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The Shape of a Heart

Michael Butch has always been an obedient son. Following his father Lazo’s wishes Michael joined his dad in the used car business when he was just eleven, got married at fourteen and was groomed to eventually succeed his father as a leader in the Toronto Rom (Gypsy) community.

“The Shape of a Heart” is a long form vérité documentary that chronicles Michael Butch’s struggles with the changes taking place within himself and his community. Filmed over three years the documentary is an intensely intimate portrait of a family caught up in the shifting tides of desires and fears within the Rom community of Toronto.

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