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Stitched Glass

World Premiere

Stitched Glass

Ian Daffern, Omar Majeed

Canada | 2020 | 22 min
English |
Subtitles: French
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When a faith built on principles of friendship collides with division and violence, a man attempts to rebuild connections through a message of peace and harmony. In 2003, actor and artist Kirk Dunn embarked on a pilgrimage that would lead him to knit a trio of impressive tapestries inspired by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After 15 years of intricate work, Kirk is ready to unveil his tapestries at the Aga Khan museum in Toronto. Stitched Glass follows an artist confronted with the immensity of spiritual themes and shows how even the grandest concepts start with just one stitch. A deep and touching piece, woven with serenity.
Director Ian Daffern, Omar Majeed
Editing Jay Wolting
Music Scott Haynes, Jenny Mitchell

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Ian Daffern

Ian Daffern

Ian Daffern is a filmmaker based in Toronto whose work explores the intricacies and passions behind arts and crafts; from the secrets of model railroad club enthusiasts in Railroaders to the discourse of James Joyce Scholars in Bloom is a Cod. His online work include the music community short film A Tribute to the Tranzac and How Ink Is Made. This short about the craft of inkmaking was viewed by 2.5 million people online, garnered critical attention, and was cited by Stephen Colbert as his favourite youtube video of all time”. Ian was a founding producer of Bell Local/​Fibe TV1, a grassroots platform for artists and emerging filmmakers to make local themed content. His productions include Bomb Girls: The Documentary which screened at Sheffield Docfest, and the Imperial War Museum Festival in London, as well as Music Lessons, directed by Michael Mabbott, a special presentation at Hot Docs 2015.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
How Ink is Made (2012)
A Tribute to the Tranzac (2010)
Bloom is a Cod: The Bloomsday Centenary (2006)
Omar Majeed

Omar Majeed

Omar Majeed is an award-winning director, editor and produce. His first feature-length documentary was TAQWACORE: The Birth of Punk Islam in 2009. The film chronicles the rise of the nascent Muslim Punk scene in North America and Pakistan. In 2012, Omar produced and co-directed another feature film entitled The Frog Princes. This documentary profiles a Montreal-based theatre troupe comprised of young adults with developmental disabilities, and aired on CBC Montreal. In addition, Omar edited the feature documentary Inside Lara Roxx, directed by Mia Donovan, Buzkashi by Najeeb Mirza and The Fruit Hunters (Discovery Channel) by Yung Chang.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
The Divine Oneness (2016)
The Frog Princes (2012)
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009)
Stare With Your Ears: Ken Nordine & Word Jazz (2005)

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