PORTRAIT OF A STREET - The Soul and Spirit of College (2001)

  • Genre: Documentary / History

  • Release Year: 2001

  • Duration: 52 minutes

  • Directed by: Sandra Danilovic

  • Screenplay by: Sandra Danilovic

  • Produced by: Sandra Danilovic


Eight Canadians vividly recall growing up Italian, Jewish and Black in Toronto's Little Italy during the 30's and 40's.
This documentary presents the Toronto immigrant experience from a personal perspective.
Painting a portrait of a time, a place and a generation, this film uses candid first-person accounts, archival footage and photographs, personal snapshots and super-8 home movies including present-day footage of Toronto's Little Italy and Kensington Market neighborhoods.

Director Information:

Sandra Danilovic


Sandra Danilovic is an independent director, writer and producer based in Toronto. Her latest one-hour documentary, Just-Arrived, is being broadcast on OMNI Television. Her first documentary, Portrait of a Street: the Soul and Spirit of College was broadcast on PBS and was nominated for a Canadian Golden Sheaf Award. She is producer/writer/director for her own production company, Rodna Films Inc. She has a degree in film & video production (B.F.A. 1998, York University), and a background in visual arts and photography.
Selected Filmography: Women of the Wind - short documentary (1996), Release - short fiction film (1996), Portrait of the Street - documentary (2001), Just Arrived - documentary (2004)

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