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Short Documentary Matinee I (People & Places)
November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tickets: $5 General Admission
I Am Skylar
Director: Rachel Bower/Producer: Rohan Fernando, Annette Clarke
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2019
I Am Skylar is the emotionally compelling story of an articulate girl who is thoughtfully defining her future and the woman she is to become. Skylar faces the complexities of being a transgender girl on the cusp of puberty with refreshing honesty and unshakeable dignity.
Director/Writer/Producer: Ian Estey
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 2019
After being separated for 50 years by adoption; Siblings Kathy and John are reunited. After turning down the CBC and other news outlets, Kathy and John agreed
to let New Brunswick filmmaker Ian Estey capture their beautiful reunion.
Director: Nadine Arpin/Writer: Melissa Wilson-Bain, Nadine Arpin
Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, 2018
Experimental, hybrid story with the narration built from childhood memories of a woman recounting summers spent with her Grandmother. An exploration of memory, family lore and the influence of circumstantial culture through a visceral landscape.
Director/Writer/Producer: Carr Sappier
Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick, Canada, 2019
Manape Mani translates to Walking Soldier, a name gifted suitably to performing two-spirited artist Madeline Terrbasket (Syilx). This short documentary is an intimate portrait of Madeline’s Okanagan roots and journey into performance.
This Ink Runs Deep
Director: Asia Youngman/Producer: Kent Donguines, Mack Stannard
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2019
This story features indigenous tattoo artists from across Canada who are reviving ancestral traditions that disappeared during colonization.