Assaulted Fish will be debuting their brand new sketches at the 38th annual Powell Street Festival this year. Known for their unique blend of social commentary and obscure slapstick humour, their free show will definitely not disappoint. Be sure to drop by August 2nd and watch them perform at the Fireball Arts Centre.
Toronto-based producer Paul Lee and Halifax-based filmmaker Fazila Amiri’s are fundraising to make a film about a singer, Paradise Sorouri. The clincher is that the singer lives in Kabul, is female and primarily a rapper – three things that can only add layers of difficulties to Paradise’s career as well as the making of the film.
If you’re looking for a new TV series this summer, CBS’ newest sci-fi drama series, Extant, promises to be a thrill. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and staring Halle Berry, the series follows Molly Woods and her return to Earth after her 13-month solo mission in space.
Based in Montreal, but born in Halifax and raised in Toronto, Ariel Nasr is perhaps the best known Afghan-Canadian. His recent film “Boxing Girls of Kabul” (2012) about the Afghan women’s national Olympic team won the Canadian version of an Oscar, a Canadian Screen Award, for Best Documentary. Nasr also produced a short film about two boys dreaming of becoming champion horsemen, “Buzkashi Boys” (2012). The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film, opening new doors for Nasr to pursue fiction filmmaking.