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A film screening & conversation exploring racial justice for marginalized communities in canada. 


the film

Former CFL prospect Curtis Carmichael cycled across the nation to challenge Canadians on their perceptions of racialised youth growing up in marginalized communities. Along the way, he learned some things aren't as they seem. Invite the Ride for Promise team and engage with a story and an inspiring young man determined to flip the narrative on race, privilege and poverty.


COST  |  $1450 + HST


  • Screening Ride for Promise (20 min)

  • Moderated post screening discussion (40 min)

  • Audience Q&A (20 min)

  • Download link to the film

EVENT DURATION  |  1.5 hours (can be modified)


Curtis Carmichael - Activist
Sherien Barsoum - Filmmaker

CURTIS CARMICHAEL is an educator, speaker, racial justice advocate and the founding force behind the Ride for Promise.  He is the recipient of several community, academic and athletic awards, including the Russ Jackson Award - the highest honour given to a Canadian football player best exemplifying the attributes of academic achievement, football skill, and citizenship. He is motivated by the life force he sees in youth from his community.


SHERIEN BARSOUM is a filmmaker and impact producer who is inspired by people and issues that are making the world a better place. Her first feature, ‘Colour Me’ (2011), is a bold exploration of black identity narratives. Most recently, Sherien produced ‘Babe, I Hate To Go’ - a 2018 CSA-nominated short film exploring the life of a Jamaican migrant worker. Sherien was the story consultant on the Oscar-shortlisted short ‘Frame 394’ - a provocative look at the police shooting death of Walter Scott and a co-producer of ‘House of Z’ - following celebrity designer Zac Posen, and the first feature film bought and distributed by Condé Nast and Netflix. Sherien was the director of programming for Reelworld - a social impact film festival in Toronto and serves as a mentor with the Documentary Organization of Canada.

Past Screenings