Directed by Charles Officer
Film Movement
93 Minutes
Romance, Black Cinema, Drama
Not Rated
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Jude is a single mother who descends from a long line of Jamaican caregivers. She works the night shift at a Toronto hospital so she can provide for her young son Ciel - who dreams of being a musician. Silence (The WIRE’s Clark Johnson) is a past-his-prime boxer who fights illegally to survive. During the last week of summer, a late-night brawl finds the fighter in the nurse's care causing their three fates to be forever entwined.


  • Clark Johnson
  • Karen LeBlanc
  • Daniel J. Gordon
DVD Features

Bonus short: Afterglow, directed by Lisa Blatter

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Gorgeously crafted. Enchanting!"
    Jennie Punter, The Globe and Mail
  • Highest Rating
    "HOMICIDE and THE WIRE's Clark Johnson gives a quietly intense performance."
    Adam Nayman, EYE Weekly

Awards & Recognition

Best Film
Canadian Oscars®
Best Original Song
Canadian Oscars®
Audience Award
Mannheim Heidelberg Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Toronto Int'l Film Festival

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