Taza Media is an independent film production company based in the creative hub of Toronto.  Dedicated to immersive, character-driven stories, Taza Media produces award-winning films that advance stories by and about underrepresented voices. We believe filmmaking is a powerful vehicle to engage, empower and restore empathy and use it to shift the vista on social justice issues - bringing them out of the margins and into the mainstream. Taza Media’s projects have screened to international audiences at festivals including HotDocs, Tribeca Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest, and DOC NYC and on platforms including Netflix, Condé Nast, Amazon, CBC, and Rogers.  

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Sherien Barsoum is a filmmaker and story consultant who is inspired by people and issues making the world a better place. Her first feature, COLOUR ME was a bold exploration of black identity narratives. Most recently, Sherien directed and produced RIDE FOR PROMISE and PLAYER ZERO, winning the HotDocs Short Film Pitch and Best Canadian Documentary at NorthWest Fest. She produced BABE, I HATE TO GO, which played top festivals internationally while nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Sherien was the story consultant on the Oscar-shortlisted FRAME 394 and co-produced HOUSE OF Z, the first feature film bought and distributed by Condé Nast, now on Netflix. Sherien is the former Director of Programming for the Reelworld Film Festival and serves as a board member of the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Ontario Chapter.