Ali Jafri | Canada | 5 mins | Feature Documentary | 2016 | English
Cameron Bailey: A 1987 University of Western Ontario honours graduate, Bailey was Canada’s first Black film critic. He co-hosted The Showcase Revue, co-founded the Black Film & Video Network and completed his first screenplay, The Planet of Junior Brown, which was named Best Picture at the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. It was also nominated for a Best Screenplay Gemini award. Bailey was a member of the city’s blue ribbon panel assembled earlier this year to update Toronto’s official culture plan. Cameron Bailey is now the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) co-director, he co-chaired Toronto’s Civic Action Arts & Culture Working Group and represented TIFF at the inaugural Beijing International Film Festival.