Lara O’Keefe

Photo: COLLECTED ANTICIPATION © Lara O’Keefe   Photo: BEST FOOT FORWARD © Lara O’Keefe     About Lara O’Keefe Lara O’Keefe is a freelance writer/photographer with a love for urban landscapes. A born and raised country girl, she is consistently delighted and surprised by all of the diverse people and places that can be found…

Sunny Arora

Photo: RED DANCE © Sunny Arora   Photo: STREET-NO-CAR © Sunny Arora   Photo: INDEPENDENCE DAY © Sunny Arora     About Sunny Arora I moved to Canada from the cool city of Ludhiana in India. I am a Web Developer student who fell in love with concept of capturing light when I first held…

Sharman Wilson

Story Excerpt: TANGERINE SUN by Sharman Wilson “Funnel down straight through the clouds Like an ever flowing stream Like an ever flowing stream Take a bite of the fruit of life Cause the fruit of life is sweet Cause the fruit of life is sweet” I was walking along Gerrard Street listening to the song…

Wm Perry

Story Excerpt: MY NICEST BAZAAR MEMORY by Wm Perry Being an older, white male working in an immigrant women’s centre in the Gerrard India Bazaar was never part of my life plan. It just sort of happened when I was in my 40s back in the 1990s. It was the most enriching few years of…

Sadi Muktadir

Story Excerpt: OLD CREATION by Sadi Muktadir It was always the summer. At least, that’s how I remember it. On that street, all I can recall is the heat, the green leaves overhead, and the whirring of the streetcar as it blurred everything outside on its path to the bazaar. I hated it. The heat…

Director’s Statement

Left to right: Location Sound/Editor-Paul Hart,2nd Unit Camera-Luca Caruso-Moro, Cinematographer-Bongo Kolycius, Production Assistant(PA)-Sophie Camille, 2nd Unit Camera-Liam Hart, PA-Ana Sami,PA-Elizabeth Ivanoff, PA-Jamie Hart, Producer/Director-Nina Beveridge photo © Jo-Anne McArthur for Village of Dreams Productions Inc.   When TVO put out a tender entitled “Here, Now, 150” seeking proposals for documentary films that reflected upon our…

Little India: Village Of Dreams – A film by Nina Beveridge

Jatinder Pal Singh behind the counter at Chandan Fashion, photo ©2016 JoAnne McArthur for Village of Dreams Productions Inc. World Broadcast Premiere TVO 9:00 PM July 1, 2017 Little India: Village of Dreams will be available across Canada day after broadcast on tvo.org A storied Toronto South-Asian ‘hood serves as a metaphor For a New…

The Singhs – Chandan Fashion

From left to right: Chandan Singh, Sarabjeet Singh, Jatinder Pal Singh, Chandni Singh Photo © Sunny Arora for Village of Dreams Productions Inc.   The Singh family own and operate Chandan Fashion. They are: Jatinder Pal Singh and Sarabjeet Singh, husband and wife and the founders of Chandan Fashion; their son Chandan Singh, who was…