The Film

Former CFL prospect Curtis Carmichael cycled across the nation to challenge Canadians on their perceptions of racialized youth growing up in marginalized communities. Along the way, he learned some things aren’t as they seem.

Invite the Ride for Promise team and engage with a story and an inspiring young man determined to flip the narrative on race, privilege and poverty.

Director & Producer

SHERIEN BARSOUM is a filmmaker and impact producer who is inspired by people and issues making the world a better place. Her first feature, COLOUR ME was a bold exploration of black identity narratives. Most recently, Sherien directed and produced RIDE FOR PROMISE and PLAYER ZERO, winning the HotDocs Short Film Pitch and Best Canadian Documentary at NorthWest Fest. She produced BABE, I HATE TO GO, which played top festivals internationally while nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

Sherien was the story consultant on the Oscar-shortlisted FRAME 394 and co-produced HOUSE OF Z, the first feature film bought and distributed by Condé Nast, now on Netflix. Sherien is the former Director of Programming for the Reelworld Film Festival and serves as a mentor with the Documentary Organization of Canada.

Past Screenings