17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
This is My Life
One of the most controversial celebrations in Hindu- Tamil culture is the puberty ceremony. When girls have their first period, there is a new meaning to life; to be wed and have children. Of course, that was why our ancestors in Sri Lanka and India had celebrated it, but do those roots still thrive today? This is My Life is an analysis of today’s reality.
Born and raised in Canada, Roshan Naufal is a proud Tamil Canadian. Having grown in a very multicultural society and as a citizen of the GTA, Roshan has developed a deep love for understanding and learning about different world religions and cultures. He is a member of Youth Leadership Program conducted by Centre for Leadership and Innovation and grade 11 student in the IB program at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy. This is My Life is Roshan’s first entry into movie making. He aspires to serve the community.
About Ydoc – 2014
YDocs-2014 youth festival hosted by CFLI was a huge success! 82 young members produced & screened 10 short documentary movies based on social issues.The event was held on July 25 at J&J Swagat Banquet Hall and attended by over 400 people.
Centre for Leadership and Innovation (CFLI)
Leaders aren’t born, they are nurtured and developed. This is the driving force behind Centre for Leadership and Innovation, which was launched in January 2012. CFLI was founded with the mission to build and promote leadership and innovation amongst Tamil Canadians and other multicultural communities. It is registered as a Non-Profit organization.
CFLI’s primary goal is to provide an inspiring and supportive environment that will help individuals become leaders. To achieve this goal, our focus is to provide a continuous learning environment through a holistic training approach, offering programs highlighted in the blocks above. These are the building blocks for developing future leaders.
Our longer term vision is to leverage the talents of our future leaders to form a Think-Tank, a leading edge policy institute that provides research and analysis on issues affecting Canadians.