With a pandemic still not entirely in the rearview, weird new diseases being named after zoo animals, and scary world leaders waging war at each other – It’s sometimes easy to wonder if we ourselves are living in an alternate world– and though we are indeed living in reality– Thankfully, these filmmakers dare to take us to new places on screen. This program of films are grounded in the present but are also fiercely optimistic, innovative, and imaginative. Whether making a comment on technology, immigration, settlerhood, or simply making us “oooo” with wonder - these films ask us to question our perceived reality, while offering us respit from the lives we lead. - Aisha Evelyna
This year, we will be screening shorts from Alternate Worlds at Paradise Cinemas, 1006 Bloor St W, Toronto. Screenings will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 7:45PM (71 Minutes).
Following the screening will be a Q&A.
This shorts program is supported by CBC.
Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra
COMEDY | 24:23 MINS | ENGLISH | CANADIAN PREMIERE
Comedians and activists Gitz Crazyboy and Tito Ybarra pose as a indigenous energy company sharing plans to reroute Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the wealthy white suburbs of Duluth, MN, to more fairly share the risks oil pipelines bring to indigenous lands—with shocking and hilarious results.
Yeimy Daza & Natalia Aranguren
DRAMA | 8:57 MINS | ENGLISH | WORLD PREMIERE
It was supposed to be another fun girl night out but Hannah and Sarah take an altered ecstasy drug that transformed reality into a nightmare. Friendship, envy and insecurities shroud Hannah’s mind making her experience a roller coaster of emotions that she doesn't want to be a part of.