IJV-Toronto invites you to a film discussion and QnA with “My Tree” director Jason Sherman.
NB. The film will not be screened at this event. Participants are encouraged to watch the film by streaming it in advance of the event. If you’re in Canada, you can stream it for free on CBC Gem here. If you’re outside of Canada, you can find several ways to stream it here.
“My Tree” is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Jason Sherman and released in 2021. The film centres on his trip to Israel to locate a tree that was planted in his name decades earlier. As the story unfolds, Jason’s encounters with Jewish Israelis and Palestinians takes on the character of a voyage of discovery and revelation. The film looks at the discovery of a destroyed Palestinian village and how this gives rise to questions of responsibility.
The film premiered at the 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
The film received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 10th Canadian Screen Awards in 2022.