NINTH FLOOR

Directed by MINA SHUM

DIRECTOR

MINA SHUM

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

81 mins

YEAR

2015

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Over four decades after the infamous Sir George Williams Riot, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. The riot started quietly when a few Caribbean students at Sir George Williams University (which later merged into Concordia), lodged a formal complaint against one of their professors, accusing him of racism. But what began quietly would end in a violent and widely reported confrontation on the upper floors of the university’s downtown Hall Building. Director Mina Shum engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption.

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