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Social Entrepreneurship Experts Speaker Series at Rotman - “The Invisible Heart – A Documentary About Social Impact Bonds”

1:45-2:14pm check-in; 2:15pm sharp to 4:15pm film screening followed by fireside chat with the director

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Speaker Series

Date: Wednesday March 13, 2019 | 02:15 PM - 04:15 PM
Speaker(s): Nadine Pequeneza, Founder and President, HitPlay Productions; Director, Writer and Producer

In Conversation With: Laura Doering, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: “The Invisible Heart – A Documentary About Social Impact Bonds” (HitPlay Productions, 2018, 80 minutes)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: None. All are welcome. Pre-registration online is required by 11:00am on March 13.
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Co-Host: Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship

Synopsis: What happens when capitalism and charity intersect? From Wall Street to life on the street, The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of one of the fastest growing social innovations in modern history: social impact bonds.  An unorthodox marriage between government services and private-sector investments, this burgeoning financial model promises to solve society’s most complex problems, from crime to homelessness—but is it delivering? Set in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K, this compelling documentary follows the unlikely people banding together to battle social inequality.

About Our Guest Speaker: Nadine Pequeneza is Founder and President of HitPlay Productions. She is an award-winning Director, Writer and Producer best known for her social issue films offering unique access to character-driven stories. With more than 15 years international experience, she has garnered multiple nominations and awards, including; a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a  Documentary Program, seven CSA and Gemini nominations, a Gold Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival, a Golden Sheaf from the Yorkton Film Festival, and a Silver Gavel Award honourable mention from the American Bar Association. Her films have screened at festivals around the world, including: Hot Docs International Film Festival, Montreal International Documentary Festival, Milan International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival and Tel Aviv International Film Festival. As the founder of HitPlay Productions, Nadine has produced and directed the company’s feature documentary projects, including: Road to Mercy, 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story, Up In Arms, Inside Disaster, and Raising Cassidy. Her latest film, The Invisible Heart  premiered on May 8, 2018. Nadine’s films have broadcast on CBC, SRC, TVO, PBS and Knowledge Network. She is currently in post-production on a feature documentary for CBC about children aging out of care, working title Family Finders. Nadine is Chair of the Documentary Organization of  Canada and a member of the Hot Docs and DOC Toronto boards. She is also a Fledgling Fellow, a graduate of the foundation’s inaugural engagement lab, 2014-15.

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