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Official Selection of the NorthwestFest International Documentary Festival. Theatrical screening Nov. 11th. Alberta Premiere

Official Selection of the TIDE Film Festival Nov 6-8. NYC Premiere!

Official Selection of the CineOdyssey Film Festival Nov. 5-7.

Screening at Hart House at the University of Toronto Friday Oct. 9.

Official Selection of the Culture & Diversity Film Festival Oct. 2-4. Winner Best Sound Recording!

Official Selection of the Lunenburg Doc Fest Sept. 24-30

European Premiere at the Rapport Festival Sept. 19

Official Selection of the Toronto Short Film Festival. Sept 17 – 23rd

Official Selection of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. Sept. 15

Official Selection of the San Francisco Black Film Festival.

Golden Sheaf Award Nominee for best Documentary Social/Political at the Yorkton Film Festival 2020! Virtual screening mid-June!

Official Selection of the National Black Film Festival 2020! May 2020

Official Selection of the Los Angeles Cinefest 2020. Third Place Winner!

Official Selection of the 28th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Wednesday, November 13th at 5:05 pm (director in attendance)

Official Selection of the 9th Africa International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria from November 10th-16th.

Official Selection of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival screening in October 2019.

World premiered at the 2019 African Diaspora International Film Festival in August 2019 in Washington, D.C.


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For years I’ve been asked the strange, confrontational question: ‘What are you?’ The question concerns my racial identity and it unsettles me because I don’t have an exact answer and because I simultaneously don’t believe it matters. But it’s also a question that the more it is asked, the more it seems to matter. ‘What Are You’ is a short personal documentary that uses interviews to explore the lives of multiracial people (myself included) as they reveal the struggles and challenges of being of mixed racial heritage in Canada.

‘What are you?’ is a question I’ve been asked too many times to count. I think mostly it’s a question that is asked out of pure curiosity without an agenda but it immediately makes me feel as if I am some strange otherworldly oddity. It’s something I’ve struggled with for years and I hope this film helps other mixed people who are wrestling with that same aggravating question.

Director Richard B. Pierre