2015 Pan Am Games commissions series of doc shorts

Organizers of the 2015 Pan Am Games, which take place this year in Toronto, have commissioned a series of nine documentary shorts titled 'Everyday Ambassadors' (pictured).
June 26, 2015

Organizers of the 2015 Pan Am Games – taking place this year in Toronto, Canada – have commissioned a series of nine documentary shorts titled ‘Everyday Ambassadors’ (pictured).

Each three-minute film profiles a resident of Ontario – the host province for the event, which runs from July 10 to 26 – who has immigrated to Canada from a Pan American country, and who is involved in artistic work reflective of their cultural identity. The series, which is being screened as part of the Games’ accompanying arts and culture festival ‘Panamania,’ was produced by Hamilton-based prodco Verity Creative.

Subjects of the series include Mexican-born musician Quique Escamilla, Haitian restaurateur Ben-Hanniel Cherette and Peruvian dance horse trainers Carla and Carlos Escudero.

The films are to be screened in several locations around the Greater Toronto Area, kicking off on July 10.

The Pan Am Games is a major summer sporting event in the Americas, taking place every four years. The last edition of the Games was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Check out a trailer for ‘Everyday Ambassadors’ below

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