Ana, a young Filipina filmmaker, shoots a re-enactment of a fight she once had with her mother. Embodying cultural pressure from her mother to work beyond her limits for the sake of perfection, Ana rewrites every painful exchange into a perfect one.
Minerva Navasca is a Filipina filmmaker, immigrating from the Philippines at 9 years old. She focuses on narratives intimately reflecting her experiences with cultural dysphoria and girlhood. Navasca uses filmmaking as an outlet to confront internalized shame and anger, and hopes to stir self-compassion by sharing these narratives openly.
In "You Ask Too Much," a near-deaf 94-year-old Sikh woman seeking comfort in her final days is unexpectedly moved from her son's home to her daughter's, causing her to confront the distance her care creates within the family. Only after she falls one night does the family come back together.
Erin, a white woman, and Farah a young woman of colour, cross paths in a laundromat. Erin realizes Farah had a questionable encounter in the bathroom of the laundromat earlier that night. She shares her wisdom with the young woman, only to later realize she is also linked to the bathroom events.