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   :: Special Screening of 1999 in Toronto 

Vancouver International Film Festival

Lenin M. Sivam's insightful drama explores the paths of three young Tamil immigrants growing up in a Toronto community grappling with gang violence in 1999. 1999 presents us with a fresh voice in Canadian filmmaking. Emotional and eye-opening, Sivam's film reminds us of the challenges and opportunities of immigrant life, and the devastating impacts of experiencing civil war.

Special Screening of 1999 in Toronto
From Nov. 13, 2009
To Nov. 22, 2009
7:30 pm & 10:30 pm shows
Woodside Cinema
1571 Sandhurst Circle,
Scarborough, Canada
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1999 Movie Official Website

Following the anti Tamil pogrom of July 1983 and the subsequent eruption of the civil war, thousands of ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka fled the country to escape persecution. Vast majority of them called Canada, in particular Toronto, their home. Toronto saw a large influx of Tamils in the late 80s and the 90s making it the largest Tamil Diaspora community in the world. They faced numerous challenges in the adopted country as they tried to adjust to the new life while trying to put the bitter memories of the war behind them. The youth were impacted the most as they were torn between two different cultures. Some of them did not have their families in Canada and often lived with their relatives or friends. Inevitably, the loneliness and the absence of a family support system drove some of them towards gangs as they often provided them a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. Started as loosely organized cliques to kill time, these gangs grew stronger over time and the gang related violence became a thorny issue for the community and the city in the late 90s.

Toronto Film Opens Canada Images Program at VIFF

The Canadian Tamil Congress congratulates the crew and cast of 1999 for being selected to open the Vancouver International Film Festival's Canada Images Program. The film will debut at VIFF on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The premiere will mark the first time a film made by Tamil Canadians has been shown at an international film festival.
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