Screening of ‘Undocumented’, The Documentary

Monday, June 20, 2022
8:30 pm

There are an estimated 500,000 undocumented persons believed to be living in Canada. Half are reported to live in the greater Toronto area. Undocumented attempts to illustrate the many contributions this group can make to Canada through the story of one.

About the author and the making of Undocumented:

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Akil Augustine brought to Canada at the age of 4 without his parents, permission or knowledge. After living for more than a decade and a half in the shadows Akil would go on to file for landed immigrant status under humanitarian and compassionate grounds on his own at the age of 18 with the help of the FCJ refugee centre and former El Salvadoran freedom fighter Francisco Rico and his family.

After a two decade spanning career at the fore front of Toronto’s blossoming basketball scene and media landscape, a group of Ryerson students joined forces with Akil to tell his story after the passing of his mentor and ally Francisco Rico.

Francisco had always encouraged Akil to use his story to speak for those who were unable to stake their claim in the country they contribute to. After years of hesitance Akil finally comes clean in this short documentary.

  • When: Mon, 20 June 2022, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
  • Where: Yonge-Dundas Theatre (10 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5B 2R8)
  • Tickets: $15 (All proceeds go to FCJ Refugee Centre). Get tickets online.