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GENERATION TO GENERATION

SHORT FILMS & WEB-SERIES

The different films explore the nuances of what matters most to our characters in each short; from choosing legacy - the customs of tradition and culture that define how we engage and handle expectations with blood and chosen families moving
forward or choosing love - with the encompassing ingredients of forgiveness,
resilience, softness and endearment.

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Baba

Jay Kamal
DRAMA | 14 MINS | ARABIC, ENGLISH | B.C. | WORLD PREMIERE

12-year old Samir must come to terms with the tragedy of his father’s death while fulfilling his responsibilities at the complex funeral held in both Muslim and Christian traditions.

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Christopher Kim

Joshua Maikawa
DRAMA | 9 MINS | ENGLISH | B.C. | ONTARIO PREMIERE

Christopher struggles to meet his mother's expectations on the day of his piano exam.

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Comb Sister

Atefeh Khademolreza
ANIMATION | 7 MINS | ENGLISH | O.N. | WORLD PREMIERE

In this magical animated documentary, Zhu escapes a forced marriage in Shunde (China) and joins the Comb Sisters, a real-life commune of women who were sworn to a life of celibacy. A 100-year old story, 'Comb Sister' follows the journey of Zhu, the last of the Comb Sisters, as she finds her way to the afterlife.

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Fester

Lorna Kidjo
DRAMA | 13 MINS | ENGLISH | Q.C. | ONTARIO PREMIERE

When Sasha's grandiose and ruthless mother, Isabelle doesn't show up at her fiancé's funeral, she decides to invite her over for dinner to settle the matter. She recruits her brother Kumo for support, who also happens to be her mother's favorite child. As the dinner runs its course, Isabelle manipulatively avoids the subject at hand and Sasha slowly starts to lose her patience. The more she seeks an apology, the more Isabelle deceives and gaslights her. The evening becomes increasingly more sinister when Isabelle lets Sasha in on a little secret about her fiancé's death.

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On The Fence

Paula Ner Dormiendo
DOCUMENTARY | 6 MINS | ENGLISH | O.N. | CANADA PREMIERE

“On The Fence” follows several intertwined conversations with a group of multicultural individuals and their struggle with identity.

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Stray

Wanjiru Njendu
DRAMA | 3 MINS | ENGLISH | B.C. | ONTARIO PREMIERE

A spirit metes out vengeance when a young girl ignores her mother's warning about the Pied Piper myth.

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The Test

Bisong Taiwo
DRAMA | 8 MINS | ENGLISH | M.B. | ONTARIO PREMIERE

Inspired by the romantic and dreamy visuals of Wong Kar Wai and Barry Jenkins, The Test is an autobiographical film that follows an expectant couple who must wait through the weekend for the results of an amniocentesis test that may or may not confirm a suspected case of Down Syndrome.