Auntie and Barrel Stories coming to Toronto in June

Added: 05 Jun 2016

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Barbadian writer/director Lisa Harewood brings her award-winning short film, Auntie, and her oral history project, Barrel Stories, to Toronto from June 21-30.

The project is recording and sharing the experiences of parents, children and caregivers affected by separation due to migration and after enthusiastic responses in New York, London and the Caribbean, she is looking for Caribbean migrants in Toronto who are willing to share their stories.

Anyone interested in being interviewed can make an appointment by sending an email to or a private message to the Barrel Stories Facebook page. All interviews are audio only and can be recorded anonymously.

People seeking more information about the project can find details on this website or attend two free public screenings on:

Following the screenings Lisa will engage the audience in a discussion about the issues presented in the film and speak in detail about Barrel Stories, a project inspired by the film.

These events are made possible through the kind support of Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation.