Yellow Pad Sessions is proud to offer Montreal The United Nations Association Film Festival, Traveling Film Festival for the second year in a row in partnership with the McCord Museum.

Our aim is to present social justice themes that touch us all globally and locally through the lens of the Global Gaols, such as Poverty, Life Below Water and Gender Equality.


UNAFF was conceived in 1998 at Stanford University by film critic and educator Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNAFF TFF MTL is proud to be a member of the UNAFF family.


UNAFF screens documentaries by international filmmakers covering humanitarian and environmental themes. It aims to bring together filmmakers, theme experts and the general public to offer a unique opportunity for exchange and education among groups often separated by geographic, ethnic and economic differences. 

Films have the power to enlighten us , to touch our hearts and to create compassion in our collective consciousness. They garner a perspective to the human condition and the complex world we live in.

Image by Terry Boynton

2nd UNAFF TFF MTL 2020

September 19, 2020

(Alternatively, November 21st depending on governmental restrictions due to the current health crisis.)

The Festival Programme

This one-day film festival will take place at the McCord Museum.

Final programme schedule to come.

Screening of Inocente
Q & A Period with Director XXXXXXX and Panelist xxxxxx
Screening of Angel Azul
Q & A Period with Director Marcy Cravat and Panelist xxxxx
Special meal offered by xxxxxxx
Screening of Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
Q & A Period with Director xxxxx and Panelist xxxx
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Movies & Trailers

Three award-winning documentaries that take us to San Diego, Mexico and Afghanistan with visually stunning footage and inspiring personal stories.


USA   2014  |  40 mins  |  English 

Showing: TBA

Inocente is an intensely personal and vibrant

coming of age documentary about a young artist’s

fierce determination to never surrender to the

bleakness of her surroundings. At fifteen, Inocente

refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be

caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant

forced to live homeless for the last nine years.

Director: Andrea Fine and Sean Fine


Mexico/USA   2014  |  1h 11 mins  |  English /Spanish with English ST

Showing: TBA

Angel Azul explores the artistic journey of Jason

deCaires Taylor, an innovative artist who combines

creativity with an important environmental

solution; the creation of artificial coral reefs from

statues he's cast from live models. When algae

overtake the reefs, however, experts provide the

facts about the perilous situation coral reefs

currently face and solutions necessary to save



Director: Marcelina Cravat



Afghanistan/USA   2019  |  40 mins |  English/ Arabic with English ST 

Showing: TBA

Skateistan recruits kids from impoverished

neighborhoods and teaches them education and

life skills, so they can return to, or join, the public

school system and get a fair start in life. For girls,

the chance to skateboard presents a unique

experience, to compete, to play, to learn their

strengths and to gain courage.


Director: Carol Dysinger


Join us on September 19, 2020

Musée McCord Museum

Showings begin at 2pm