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Short Documentary Matinee 1 (People & Places)

November 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

$5.00 general admission

Borscht & Fresh Bread

Borscht and Fresh BreadDirector/Producer: Sarah Gignac

Writer: Lulu Keating

Length: 1:40

Halifax, NS, Canada, 2018

Filmmaker Lulu Keating recounts an evening when she received an unexpected visitor in Dawson City, Yukon.

New Brunswick Premiere


GratitudeDirector/Writer/Producer: Pamela Gallant

Length: 18:50

Moncton, NB, Canada, 2018

Wishing to thank the Saint John community that helped all the Syrian newcomers, Syrian refugee,Reham, organizes a supper for over a hundred homeless individuals.

New Brunswick Premiere

From The Water

From the WaterDirector: Greg Hemmings

Writer: Robert Moore

Producer: Neena Gandhi, Steve Foster

Length: 11:28

Saint John, NB, Canada, 2018

No one surfed filmmaker Greg Hemmings’ city’s waves in the past. With the highest tides in the world, finding the right surf spot is tough as it is constantly changing. The industrial activity in the city and near-ancient waste management system made these waters not fit for human activity, let alone sea life. Greg remembers deciding to take the risk and try surfing with a few other people. The waves were epic, they never ended! He rode a wave that day that lasted well over 90 seconds, it was awesome. But, when he left the beach that day; he had a nasty rash.

A year later some NGOs and community groups along with the city and industrial partners completed a massive Harbour Cleanup project. As a result, wild life has come back, as have people. This was 5 years ago. Today Saint John has a thriving surf community, sometimes with 15 people surfing previously un-surfed breaks. 

World Premiere


I Am Today

I Am TodayDirector: John Pollack, Nance Ackerman

Producer: Jayson Taylor, Deborah Clarke

Length: 7:00

Dartmouth, NS, Canada, 2018

Three young new Canadians share their poetry, their art and their stories to help dispel myths and provide a compelling glimpse into what it means to be a refugee. 

New Brunswick Premiere

Somewhere on the Spectrum

Somewhere on the SpectrumDirector/Writer: Michael Brosnan

Producer: Amy Bourgaize, Matt Rogers

Length: 7:26

Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2018

 An exploration of autism and students who are affected by it.

World Premiere

where you were born

Where You Were BornDirector/Writer/Producer: Matt Rogers

Length: 3:35

Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2018

An experimental short, examining the fleeting nature of memory, through a child’s last days in his first home.

World Premiere

O Kanata

Oh KanataDirector/Writer: Harmony Wagner

Producer: Harmony Wagner, Jason Rogerson

Length: 10:00

Charlottetown, PE, Canada, 2018

We have the truth, but now how do we reconcile?

Featuring interviews with Chief Brian Francis of the Abegweit Mi’kmaq Nation, as well as PEI singer/songwriters Tara MacLean and Catherine MacLellan, this documentary short follows the students to Dunk River Sound studio in Breadalbane for a professional recording.

Using music as a bridge between cultures, the Islanders featured in Oh Kanata encourage Canadians to look at what they can do in their own communities to keep moving along the road to meaningful reconciliation.

New Brunswick Premiere

Almost Home

Almost HomeDirector: Susan Cahill, Matt Rogers

Writer: Susan Cahill

Producer: Matt Rogers, Susan Cahill, Robert Gray, Jon Dewar

Length: 15:15

Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2018

 This documentary traces the story of Yvonne Hepditch and Jim Cahill as they return to build a cottage on the site of their family’s former home, in the resettled community of Clattice Harbour, Newfoundland.

World Premiere


November 10, 2018
4:00 pm
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Charlotte Street Arts Centre
732 Charlotte Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1M5 Canada
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