From Far and Farther
You Are Here, We Are There
Erika MacPherson, Manitoba,
Canada, 2m 8s
Shot along the shores of Jökulsá á Brú, the
largest glacial river in eastern Iceland, this film bears witness to a
landscape being submerged under 57 square kilometers of water, a reservoir
created for the purpose of providing hydro-electric energy to a nearby
Alcoa aluminium smelter.
Adrian Little, USA, 2m
A Google search produced the following results: the word money appeared
659,000,000 times, war 543,000,000, culture 408,000,000 and peace 192,000,000.
With the origins of the Internet as a military tool, the sound from Invoice
has been partly mined from the Internet and altered. The Internet rumor
for the origin of the spoken word is that it originated from a military
training video. The thrown pennies represent ritualized violence, a body
count, helplessness, absurdity and consequence.
Roger Wilson, Ontario, Canada
A film made by bleaching raw unexposed film, then loaded into a 16mm camera
and then exposed to light using coloured gels, a torch igniter and a neon
Pismo (The Letter)
Matvei Zhivov, Canada/Russian
A wounded Russian soldier puts his wife to an emotional test, with a result
he didn’t anticipate.
Carol Burch-Brown, USA, 4m
Puzzling over an odd childhood coincidence in connection with David Duke
and the KKK, a white southern woman in mid-life sets out to trace her
ancestral family’s relationship with white supremacy.
Alice Sees the Light
Ariana Gerstein, USA, 6m
Alice laments the loss of her view of the universe, one of her initial
reasons for living in the country. The change in her environment is the
result of “security lighting” for a large corporate storage
facility (Rural Route Films)
Tell Us The Truth Josephine
Valerie Buhagiar, Ontario,
Tell Us The Truth Josephine is an experimental drama about a Maltese woman's
search for 'Home'. Josephine struts across Canada on stilts. Her journey
is haunted by fragmented voices and images of her bloodline-bitter immigrant
Neels Brritz, Ontario, Canada,
A film about putting down roots.
Kimumvu: Basket Boy
Pacifique Nzitonda, Burundi,
A ten year old named Kimumvu searches for the origins of his often mocked
Sean Garrity, Manitoba, Canada,
In a moment of crisis in Josephine and Kyle’s relationship, Kyle
refuses to talk about it.
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