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  • Own Voice

Unarmed Verses

Director Charles Officer
Year 2017
Run Time 86min
Genre Documentary
A thoughtful portrait of a community told through the eyes of an astute 12-year-old Black girl whose poignant observations about life give voice to those rarely heard in society. Winner of Hot Docs’ Best Canadian Feature Doc.


Charles Officer

Actor, writer and filmmaker Officer’s first feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, was nominated for 10 Genies, winning one. Officer also directed the docs Mighty Jerome, The Skin We're In, Unarmed Verses, and Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, as well as the feature Akilla's Escape, which won five CSAs. He has recently directed episodes of Coroner, and executive produced and co-directed The Porter. He’s also the executive producer of the upcoming docs The Art of Dance and Emmanuel.


Charles Officer


Lea Marin




Arts and Culture, BIPOC Stories

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Studio D