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MSGP: Unascertained: The Case of Soleiman Faqiri Podcast (2021) - A Discussion with Yusuf Zine and Yusuf Faqiri

Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Kingston Hall
Room: 201
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On December 15, 2016, Soleiman Faqiri was found dead in his cell after an altercation with a group of correctional officers. After suffering a schizophrenic episode, the 30-year-old was awaiting a mental health assessment at a Lindsay Ontario jail. He was pepper sprayed, shackled, and wearing a spit hood. But there was no footage of what went on inside his segregation cell that day. "Unascertained" pieces together the timeline of Soleiman's death and what really happened when guards entered the room. It's a story of a family's loss, mental health failures in the prison system, and a search for justice. The eight-part series from TVO Podcasts is hosted by Yusuf Zine. 

Yusuf Zine is a professional actor and director in film, TV and live theatre. He co-founded his media production company in 2017 called Innerspeak Media. His first feature documentary film was I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts, which won the 2018 Cinema Politica Audience Choice Award. In 2021, he hosted, co-wrote and produced an investigative, true-crime podcast series for TVO entitled Unascertained and was named one of Amazon Music’s Best Canadian Podcasts of 2021. His on-screen credits include Circuit Breakers (Apple TV+), The Boys (Amazon Prime), and Transplant (CTV). He’s worked with prolific artists such as Hasan Minhaj, Maz Jobrani, Alicia Silverstone, and Director X. 

This event is organized and hosted by Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives (MSGP). 

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