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SEDITION


Directed by | Min Sook Lee

Genre documentary  |  Length: 16mins  |  Year of production: 2008


Sedition explores issues of youth and freedom of expression through the lives of young, politically progressive, Toronto based spoken word artists Rafeef Ziadah and Boonaa Mohammad. A child of Palestinian refugees raised in Lebanon, Rafeef tells powerful and deeply moving stories of repression and resistance. Her spoken word pieces are haunting and defiant. Boonaa traces his roots to the Oromo people, an oppressed minority in Ethiopia. Raised in Canada by parents who fled their home country as refugees, Boonaa’s opinions on topics such as racism, colonialism, and engagement in civic society are fresh and engaging. His energetic performances deliver his message to his audiences with a solid dose of humour. Both Rafeef and Boonaa pack their poetic punches with bull'seye aim at the politics of exile and identity. Their words are spliced with the hypnotic beats of renowned Toronto musical group, LAL.