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Win Tickets to See Someone Lives Here at Canada’s Top Ten

Doc screens at Canada's Top Ten on Jan. 27

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Catch one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year as Someone Lives Here returns to the screen at Canada’s Top Ten! The film directed by Zack Russell offers a timely portrait of Toronto’s housing crisis by observing carpenter Khaleel Seivwright as he builds tiny shelters for unhoused people. Someone Lives Here follows Seivwright as he pushes up against the bureaucracy of city hall, while Russell adds perspectives of unhoused people like Taka who describe daily life on the streets and echo the sense of security and stability afforded by having a roof over one’s head. The film won the Rogers Audience Award at Hot Docs earlier this year, along with the Bill Nemtin Award for Best Social Impact Documentary at Hot Docs and is a Rogers Best Canadian Documentary nominee from the Toronto Film Critics Association, among other accolades. The film also landed on POV’s top ten list for 2023.

Someone Lives Here screens at TIFF Lightbox as part of Canada’s Top Ten on Saturday, January 27 with Russell in attendance. Enter below to win tickets to the screening!

Thanks to Game Theory Films, POV has four pairs of tickets to give away to see Someone Lives Here on Saturday, Jan. 27. All you have to do is answer the following question:


At which festival did someone lives here win the award for Best Canadian Documentary?

a) ReFrame Film Festival
c) Windsor International Film Festival
d) Vancouver International Film Festival


(Need a hint?)


Send your answer and full name to with the subject Someone Lives Here.

Contest closes on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5:00pm EST.

Someone Lives Here screens at Canada’s Top Ten on Jan. 27 at 3:30 PM and opens in select theatres in February.


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