Literature Alive Season 1 ''Shani Mootoo''


Literature Alive is a 13-part documentary series that profiles Caribbean-Canadian authors and follows the evolution of Caribbean-heritage fiction from the 1960s through to the hip-hop generation. These revealing and provocative documentaries explore the lives and creative process of these brilliant authors.
In doing so, we discover the links between personal experience, ancestry, and migration; between Canada and the Caribbean; between an artist and their art.

One of the documentaries in the series is SHANI MOOTOO: MY DINNER WITH SHANI. In it, we celebrate the launch of Mootoo’s new novel He Drown She In The Sea at an intimate dinner party. We are invited in the festivities with Shani and her guests, filmmaker Richard Fung and writer Gamal Abdel-Shehid.

MY DINNER WITH SHANI Has Been Screened at the Following Festivals:
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival 2006 (Brooklyn, NY)