  • Tamara Jones
  • Tamara Jones
    Key Cast
  • Genres:
    Movement, Afro-surrealism, Cyberdrama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 9, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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Director Biography - Tamara Jones

Tamara Jones is a writer, curator, and artist based in Tkaronto. A former film publicist, they’ve worked with the South Western International Film Festival, Elevation Pictures, Warner Bros., and NEON. Their writing has been published by Ephemera Magazine, Adolescent Content, and The Globe and Mail. They are a self-taught filmmaker.

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