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OCT 16, 9:00 AM
2019 Reelworld Film Festival alumna Rolla Tahir’s déraciné uses beautiful warm tones and shadows to paint a contemplative portrait of a father and daughter who are uprooted from their lives by the Canadian Border Services Agency. Tahir’s careful placement of the camera gives the viewer a window into the mundane as we are invited to watch how quickly and simply life as we understand it can be drastically changed.
With ease, Tahir highlights how resilience lies at the heart of the immigrant experience, tapping into a very sensitive facet of the human condition and our relationship to home.
Rolla is a filmmaker based in Toronto. She’s lensed short, narrative and experimental films, which screened across Canada and internationally, including the UK, the United States, Germany and Guatemala. Her first experimental short film, Sira, screened at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. déraciné is her second narrative short film.