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EXEGESIS LOVECRAFT (CANADA)
SYNOPSIS: A cathartic journey that Qais Pasha, a Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker embarks on as he traces the life of cult author H.P. Lovecraft, from woodland cemeteries in Rhode Island, to the docks of New York and on to the cobbled stone streets of Quebec City.
RATINGS GUIDE: Mild Language, Intense Images
DIRECTOR: Qais Pasha
GENRE: The Beyond, Documentary
PREMIERE STATUS: Regional Premiere
SCREENING DATE: Virtual Screening – available via Virtual Cinema throughout entire festival
DIRECTOR’SBIO: Qais Pasha is a documentary filmmaker based in Toronto. He grew up in Pakistan and immigrated to Ontario as a teenager. He is a graduate of Carleton and Ryerson Universities. He was one of 12 filmmakers selected for the CBC diverse creators workshop in 2016, received the Corus diverse voices scholarship at Hotdocs 2017 and was one of the E20 chosen for ReelWorld film festival 2017. He received Ontario Arts Council funding to complete his first feature film in 2018 and won the DOC institute breakthrough award in 2019. His first feature length film, Exegesis Lovecraft was released in 2021. It won best documentary at the New York Science Fiction Film Festival.
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