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Short Documentary Matinee I (People & Places)

November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tickets: $5 General Admission

I Am Skylar

Director: Rachel Bower/Producer: Rohan Fernando, Annette Clarke
Length: 15:03
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.

The Reunion

Director/Writer/Producer: Ian Estey
Length: 7:37
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.

Anna Lisa

Director: Nadine Arpin/Writer: Melissa Wilson-Bain, Nadine Arpin
Length: 11:00
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
Length: 17:15
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
Length: 16:25
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2019

This story features indigenous tattoo artists from across Canada who are reviving ancestral traditions that disappeared during colonization.


November 9, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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