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Samantha Wan

My next guest is award-winning. Seriously. She’s a winner. Listen to this list of awards:

  • Winner: Best New Play (2015)
  • Winner: Female Action Performer of the Year (2015)
  • Winner: Best Actress (2016)
  • Winner: Best Action Short (2015)

She has also been nominated a bunch of times for a bunch of awards.

This past year, her comedy series, Second Jen, was nominated for Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Please welcome to the show actor, writer, producer, director and kick ass martial artist, Samantha Wan!

This is Episode #177 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Mr Toilet: The World’s #2 Man

Mr. Toilet made its world premiere on April 27 2019 at North America’s largest documentary festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Nearly 60% of people worldwide do not have access to safe sanitation facilities.

Globally, almost a billion people continue to defecate in public which risks the spread of disease.

Everyday, 1,000 children die from water and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases. These deaths are preventable.

Please welcome to the show Director, Lily Zepeda and activist, Jack Sim.

This is Episode #176 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Ingrid Veninger

The World Or Nothing made its World Premiere on Saturday April 27th at Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival.

Produced and directed by my next guest, The World Or Nothing follows two Cuban brothers in Barcelona looking to make it big. What does it mean to make it big in today’s online and always on world?

My next guest explores this question through the eyes of 29 year old Cuban twin brothers trying to gain international recognition as a singing, dancing duo.

Please welcome to the show, Ingrid Veninger.

This is Episode #175 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Shasha Nakhai

Shasha Nakhai is a filmmaker based out of Toronto with both Compy Films and Storyline Entertainment.  Shasha’s award-winning  films have screened at festivals and aired on TV worldwide, been released on iTunes, gone viral and been awarded Vimeo Staff Pick and Short of the Week.

This is Episode #152 of the Welcome! podcast.

  • Shasha Nakhai was born in Nigeria to parent from Persian and Philippine backgrounds.
  • Shasha came on a student visa to study but now is a proud Canadian and new owner of plaid pants!
  • She studied journalism and radio and TV from 2005 until 2009 at Ryerson University. Shasha also attended Sheridan and Humber to finish her formal education.
  • Shasha Nakhai was the director of Take Light which is a movie about the energy crisis in her Nigerian hometown.
  • Shasha produced the 2017 Oscar “nominated” short doc, Frame 394 which was about the shooting of an unarmed man in South Carolina.
  • Shasha Nakhai is also producing the movie adaptation of the award-winning book, Scarborough (which was written by Catherine Hernandez).

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This episode was taped at Girth Radio studios inside the Pacific Junction Hotel bar in Toronto.

Music featured in this podcast  episode is by my cousin, Afraaz Mulji. 

If you liked this episode with Shasha Nakhai you may also like these:

Episode #88: Mike Downie

A celebrated storyteller, Mike Downie is a writer, director, and producer of numerous television shows and documentaries, as well as the co-founder of the The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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