Shattered Dreams

46 min - Canada Marta Neilson

The film follows the crusade of Ian Brewster, a black youth worker in Toronto in search of reasons why the citys black community is on the verge of a crisis involving violence and criminality. Ian works with young offenders in the heart of Torontos most dangerous neighborhoods where violence begets a code of silence and where police officers are seen as the enemy. The film is about Ians quest for the dignity, optimism and pride he feels his culture has lost and how the black community can reclaim the dignity that the civil rights movement once gave them.