SHORT FILMS & WEB-SERIES
The fluid nature of what home and identity means to each person shapes the various circumstances, characters and scenarios which makes one question what home/identity means to us. Is it tied to one’s food, their origins or how one showcases themselves to society? Or is it ever changing as we grow, travel and expand our mindset about the world around us? Although what we define as home and our unique identities may be distinctive, the common thread that carries throughout the program is the sense of belonging.
EXPERIMENTAL | 4 MINS | ENGLISH | M.B. | CANADA PREMIERE
The film explores the cycles of the 'other'; from resentment to pity of the oppressor and from sadness to gratitude for the ancestors. The ethics of intention versus the outcome versus the collateral damage are scrutinized.
This film ultimately confronts capitalism with the same aggression Indigenous Peoples have faced colonization.
The Bleach - The Manifesto
EXPERIMENTAL | 9 MINS | FRENCH, ENGLISH, ARABIC | O.N.
Bleeding from its human and vital resources, the last remnant of Lebanon’s dignity is hanging by a thread.
This film was completed on what turned out to be the night of the apocalyptic blast that left Beirut in destruction and carnage. Treacherously, the country's ruling elite concealed explosives in the heart of the capital since 2013.
As if Lebanon knew August 4, 2020, was going to be the darkest of its days, she addresses her final manifesto to her people in “The Bleach”, and urges for an emancipatory outcry. Guided by her voice, we confront visual metaphors of the unsettling cogs of injustice within the wheel of corruption, leading to the tragedy that killed more than 200 people, injured 5000 more, and left nearly 300 thousand people homeless.
There's Food At Home
DOCUMENTARY | 12 MINS | FRENCH | Q.C. | WORLD PREMIERE
There’s Food at Home follows Michel, the Belle Tonki chef from Montreal. His recounting of his experience in his neighborhood, Saint-Michel, offers an intimate look at the culture clashes installed by the eclectic immigration waves it hosted and helped shape his culinary approach as well as his sense of belonging. Michel is a Cambodian chef who speaks Creole in a Vietnamese restaurant that serves Peruvian dishes. The greatest culinary show’s writers’ couldn't have created him even if they tried.