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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

Canada | 107 minutes | 2021


Southeast US Premiere

Co-writer and co-director Aviva Armour-Ostroff delivers a mesmerizing lead performance in this dynamic film about politics, religion, the mental health care system, and parenting. In Toronto 1994, Miriam, a South African-born Jew, navigates a manic episode triggered by her determination to vote for the recently-freed Nelson Mandela. Having spent years fighting apartheid, Miriam is eager to return to South Africa to vote in the historic election. But her mania escalates when she meets her teenage daughter’s African Canadian boyfriend.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Aviva Armour-Ostroff and moderator Miriam Singer, President/CEO of JCS of South Florida. To view the conversation please click here.

Director's Bio

Directed by Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Arturo Perez Torrez

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Aviva Armour-Ostroff was born in Montreal, raised in South Africa, and has called Toronto home for over thirty years. Since graduating from George Brown Theatre School, Aviva has made a name for herself as an accomplished stage actor and director, having seven Dora nominations and one win to her credit. Arturo Perez Torrez is a Mexican-born Canadian film director and screenwriter. He is most noted for his 2017 film The Drawer Boy, for which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Cast and Credits


Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Arturo Perez Torrez


Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Brian Ostroff


Arturo Pérez Torres


Helen Salcedo


Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Alanna Bale, Vlad Alexis

Film Info






107 minutes


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