Human Rights Through Film: Tori and Lokita

A film screening in partnership with Cinematheque

June 30 to July 6, 2023

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Lokita, a 16-year-old migrant from Cameroon, has her arm around Tori, an 11-year-old from Benin. She is looking away, her expression tense and worried, while he looks intensely at her. Partially obscured.

Credit: Promotional still from Tori and Lokita

Event details

CMHR Members: Free, General Tickets: $10
Cinematheque 100 Arthur St., Suite 304, Winnipeg
Language and Accessibility:
French and Afrikaans with English subtitles

In today’s Belgium, two young African migrants face harassment, exploitation and abuse from human traffickers and drug traders.

Lokita, age 16, came from Cameroon and Tori, 11, from Benin. The two arrived alone in Belgium and have formed a strong bond. But only Tori has been granted refugee status, while Lokita must struggle in peril. When unfeeling bureaucrats and unwilling bystanders offer no help, the two friends hold fast to each other and their determination to survive.

This riveting film depicts the difficult circumstances that young migrants can face when denied state supports. Tori and Lokita are forced to make heartrending choices but the film portrays them with dignity and empathy.

**Winner of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival's 75th Anniversary Award**

Dir. Luc Dardenne, Jean‐Pierre Dardenne
2022, Belgium, 88 min

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

Video: Tori et Lokita - Trailer


Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 1 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 2 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5 at 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 6 at 9:15 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.

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