Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)

Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)

  • Ann Marie Fleming
  • 85 minutes
  • 2016
  • Canada
  • Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Showplace

Peace, love, and cultural understanding – an animated feature about a young Canadian poet’s transformative journey to self-discovery

When a young Canadian poet is invited to perform at a festival in Iran, she embarks on a whirlwind voyage of discovery. Featuring the voices of Sandra Oh, Don McKellar, Nancy Kuan, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, this animated feature follows 20-year-old Rosie Ming as she learns about the Iranian father who she assumed had abandoned her. In uncovering her father’s past and her own cultural identity, Rosie takes us along on a journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and understanding. A sensitive yet playful look at building bridges across cultural and generational divides – all through the magic of poetry.

“Window Horses hits all the things that are important to me: it’s pro-girl, pro-tolerance, pro-diversity and PRO-ART!!” — Sandra Oh

Performance by Words on Fire Youth Poets -A collaborative poem by Indigenous, new Canadian, LGBT2Q and activist youth.

This screening is a part of a feature film program, and requires an individual ticket: