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Toronto, ONKnow Your Rights is a Public Legal Education Film (with unreleased and official Smugglaz music) that aims to provide people, and particularly youth in at risk environments, with: basic information about their rights when dealing with police; an understanding of powers of arrest, detention and search; strategies to deal with various situations relating to police contact; and an understanding of the recourse available when someone experiences an abuse of police power. invites you to the premier screening of Know Your Rights on Friday, May 21st, 2010. Details after the jump.

Location: York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto

Time: Food and Refreshments will be served at 7pm, Screening at 7:30pm followed by Q&A

Cost: Free admission, free parking available onsite.

Here is the trailer:

This weekend is the online release of Benny Blacc of The Smugglaz new single from his solo “Blacc By Popular Demand” street album called “Never Give Up”. The new vision of The Smugglaz crew of uplifting and the betterment of the at risk environments of cities across North America and the world!

The director for the film is Mike Portoghese from Toronto and has worked on everything from music videos and commercials to feature film work.

He’s worked on videos (Directing or FX work) for artists like (begin the name dropping) Beenie Man, Kreesha Turner, Our Lady Peace, Delerium, Snow, George, Justin Nozuka, Never Ending White Lights, Gary Beals, Protest the Hero, Famous, Zaki Ibrahim, Bedouin Sound Clash & Kardinal Offishall, and so on. He’s worked on commercials for brands like Coca-Cola, Labatt, Toshiba, ABC, Hershey’s, Benadryl, Spike TV, Lululemon, Much Music, Cadbury,etc.

He runs his own post-production shop (Common Ground Arts) and is represented by Next Element. He taught breakdancing for nearly 10 years, fronts a 3-peice rock band and dabbles in audio engineering/production.

Paul Nguyen is best known as the creator and founder of He transformed from a small grassroots project into a national movement.

As the founder of, Paul oversees all major website operations and promotes the website’s innovative contributions to the community.

Paul has received high praise for his fight against racism from political leaders such as the Minister of Multiculturalism Dr. Hedy Fry and former Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark. Paul’s dedication to his community and racial harmony has garnered him awards and commendations from the Toronto Police Service and the The Department of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Paul Nguyen was a top ten national winner in the 1999 Much Music Stop Racism video competition.

Paul enjoys producing television documentaries and specials. He volunteers his time creating music videos for local music artists and continues to cultivate local upcoming talent.

Paul currently focuses his time on public relations for He continues to appear in the media to discuss topics of racial diversity, news journalism, youth issues and documentary filmmaking.

Paul currently produces video programmes for regional government and moonlights as a documentary filmmaker. His recent credits include serving as associate producer for The Fifth Estate’s ‘Lost in the Struggle’, Global’s ‘Fear of the Gun’, Rogers Television’s Goldhawk Live season finale, as well as director of “Ian Jones: Activist and Artist, How the Steelpan Is Changing Lives”. His latest video ‘Know Your Rights’ is a mockumentary film about citizen rights during random police stops, where he served as executive producer.

Later on this month also check out Sticky Green of The Smugglaz street album/mixtape entitled “Party Staat” with exclusives from Toronto’s femme fatale rapper Baby Ghryme, Juno Award Winning Artist Blessed, and Don Million.

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  1. Jason Whitmen

    Thanks for posting the article, was certainly a great read!

  2. Stolen From Africa

    I got to see a private screening of “know your right”
    A few days ago since GYC (Grassroots youth collaborative) is one of the main sponsors. Its dope! Make sure you come out to the screening!
    Exclusive interview with the director coming soon!

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