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Occurs on Thursday February 15 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

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Yukon Theatre - Cinema: 1
304 Wood Street
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2E6

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6:00pm - Someone Lives Here DIR. ZACK RUSSEL, 2023, ONTARIO | 75 MIN

Someone Lives Here is a modern-day David and Goliath story, set against the backdrop of North America's housing crisis. Carpenter Khaleel Seivwright builds small, life-saving shelters for unhoused people living outside in Toronto during the winter of the pandemic. His actions attract international attention, but also staunch opposition from city officials. In the summer of 2021, Khaleel Seivwright, a carpenter, decided to build tiny homes for Toronto’s homeless population. Soon afterwards, the city told him that he wasn’t allowed to place them in city parks, citing safety issues, despite a lack of available shelter beds. Someone Lives Here, which won the Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs 2023, is deftly told by first-time documentarian Zack Russell, who captures this Kafkaesque story in a humane and empathetic way. We see how people living in the tiny homes were harassed by some members of the public who were worried they would bring down the area’s property values. Police-enforced evictions reach a dramatic climax as organizers in favour of the tiny homes lock arms in the face of violence and arrests. An important story for our time, as housing insecurity across Canada reaches new heights and people look to find solutions in the face of bureaucratic roadblocks.

Genre: Documentary

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