In the inner-city housing project of Toronto's Regent Park, Kendell and Mikey, like their surroundings, are in the process of transformation; the environment and social pressure tempting them to make poor choices, their mothers and mentors rooting for them to succeed. Turning his camera on the often ignored inner city, Academy-award nominated director Hubert Davis sensitively depicts the disconnection of urban poverty and race from the mainstream.

 


  Meet the Filmmaker

Hubert Davis has a long list of awards connected to his relatively short career. Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming for his directorial debut in Hardwood, a documentary exploring the life of his father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. Hubert Davis was awarded the Don Haig award for best emerging Canadian director at the 2007 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.