Give Me Strength
Provocative and emotional, these shorts exhibit the power and resilience of survivors as they reflect on and recover from personal traumas.
Note: Films in this program may not be suitable for all ages.
The Lord’s Day
To get over his Sunday boredom, a young Atikamekw wanders around killing time with friends, reminiscing about troubles at school and his dogs.
Slipping out of the present and into the liminal unconscious landscape of her anxious mind, a woman struggles through an existential crisis in this ghostly 2D animation.
The Words We Don’t Say
As alcohol flows at a house party packed with teenagers, a nervous Ellie finds herself trapped in a dilemma that could compromise her sense of self and her relationship with a coercive partygoer.
The Year That Passed
Minimalist, monochromatic animation accompanies this thoughtful look at addiction and grief, in which a young woman reflects on how the opiate epidemic has directly affected her life and her understanding of the world.
In a world where women go missing every day, the terror of going outside becomes personified in colorful paintings, Google Maps images, and the news.
An Alternative Method
After a ballerina teacher is followed on her way home from work, her fears start manifesting in dreams and reality. To cope, she confides in her neighbor.