Sunday, March 23
The Home Stretch
Made In Japan
Ciro Altabas, Spain, 6m
My mother admitted that the man who I thought was my father was not my
Chloe Germain-Therien, Quebec,
Each year, hundreds of Serere women leave their village to go work in
Dakar, Senegal's capital, in search of a better life. In the city, they
work long days as washwomen, scrubbing and rinsing dirty clothes for the
people of Dakar. They work tirelessly to earn a little money to feed their
family and to send back to their villages. Jambar is an invitation to
share in the intimacy of these daily life warriors.
Owen Thomas, USA, 5m 40s
Francois Perreault, Quebec,
An old man has a strange dream that leads him and his grandson back to
their ancestor's land.
Searching for Wallenberg
Rick Raxlen, British Columbia,
Set to a poem by Isa Milman, Canada’s honourary citizen Raoul Wallenberg
is celebrated in an animated film poem.
(Kokum on the move)
Evelyne Papatie & Vince
Papatie, Canada, 5 min
Time stops in this story of the annual migration of the last nomadic people
of Abitibi to Kitcisakik, “The Island of the Elder,” in Grand
Lake Victoria, Quebec, where the grandfathers and grandmothers have met
every summer for centuries. (First Eyes)
In The Glow
Stewart Copeland, USA, 8m
Interstates and highways between St. Louis, MO and Tullahoma, TN
Part personal film, part pseudo-scientific study and part observational
essay, Copeland’s brief film explores the banal (yet strangely beautiful)
world of blank billboards. (Rural Route Films)
Power of a Horse
Dir. Cory Generoux, Canada,
5 min, 2007
A moving account of the filmmaker’s scars from racism, as recipient
and perpetrator both. This potent, short film reveals a simple and beautiful
lesson that changed his life. (First Eyes)
Miso and Lida Suchy, Kryvorivnya,
Images by two artists — color folk drawings and b&w photography
stills — are animated to create a tapestry weaving together vignettes
of life in the village Kryvorivnya in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine.
(Rural Route Films)
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