The World in Ten Blocks, a documentary about Bloorcourt, will be having its world premiere at Hot Docs 2016. The project will be screened as part of DocX, an interdisciplinary section of the Festival celebrating documentary work that lives outside of the traditional format. This experience is free and open to the public at Hot Docs House (610 Markham Street) from April 29 to May 7, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The documentary explores, Bloorcourt, one of Toronto's most diverse neighbourhoods. Small business owners from all over the world have made this one of the most vibrant parts of Toronto. Meet some of these immigrant entrepreneurs and hear about their dreams, struggles, victories, and the unexpected ways in which they've changed. An intimate journey into the kitchens and behind the counters of small businesses where cultures and traditions are preserved, shared, and evolve.
Businesses include African Palace, Art Ink Collective, Courense Bakery, The Empire, La Bella Managua, Pam's Roti, Tierra Azteca, and Wire's Variety.