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Ninth Floor

Director Mina Shum
Year 2015
Run Time 81min
Genre Documentary
At Montreal’s Sir George Williams University in 1969, a student protest against the administration’s institutional racism became a 14-day occupation. Shum’s first feature documentary looks at an important moment in Black history. Winner of the Women in Film Artistic Merit Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.


Mina Shum

Vancouver-based Shum is best-known for her feature films Double Happiness and Meditation Park, both starring Sandra Oh. Her documentary Ninth Floor was on TIFF’s 2015 list of Canada’s top ten films. Other features include Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity; and Drive, She Said. Most recently, she has directed episodes of Frankie Drake Mysteries, Murdoch Mysteries and October Faction. She is currently directing the feature One (Nine).


Mina Shum


Mackenzie Gray


Selwyn Jacob




BIPOC Stories, Discrimination, History

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

National Film Board (NFB)