Human Rights Through Film: Someone Lives Here and discussion with the filmmakers

A film screening in partnership with Dave Barber Cinematheque

September 22 to 27, 2023

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A drawing of a wooden shelter is covered in strips that comprise human faces. Partially obscured.

Photo: Promotional still from Someone Lives Here

Event details

CMHR Members: Free, General Tickets: $10 Cinematheque is offering a pay-what-you-can option for this film.
Dave Barber Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg
Language and Accessibility:
Presented in English

In 2020, while most Canadians sheltered at home, Toronto carpenter Khaleel Seivwright saw an opportunity to help those in his city who had no home. Disturbed by the growing presence of makeshift shelters, Seivwright designed a small, insulated wooden shelter that could keep an occupant warm on cold winter nights. With the help of a GoFundMe page and many volunteers, he built dozens of these small units and placed them throughout Toronto.

The project drew widespread acclaim but staunch opposition from City officials. It also caught the attention of filmmaker Zack Russell.

Russell’s award‐winning documentary, Someone Lives Here, is the September offering in the Human Rights Through Film series. It captures Seivwright’s valiant efforts to help and the voices of people trying to survive without shelter. It also documents the ensuing battle with the City, which ordered Seivwright to stop.

Someone Lives Here runs September 22–27. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the 7 p.m. screening on September 22.

Cinematheque will be accepting donations on behalf of Schweitzer Village for this show. Schweitzer Village’s mandate is to provide housing for the trans, non‐binary and two‐spirit homeless community, and to serve all residents with compassion and unconditional acceptance.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is proud to partner with Dave Barber Cinematheque on this screening as part of our ongoing Human Rights Through Film series.

Video: Someone Lives Here | Official Trailer | Hot Docs 2023


Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. (discussion to follow)
Saturday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24 at 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27 at 9:00 p.m.

To Note

Human Rights Through Film screenings are free for Museum members.

Complimentary tickets can be reserved by selecting the CMHR Member ticket option on the Cinematheque website or at the theatre’s box office. You will be asked to show your Museum membership card at entry.

Admission for non‐members is $10.

Cinematheque will be offering a pay‐what‐you‐can payment option for this film and will also be accepting donations for Schweitzer Village.

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