Join us after the screening for a special Q&A with local and visiting filmmakers. This screening is presented and hosted by CBC NL.
Atikamekw-Nehirowisiw governance goes through women and harmony with the Nitaskinan, the territory. Kokom Cotit was inspired by this principle to manage her family territory.
Eleven-year old Casey and her mother live alone in a quiet house. Casey’s mother ensures her daughter receives the education, protection, and loving care that little girls need. But an altercation with some local schoolgirls reveals that Casey’s life is based on a lie.
He Who Dances on Wood is an affectionate portrait of Fred Nelson who dances to forge a divine connection with the world.
First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, Quebec cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin, a.k.a. Obom, adapts her latest graphic novel for the screen, using endearing anthropomorphic figures to tell poignant real-life stories of love.
Handmade film is a rarely practiced craft in today’s film industry. Lindsay McIntyre spends three days making the film emulsion she shoots on then develops herself.
In the 60’s, women throughout Newfoundland became top Avon sales agents in the country. Still, in rural Newfoundland women go door-to-door by ATV, or hike over cliff sides and around woodpiles in order to sell make-up in the community.
Fantassút / Rain on the Borders is a short documentary shot in Idomeni, the makeshift refugee camp (Greek/Macedonian border) in April 2016. Over 11,000 refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries lived for months in dismal conditions hoping for the borders to open, and to continue their journey through the Balkan route.
By accepting what we cannot change and working with what we can, we can find our home wherever we feel welcome, where we belong, and where we make it our own. Home Sewn is an experimental portrait of the filmmaker’s mother, her embroidery, and her love-hate relationship with their home.