Win Tickets to ‘No Visible Trauma’ at Kingston Canadian Film Festival

No Visible Trauma
Lost Time Media

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival moves online this year to connect audiences with a wealth of CanCon. The list of docs includes several favourites from the festival circuit including the portrait of trans musician Billy Tipton, No Ordinary Man, and the portrait of Quebecois artist and children’s TV icon Claude Lafortune, The Paper Man. There’s also the equine elegy Workhorse and the personal study of grief, The Magnitude of All Things, among other docs.

POV is especially proud to co-present a screening of No Visible Trauma (pictured), the bombshell doc that exposes incidents of police brutality in Calgary. The film has sparked conversations at film festivals across the country, including the Calgary Underground Film Festival, where a police officer attempted to halt the screening. It didn’t work, and the doc won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at CUFF.

No Visible Trauma will screen at KCFF on Sunday, February 28th at 3:00 pm, followed by a livestream Q&A at 4:40 pm. Directors Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal will be available to discuss the making of the film and its reception. For a chance to win tickets, email and tell us a doc that’s changed the way you look at Canada. (Ontario residents only.)

Synopsis: Recent events and protests have pushed the issues of police brutality and systemic racism to the forefront of public attention, with departments in communities across Canada facing reckonings. The shockingly high rates of police-related shootings and killings in Calgary give special urgency to this hard-hitting documentary by Marc Serpa Francoeur and Robinder Uppal. By going deep into several disturbing incidents that have left many victims and bereaved family members in their wake, the filmmakers highlight the crisis of accountability and lack of transparency within the city’s criminal justice system.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival streams Feb. 26 to March 7, 2021.