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Soul Survivor

Stephen WilliamsCanada89 minutes199514AColourEnglish

Wed
Dec 20
  • Press & Industry screenings and events are only for accredited passes.

Along with Clement Virgo's Rude, Stephen Williams' debut feature — which opened the prestigious Critics Week section of that year's Cannes Film Festival — inaugurated a new tradition of Black Canadian filmmaking. Set in Toronto's Jamaican community, Soul Survivor focuses on Tyrone (the director's brother Peter Williams), an ambitious who takes a job as a debt collector for club owner/loan shark Winston (George Harris). Turning a blind eye to the brutal reality of his new gig, Tyrone is brought face to face with the cost of doing business when someone close to him falls into Winston's clutches.